These Museums Seem Too Strange To Be Real, But They Are

The word “museum” may conjure an image of white walls, a quiet atmosphere, and old paintings. But not all museums are like this. The world is full of strange but fascinating museums that are guaranteed to provide a memorable experience.

Some museums provide exhibits about dog collars, salt and pepper shakers, and even instant ramen. Others are hardly a museum, but instead, they’re a series of underground sewers. You won’t want to miss these odd, eclectic, and captivating museums from across the world.

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Visitors order their own cup noodles at the Instant Ramen Museum.
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If you like instant ramen, you can visit an entire museum dedicated to the inventor of cup of noodles in Osaka, Japan. Momofuku Ando invented the original chicken ramen in 1958. The Instant Ramen Museum provides interactive exhibits explaining how Ando came up with the concept.

Perhaps the museum’s most popular attraction is My Cup Noodle Factory, a workshop where you can create your own instant noodle cup. Recorded tours are available in English, and many of the signs are in English, too.