Brooklyn is often associated with all things hip, cool, and overpriced. On any given block, you're likely to find coffee shops, bistros, and vintage stores, the main staples of hipsterdom. However, hidden away on a small street in Gowanus, Brooklyn, is a morbid secret that even the most die-hard Brooklynites don't know about: The Morbid Anatomy Museum.
The Morbid Anatomy Museum is exactly as creepy and fantastic as it sounds. Its halls are packed full of the best of all things creepy and weird. The museum was kind enough to share a few photos of their exhibits with us.
A Memento Mori from 17th or 18th century Europe.
A preserved two-headed kitten from the 19th century.
A “San Pascualito” ("King of the Graveyard") Figure from 1930 Guatemala.
Who doesn't love a taxidermied, two-headed calf?
A preserved neck tattoo.
The mummified remains of a two-bodied, seven-legged piglet.
A terrifying page in an anatomy book from the 1730s.
A 19th century 3D stereocard that shows the daily life of the devil.
Welcome to the Woodland Fair, an anthropomorphic taxidermy scene featuring various woodland creatures.
A close-up of some of the characters from the Woodland Fair.
A "talking skull" from 1940. These skulls used to be prominently featured in magic shows at the time.
Death mask, anyone?
I make a point of avoiding Brooklyn whenever possible. However, I might have to make a glaring exception for the Morbid Anatomy Museum. The best part is that they are constantly adding new exhibits, so there is always something new to see. Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest morbid anatomy news.