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This Museum In Kentucky Is Filled With Dead People’s Ventriloquist Dolls

This is just a friendly PSA to inform you there’s a museum in Kentucky filled to the brim with ventriloquist dummies, most of which have been donated by their dead owners. So if you enjoy your holiday with a side of non-stop screaming, be sure to drop by for a visit!

Vent Haven Museum is the world’s only museum dedicated to the age-old (and creepy AF) art of ventriloquism.

The museum’s founder, W.S. Berger, spent more than 40 years amassing a personal collection of everything related to ventriloquism. We’re talking dummies, puppets, photos, scripts, memorabilia, playbills, posters, recordings – anything he could get his hands on.

Vent Haven Museum

Then, in 1973, his collection got so enormous he decided to make it public. Since that day it has doubled in size as its name and rep has been spread worldwide, with people from all over flocking to see it with their own eyes.

Vent Haven Museum

Vent Haven Museum houses more than 900 dummies used by ventriloquists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. So, we mean, if there’s any chance ghosts exist (they do) they’re hanging out at Vent Haven.

The museum is opened seven days a week, but you’ve got to make an appointment to get in. Visit its website to find out how to book.

How To Get There

  • Fly into Dallas Airport
  • Catch a connecting OneWorld partner flight to Louisville
  • Drive 160km (1.5 hours)
  • Vent Haven Museum — 33 West Maple Avenue, Fort Mitchell

(All images: Vent Haven Museum / Facebook)