If you are an experienced traveller, you will probably not be surprised by the most popular European attractions such as Eiffel Tower in Paris or Colosseum in Rome. You must be dreaming to see something unusual, even weird. Let’s discover one of the most surprising museums you can find in Europe. Despite the superstition, that it’s boring to visit museums, you will be amazed by these ones. Why? Keep reading, our journey around the surprising museums in Europe starts right now.
Paris Sewer Museum, Paris
If you think, that Louvre is the only museum in Paris that deserves your attention, it’s not true. There are so many small and creative, but less known museums in one of the most popular cities in the world, and Paris Sewer Museum is one of them. The sewage system is so important for Parisian people, and they decided to emphasize that. That’s how Le Musee des Egouts de Paris (the original name of Paris Sewer Museum) was established. The museum was established in the end of the 19th century, and it remained its concept since. Visitors of the museum are transported around the museum by boats and small wagons. If you dare to visit the museum you can get an understanding of how the sewage works and what its workers are supposed to do. The Sewer Museum is a perfect destination for those, who has already seen Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris and the other top destinations in the capital.
Skansen Museum, Stockholm
Even though Skansen Museum is quite popular in Stockholm, it is surprisingly amazing and one of the most popular museums in the city at the same time. First of all, this is an open-air museum, which depicts a model of the Swedish society. Rural life in Sweden and rural area crafts are presented here. Moreover, there is a zoo with typical Swedish animals as a part of the museum. Although Skansen Museum is not weird, but it’s surprisingly informative and attractive for visitors all over the world. This is the place, where you can see the whole Swedish culture as it is. It’s a good place for a family leisure, because you can have a picnic inside the open-air museum.
Museum of Chocolate, Lviv
Admit it, it’s difficult to find a person, who doesn’t like chocolate. Anyway, most of them have no idea of the process how to make chocolate. The Museum of Chocolate became so popular for tourists, because it gives you that understanding. Apart from being only a cafe, which is pretty common in Europe, you can also order a tour around the Museum of Chocolate. It is informative and fun. Surely, the Museum of Chocolate is full of chocolate and even more. You can choose any type of sweet you want to try. They look nice and so delicious! Don’t lose your chance to know “the taste of Lviv” travelling around the Western part of Ukraine.
Cat’s Museum, Amsterdam
Do you like cats? You are not the only one, who adore these furry animals. Dutch people like cats so much they even established a museum dedicated to their favourite animals.
William Meijer - the founder of De Katten Kabinet (the original name of the Cat’s Museum) - decided to immortalize the memory of his beloved pet Tom. Basically, it’s an art museum full of paintings dedicated to the cats’ theme. Go to the museum and find hundreds of art pieces and sculptures, patterns and ornaments with cats there. What makes the Cat’s Museum to be really fun and alive are five real cats. They live here all the time as security guards. When you meet the mascots, don’t forget to pet the cats. It is said it will bring you good luck!
Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain
You know, the whole art process of Salvador Dali is absolutely impressive and surprising by itself, isn’t it? No wonder, the museum of the world-known painter is among the top surprising museums in Europe.
This museum is a small pink fortress with lots of original paintings. Could you only imagine - there are about 1500 eclectic pictures in the theatre-museum! In case if you are fan of Dali’s art and have free time, arrange the whole day for visiting this museum.
Why do you need so much time? It’s because Salvador Dali by himself and the other talented impressionists didn’t have a goal to depict only beauty. You can understand the eclectic style only with your imagination and sometimes even brain. This museum is about fine art, which can show you its deep sense if you are attentive enough.
Now you know about five more amazing museums in Europe. You can have fun and learn something new from each of these museums. If you are fan of something, just try to find a museum, which will match your inner world! Have you already chosen a museum you want to go the most? Let’s go!