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Solstice Stained Glass Studio Tour
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Feb 22–Feb 26, 2017
Apr 26–Apr 30, 2017
Unlocking Berlin's Wunderkammer
May 25–May 29, 2017
Music and Medinas of Morocco
Jun 23–Jun 30, 2017
Hidden Venice with a Psycho-Mambo Twist
Jul 10–Jul 16, 2017
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Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Massachusetts
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Little World Museum of Man
An anthropological theme park that depicts the cultures of around 20 different countries.
Added by Chrissy
Found: Medieval Manuscripts Stolen From Italy, Hiding in the Boston Public Library
The library obtained them legitimately, but they were never meant to be in America.
April 20, 2017
Freud Museum London
The pioneer of psychoanalysis spent the final year of his life here, still seeing patients on that famous couch.
Added by ahvenas
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Edward Gorey, Pack Rat
The famous illustrator was a devoted collector of… well, almost everything.
April 19, 2017
God's Own Junkyard
A kaleidoscopic warehouse-maze of handmade neon signs.
Added by johnmonahan
National Farm Toy Museum
The farm toy capital of the world hosts a museum filled with toy tractors dating back to the late 1800s.
Added by AaronNetsky
Sudha Cars Museum
Camera cars and condom bikes built from scrap and one man's passion.
Added by ThomasSchneider62
Franz Kafka Museum
An eerie, existential museum dedicated to the author of "The Metamorphosis."
Added by Alfred Lord Tennisanyone
Ithaca, New York
Blaschka Glass Sea Creatures
These expertly crafted, scientifically accurate glass sea creatures were once an international phenomenon.
Added by hcw2rp
Biblioteca Ets Haim
The world's oldest Jewish library was founded by Sephardic Jews in 17th century Amsterdam.
Added by brickhound
Great Orme Summit Complex UFO Room
An unexpectedly extraterrestrial room in a former Victorian resort club.
Added by wisewoman
A curious gathering of artistic, collectible and edible oddities.
The Zymoglyphic Museum
Discover the world's only repository of art, artifacts and natural history from the Zymoglyphic region.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The American International Rattlesnake Museum
Explore the world's most diverse collection of rattlesnakes at this unique animal conservation museum.
North Fort Myers, Florida
The Shell Factory
The largest retailer of seashells in the world also claims the largest collection of taxidermy in North America.
Added by Esoteritastic
New York, New York
The Burns Archive
Explore a staggering private collection of photographs depicting medical, social, and historical change.
The Folger Shakespeare Library Will Lend Chilly Readers a Handmade Shawl
The reading room's head of circulation has created an informal lending library of coziness.
March 28, 2017
International Intellectual and Puzzle Museum
An institution dedicated to curiosity, logic, riddles, and Mongolia's long history of puzzles.
Added by Mr Bucket
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