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.


Regular hours

Monday-Sunday: 11:00-17:00

Last recommended entrance 16:00

Closed dates every year:

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


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... read more - 9/12/2023 
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... read more - 9/12/2023 
Linda W. AvatarLinda W.
Oddly fun! We visited this museum on a whim during our day trip to Malmö, without any idea what we were getting... read more - 9/11/2023 

Konrad S. AvatarKonrad S.
5 star rating Karin Karin was very helpful and entertaining. She had a lot od interesting facts to share about the food and was... read more - 9/29/2023 
Ulf G. AvatarUlf G.
5 star rating En höjdarutställning En upplevelse utöver det vanliga Otroligt duktig personal som förhöjde besöket Trevliga smaksensationer - 9/29/2023 
Nadya K. AvatarNadya K.
5 star rating Will make you appreciate good food What a great experience! The museum doesn't only provide a visual factor but also gives unique smells and tastes to... read more - 9/27/2023 

Erika T. AvatarErika T.
Många läskiga maträtter. Skönt att man kunde välja vad man ville lukta på! - 8/03/2022 
Klas L. AvatarKlas L.
A real exciting experience! But not for the sensitive whimps… - 7/23/2022 
Maik V. AvatarMaik V.
Tolle Erfahrung aber definitiv nichts für Leute mit sensiblen Nasen und schwachen Mägen. - 7/17/2022 
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Most disgusting foods

After running the Disgusting Food Museum since 2018, we have developed a strong sense of what is disgusting and delicious. With 20 000 visitors per year to the Malmö museum, that means a lot of interactions with visitors and getting their take on what is disgusting. In the tasting bar our visitors can try out about 20 items for themselves, we have seen reactions ranging from delight to outright vomiting.

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Andreas Ahrens

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Most disgusting food consumed: Baby mouse wine from China. It tastes like a combination of rotten flesh and gasoline.

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

We have released our line of branded clothing for delivery. You can see our full line in our Teespring store or click directly to one of the designs below. The designs are available as T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, etc.

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White soon to be disgusted t-shirt
Soon to be disgusted T-shirt

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DFM has received financial support from the EU regional development fund.

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