Pooseum
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The Pooseum is a unique science museum dedicated solely to animal poo. Prepare to be fascinated and intrigued by the work of veterinarians, biologists, ecologists and paleo-scatologists. Learn about the digestive systems of carnivores and herbivores, fossilised dinosaur poo, and the parasites that could affect your pet's health. An interactive display shows the scats of various Australian animals.
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Melissa O
10 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Fantastic. We visited due to excitement factor for 9yo son. We actually all really enjoyed it (44, 44, 19 & 9). Very informative, modern and the lady who was there was very informative and gave us some great tips and direction as we navigated displays!
Written 29 October 2023
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Thank you Melissa for your kind review! 😊
Written 15 November 2023
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Nicster
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Interesting experience in historic Richmond. This is an experience for the scientific minded and those with curiosity but it is mostly dependant on the operator sharing her knowledge which is extensive and also a large segment of watching curated YouTube videos. If you are not interested in watching the YouTube videos, then it would take about 20 minutes to go through. Based on that, I think it is overpriced.
Written 4 July 2023
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Thank you for your review. Yes, it is for the scientific-minded and those with curiosity as it is a science museum, as mentioned on our website and Facebook page. Nearly all of the 40 videos at the Pooseum were purchased from either Shutterstock, Alamy or the ABC, so they are not YouTube videos. I recorded the narration for many of the videos myself. It is disappointing that you do not mention the approximately 12,000 words of written information on information panels, the various interactive displays you could have engaged with, or the artworks throughout the exhibition. You could have easily spent a couple of hours at the museum, so we do not think that the entry fees are unreasonable.
Written 6 July 2023
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Benjamin J
1 contribution
Apr. 2023 • Family
A passionate operator maintaining a well set out and entertaining themed museum - she is clearly passionate and articulate about poo
Written 10 April 2023
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Thank you Benjamin! 😊
Written 15 April 2023
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Pooseum: yes, a museum dedicated to the study of poo! It was absolutely fascinating. Did you know that birds wee and poo at the same time from the same orifice? Did you know that birds don't fart because they poo every fifteen minutes so gases don't build up. I could go on. Brilliant little place and the lady who runs it is so passionate and knowledgeable.
Written 15 March 2023
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Thank you Peter for your review! 😊
Written 16 March 2023
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Kaeshi C
New York City, NY26 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
The Pooseum is a fabulous little museum that is created with love and passion by it’s owner named Karim. I picked up a flyer at Hobart airport and was immediately intrigued. It far surpassed the expectations of my husband and I. We learned a lot of interesting fun facts about poo that were delightfully shocking. The Amaze Richmond cafe across the street is excellent and we also recommend walking to the historic Richmond Bridge overlooking the picturesque Coal River to enjoy watching the frolicking ducks.
Written 13 March 2023
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Hi Kaeshi, it was wonderful to meet you and your husband, and so interesting to hear about your work. 😊
Written 16 March 2023
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Mona M
8 contributions
Mar. 2023
I was intrigued by the name and we had some time to kill. It's pretty small though, just one room. I was hoping for the price it would have a little more material but I guess there's only so much poo information one can take in at a time. We went through the whole thing in about an hour. The room gets loud when there's even a few kids in it, so that was also a driving factor in my enjoyment. It's good for all ages, with stuff geared toward kids and adults. Overall, I would say it's worth it if you have nothing to do, but don't change your plans to come here.
Written 11 March 2023
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timbleton
Sydney, Australia133 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
I have to be honest, we rocked up to this mostly because poo is funny and obviously it is. However this Pooseum is funny while also being informative, which I absolutely loved.
I learnt far more that I would ever expect while also having a good laugh. The woman running the exhibit is clearly very passionate about poo and knows her stuff.
More scientific than silly, but with a lighthearted tenderness that suited me to a tee.
Written 7 January 2023
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Ant2221
London, UK1 contribution
Dec. 2022 • Couples
many interactive elements suitable for all ages, expected 15min stayed over an hr. The owner was amazing and gave great insights to a topic we have never thought to know about.
I can recommend the short ‘poo tube’ videos about weird animal behaviours - I nearly went right past it.
Written 31 December 2022
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BS Adventurer
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Friends
It’s a very interesting place. As adults we went just as a lark - who could just walk past a poo museum lol. But for kids it would be a bit of fun to check out all the different types of poo - they even have a fart machine.
Written 29 December 2022
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LyndaPerkins
Brisbane, Australia222 contributions
Nov. 2022
this little tiny place was brilliant and so very interesting, the lady was so friendly and helpful explaining things to us and we got some funny presents for family
Written 16 November 2022
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