Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Museum that Sucks

Mustard? Cockroaches? Lunchboxes? German sausages? These aren't your typical museums. And yet these wacky attractions not only capture the imagination but make for a very unique day out. ABC News has compiled a list of the top 18 that are worth a visit.
First in the list:

The Vacuum Museum

Nottinghamshire, England 

This former coal mining town will no longer be known for its dust and grime. Britain's first vacuum museum has opened in Nottinghamshire and is cleaning the air for visitors. James Brown, vacuum enthusiast and curator of the museum, owns 130 vacuums and has 65 of those on display. His collection covers the span of domestic cleaning favorites such as Hoovers, Electroluxes, Kirbys and Dysons. Situated inside Mr. Vacuum Cleaner, Brown's sales and repair shop, the museum is free of charge and shows the historical timeline of pre-war domestic hygiene to modern-day cleaning.
Nottinghamshire is the birthplace of David Herbert Lawrence. Wonder what he would have to say about a museum founded -- as claimed by Mister Brown -- on Britain's failure to acknowledge that the vacuum cleaner promoted hygiene.
Better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions. - D. H. Lawrence
I like to write when I feel spiteful.. It is like having a good sneeze. - D. H. Lawrence.
Gerrie Ferris Finger

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