Strange museums

June 20th, 2022 at 11:34:12 AM permalink
DRich
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So my wife is headed to Scotland and Wales for purely tourism and found a museum in Wales that sounds terribly exciting.

THE BAKED BEAN MUSEUM OF EXECELLENCE

I have stopped at a lot of strange museums but I am jealous that I will not get a chance to go to this one.

I have been lucky enough to visit the world's largest baked potato in Blackfoot Idaho and the worlds largest pistachio in Alamogordo New Mexico but neither of those hold a can of beans to The Baked Beans Museum of Excellence.
We are all going to die, why procrastinate?
June 20th, 2022 at 1:22:11 PM permalink
missedhervee
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Here's a couple, dedicated to torture.

in USA: https://medievaltorturemuseum.com/

in Prague: https://www.museumtorture.com/
June 20th, 2022 at 2:48:58 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: missedhervee
Here's a couple, dedicated to torture.

in USA: https://medievaltorturemuseum.com/

in Prague: https://www.museumtorture.com/


Have you been to those two? If so, was it interesting?
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June 21st, 2022 at 5:57:31 PM permalink
missedhervee
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Quote: DRich
Have you been to those two? If so, was it interesting?


No.

I like going up the Columbia Gorge to Maryhill.

Originally the home of Sam Hill, he formed a Quaker farming community dedicated to the arts and free love there about a hundred years ago.

Ultimately his plan failed, so he decided to have a museum.

Much of the interesting, eclectic stuff came from his friends, including royalty: I love the gold (gilded) throne and furniture.

The permanent collection includes:
Auguste Rodin
Indigenous Peoples of North America
George E. Muehleck, Jr. Gallery of International Chess Sets
Art Nouveau Glass
Loïe Fuller
Queen Marie of Romania
Orthodox Icons
Théâtre de la Mode
William and Catherine Dickson Sculpture Park


see: https://www.maryhillmuseum.org/inside/mission-and-history
June 22nd, 2022 at 1:29:01 AM permalink
OnceDear
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If you ever get to England, don't miss the Keswick Pencil Museum.

https://www.parkcliffe.co.uk/thing-to-do/keswick-pencil-museum/
June 22nd, 2022 at 1:08:59 PM permalink
missedhervee
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Not really a "museum," it's a private car collection I viewed in stumptown.

As a former Ferrari owner I really appreciated seeing these lovely machines up close.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWub5jMmub0
June 22nd, 2022 at 2:26:36 PM permalink
terapined
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I was in a rich person's museum
The guy seemed to collect everything
Even had an actual noose collection
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
June 22nd, 2022 at 2:30:26 PM permalink
terapined
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Saw this in OK

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"