When you think of museums, you might think of the majesty of the British Museum in London or the grand halls of the Met in New York.
But if you only focus on the famous names, you might miss out on the smaller, more unusual places.
I’ve collected together 12 of the strangest museums around the world that are all worth a visit. You’ll encounter mummies, witchcraft, shrunken heads, and souls on the way through Purgatory.
Choose carefully, and visit with an open mind. Who knows what new ideas or fascinations will emerge for you?
1. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, England
The Pitt Rivers Museum is a place close to my heart as the public front of the ARKANE Institute in my thrillers. The collection is also perhaps one of the weirdest museums in the UK. General Pitt Rivers founded the museum in 1884, and there are now over half a million objects.