A lot of cities have an erotic museum, but few can boast a Phallological Museum like Reykjavik, Iceland. It’s notable in that it’s the only museum to contain the penises of various types of mammals. And now, the curator of the peniseum, Sigurdur Hjartarson, is brimming with delight at finally snagging his coveted specimen, the human penis.
It was a long road to that cock. Hjartarson started his venture when he was first given a dried bull’s penis in 1974 as a gag gift. His interest piqued, he began collecting phalluses from animals native to Iceland, including whales, seals, and goats. Like any good priapic addict, Hjartarson told the Smithsonian, “Once I got started, I couldn’t stop.”
Hjartason has so far been able to get four men from around the globe to sign away their penises once they die. After years of waiting, a 95-year-old Icelandic man who had willed the museum his penis passed away. His goods joined the other specimens on the walls of the museum, resting nearly unrecognizable in a jar of formaldehyde. His next goal is to obtain the member of a much younger, less wrinkled man, but Hjartason is in the unhappy position of needing a younger man to die in order for that peen dream to be realized.
Currently, his Icelandic Phallological Museum now has 293 penises from 93 different species, and oddly, a section dedicated to the penises of fantastical creatures like elves, sea monsters, zombies, and notably, an empty jar containing the dick of an invisible man. Start booking your flights.