World’s Scariest Museums (Part 2)

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Cesare Lombroso\'s Museum of Criminal Anthropology, Madame Tussauds, Musée Fragonard d\'Alfort, Mütter Museum, Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory are five among the scariest museums in the world. Items shown in these museums are all related to death in order to scare tourists.

 

Cesare Lombroso\'s Museum of Criminal Anthropology


The Museum of Criminal Anthropology features collections related to the famous thinker Cesare Lombroso. Lombroso was well-known for his work on the physical defects that were associated with the criminal type. Lombroso worked as a military doctor around the years of 1866 and he began to collect skulls, skeletons, brains and various other types of objects in order to found his private museum.

 


The Museum of Criminal Anthropology is a for Lombroso\'s idea of the “born criminal”. The museum displays 400 skulls plus photos, casts, and models of heads.

The Museum of Criminal Anthropology displays 400 skulls plus photos, casts, and models of heads.

 

Madame Tussauds


The museum shows waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers. One of the most popular parts of the museum is the Chamber of Horrors where excruciate victims, criminals and hoodlums share cells with Adolf Hitler, Guy Fawkes and Count Dracula. Ghoulish sound effects and lighting displays enhance the scary atmosphere.

 


Madame Tussauds museum was founded in 1835 and it has remained one of London’s most popular attractions ever since.

Madame Tussauds museum was founded in 1835 and it has remained one of London’s most popular attractions ever.

 

Musée Fragonard d\'Alfort


The museum publicly opened in 1991. It now features three rooms of a large collection of anatomical oddities and dissections. Tourists will find skeletons crammed together in the museum. In addition, there are many animal skeletons and dissections as well as a substantial collection of monstrosities. Besides, the most astonishing items in the museum are some 700 examples of the famous flayed figures prepared by Honoré Fragonard.

 


Located in Maisons-Alfort, a suburb of Paris, France, the Musée Fragonard d’Alfort is part of the Alfort Veterinary School, one of the oldest veterinary colleges in the world.

Located in Maisons-Alfort, a suburb of Paris, France, the Musée Fragonard d’Alfort is a part of the Alfort Veterinary School, one of the oldest veterinary colleges in the world.

 

Mütter Museum


The Mütter Museum contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens. Besides, the museum includes wax models and antique medical equipment. It is famous for its Hyrtl Skull Collection and other anatomical specimens including the tallest skeleton currently on display in North America and many models from the early 19th century.

 


The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory


Located in the back of the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio in Prati district, Rome, the Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory contains a collection of bibles, prayer books, tabletops, and articles of clothing signed by the hands of souls in purgatory.

 


According to Catholic belief, the soul is stuck in purgatory until it atones for its sins, however it can ascent to heaven quickly through the prayers of loved ones still on earth.

According to Catholic belief, the soul is stuck in purgatory until it atones for its sins; however, it can ascent to heaven quickly through the prayers of loved ones still on earth.

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/12/01