Boston’s Weirdest Museums

July 22, 2013 10:00 AM
Boston’s Weirdest Museums
" In a city filled with history and museums, it is no surprise that there are some very weird museums hidden among the gems. However, weird or not, they are all pretty cool and certainly present some learning opportunities for visitors interested in their various niches. At the very least, they are not boring. If you like museums and getting out of the hustle and bustle of the more popular tourist attractions, these are the way to do it.

(Photo from Harvard)

Warren Anatomical Museum Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine 10 Shattuck St. Boston, MA 02115 (617) 432-6196

The Warren Anatomical Museum is named after Dr. John Collins Warren, who provided the core collection in 1847. It included the anatomical preservations that he used to teach and study anatomy. The museum’s current collection includes an ether inhaler, the skull of Phineas Gage, whose head injuries and survival were famous, numerous skeletons and preserved bits of people, both normal and deformed. This is not a museum for the faint of heart, but is a must-see for students of medicine and lovers of the macabre.

Ether Dome painting paying tribute to its namesake "

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