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    Visitors watch the exhibition on October 27, 2016 at the Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik

    Lost Tourists in Perpetual Pursuit of Iceland's 'Penis Museum'

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    By a twist of fate, the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) office shares the same building with the Phallological Museum… which cannot help but confuse many people.

    Dozens of tourists entered the RIFF asking where the penis museum was. The people working at the office had probably run out of patience, which prompted them to print a warning sign describing the directions to the site they were looking for.

    The tweet has spread quickly, eventually leading to the creator of the disclaimer, Jonatan Van Hove.

    "It was on the second floor, so they'd come in through the two front doors, climb the stairs, somehow find my office, which was the closest to the door, and they would ask 'Excuse me, is this the penis museum?' Some people were too embarrassed to ask about it. Others would ask me super-seriously about the phallological museum," he told Newsweek.

    It appears that an American tourist might have contributed to the creation of the sign.

    Some users began sharing their pictures taken inside the museum, which describes itself as “probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all various types of mammal found in a single country”:

    The sign dates back to April 2017, when its creator Van Hove had been asked for directions three times.

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