Icelandic Phallological Museum – Reykjavik, Iceland - Atlas Obscura

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises. 


The Icelandic Phallological Museum [formerly located in Husavik] bills itself as “probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country.”

The Icelandic Phallological Museum contains a collection of more than 215 penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals that can be found in Iceland.

Visitors to the museum will encounter fifty six specimens belonging to seventeen different kinds of whale, one specimen taken from a rogue polar bear, thirty-six specimens belonging to seven different kinds of seal and walrus, and one hundred and fifteen specimens originating from twenty different kinds of land mammal: all in all, a total of two hundred and nine specimens belonging to forty six different kinds of mammal, including specimens from Homo Sapiens.

It should be noted that the museum has also been fortunate enough to receive legally-certified gift tokens for four specimens belonging to Homo Sapiens.

We visited the Phallological Museum on Obscura Day - March 20th, 2010

Know Before You Go

The museum is now located at Laugavegur 115, ground floor on the main shopping street. It is right across the street by Hlemmur square where a food market is due to open spring 2017. The website is often offline so you can't rely on it for visiting. They are open every day but Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.