The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country.
Sigurður Hjartarson is the curator and founder of The Icelandic Phallological Museum. The museum grew out of an interest in penises that began during Sigurður’s childhood when he was given a cattle whip made from a bull’s penis. Sigurdur obtained the organs of Icelandic animals around the country. The acquisitions range from a 170 cm (67 in) front tip of a blue whale penis to the 2 mm (0.08 in) baculum of a hamster, which can only be seen with a magnifying glass.
In addition, the museum claims that its collection includes the penises of elves and trolls. However, as Icelandic folklore portrays such creatures as being invisible, it is hard to prove this claim. The collection also features phallic art and crafts such as lampshades made from the scrotums of bulls.
Phallology, A Newly Appreciated Science
Phallology is an ancient science which received very little attention in Iceland until recently. It mainly existed as field of study in other academic disciplines.
Thanks to The Icelandic Phallological Museum, individuals can finally undertake serious study into the field of phallology in an organized, scientific fashion.
What to see in the Phallological Museum?
Housing the world’s largest collection of penises, the Icelandic Phallological Museum offers visitors a unique learning experience. Over the years this family friendly museum has grown steadily. The museum recently opened a phallic themed bistro where guests can enjoy exclusive craft beers and dishes.
The museum contains a collection of more than two hundred and fifteen penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals found in Iceland. Visitors to the museum can view fifty-six specimens from seventeen whale species. In addition, there is a specimen from a polar bear, thirty-six specimens from seven different kinds of seal and walrus, and one hundred and fifteen specimens from twenty different kinds of land mammal, including Homo sapiens.
In addition to the biological specimens, visitors can view a collection phallic-themed artistic oddities and practical utensils.
When is the Phallological Museum open?
Every day from 10-19 (10:00am – 7:00pm).
Where is the Phallological Museum?
The museum is located at Hafnartorg Square in central Reykjavik; the entrance is on the corner of Geirsgata and Reykjastrætis streets.
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