Okay.. this one will definitely surprise you.
I need to tell you all about a must-see place that you need to visit whilst you are in Reykjavik, Iceland. It definitely ticks all the boxes of both weird & wonderful…
I would like to introduce you all to… the Icelandic Phallological Museum!! Yes, this is a real place and I am definitely about to tell you all about it.
As you probably guessed from the museum’s name, the Phallological Museum is full to the brim with penises and there is only one museum in the entire world that offers this display of genital history. In 2015 the museum won Culture Trip’s Local Favourites Award and rightly so!
Founded by Sigurður Hjartarson in 1941, he began collecting these organs after he was given a pizzle (bull’s penis) to use as a whip for the animals and the collection just kept growing! The types of mammal you will find specimens from vary from whale to polar bears. They also have many human specimens too (if you are interested).
One of my favourite things about this museum is their logo, they have gone abstract with a simple outline of a penis and blended it into a professional brand – simply amazing. You can even buy souvenirs from the museums gift shop that have mentioned logo plastered all over it, even better! I mean who wouldn’t want a shot glass with this museums logo on it…
The museum is home to a collection of phallic specimens belonging to various types of mammal found in a single country. This place also provides people with the opportunity to undertake serious study in the field of phallology.
The reactions to the museum have been crazy and they have received a lot of publicity, over one hundred articles have been published in 26 countries all over the world!
With a small entry fee, there isn’t really an excuse not to go, so get yourself down to Icelandic Phallological Museum when you are next in Reykjavik.
“The only penis museum in the world – this is well worth a visit. Lots of willies from a vast range of animals. Some very interesting and quirky sculptures and furnishings made from various parts of the male genitalia. A fun way to spend an hour or 2.”- TripAdvisor Review
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