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Homage to the Pizzle

Icelandic Phallological Museum.

The settlement of Húsavík in northern Iceland is home to the intriguing Icelandic Phallological Museum, a tribute to Nature’s designs of the intromittent organ. (Update: The museum has since moved from Húsavík to Reykjavík.)

Excerpt from the museum website:

The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country.

Phallology is an ancient science which, until recent years, has received very little attention in Iceland, except as a borderline field of study in other academic disciplines such as history, art, psychology, literature and other artistic fields like music and ballet.

Now, thanks to The Icelandic Phallological Museum, it is finally possible for individuals to undertake serious study into the field of phallology in an organized, scientific fashion.

The Icelandic Phallological Museum contains a collection of two hundred and nine penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals that can be found in Iceland. Visitors to the museum will encounter fifty five specimens belonging to sixteen different kinds of whale, one specimen taken from a rogue polar bear, thirty-six specimens belonging to seven different kinds of seal and walrus, and one hundred and fifteen specimens originating from twenty different kinds of land mammal: all in all, a total of two hundred and nine specimens belonging to forty six different kinds of mammal. It should be noted that the museum has also been fortunate enough to receive legally-certified gift tokens for four specimens belonging to Homo Sapiens. Besides there are some twenty-three folklore specimens and forty foreign ones. Altogether the collection contains 272 specimens from 92 different species of animals.

In addition to the biological section of the museum, visitors can view the collection of about three hundred artistic oddments and other practical utensils related to the museum´s chosen theme.


News just in has it that the long-awaited human specimen has been mounted.

Curated by its congenial owner Sigurður Hjartarson, this shrine is not simply a parade of pickled pricks. Embellishing the gallery are objets d’art, implements, curios, paintings, poetry, and garments – all penis-themed.

And now, some photographs from an enjoyable afternoon spent here dicking around.

Icelandic Phallological Museum

Phallucination in Iceland
5D Mark II, TS-E 17L

Icelandic Phallological Museum

Museum members
5D Mark II, 14L II

Member of a Sperm Whale

Organ of a sperm whale
5D Mark II, 24-105L

Elephant penis from South Africa

Instrument of an elephant from South Africa
5D Mark II, 14L II


Penis Art

Penis Art: "Madonna Borealis" by Cheo Cruz
5D Mark II, 24-105L


Lundscape: Art by Þorgerður Sigurðardóttir (Original title: Penis-scape in Húsavík)
5D Mark II, 24-105L

Note: ‘Lund’ means penis in Hindi (albeit in the vulgar sense).

Penis humour

Penis humour
5D Mark II, 24-105L

Museum owner and curator Sigurður Hjartarson

Museum owner and curator Sigurður Hjartarson
5D Mark II, 24-105L

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