The Unko Museum is Melbourne’s newest immersive experience at 360 Bourke Street. The experience has been brought straight out of Japan, and is the only international museum dedicated to poop! The whole event is themed around the kawaii aesthetic and advertises itself as a cute, colourful and out-of-the-ordinary experience. So what does a poop museum really entail, and how can poop be seen as cute? Read our review of The Unko Museum to find out.
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As we pulled back the black curtain in the entryway of the Unko Museum, we were immediately met with a line of bright and colourful toilets. Next, we had to sit on one to receive our very own unko mascot, a great introduction to the rest of the experience! From there we walked through a massive light arch and were greeted by an explosion of colour and sound. The giant poop with multiple projections caught my eye first thing. With so much going on you almost don’t know where to go first. Our advice would be to take your time, you don’t want to miss out on anything, and take lots of photos!
The Different Zones
The experience is divided into different zones and themes, and includes a lavish tea party setting that on closer inspection has a lot of hidden poop details, an entire supermarket display of Unko products, complete with poop cans and magazines on poop, and much more! We particularly enjoyed the “Crappy Games Corner” where you could play a variety of poop-themed arcade games. The mirror room with light-up poops was another great section that was perfect for taking some Insta-worthy pics.
Is It For Kids Or Adults?
This is an experience where children will have a ball, and adults will be able to let their inner child run free! The whole idea is to be silly and let go of any preconceived ideas and is a great way to let loose for a day. Because of this, we’d definitely recommend it as a great family day out as well as an entertaining activity to do with a group of friends.
We recommend this exhibition to anyone looking for a fun and out-of-the-ordinary day out, but if you’re still not sure if you would like to buy tickets, here are some recent reviews on the experience.
UNKO Museum has been the best family and friend-friendly place! We really enjoyed the vast array of merchandise and the crappy arcade the most! I was so surprised just how much there was! Well worth it!
A great experience and great staff
Lots of fun, and even made the reluctant teens smile. Nice that companion and carer cards are accepted, helps to ease the cost. Lots of fun photo ops and interactive opportunities.
Such a fun experience. Kids loved the magic poo thing. Well worth checking out.
So much fun! Cute, interactive, and a laugh
We had a great time at The Unko museum, and the experience was definitely unlike anything we’d been to before. We came out with a newfound appreciation for poop and an obsession with the kawaii aesthetic! Luckily we picked up a few souvenirs at the Unko Factory gift shop so we could take some of the cuteness home with us. If you’re interested in exploring this whimsical world yourself, tickets for the event are still available for purchase and start at $23.50 for adults and $18 for children. Get yours soon to uncover the cuteness of Unko!