California is full of weird and wonderful attractions. This includes a number of unusual museums, the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Here are just some of California’s most quirky museums.
Museum of Death
The Museum of Death in Hollywood is dedicated to all things macabre. It’s exhibits include everything from baby coffins to paintings from serial killers to taxidermy. Murder, suicide and capital punishment are all explored in graphic detail. Those without a strong stomach should avoid it, but for those that have always had a morbid curiosity it’s the perfect place to learn everything there is to know about death.
Museum of Illusions
The Museum of Illusions is a place for allowing your imagination to run free. It consists of a number of 3D scenes in which visitors transport themselves all across the world and into their favourite movies. There’s even an upside down house at the LA museum (you’ll find another museum in San Francisco).
Antique Vibrator Museum
San Francisco sports a museum that is dedicated entirely to vibrators. Tracing the sex toy’s history back to the Victorian era, the museum showcases a number of historic vibrators from throughout the 19th and 20th century. The one room museum used to be sex shop before it became the museum it is today.
Aftel Archive Of Curious Scents
This museum located in Berkeley houses a collection of smells. There are 300 essences to sniff, all of which have become ingredients of famous perfumes. Such aromas include fruits, flowers and animal secretions. Aftel Archive of Curious Scents opens every Saturday.
Historic Street Lighting Museum
Located in Los Angeles, this museum contains 400 styles of street lighting collected from around LA. It’s only a small museum, but this this adds to the appeal, creating a maze of lights. Unfortunately, this museum only opens one day per month and reservations need to be made in advance.
China Flat Museum Bigfoot Collection
This small museum in the town of Willow Creek has an exhibition dedicated entirely to Bigfoot. There are photos, videos and even casts of footprints. It’s the perfect place to learn more about the mystery of the Sasquatch and it’s surrounding by stunning scenery.