Thailand's Museum of Death Offers One of the World's Most Grotesque Exhibits

Bangkok's Siriraj Medical Museum, nicknamed the Museum of Death, is known for it's graphic and, some might say disturbing displays of human remains. We think you'll agree that this wouldn't be the easiest museum to visit, even for academic purposes. Take a look at some of Siriraj's most unsettling exhibit items.

1. "Rickety" Skeleton

This is the skeleton of someone who died from the defective disorder known as rickets. Due to severe vitamin D deficiency, the bones become weak and bend under the weight of the body. 

2. Slice

Here is a preserved, lateral bisection of a human body. Although freaky to most, displays like this can be extremely helpful to medical students! Still want to go to med school?

3. Don't Get Your Bones in a Twist

Some consider the museum to be haunted... I don't blame them.

4. Hydrocephalus Head

This child died from a severe build up of spinal fluid deep within the cavities of the brain, otherwise known as hydrocephalus. Because this fluid is unable to drain, the head swells to enormous proportions.   

5. Little Skeletons

It's not uncommon to find candy near the displays of deceased children. Locals leave them as an offering to the young spirits. Spooky!

6. RIP for All to See

Since the museum is open to the general public, people often react quite strongly to the exhibits. Would you? 

7. Preserved Fetus

8. They Didn't Suffer in Vain 

Although difficult to look at, these displays serve to educate new doctors and med students and, hopefully, prevent further suffering from certain diseases.

Would you visit the museum if you were on vacation in Bangkok? Let us know in the comment section below!

Author: Nate Morgan