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

July 15-August 14

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-20:00

Last recommended entrance 19:00

Normal hours:

Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00

Last recommended entrance 16:00

Closed dates every year:

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

Prices

Adult: 195 kr
Student/Senior: 160kr
Children 6-15 years old: 65kr (only with guardians)
Children under 6 years old: two children enter for free per parent/guardian.

We also offer VIP tours

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.

Wanderlust I. AvatarWanderlust I.

It was a unique experience. Not only you will see disgusting food exhibit but also informations about history that will... read more - 7/20/2022 

Steven S. AvatarSteven S.

Go with a strong stomach. It starts out tame and you wonder what all the fuss is about, but come... read more - 7/19/2022 

Qingyao AvatarQingyao

The museum has a great collection. I knew Some of the things but not many. Especially great is the tasting... read more - 6/13/2022 

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 Avatar209annav

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 Avatarsburn28

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 


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 

Liesel S. AvatarLiesel S.

Disgusting and interesting and creepy! I liked it and the aftertaste last long! Enjoy! - 7/14/2022 

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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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Current

Disgusting Food Museum Malmö

Open since 2018

Disgusting Food Museum Berlin

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.

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.

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


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