20 of the world’s creepiest museums


Some of our worst fears are explored at these bizarre museums. They’ll give you the creeps for Halloween … or any other time of year

Vent Haven Museum of Ventriloquism, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Despite being a familiar horror movie character, the ventriloquist’s dummy, with its clunky mouth, heavy eyelids and twisting head wasn’t meant to be fearful when it was invented for 18th century music hall entertainment. This museum houses the largest collection of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia in the world. It once belonged to William Shakespeare Berger, former president of the International Brotherhood of Ventriloquists.

Stanley Kubrick exhibition, Barcelona (then London)
Relive the terror of “redrum” and the “Droogs” (pictured) in this touring Stanley Kubrick exhibition, with film projections, behind-the-scenes audio and video, costumes and other original objects, research and production documents and camera equipment from the legendary director’s career. Ephemera comes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut and other cult films.

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