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New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7235, -74.0002
Interior of the Hunterian Museum
Greater London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery
51.5169, -0.1170
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mutter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items
51.5168, -0.1176
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Grip the Raven

The taxidermied raven that inspired the Poe poem of the same name
39.9591, -75.1703
The notorious highwayman once declared himself to be the "'master of his own skin." These would prove portentous words, for his memoirs of a lifetime of ill deeds are bound in his own skin.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Athenaeum

A morbid secret lies hidden within the beautiful walls of the Boston Athenaeum
42.3581, -71.0623
Bentham hoped his corpse might preside over regular meetings of his utilitarian followers
Greater London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a cabinet in London
51.5230, -0.1320
Washington, District of Columbia

Palace of wonders

Bar full of oddities, specimens, artifacts and homages to the great dime museums of the past
38.9003, -76.9897
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned urban park
40.7392, -74.0083
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death
42.3573, -71.0613
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England

Dennis Severs' House

A historic house left in "dramatic still life."
51.5209, -0.0777
The Peace Fountain
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes
40.8039, -73.9632
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York
40.7346, -73.9903
Lucy
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant"
39.3209, -74.5117
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar
39.9429, -75.1593
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO shaped pavilion
40.7462, -73.8445
Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach of glass is scavenger heaven
40.5780, -73.8886
Angel in West Highgate
Greater London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters
51.5675, -0.1483
Greater London, England

Kensal Green Cemetery and Catacombs

Winding paths and ramshackle mausoleums in the oldest "park cemetery" in London
51.5277, -0.2176
Greater London, England

Ruins of the Crystal Palace

The remains of Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851
51.4218, -0.0687
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system
40.7533, -73.9823
Work by Nek Chand whose Sanctuary can be read about <a href="http://atlasobscura.com/places/nek-chand-sani">here</a>
London, England

The Museum of Everything (Moving Location)

London's largest outsider art museum
51.5411, -0.1570
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

Crumbling hospital from 1850s on Roosevelt Island
40.7515, -73.9596
London, England

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

Shop-come-gallery from The Last Tuesday Society is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities unassumingly positioned along an urban thoroughfare.
51.5346, -0.0575