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“Well worth a visit -entertaining and educational.”

Icelandic Phallological Museum
Ranked #41 of 179 things to do in Reykjavik
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Owner description: The museum is in a 250 square meters location on the ground floor on the upper part of the main shopping street in Reykjavik. Good accessability for wheelchairs. Bathroom facilities. A small giftstore with souvenirs related to the museums chosen theme. Online store at website.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit -entertaining and educational.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Possibly the only museum of its kind and well worth a visit. A collection of over 250 penises. Everything from hamsters to horses to a human penis donated by a 95 year old man! There is plenty of information given as well as exhibits. The room filled with mythological members is brilliant. Well worth the £6 entry fee. Make sure you sign the guest book. The gift shop is fantastic too.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Take your sense of humor”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is definitely a museum that requires a bit of a sense of humor. It is small but has several hundred items on display. It is quite interesting, but don't expect to spend all day here. Certainly worth a visit and a great way to spend a couple of hours on the inevitable rainy afternoon in Reykjavik.

Visited November 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Size matters”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This museum is basically your high school biology class (think jars of preserved animals/parts floating in a mysterious liquid) only focusing on one part in particular. It is small--just a couple of rooms--so for the price, not exactly an exhaustive "museum." Bad, bad puns on everything in the gift shop. Some highlights:

-an elf penis
-a Yule Lad's (kind of like a Christmas elf in Icelandic lore) penis
-a cast of the Icelandic Olympic handball team...all of them (I think this was just a joke...art..or something)

Still, it's worth a visit if that's your thing, or to just say that you've been. There's no other place like it in the world!

Visited July 2013
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“Not very educational and quite dull”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

The man at the desk was quite apathetic about the whole thing. He told us that there were leaflets in our language to look through if we wanted to be more in depth about the exhibition and then repeated the same speech to the customer that walked in 10 seconds later.

There are a lot of whale penises. A lot. Apart from that there is a small section on mythical creature penises, a few different mammals and that's about it. Not a very large exhibition which was good as it was becoming quite dull very quickly.

A few people have donated their own penises to the museum. They weren't that interesting to see and the ice hockey player's penis moulds upset my boyfriend because apparently 10 men cannot all have straight penises. I was not upset by the moulds however.

All in all I would recommend going to say you have been but don't be sad when you are disappointed.

Visited December 2013
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“Pppppppppppppppppphhhhhh whatevs”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

well, we didn't find this amusing at all. there is no real history, sociological or biological perspective to this place. we hoped for some sort of look at religious and historical attitudes to the penis around the world or in Iceland itself. instead you get a photocopied page out of Henry IV where a bull's pizzle is mentioned. Not particularly interesting. If this was designed by a single person you probably wouldn't want to spend much time with him as it's disturbing. Lots of penises taken off dead whales just made me sad for the whales. It is of course meant to be controversial and disturbing but it's really just not thought through and isn't either funny, enlightening, embarrassing or anything. it's just a collection of jars full of pickled penises of various sizes and various animals and some ha-ha-ha objects (bottle openers, lamps, coat hooks) on a penis shaped theme.

Visited December 2013
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