“Museums are places where time is transformed into space” (Orhan Pamuk) and without a doubt they are places that allow us to know our own human evolution; our traditions or thoughts according to different civilizations or specific times.

The current idea of museums has evolved and no longer only represents the anthropological or fine art ideals; it also encompasses aspects of human curiosity or specific and very select interests that attract thousands of visitors each year.

If you are motivated by the experience that museums provide; we present you a list with the most unusual to add to your to-do list.

MUSEUM OF SEX, New York.

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Its main idea is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural meaning of sexuality.The Museum’s permanent collection of over 20,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs.

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BATA SHOE MUSEUM, Toronto.

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Initially, what started as a private collection belonging to Sonja Bata, evolved to become a museum focused on footwear research, since its study can tell us a lot about the technological development of the world, it also illustrates complete ways of life, reflects the climate, religious beliefs and the development of trades, as well as attitudes towards gender and social status and change through the ages.

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THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, Croatia.

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Museum of Broken Relationships is a physical and virtual public space created for the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing stories of heartbreak and symbolic possessions. It has objects whose meaning refers to a memory of a failed love and each one has a story behind it; inside his exhibition there are collaborators from all over the world and the objects can be as common as teddy bears, even hair or pills.

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MUSEO DE BRUJERÍA Y MAGIA; Boscastle, England.

museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk

Museum of Witchcraft and Magic was the creation of Cecil Williamson, whose interest in witchcraft and magic began in childhood. The museum documents a variety of magical practices, superstitions, and rituals with exhibits on the persecution of witches, the practices of various occult beliefs, and more. Its collection houses more than 3,000 objects and more than 7,000 books; the history of the Museum of Witchcraft continues to inspire and intrigue people from all over the world.

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THE DOG COLLAR MUSEUM; Kent, England.

www.leedscastle.com/Visit/Attractions/The+Castle+%26amp%3B+Exhibitions/

This museum has a collection of canine collars spanning five centuries of history, with more than 130 rare and valuable necklaces, including 30 necklaces, which were discovered in storage and never before been publicly displayed. You can visit this space inside Leeds Castle, a Norman fortress and privately owned by six of England’s medieval queens; a palace that was used by Enrique VIII and his first wife, Catalina de Aragón.

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