From realsimple.com-- ways to have a "different" vacation...
6 Museums Where You’ll Never Find the Mona Lisa
1. Baked Bean Museum of Excellence (bakedbeanmuseumofexcellence.org.uk), Port Talbot, South Wales. In 2003 a wacky Brit (whose real name is Barry Kirk, but he had it legally changed to Captain Beany) converted his two-bedroom flat into a museum where he displays more than 200 baked-bean artifacts.
2. The Museum of Bad Art (museumofbadart.org), Dedham, Massachusetts. Forget MoMA―check out MoBA, dedicated to the collection and the exhibition of questionable artwork. Most of the collection has been moved to the Dedham Community Theater’s basement, just outside the men’s room.
3. Mütter Museum, at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (collphyphil.org). Housing Dr. Thomas Mütter’s astonishing personal collection of off-the-charts anatomical and pathological oddities, the Mütter Museum has the liver (preserved in a jar) belonging to the famous Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker.
4. London’s Fan Museum (fan-museum.org), Greenwich, England. Set in two 1721 buildings, this jewel box of a museum is, in a word, fan-tastic. The only museum in the world devoted entirely to the art of fan making, it houses more than 3,500 mostly antique artifacts, some dating from the 11th century.
5. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets (sulabhtoiletmuseum.org), New Delhi. Bindeshwar Pathak, who considers himself a “sanitation crusader,” has traveled the world gathering key information on the history and the evolution of the toilet.
6. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum (pharmacymuseum.org). Enter this French Quarter museum and discover the world of antiquated medical devices and the art of voodoo. Keep an eye out for jars of leeches. The tonsil guillotine will leave you, well, speechless.