Whenever we mention museums, we usually remember the Louvre in Paris or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. However, there are also other museums in the world that are just as interesting because of their unique architectural features or extraordinary exhibits. The quirkiness these museums possess make them as interesting as the usual exhibits found in tour packages.
In this post, we take a look at these intriguingly different museums that any connoisseur or casual visitor will enjoy.
- The Guggenheim Museum, New York
One of the many museums in New York, “the Guggenheim” stands out because of its unique design—a gallery that is shaped like a top with circles winding down. Despite its unorthodox structure, the spiral edifice hosts some of the best museum galleries.
Its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, is considered as one of America’s greatest designers. It showcases both traditional and avant-garde pieces including the collection of its founder and namesake, Solomon R. Guggenheim. However, one cannot deny that its unique structure always ends up being the main attraction.
- Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
An entire museum dedicated to women? Yes, you can find one in the capital of Vietnam. This establishment displays the role of women in Vietnam’s history, from pre-colonial times up to the rise of the communist government. You don’t need to be a feminist to appreciate this wonderful museum, as it details girl power’s rise in the context of a country.
- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
One of the underrated gems of China’s largest city, this museum is dedicated to technology and features a futuristic vision of Shanghai. It features futuristic maps and historic photos and maps of old Shanghai. There is also a small-scale reconstruction of the old streets of Shanghai, made especially for history buffs. This is perfect for fans of cityscapes or those who want to get a glimpse of Shanghai all at once.
- The Museum of Bad Art, Somerville, USA
In the state of Massachusetts there is a museum dedicated solely to bad art. Founded in 1994, this museum shows a selection of “art too bad to be ignored.” They have painting collections with interesting names, such as “Poor Traits,” “Dopplehangers,” and “In the Nude.” If you wish to open your mind to art which appears seemingly bad, this museum is for you.
- Cup Noodles Museum, Osaka, Japan
Would you believe that instant ramen, one of the most significant inventions post-World War II, has a museum dedicated to it? Located in Osaka, the Cup Noodles Museum has a variety of exhibits that would make any foodie scream in delight. From an Instant Noodles Tunnel, to an exhibit honoring Ramen inventor Momofuku Ando and an interactive Ramen Factory, going to this place will make you appreciate the impact that cup noodles has had on the world.
Go on a Museum Tour Like No Other
Should you choose to travel the world these are just some of the museums you should strongly consider visiting. Filled with unique collections and architectural wonders, these attractions are all worth your time and money.