15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019, 1:20 pm
By:James Fraser

Not all museums in the world are same. Every museum is unique in its own way, and has a story. We do hear about those weird or wacky museums, but the museum you are about to see now belongs to an entirely new league! There is a museum in Iceland that houses penises! Yes, a lot of them! From an elephant's to a hamster's, you can find about 280 different kinds of penises there. Sigurour Hjartarson, founder of The Icelandic Phallological Museum, has a rather interesting and bizarre collection you all should know and see! 
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1.Welcome to The Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world that houses a wide range of human and animal penises and penile parts. It is located in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. 


Welcome to The Icelandic Phallological Museum-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned

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2.Meet Sigurour Hjartarson, the Man Behind the Penis Museum

Sigurour Hjartarson is a former teacher and school principal. He developed interest towards penises and penis like structures during his childhood when a family member gave him a bull's pizzle (dried bull penis) to use as a cattle whip. He then started collecting more of them.  


Meet Sigurour Hjartarson, the Man Behind the Penis Museum-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


3.A Massive Collection of Penises

As the name suggests, the museum has human and animal penises, scrotums and other penile parts on display. There are about 280 such specimens related to 93 species of animals. In the picture, a lady was shown watching a 95 year old man's penis. 


A Massive Collection of Penises-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned

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4.That's a Whale Penis

There are about 55 whale penises on display. Seals, bulls, elephants and many other land animals' pizzles can be found in the museum.


That's a Whale Penis-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


5.A Walrus's Penis

The specialty about the museum is that all penile specimens belong to Iceland only. He collected them from the local slaughterhouses. The whale penises in the museum were gifted by local fishermen longtime back, when whale hunting was legal.


A Walrus's Penis-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned

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6.And Now an Elephant's

Though the museum officials didn't reveal the price at which they bought it, they said the elephant penis is the only specimen in the museum that was purchased. The dried (chemically treated) elephant's penis measures about 1 meter, and hangs on a wall. 


And Now an Elephant's-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


7.Penis Shaped Vegetable Pictures on Display

Though you may not find real ones, you can find pictures of many penis-like vegetables and fruits. For vegetarians only? It looks like Sigurour Hjartarson has a very good sense of humor! 


Penis Shaped Vegetable Pictures on Display-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned

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8.This Unique Collection

As you can read from the picture, the museum also houses the penis moulds of Iceland national handball team players who won country a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 


This Unique Collection-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


9.Phallic Arts and Crafts

If you think you will only find penises of animals and humans, you are wrong. The museum is a total package! You can find many handcrafted items that are either phallic in shape or made using animal baculum (penis bone) or scrotum. 


Phallic Arts and Crafts-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned

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10.It's Just a Scientific Museum

Penile specimens are either stored in formaldehyde solution or left hanging on the walls. The museum is not one of those erotic or sex based museums. The pictures may look disturbing, but you won't smell anything bad, or find anything weird over there. 


It's Just a Scientific Museum-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


11.There is a Store inside the Museum

You can check and purchase some unique looking pieces of craft and fine art at the museum's store. Of course, all the gifts have a phallic theme.


There is a Store inside the Museum-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned

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12.And More Interesting Toys

From phallic-shaped objects, to chocolates, designer condoms and plush toys, The Icelandic Phallological Museum has a broad range of products up for sale. 


And More Interesting Toys-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


13.This Hilarious Piece of Art

And yes, it will make anyone laugh! Sigurour Hjartarson has an excellent sense of humor. When media asked him why he wanted to start a penis museum, he said, "I have been collecting penises for over 37 years. It's rare, but somebody has to do it. It's me!"


This Hilarious Piece of Art-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


14.The Museum Just Lives up to the Name

As we said earlier, everything you see there is phallic - even a door knob! 


The Museum Just Lives up to the Name-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


15.The American Flavor At The Museum!

According to Sigurour Hjartarson, an American contacted him to donate his penis to the museum while he is still alive! He wanted to cut off his penis (donate it) and visit the museum to see what it will be like to have his penis inside a jar! The man also sent a cast of his penis to Hjartarson.  


The American Flavor At The Museum!-15 Bizarre Facts About Phallological Museum That Will Leave You Stunned


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