Disgusting Food Museum Malmö

Temporary changes due to COVID-19

To limit the spread of COVID-19/Corona virus, the Disgusting Food Museum will temporarily be open only on Saturdays and Sundays. Due to increased infection risks, we further restrict the opening hours during February and March to only Saturdays. We reassess the situation every week and determine if the closure will still be in effect. Government-mandated maximum occupancy numbers may limit our ticket availability. Buy your ticket online rather than at the door to minimize wait time.

Hand sanitizer is mandatory and provided to all visitors. Facemasks are available for free but not mandatory. The tasting bar is limited to 3 groups at a time, with ample space between. All surfaces are sanitized during the day.

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 alcohol exhibit

A new temporary exhibit with disgusting alcohol is launched on Saturday, September 5, 2020. The exhibition includes Soviet-era surrogate alcohol, the 55% beer End of history sold in a taxidermied squirrel, South Korean poo wine, and Icelandic sheep dung smoked whale testicle beer.

Media Mentions

Malmö, Sweden

Caroli city, Östergatan 12.

Hours

Normally Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00
Currently due to COVID-19 Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00
Recommended last entrance 17:00

Closed dates

We are temporarily closed all days except Saturdays and Sundays, see information at the top of the page.

Prices

Adult: 185kr
Student/Senior: 150kr
Children 6-15 years old: 50kr (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 C, cross the channel and follow Adelgatan/Östergatan towards number 12, see the map. It’s a seven minute walk. We are located inside the Caroli shopping center. The best entrance is from Östergatan, next to Radisson Blu. You can also take any bus that stops at Malmö Caroli.

Do you visit us by car? Park in the Caroli garage, entrance from Kattsundsgatan. Once you enter the garage, take a right towards Radisson and take the elevator up to ground level. Our entrance is right across the elevator. Parking is free for 2 hours if you buy at least two tickets.

Kvarteret Caroli is only a seven-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.

Ashley P. AvatarAshley P.

this place was insane! really gross and disturbing displays, humans are strange 😂😂 really fun and interactive, you can try... read more - 2/25/2021 

Mantas B. AvatarMantas B.

Great fun. Have to have hard stomach to try everything. But just looking around is worth. - 1/03/2021 

Daniel S. AvatarDaniel S.

Väldigt bra museum och annorlunda - 11/22/2020 

Natalie_Cet AvatarNatalie_Cet

5 star rating Empfehlenswert! Sehr interessant und unterhaltsam. Man konnte am Ende 17 verschiedene Grauslichkeiten probieren. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und gesprächig. Hat... read more - 12/05/2020 

209annav

5 star rating Different but so interesting experience Such an interesting, different, weird and exciting experience. Visit with the whole family. Don’t rush. Take time to read and... read more - 11/25/2020 

sburn28

5 star rating Great place to visit; try all the fascinating samples! The museum was really interesting with a lot of good exhibits to read and see. There is a good number... read more - 11/21/2020 


Jess V. AvatarJess V.

very unusual and interesting, experience to do and very friendly staff, I recommend! - 10/31/2020 

Fortuna G. AvatarFortuna G.

Väldigt trevliga personal.
kul att smaka på allt möjligt.
rekommenderar varmt för hela familjen. - 10/24/2020 

Christian B. AvatarChristian B.

Provsmakning av insekter, ostar och frukt! Ett måste om man är där. - 10/10/2020 

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Current

Disgusting Food Museum Malmö

Open since 2018

Future

Disgusting Food Museum Berlin

Planned opening January 2021

Popup Paris Cité des Sciences

2-day popup planned for spring 2021

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Past

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

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

Dr. Samuel West

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

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