A day spent taking in the world’s greatest pieces of art is hardly a day wasted, but sometimes, you want something that is off the beaten path. No matter what your interests, somewhere in the world, there is bound to be a museum displaying a collection of objects that will absorb your attention. From New Orleans to Japan, we’ve rounded up seven unusual museum attractions from around the globe.
1. Museum of Bread: St. Petersburg, Russia
Yes, you read that correctly: an entire museum about bread. Saint-Petersburg.com says the purpose of the museum is to showcase the history of bread making in St. Petersburg as well as the rest of the world. The exhibits display historic bread-baking tools and breads that are a part of traditional Russian cuisine. In one section, a 19th century St. Petersburg bakery was recreated, and another area details the baking process that took place during World War II.
For the bread obsessed who won’t be visiting Russia anytime soon, they can take in one of the world’s other bread museums. Beautiful Serbia describes the bread-based museum that exists in Pecinci, and the Museum of Bread Culture has been open in Germany since 1955. By Saint-Petersburg.com’s count, there are 12 bread museums in the world, and Museum Diary says that in Germany alone there are four such establishments.