Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Leisure

There's A Museum Dedicated To Broken Hearts In LA

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Feb 17, 2017 03:10 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

museum of broken relationships, museum for broken hearts
Museum of Broken Relationships, Private Opening
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: General atmosphere during the Museum of Broken Relationships, Private Opening on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo: Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Museum of Broken Relationships )

For people whose relationships didn't end well, or had heartbreaking experiences that you want to forget, there is actually a museum dedicated for you. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a unique museum that caters to physical possessions, or any memento that are products of past, hurtful relationships with lovers, friends or family.

Located in the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles, the owner, John Quinn, got the inspiration for this unique museum during a recent trip to Zagreb, Croatia last 2015. He was so moved by the museum's idea that he immediately asked the proprietors if he could set up a similar concept in Los Angeles. 

The exhibits feature a wide array of mementos from past relationships, and they all come from different donations all around the world. They don't cater to specific types of relationships. You could be straight, gay, Christian or Muslim and the museum would accept any kind of stuff you want to donate along with its backstory.

During an interview, Alex Hyde, director of the museum, said: "It's important for us to put ourselves in other people's shoes and work those empathy muscles. It's reassuring to know you aren't alone when you are going through a difficult time in your life. It's nice to know that other people have the same issues across the world, that we are all stumbling when looking for human connection."

"People leave feeling profoundly connected and courageous to go out and try again, or be kinder to the people they are with. There are definitely tears and some down times for people, but they always follow up and say in a cathartic way, like how a good sad movie can be a release."

Some items on display are weird like an ex-lover's belly button lint and fake breasts. Some are more profound and moving like a promise ring and an apology card.

So how about you? Do you have stuff from past relationships you want to donate?

© 2017 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

The Top 5 Rides at Walt Disney World

Five Tips On How To Enjoy Your Trip In Disney World Orlando

Disney World Orlando is a famous tourist spot with its wide selection of rides, activities, restaurants, and spectacular events. But if you want to enjoy every bit of it, you need to plan your trip carefully. Here are five tips on how to enjoy your trip in Disney World Orlando.

Five Things To Do When You Are Travelling With A Disabled Person

Five Things To Do When You Are Traveling With A Disabled Person

Persons with disabilities are as special as what their needs should be. Despite the incapability they have, they likewise deserve to experience good life through traveling and discovering beautiful places outside the four corners of their homes.

Five Expressions You Need To Learn Before Traveling To Los Angeles

Five Expressions You Need To Learn Before Traveling To Los Angeles

In Los Angeles’ metro area itself, there are 185 languages that are spoken in households. Therefore, it is always better to learn some of the basics before visiting L.A.

Five Things That You Need To Do When You Are Traveling With Your Pet

Five Things That You Need To Do When You Are Traveling With Your Pet

Pet travels are some of the most exciting travels in the world. But before going on a trip, be sure to prepare this checklist for you and your pet to have a safe trip ahead.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Austin Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Austin, Texas Hailed As The Best Place To Live In America

Austin is now the most desirable place to live in the States.

Humiliated by British Airways

Elderly Woman Flies For 13 Hours In Wet Clothes After A British Airways Crew Denied Her Of Using The Toilet

A British Airways crew has garnered a lot of criticism following an incident of denying an old lady to use the toilet. As a result, the lady ended up wetting herself and flew the whole flight in her wet clothes.

Man forcibly taken off an overbooked United Airlines flight.

Doctor Who Refused To Get Off An Overbook United Airlines Flight Forcibly Taken Off The Plane [VIDEO]

Aviation security officers used force to remove a passenger from an overbooked flight from Chicago to Louisville. The doctor refused to leave the plane voluntarily, saying he needs to see patients in the morning.

Works at Atapuerca Archeological Site

From King Solomon’s Mine To Treasure Hunt App In London, 2017 Is Good Year For Archaeology

Archaeologists will find more interesting dig ups this year and would like the public to know more of their history and culture. More expeditions and creative initiatives have 2017 say it's the year of archaeology.

travelers today

© 2017 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics