Museums can be great additions to any travel itinerary, and prominent ones, like the Louvre or the Smithsonian, are visited by throngs of tourists each year. Then there the collections that are perhaps more niche but certainly still of interest to the right audience.
There are plenty of odd museums located around the world, but who would have thought so many were dedicated to celebrities? These shrine-like menageries are devoted to the famous and house memorabilia, props, personal items, and everything else fans want to discover. Check out these celebrity museums from around the world that are strangely unique.
The Britney Spears Exhibit At The Kentwood Museum
In the small town of Kentwood, Louisiana, you’ll find the Kentwood Museum. The museum features two permanent exhibits—the Kentwood Military Exhibit and the Britney Spears Exhibit. The second exhibit may sound out of the ordinary, but Kentwood is the hometown of Britney Spears. After thousands of fans called Kentwood to discover more about the famous pop singer, the museum finally decided to open the exhibit in 2001 for visitors to learn more about the singer.
The exhibit features three sections, with one being devoted to her childhood, another to her years as part of the “New Mickey Mouse Club,” and the third depicting her time as a pop star. Visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy a replica of one of her stages, clothing, platinum records, photographs, and other memorabilia. There is also a gift shop located at the museum that sells Britney Spears merchandise.
The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
One of Austria’s greatest celebrities has his own museum in the small town where he was born. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum is located in the Terminator’s childhood home in Thal. Schwarzenegger eventually left Austria to pursue his careers in bodybuilding, acting, and politics. His many achievements and humanitarian works are all on display at the museum.
Each room of the museum is full of memorabilia and features exhibits focusing on his childhood as well as his film and gubernatorial careers. Visitors to the museum will be able to browse rare movie props, a collection of weights and equipment, and photographs and even take a peek at his governor’s desk. The museum is small compared to Schwarzenegger and his many careers, but it features rare memorabilia that won’t be seen anywhere else in the world. The museum will leave you saying, “I’ll be back.”