Apart from art, history and natural history museums every country has also a unique plethora of museums of the bizarre and wonderful. With that in mind here are a few museums you might not see in your guidebook...
Sydney Bus Museum - Sydney, Australia
Open only a few Sundays of each month, the museum showcases a variety of buses dating from the 1920s to present day. Your ticket also includes a round trip on a vintage double-decker bus. On certain days the museum holds special events, like London Transport Day in early August which celebrates the UK public transport system. As you can no doubt imagine, it's one of Sydney's hottest tourist destinations.
Museum of Broken Relationships - Zagreb, Croatia
This museum in Zagreb is dedicated to failed relationships. It features personal objects left over from former partners, such as shoes, handcuffs and even an iron, which one man used to iron his wedding suit. Due to the museum's success, over the years, there have been numerous temporary exhibitions of the same nature installed across the world. While interesting to look round, it's probably not an ideal date location...
The Hammer Museum - Alaska, USA
Think you've run out of things to do in Alaska? Think again. Come discover the world's first and only museum entirely dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer. Admire the 2,000 hammers on display and learn about the history of one of mankind's most useful tools.
Sulabh International Toilet Museum - New Delhi, India
New Delhi's International Museum of Toilets details the history of the lavatory from 2500 BC to the present day, with a variety of porcelain examples on show. It also seeks to raise awareness about sanitation and hygiene in developing countries. The curator of the museum, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, also runs Sulabh International, the largest organization dedicated to the sanitation in India.
The Doll Museum - Paris, France
Located in the center of Paris, this small museum has an eclectic collection of antique dolls. It's not just porcelain dolls, like the ones you see in horror films, but also Barbies, Kens and other toys. It also has temporary exhibitions, workshops, activities and parties for children, and runs a repair shop where you can bring your antique dolls and teddy bears. Visit it soon though, as the museum is scheduled to close its doors at the end of the year.