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Believe it or not..... but a fun day out
Ripleys Museum (Blackpool)
Member Name: seksyhuni
Ripleys Museum (Blackpool)
Advantages: Things you will never see anywhere else
Disadvantages: can be a little spooky
I worked for Ripleys in Blackpool a few years ago and really enjoyed working there.
Ripley's is situated on Ocean Boulevard which is directly under the Big one on facing the sea front, it has man climbing a rope from a jeep rammed in to the front of the building , hardly something that you. would miss, as it is a strange thing to see!!
It has many different fascinating articles that have been gathered from Robert Leroy Ripley's collection that he gathered whilst on his wild adventures from around the world, his collection is kept in the USA and various collections are shipped to the various museums Ripleys have.
My overall view of some of the collections i have seen pass through the doors of the Blackpool museum have been mesmerizing the Fertility statues have to be ripleys main feature in Blackpool and many people from all over the place have come to touch it , Something i would avoid after have 3 children already. many people had reported that it had worked when i was there, but i took their word for it as i had no intentions of discovering for myself.
The attraction for me that i found hard to grasp was the shrunken heads they had on display, hard to understand how anyone could commit that kind of act on another human being.
And if you get to see these you till will be in awe of how the facial features are intact. it is a spooky wonder and captivating at the same time.
Ripley's also has some other features from optical illusions and hologram skulls, in the area entering the museum you will see a actual life size model of one of the largest women ever along with a reference to her daily intake of food. there are also throughout the museum things that will make you think and concentrate on and things that will make you question them.
I myself have seen things questioned them and actually researched them , mainly to see if they were true ask and also so i could answer questions visitors may. Although an educating place, Ripley's will leave a mark on you when you visit in one way or another, visiting Ripleys will also give you some great conversation starters and as the saying goes .....
You have to see it to Believe it!!
Believe it or not!!
If you plan to visit Ripley's may i suggest you visit the website at www.ripleysblackpool.com
here you will find a little history on Robert Leroy Ripley and the attractions that cover the two floors at Blackpool's museum , you will also find an area that offers various discounts as well as opening times and maps on how to reach it.
I highly recommend everyone visiting Ripley's if not in Blackpool in other locations around the world Ripley's is great for any age but parental guidance should be there , I'm in my 30's and the shrunken heads still haunt me, so be warned.
But all in all visiting Ripley's is educational fun and a site worth visiting if you are on a break in Blackpool.
Most off all enjoy it , the things you will witness are things that you will never see again.
Summary: A must visit, it will educate you
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