5 Freakish Museums in London You Need To Visit

You have your National Portrait Gallery, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the V&A etc etc, but what about those strange museums that no one dares talk about in London Town? We’ve scoped out the kookiest, most odd-looking museums in the capital so you don’t have to. Take your pick, they’re all going to stress you out in one way or another.

 

1. The Clink Prison Museum - http://www.clink.co.uk/

 

Built upon the original site that contained the prison, the museum takes you on a disturbing journey through the 600 year history of the place. You get to handle the torture devices used on inmates and hear the stories of what happened to the unfortunate people who spent years here. If that wasn’t haunting enough, you can do a paranormal investigation there where you can try and contact ghosts of the inmates. Spooky.

 

2. Horniman Museum & Gardens - http://www.horniman.ac.uk/

 

Frederick Horniman, a Victorian tea trader, once kept a whole load of “curiosities” here. Now the place houses over 80,000 pieces, all boasting international importance. One of the most well-known pieces is a massive overstuffed walrus, which has no wrinkles or creases. It’s almost hypnotising to look at. Try it.

 

3. The Hunterian - http://www.hunterianmuseum.org/

 

Considered to be something of a talisman in the scientific surgery world, John Hunter curated his first collection of specimens and plants in the 18th century. Today it holds the oldest zoological and anatomical exhibitions known to man, with a whole load of gross things for you to look at in jars, including a chimp’s face. Not for the faint-hearted.

 

4. The Petrie Museum of Egytian Archaeology - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/petrie

 

For the keen-eyed adventurer that leaps out of all of us every so often, the exhibits in this museum are mainly little materialistic things that the Egyptian’s loved. It’s basically like walked into a Habitat that’s several thousands of years old. Although there is a 4,000 year old skeleton in a pot somewhere in the museum. Crazy times.

 

 

5. The Freud Museum - https://www.freud.org.uk/

 

If you fancy releasing your subconscious, then this one could be for you. Pay a visit to the Godfather of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, and take a look through his 2,000-deep collection of personal items and antiquities. The famed sofa is there for you to gaze at, so make sure you pay a visit.

Freud Museum London
Home of Sigmund Freud and his daughter Anna. Discover the story of psychoanalysis, see Freud's study, extraordinary collection and iconic couch.

 

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