Following its incredible success throughout Japan this brand-new poop museum is now open at 360 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Unko Museum is the only international museum in the world dedicated to poop, and this immersive experience is definitely out of the ordinary. You can look forward to games, installations, and immersive attractions celebrating the kawaii aesthetic. If you’re still a bit unsure whether or not this might be the right event for you, here are 5 reasons why you need to visit the Unko museum!
1. Learn more about Japanese pop culture
The Unko museum is based on the Japanese kawaii aesthetic that has started gaining popularity worldwide. Kawaii, a term synonymous with “cuteness” in Japanese, goes beyond its literal translation, embodying a cultural phenomenon that has become a global sensation. Rooted in the appreciation of all things adorable, kawaii has influenced various aspects of Japanese culture, fashion, and design. The installations, displays, and immersive attractions within the Unko Museum revolve around the theme of ‘adorable poop’, and allow visitors to appreciate this fun aspect of Japanese pop-culture.
2. Enjoy Insta-worthy moments
Filled with adorable and colourful decorations, this exhibit offers the perfect setting for fun photo opportunities. Take pictures in front of light wall installations, or surrounded by giant pastel poops for a great pop of colour on your Insta feed!
3. Make family memories
All ages are welcome to explore and have fun at the Unko Museum. Kids will have a great time amongst the multicoloured turds in the poop ball pit, as will those who are still kids at heart! The Unko museum will also definitely be a family day out that you won’t soon forget. So, gather your loved ones, embrace the whimsy, and embark on a journey to create family memories at the Unko Museum.
4. Overcome a cultural taboo
The Unko experience aims to break down cultural taboos surrounding poop and allows visitors to embrace this often unspoken topic. Visitors are encouraged to approach the subject of poop in a fun and playful way, that allows you to appreciate poop like you never have before. Leave any preconceptions at the door and get ready to delve into Unko.
5. Limited time only
The Unko Museum is only in Melbourne for a limited time before it will get whisked away to another part of the world, making it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you miss it, you may never get another chance to witness this unique poop experience. Make sure you catch it while it’s still in Melbourne!