Completely unique collections in Holland
“A tribute to all the inventors of yore, and a call to today’s creative thinkers”, says the inscription at the entrance of this unique museum in Sluis, Zeeland. The Bizarium is the constantly-growing collection of inventions that were never built. The Flemish designers Marc De Jonghe and Ann Geerinck built all of them themselves, drawing on patent drawings, engravings and other historical sources. You can see Leonardo da Vinci’s self- driving car here, made from wooden cogs, hinges and pins. And if you’re fortunate, you will even be given a demo. We can’t reveal any more than this and it’s worth noting that the museum has a strict no photos policy. The audio tours, which infuse these discoveries with a certain literary quality, are highly recommended. You will leave the museum surprised and contented at such ingenuity and optimism.
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