Museum of Toilets Tops Weirdest Museums List

Delhi’s Museum of Toilets (Sulabh International Museum of Toilets) aims to preserve the artistic, scientific and cultural importance of sanitation. The museum was recently featured on the World’s Weirdest Museums List and this is understandably so.

The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets was founded in 1992 and inaugurated in 1994. It is a tribute to the development of toilets and sanitation throughout the decades.

The details, designs and technical features of toilets can be seen at this unusual museum. Visitors of The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets can view everything from chamber pots from ancient Greece ​to beautifully designed and handpainted urinals from Britain. In addition to actual sanitation displays, you will also find a rare collection of items depicting the chronology of toilets – everything from their design and functioning, to toilet customs, etiquette and other topics related to the potty.

According to Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the museum, the toilet museum is one-of-a-kind in the world. The museum is also aptly located – India is a country that evidently faces a massive challenge when it comes to basic sanitation. The museum, according to Pathak, aims to shed light on the matter and further encourage policy holders to understand the importance of making sanitation a priority.

 

Source: dna India

Image credit: Sulabh International Museum of Toilets Website

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Elizabeth Joss

Elizabeth Joss is the founder and main writer at The Museum Times. She works as a university lecturer by day and is an avid travel blogger and arts and culture enthusiast by night. Elizabeth started The Museum Times out of the need to give smaller, lesser-known museums more exposure.

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