5 Egg-celent Museums to visit at Easter

March 31, 2013

Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Ukraine

There’s a museum for everything these days, so it wasn’t that hard to put together a list of Easter related museums. Most of these I haven’t been to yet myself, but some of them are definitely going on my ‘must visit’ list!

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1. Located in Sonnenbühl, near Stuttgart, is Germany’s Osterei-Museum (Easter Egg Museum). Opened in 1993, the museum “revolves around the egg content and its importance in the Christian tradition as well as the decorated egg as a cultural object in many cultures worldwide.”

2. Kolomyia, in the Ukraine, is home to the Pysanka Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated to the Ukrainian tradition of decorating eggs with a batik method. The central part of the museum, which opened in 2000 and includes over 10,000 pysanky in its collection, is shaped like an Easter Egg!

3. Most of us wouldn’t be able to afford our own Fabergé Egg, but the Fabergé Museum in Baden-Baden, Germany, includes two imperial Easter Eggs in its collection. Opened in 2009, it’s “the world’s only museum dedicated to one of history’s greatest jewelers, Carl Peter Fabergé.”

4. France also has its own Egg Museum, “Le musée de l’oeuf“. Created in 1989, the museum is located in Soyans in the South East of France, and exhibits a wide variety of natural and decorated eggs.

5. Of course, someone has to deliver all those Easter eggs, and who else but the Easter bunny! At the Bunny Museum in Pasadena, California, you’ll find more than just one bunny though – husband and wife duo Steve Lubanksi and Candace Frazee have gathered over 28,000 rabbit themed collectibles in their private museum, alongside 7 live ones!

Bonus: And what would Easter be without some chocolate? There are plenty of Chocolate Museums around the world to chose from, such as the Museu de la Xocolata in Barcelona or the Demel Museum (see photo) in Vienna.

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