Going to a museum is no longer considered an upper-crust activity — that is, as far as the world's first pizza museum is concerned. Set to open its doors this summer in Philadelphia, Pizza Brain is the life's work of Brian Dwyer, a professional collector of pizza memorabilia. The exhibit is so expansive, in fact, that Dwyer holds the Guinness World Record for having the largest collection of its kind in the world (561 items, when the record was given in July). And believe it or not, Pizza Brain is not the only outrageous food-themed museum out there.
Some of these shrines are filled with collectibles and merchandise associated with certain foods and brands, like the National Mustard Museum, which houses more than 5,300 different types of mustard. Others serve to educate the public about the darker side of a given brand, such as the Bionic Burger Museum, which displays Big Macs that have been immortalized by nothing other than time (and remain uncannily unchanged). Still, some of the places on this list have been created simply for historical purposes, like the Idaho Potato Museum, which showcases the state’s longstanding history with potato farming.
Here is a look at some of the most over-the-top food museums in this category. Leave a comment below if we missed your favorite.