List of potato museums

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A potato museum is a museum about potatoes. There are many such museums around the world, predominantly in North America and Europe.[1]

Prince Edward Island Potato Museum

Austria[edit]

  • Waldviertler Erdäpfelwelt (Waldviertler potato world) is a museum with interactive displays located in the town hall of Schweiggers displaying the history and uses of potatoes to the present day.[2]

Belgium[edit]

  • Musée vivant de la pomme de terre ("Living Museum of the Potato") in Genappe is part of the Wallonia Botanical Gardens and also houses a collection of onions from northern Europe.[3]
  • Frietmuseum in Bruges is dedicated to chips (or fries in American-English) and is located in one of Bruges’ oldest buildings, dated 1399.[4]

Canada[edit]

  • The Canadian Potato Museum in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island claims to contain the world's largest collection of potato artifacts. It is also home to a Potato Hall of Fame. A 14 feet high giant potato made of fibreglass stands at the entrance and visitors can learn about the origins of the wild potato up to modern day agricultural practices.[5][6]
  • Potato World is a museum dedicated to the potato. It is located in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, known as the french fry capital of the world.[7][8]

Denmark[edit]

  • Danmarks Kartoffelmuseum ("Danish Potato Museum") in Otterup[9] is part of the Hofmansgave estate. The Hofmansgaves were responsible for popularising the potato in Denmark where potatoes were known as “German lumps”.[10]

France[edit]

  • Moulin Gentrey in Harsault (fr) is a former starch mill dating from 1870 which contains a small potato museum as part of a historical tour of starch making for the textile industry.[11][12]

Germany[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • Museo della patata ("Potato Museum") in Budrio[17]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Jong, Hielke; Sieczka, Joseph B.; De Jong, Walter (2011). The Complete Book of Potatoes. Portland, London: Timber Press. p. 235. ISBN 9781604693072. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "AusflugszielWaldviertler Erdäpfelwelt". Niederoesterreich Card. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Conservatoire Botanique de Wallonie et Musée vivant de la Pomme de Terre". Wallonie Belgique Tourisme. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ Barkham, Patrick. "Land of the friet". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "One of the top 11 food museums in the world!". Canadian Potato Museum. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Canadian Potato Museum". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "National French Fry day celebrated at Potato World in the French Fry Capital of the World". Potato Pro. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Homepage". Potato World. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  9. ^ Ussing, J. "Velkommen til Danmarks eneste kartoffelmuseum". Danmarks Kartoffel Museum (in Danish). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  10. ^ "The Danish Potato Museum, Otterup". Visit Denmark. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  11. ^ Vincenot, Didier. "Le moulin de Gentrey à Harsault". France 3. France Télévisions. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Féculerie". Moulin Gentry. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Geschichte des Museums". Deutsches Kartoffelmuseum. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Kartoffelmuseum zieht ins Werksviertel". Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Homepage". Kartoffelmuseum. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Uber Uns". Vorpommersches Kartoffelmuseum. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  17. ^ Museo della patata, Orizzonti di pianura ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
  18. ^ Richman, Ruth M. "Potato Museum Seeks a New Home". New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  19. ^ "The Potato Museum". Center for non-profit excellence. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Idaho Potato Museum Southwest of Yellowstone". Yellowstone Park. Retrieved 17 January 2018.