After a heavy night of drinking, the last thing anyone wants is to be reminded of all the things they thought would be a great idea after three Long Island Iced Teas and a round of sake bombs. But sharing is cathartic and a new attraction in Croatia wants to help you clear your conscience by sharing your wildest experiences at the Museum of Hangovers.
The museum is the brainchild of Rino Dubokovic, a university student in Zagreb. Dubokovic came up with the concept while enjoying drinks with friends when the conversation turned to the group’s funniest hangover stories. It gave him an idea: “Some sort of collection where all these objects from drunk stories would be exposed together with their stories,” he told CNN.
On December 1, Dubokovic brought the idea to life in the building next door to where the initial boozy night took place six months prior.
The hangover museum’s exhibits include random objects found by drinkers the morning after a night of drinking. There’s also a room where visitors can try on “beer goggles” to feel what it’s like to be intoxicated with no risk of hangover, as well as an “I woke up with…” wall where visitors can share their wildest drunken tales.
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[Svaki tjedan alkohol neizbježan] Što smo to novo pripremili? 🤭 ❗️Ako niste znali, na ulazu u muzej moguće je zaigrati pikado, no ne i bilo kakav. Naime, igrači moraju nositi pijane naočale (drunk goggles) i gađati u metu, a onaj tko ostvari sretan pogodak osvaja besplatan ulaz u muzej! 🥳🤩 Do sada smo svakog igrača pikada častili rakijicom, bez obzira na rezultat, a od danas častimo igrajući s vama Drinkopoly! Ako si raspoložen/a, baci jednom kockice i popij jednu, a onda toplog srca kroči u muzej! #muzejmamurluka #drinkopoly #hangoversmuseum #zagreb #advent #adventuzagrebu
The Museum of Hangovers also boasts a gift shop, which sells boozy board games such as “Drunkopoly.” But Dubokovic’s aim is not to celebrate overindulgence and he instead says the long term goal of the attraction is to “make people aware of the bad things related to alcohol.”
For now, the museum is still a temporary “test concept,” though Dubokovic hopes to raise additional funding to turn it into a permanent fixture.
The museum is open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m with adult admission costing just $4. If you don’t have plans to visit Croatia any time soon, but still have something you want to get off your chest, the museum’s website allows you to anonymously share your drinking tales. Your story could then feature in an interactive exhibit at the museum.