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Clocks, cars, toilets: There’s a museum for almost anything

From top: A vintage Corvette at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, a scrimshaw mermaid at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and an Arthur Morris photograph of Northern gannets at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon.
From top: A vintage Corvette at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, a scrimshaw mermaid at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and an Arthur Morris photograph of Northern gannets at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon.COURTESY LARZ ANDERSON AUTO MUSEUM

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Sure, you can take in the classics at the MFA, or contemporary art at the ICA. But why stop there? In these parts, museums come in all shapes and sizes and appeal to all sorts of interests. Birds, toilets, cars, snowmobiles, bad art, great medicine — these are just a few of the subjects that have entire museums dedicated to them. We rounded up a slew of them for your learning pleasure.

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