Disgusting Food Museum Malmö

Food is so much more than sustenance. Curious foods from exotic cultures have always fascinated us. Unfamiliar foods can be delicious, or they can be more of an acquired taste. While cultural differences often separate us and create boundaries, food can also connect us. Sharing a meal is the best way to turn strangers into friends.

The evolutionary function of disgust is to help us avoid disease and unsafe food. Disgust is one of the six fundamental human emotions. While the emotion is universal, the foods that we find disgusting are not. What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another. Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible. Could changing our ideas of disgust help us embrace the environmentally sustainable foods of the future?

The exhibit has 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods. Adventurous visitors will appreciate the opportunity to smell and taste some of these notorious foods. Do you dare smell the world’s stinkiest cheese? Or taste sweets made with metal cleansing chemicals?

  • Surströmming – fermented herring from Sweden.
  • Cuy – roasted guinea pigs from Peru.
  • Casu marzu – maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia
  • Stinky tofu – pungent bean curd from China.
  • Hákarl – well-aged shark from Iceland.
  • Durian – infamously stinky fruit from Thailand.

Temporary dangerous food exhibit

Humans have always been inventive when it comes to food, finding creative ways to make poisonous and deadly food edible. We eat seeds that contain cyanide and animals with toxic organs. Most of the dangerous dishes began as a way to survive in tough times, becoming delicacies over time. Around half of the exhibited items in this sub-exhibit are naturally deadly or hazardous to eat, unless prepared in the right way. The naturally dangerous foods pale in comparison with food sold by greedy or negligent companies that cause death, sickness, and suffering.

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Malmö, Sweden

Södra Förstadsgatan 2.

Hours

Regular hours

Monday-Sunday: 11:00-17:00

Last recommended entrance 16:00

Summer hours (July 1 to August 11)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Last recommended entrance 17:00

Closed dates every year:

January 1, Midsummer’s eve (date varies year to year), December 23-25, and December 31

Prices

Adult: 220 kr
Student/Senior: 175kr
Children 6-15 years old: 75kr (only with guardians)
Children under 6 years old: two children enter for free per parent/guardian.

How to get there

Take a train to Malmö Triangeln, follow Rådmansgatan that then becomes Södra Förstadsgatan. We are located just at the intersection to Drottninggatan.

Do you visit us by car? Park in Parkeringshuset Anna.

Disgusting Food Museum is located 10 minutes walk from Malmö Triangeln and 13 minutes walk from Malmö Central station. There is plentiful parking in the area. We are just across the bridge from Copenhagen, and yes, Danes are also welcome.

Juliette H. AvatarJuliette H.
Worth a visit! This place was recommended to us. We are glad we went! Spent a good 90 minutes reading all the information on the different food items. Really interesting and sometimes quite disgusting - especially the sniff jars - truly horrible!!! My son and husband tried most of the items at the taste bar - I opted out!! Would recommend! - 9/12/2023 
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Rasa P. AvatarRasa P.
More delightful than disgusting A fascinating little museum, with exhibits and stories ranging from cheese worms to actual disgusting human behaviour like mass selling toxic products. The highlight was the food tasting tour lead by Momo who not only offered many delicious bugs but also a lot of fun facts (and even a few words in my native language). Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone visiting Malmo! - 9/12/2023 
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Erna H. AvatarErna H.
Interessant, grappig en een mooie ervaring. Als je van reizen en/of eten houd, moet je hier zeker naar toe! Voor ons was het een mix van leerzaam en herkenning. Het 1e deel was een tentoonstelling over "gevaarlijk eten". Bijzonder om te ervaren hoe dit ontstaat en hoe mensen daar mee omgaan. Het vaste deel van het museum gaat over "disgusting food". Grappig om te lezen hoe smaken per land verschillen. Hier hadden we wel een aantal producten die we herkenden van reizen. Erg leuk. Na dit deel mochten we zelf proeven... Hier werden we ontvangen door Momo. Hij begeleide ons met veel enthousiasme en kennis langs de proefjes. Nooit bedacht dat ik nog eens mieren en meikever zou eten... Wat een mooie ervaring, dank Momo! Als allerlaatste deden we hier nog de test met de heetste pepers, we kwamen tot halverwege... Het museum is niet heel groot maar je kan je er makkelijk 2 a 3 uur heel goed vermaken. - 9/11/2023 
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Alex a. AvatarAlex a.
5 star rating great experience! Great experience! There are a lot of little things to smoothen the experience. I won't forget the tasting before a long time - 5/22/2024 
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philippe g. Avatarphilippe g.
5 star rating Taste discovery A great time with my two teenagers! It remains a great experience! The tasting was an unforgettable moment! The welcome was quality! - 5/02/2024 
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Oktay A. AvatarOktay A.
5 star rating Best experience in malmö "We had a perfect family activity, it was truly a great experience. It's definitely something that must be tried at least once :)" - 4/30/2024 
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Erika T. AvatarErika T.
Många läskiga maträtter. Skönt att man kunde välja vad man ville lukta på! - 8/03/2022 
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Klas L. AvatarKlas L.
A real exciting experience! But not for the sensitive whimps… - 7/23/2022 
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Maik V. AvatarMaik V.
Tolle Erfahrung aber definitiv nichts für Leute mit sensiblen Nasen und schwachen Mägen. - 7/17/2022 
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Current

Disgusting Food Museum Malmö

Open since 2018

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Future

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Past

Disgusting Food Museum Bordeaux

Located in Cap Sciences, open June 12, 2021, January 2, 2022.

Disgusting Food Museum Nantes

6-week exhibit during fall of 2019

Disgusting Food Museum Los Angeles

3-month exhibit during the winter of 2018/2019

Andreas Ahrens in the Disgusting Food Museum

Andreas Ahrens

Museum Director & Co-founder
Most disgusting food consumed: Baby mouse wine from China. It tastes like a combination of rotten flesh and gasoline.

Samuel West

Dr. Samuel West

Co-founder
Most disgusting food eaten: duck fetus cooked in its egg from The Philippines.

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