Museums That Are (Literally) Full of Shit

Sunday November 12, 2017 Written by amy

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Pull up a stool and have a read of this: four must-see museums, all dedicated to poo.

Museo della Merda is a museum in a fart-powered Italian castle. The electricity is generated by burning biogas, generously provided by the cows on the surrounding farm. One whole room is dedicated to dung beetles, another is lit by the soft glow of bioluminescent bacteria feasting on methane. Learn useful facts like the historical remedy for scorpion stings (it’s she-goat dung). 

Next, the adorable Poopoo Land in Seoul – heaven for anyone who digs Andy Griffiths. There's a farting staircase and a shit-themed obstacle course. The exit is a colon slide as in, you literally get shat out of the museum. Peckish after all the excretions? The cafeteria serves curry in a toilet-shaped bowl. Delish.

The National Poo Museum on the Isle of Wight is run by artists and has a range of droppings on display, each encased in shiny resin spheres. Talk about polishing a turd. From 140-million-year-old fossilised crap, to stick insect excrement. Also – did you know wombats do square poos

Closer to home, we must give a nod to the stinky king of exhibits – Wim Delvoye’s Cloaca Professional at MONA in Tasmania. It’s a machine that actually defecates. It’s fed real food, which moves through an elaborate digester, and then at 2:00pm every day, it takes a dump. A turd robot – now that’s the shit.