The most weird visitor attractions in the UK

Crooked House Peter Broster/Flickr

Crooked House ©Peter Broster/Flickr

If you got bored of the usual visitor attractions such as art museums, churches, cathedrals or different natural attractions, the UK is the best choice as your next holiday destination. You maybe haven’t even heard of the following tourist attractions which are spread all around the country. These are the most weird visitor attractions of the UK.

Some of the following attractions are museums which house weird collections. Others are strange buildings. The common characteristic of the following attractions is the weirdness. The Crooked House, Dennis Severs’ House, the Gnome Reserve, the Museum of Witchcraft and the Hunterian Museum are just five of the most weird attractions of the country. If you find this introduction convincing, read on to find out more about them.

Crooked House

If you got bored of the every-day visitor attractions or you are attracted by weirdness, the following five museums and buildings are the best choice for you! One of the weirdest buildings in the United Kingdom is the so called Crooked House. It can be found in Dudley and it is a very popular and funny house. It is actually a pub which was built to look like it is crooked. As a pub, it could be actually obvious that the building itself is drunk. It might seem to be frightening for the first sight, but it’s really funny. Plus, after you came out of the pub, you don’t have to be drunk “to see the world with different eyes”.

Crooked House Peter Broster/Flickr

Crooked House ©Peter Broster/Flickr

Dennis Severs’ House

Dennis Severs of whom the house was named, lived in this fascinating and weird building (London) between 1979 and 1999. He transformed all the rooms of the house into a “vestige of the past”. It might seem that all the objects were thrown in a chaotic way, but every detail was thought-out well. Visiting the house is really an interesting and weird experience. It can be visited Mondays from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00, on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 21:00 and on Sundays from 12:00 until 16:00. (January 2013)

Dennis Severs’ House heatheronhertravels/Flickr

Dennis Severs’ House ©heatheronhertravels/Flickr

The Gnome Reserve

Believe it or not, the Gnome Reserve is actually a retirement community for these funny garden ornaments. It is situated in North Devon and it is with no doubt one of the most weird visitor attractions in the UK. If you love gnomes, you can not miss to make a visit to the reserve. This year the Gnome Reserve will open on the 21st of March. It will close on the 31st of October. In the meantime it is open daily from 10:00 until 18:00.(January 2013)

Museum of Witchcraft

Ah, witchcraft…such a mysterious and much investigated topic. The fascinating Museum of Witchcraft is one of the weirdest museums in the UK. Situated in Cornwall, it includes the world’s largest collection of artifacts relating to witchcraft and Wiccan articrafts.

Hunterian Museum

Another weird, but popular museum of the UK is the Hunterian Museum. It actually makes part of the Royal College of Surgeons in the capital city. If you don’t get sick of the animal species or human parts of body in jar, this museum is a must. It is absolutely one of the most weird visitor attractions in the UK. It can be visited daily except Mondays and Sundays, from 10:00 until 17:00. (January 2013)

Hunterian Museum NezTez/Flickr

Hunterian Museum ©NezTez/Flickr

 

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