Disgusting Food


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?

Exhibited delicacies include:

  • 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.

Visit us

Malmö, Sweden

October 29 – January 27
Slagthuset, Carlsgatan 12.


Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 -18:00
Outdoor tasting: Surströmming,  Icelandic shark & Durian
Wed-Fri 17:00, Sat & Sun 13:00 and 15:00.
Christmas: Closed December 22-25, 31, and January 1st.


Adult: (18+) 185kr
Student/Senior: 150kr
Children: three children enter for free per adult.

Slagthuset (the slaughterhouse) is only a three-minute walk from Malmö central station, and there is plentiful parking in the area. We are just across the bridge from Copenhagen, and yes, Danes are also welcome. There is a very good restaurant (no, it is not disgusting!) in the same building.


Taste one for the Team is a team experience designed for groups of 6 or more adults. Challenge your colleagues or friends to a unique tasting that no one will ever be able to forget. Prices start at 300kr per person and include admission. Please contact: booking@disgustingfoodmuseum.com.

Slagthuset offers excellent meeting and conference facilities. More information: slagthusmmx.se


General inquiries: info@disgustingfoodmuseum.com
Group bookings, events: booking@disgustingfoodmuseum.com
Press: press@disgustingfoodmuseum.com

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Andreas Ahrens

Museum Director
Most disgusting food eaten: Hákarl from Iceland, fermented shark.

Samuel West

Curator & Chief Disgustologist
Most disgusting food eaten: duck fetus cooked in its egg from The Philippines.

Emelie Andersson

Master of Design
Most disgusting food eaten: Polish sauerkraut drink, cabbage in a bottle.

Rebecca Ribbing

Director of Research
Most disgusting food eaten: brain omelette in Mexico city, Mexico.

Media Mentions

Disgusting Food Museum is supported by

Malmö Stad / Malmö Town

Event In Skåne