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Interesting Museums of the World I

New Orleans is a city with a deep-seeded history of voodoo ”“ an ancient religious practice that originates from traditions linked to the African diaspora.In this article, you will learn about a voodoo museum in the city, as well as a weird museum in Tokyo.

Voodoo Museum ”“ New Orleans, Louisiana

Voodoo is a religion that offers a blend of French, Spanish and Creole traditions that is quite popular in parts of Louisiana, especially New Orleans.

New Orleans is a city with a deep-seeded history of voodoo ”“ an ancient religious practice that originates from traditions linked to the African diaspora. The religion offers a blend of French, Spanish and Creole traditions that is quite popular in parts of Louisiana, especially New Orleans. If you are interested in learning more about this practice, head to the city where you will find a handful of tourist attractions that offer charms, candles, powders, and the Voodoo Museum.

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is home to many different artifacts. You can also enjoy one of the daily tours that include a trip to the St. Louis Cemetery, as well as the New Orleans French Quarter. Some people come from afar just to experience one of the spiritual services that takes place on the property, such as matrimony blessings, marriage ceremonies, consultations, and other rituals associated with the religion. The museum offers exhibits regarding voodoo artifacts, such as items once belonging to Marie Lavaeu ”“ the infamous Voodoo Queen.

If you are planning a visit to the Voodoo Museum, here are the details of the attraction:

Address: The museum is located at the center of the French Quarter (between  Bourbon Street and Royal Streets) at 724 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116.
Phone: 504-680-0128
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ”“ open every day

Parasite Museum ”“ Tokyo, Japan

For people with a strange affection for creepy aspects of medicine and science, the Parasite Museum in Tokyo would make a nice stop if they’re ever in the country. This was at one time the only museum in the world of its kind. Founded by the doctor Satoru Kamegai in 1953, there are now nearly 300 species of parasites on exhibit ”“ with about 45,000 parasites involved. The museum is also the site where investigations and other areas of education take place. Specialty books and many documents are also kept at the museum.

Some of the features of the museum include:

  • A 30-foot tapeworm located upstairs on the second floor ”“ the “Kiseichuu Hakubutsukan” is the longest of tapeworms
  • A general overview of parasites are presented on the first floor
  • The second floor focuses on the parasite life cycle ”“ you will find 300 actual specimens on display
  • Maps decorate the second floor, which offers information about where you can locate specific tapeworms across Japan
  • You can purchase an amber sealed parasite key chain
  • Diagrams show where parasite specimens were extracted from in the human body

The contact information to the Parasite Museum is:

Address: Parasite Museum
4-1-1 Shimo Meguro
Meguro-ku  Tokyo
Phone: +81 (03) 3716-1264
Hours: Open daily (except on Mondays) ”“ from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.