What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things


Since I was a small child, I have loved museums, but I know they’re not for everyone. Maybe you don’t like crowds, or you don’t enjoy all the standing around, or maybe you just find them dry and boring. Whatever the reason, have I ever got the anti-museum for you! This is the virtual Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things, and it’s absolutely got something for everyone.

The museum’s creator, art historian Dr. Chelsea Nichols. describes herself as a “curator exploring the strange, dark place between art and curiosities.” Nichols does a lovely job of bringing us odd, creative, and unfailingly interesting items for our consideration. She has a real talent for spotting oddities – old and new – that hold a special magic; objects that encourage our creativity and curiosity and, as Dr. Nichols says, our compassion.

“Her mission in life is to get more people into art, through a very weird-shaped door probably hidden somewhere in a haunted house.”

– About The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things

Though I first discovered the Museum’s fascinating Instagram feed, once I checked out the blog, I really enjoyed Dr. Nichols’s research and the wonderful articles that go with each of her remarkable finds. I so want to be friends with her! I hope you enjoy exploring this lovely virtual museum as much as I am.

I recommend you check out the curiosities on The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things WordPress blog and follow them on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things

  1. Thanks for the link to the blog, Donna – how fascinating! 🙂

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  2. This has to be the strangest you have come up with yet. But…I do have a worm bed,well used to, needs to be repopulated and we did have a pet monkey, a woolly, when my #1 son was small.

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    • You had a pet monkey? I’m so jealous! Was it wonderful? I like to imagine it would be super fun, like having a tiny, temperamental best friend. When I was growing up, a family in town had a pet monkey, but it was so deranged, it would throw its feces at anyone who came near. They had to give it to a zoo (where it did more of the same, I believe).

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      • I thought I replied to this but can;t see it so…She was fun. She was potty trained but wore dipers just in case. we eventually gave her to afamily who had another one and needed a playmate.

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  3. She was agood pet. Potty trained but wore diapers just in case. We ended up giving her to a family that had another one.

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  4. Fantastic! I love museums generally and my heart leaps for joy when we are travelling and discover a very niche museum or one full of quirky artefacts. I am now following the blog and Instagram.

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  5. It is indeed ridiculously interesting! I am following the Instagram now as well!

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