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Update: Icelandic Phallological Museum

April 17, 2011

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Those of you who have been following this blog since the early days may remember that one of my very first posts was about the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which we visited during our honeymoon no less. I later added some more pictures of the museum in another post (Icelandic Phallological Museum Photo Gallery). Well, the latest news is that the museum now finally has a human specimen! Several people, including a Brit, a German and an American, have pledged a contribution to the museum over the […]

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Icelandic Phallological Museum – Photo Gallery

October 25, 2009

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Icelandic Phallological Museum – Photo Gallery

I’ve edited another batch of photos from our Iceland trip, and here are a couple more from the Icelandic Phallological Museum showing the building’s exterior, and the set-up of the main exhibition space inside. You’ve got the admire the museum’s dedication to the cause, from its phallic shaped sign and sculpture at the entrance, to the phallus phone and the curator’s similarly shaped bow tie which is made from the very soft leather of, you might have guessed it, a whale’s phallus. The previous post about […]

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Húsavík Whale Museum – Photo Gallery

September 29, 2009

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Here are some more photographs from our visit to the Húsavík Whale Museum:

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Quote: Sigurður Hjartarson

September 28, 2009

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Sigurður Hjartarson, Curator, Icelandic Phallological Museum   Related posts you might like:

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Icelandic Phallological Museum

September 28, 2009

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Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Whale Museum is not the only museum that Húsavik is famous for. It is also home to the very unique Icelandic Phallological Museum. Despite usually being closed at this time of year, we were able to schedule a visit with the founder and curator Sigurður Hjartarson (who, as it turns out, studied Latin American History at the University of Edinburgh in the 60s). The museum started in the 70s as a hobby, with a single gifted bull’s penis, and has since grown to encompass […]

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Húsavík Whale Museum

September 27, 2009

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Húsavík Whale Museum

  So, we’ve started our honeymoon and are currently in the north of Iceland. Never shy of a busman’s holiday, we are taking in any museum we come across, the more unusual the better. Húsavik itself is a very small town, with just over 2,200 inhabitants, but it has established itself as a centre for whale watching and boasts a very impressive Whale Museum. First opened in 1997 as a small exhibition in one of Húsavik’s hotels, it later moved to bigger premises in the […]

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