Poo museum opens for business

Image: National Poo Museum

The UK’s National Poo Museum will be open for business this Easter.

After a long period of restoration, the micro-museum’s permanent home at Sandown Barrack Battery, Isle of Wight, welcomed its first visitors during an introductory week in February 2022.

It is now preparing to make another splash, by opening up from Saturday April 9 to Sunday April 24, allowing visitors to lift the lid on the fascinating world of poo.

Launched in 2016, originally as a mobile museum, the unique attraction exhibits species faeces, celebrates the gut biome, supports science, educates and entertains, through interactive displays and collections. You can even polish a turd!

"Every living thing produces bodily waste of some sort. Every single human being poos and yet, despite this simple truth, it’s surprising how little folks talk about it."

Nicola Winsland, National Poo Museum

The museum’s Nicola Winsland said: “From the Romans to the natural world, the National Poo Museum exists to safely explore the amazing world of poo.

"We use quirkiness and family-friendly humour to break through the poo taboo so we can engage, entertain and inform our visitors. By revealing nuggets of truth, our aim is to change how you think about this most astonishing substance.”

The museum has captured imaginations globally, featuring on BBC and ITV television and radio, and in the New York Times and National Geographic, among many other outlets.

Nicola said: “Every living thing produces bodily waste of some sort. Every single human being poos and yet, despite this simple truth, it’s surprising how little folks talk about it. Life could not exist without the incredible recycling processes that happen through the production of poo every single day.

“We were bowled over by the public response to our introductory week at the museum in February. Huge thanks to all our visitors and supporters for seeing the pootential and sharing our vision. We look forward to seeing you over Easter.”

https://poomuseum.org/