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Private Studio of William Sandell
Explore the private studio of William Sandell with Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art Tours.
Museum of Unheard of Things
A wunderkammer of everyday objects hiding an untold story.
Added by ahvenas
La Specola Zoological Museum
An incredible menagerie of more than 3 million taxidermied animals at the oldest science museum in Europe.
Added by corinnealexandra
Roger Brown Study Collection
An expansive curio collection in the home of a prominent Chicago artist.
Added by alagnalaura
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Mr. Marvel's Wondertorium
A museum of the dime museum that features weird entertainments of yesteryear, from feejee mermaids to flea circuses.
Added by blackswampoddities
Taller d'Oleguer Junyent (Oleguer Junyent's Workshop)
The studio of Catalonia's most famous theatrical designer remains exactly as he left it.
Added by FelipeTrigo
Miracle of America Museum
With over 340,000 artifacts and counting, there is something for everyone at the "Smithsonian of the West."
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
The Hull Mermaid
This mummified mermaid corpse is an aquatic curio that was eventually revealed to be a fake.
Added by kelvin1084
Shoshone Bird Museum of Natural History
Three generations of intrepid collectors display their curious artifacts in a homemade museum right next to the caves they discovered.
Added by shopper1
Wilbur D. May Museum
An eccentric millionaire's personal curio collection includes at least one shrunken head.
Added by bellsbastian
Harry’s Harbor Bazaar
A wunderkammer of exoticism immortalized by Tom Waits.
Added by Meg
Peek Inside the World's Most Strange and Morbid Collections
Vintage ouija boards? Check. A taxidermied two-headed cow? Check.
October 19, 2016
Museum of Psychphonics
A modern-day wunderkammer dedicated to Indianapolis history, Afrofuturism and musical vibrations.
Added by slaskow
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lonnie Hammargren's House
This former lieutenant governor's home is brimming with curiosities.
Added by taotaoholmes
Meet the Guy Who Spent 40 Years Curating at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
Edward Meyer has now worked at the company longer than its founder.
April 20, 2016
Atlas Obscura Gift Guide: How to Stock a Wunderkammer in a Week Using Amazon
December 10, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana
Escape My Room
Imagine playing a version of Legends of the Hidden Temple, but with a distinctly Southern Gothic flare.
Added by L Delaney
St. Augustine, Florida
Wolf's Museum of Mystery
This curio museum seems like the type of place you might find a mogwai or a monkey's paw.
Added by Lizzski
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