The UK is filled with historic and cultural must-see attractions, but there are more than few off-beat things mixed in there too. Beyond the illustrious museums where fine art and artifacts are displayed, you can also peruse eclectic collections of such oddities a dog collars, lawnmowers and cuckoo clocks. You never know what a quirky hobbyist will curate, and you just might be curious enough to check them out. Here are 15 unusual museums in the UK to balance out your visits to the more refined institutions.
1. Five Centuries of Dog Collars at the Dog Collar Museum
Located at Leeds Castle, a major tourist attraction in itself, the famed Dog Collar Museum is more interesting than you might imagine. The museum showcases a wealth of dog collars known for their pricy baubles and eye-catching designs. Five centuries of furry-friend finery are represented, from medieval through Victorian eras. Sporting solid gold bone charms or gem-studded leather straps, some of these examples of chic canine bling will astound you with its over-the-top designs. Even the Queen’s corgis would be impressed…however no dogs are allowed inside.