The Icelandic Phallological Museum, which displays specimens of all Icelandic mammal penises—including a human specimen—will close its doors in Húsavík, north Iceland, for good on September 10 and move to Iceland’s capital.
Inside the museum. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
The museum’s founder and owner, Sigurdur Hjartarson, is retiring. “I’ve had enough; I’ve grown old,” he told Morgunbladid. “My son is taking over and will move the museum to the capital region, probably Reykjavík.”
The reason for him retiring is not decreasing turnout and interest in the museum, on the contrary, visitors have increased in the past months which Hjartarson attributes to the latest item on display, a human penis donated by Páll Arason at his death.
“The number of Icelanders visiting the museum has increased and I assume Páll had something to do with it,” Hjartarson said.
The Icelandic Phallological Museum opened in Reykjavík in 1997 but has been facilitated in Húsavík since 2004.
Click here to read more about the museum.