A Museum For The Broken-Hearted: Croatia's Museum Of Broken Relationships

by Georgia Bobley · February 14, 2012

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Head to Zagreb, Croatia, where you can spend the day commiserating with other lovelorn folks at the Museum of Broken Relationships. The museum is home to mementos from around the world that tell stories of break-ups. From a teddy bear that was a Valentine’s Day present to an ax that was smashed through furniture in a fit of passion to a pair of fake rubber boobs, each object in the Museum of Broken Relationships is accompanied by a note written by its anonymous donor.

Drazen Grubisic, the designer/artist who co-founded the museum in 2010, told the AP:

"The objects that are here represent all the stages of a breakup ... and how people go through love…”

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Next to a garter belt on display is a note that reads:

"I never put them on. The relationship might have lasted longer if I had."

Alongside a blue Frisbee it says:

"Darling, should you ever get the ridiculous idea to walk into a cultural institution like a museum for the first time in your life, you'll remember me."

The number of people who visit the museum doubles on Valentine’s Day, so if you’re in the mood to pack up everything that reminds you of your ex (and if you happen to be in Eastern Europe today), join the flocks of broken hearts at the Museum of Broken Relationships. At least you won’t be alone as you drown your sorrows…

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