Call me boring, but there’s nothing I love more than a good museum.
The thing that draws most of us to them is the desire to learn something new and interesting; but there are reasons why every horror lover should find joy in museums. There are some slightly more underground museums that you may not have noticed. They aren’t usually in plain view next to the city’s natural history museum and they often take some searching to find. They are the morbid, spooky and unusual museums and they are very worth looking for.
Museum Of Medieval Torture Instruments (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
This small museum in the centre of Amsterdam perfectly depicts Europe’s gruesome past. There are multiple rooms housing torture equipment with some rather unnerving dummies demonstrating their use. Equipment on display includes a guillotine, stocks and even thumb screws. They offer a variety of tours, allowing you to absorb as much information as you can about the torture methods.
International Clown Hall Of Fame And Research Center (Baraboo, Wisconsin)
This rather unusual museum is dedicated to preserving the advancement of clown art. They have resident performers, artifacts and an in depth history of clown culture. Their collection includes living and historical clowns from four continents. With clowns being a phobia for many people, this museum might just be one of the scariest on the list.
Meguro Parasitological Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
A small museum in the centre of Tokyo is devoted to the science of parasitology. Not only does the museum focus on the life cycles and science of the parasites themselves, but also their effects on humans. One specimen at the museum is a 29ft long tapeworm. The museum contains 60,000 specimens and rather strangely, a gift shop where visitors can purchase small items with parasites preserved in acrylic.
The Old Operating Theatre Museum (London, England)
This small museum includes one of the oldest surviving operating theatres. Dating back to 1822, it existed before the likes of anaesthetics. Patients at the old operating theatre, would’ve all been women who were poor. The rich would’ve been cared for and even operated on within their own homes. The museum also contains terrifying medical equipment that would’ve been used at this time.