National Poo Museum

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National Poo Museum
Poo Tree Exhibit.jpg
A 'poo tree' at Sandown Zoo
National Poo Museum is located in Isle of Wight
National Poo Museum
Location of Sandown Battery
Established25 March 2016 (2016-03-25)
LocationMobile, to be Sandown Barrack Battery, Isle of Wight
Coordinates50°39′01″N 1°09′38″W / 50.650406°N 1.16045°W / 50.650406; -1.16045Coordinates: 50°39′01″N 1°09′38″W / 50.650406°N 1.16045°W / 50.650406; -1.16045
FounderDaniel Roberts, Nigel George, Dave Badman

The National Poo Museum on The Isle of Wight is a museum dedicated to the collection, conservation and display of faeces. The museum, which began on 25 March 2016, is currently mobile but is establishing a permanent location at Sandown Barrack Battery.[1][2]

The poo is displayed in resin spheres, where it can be viewed and held. The process involves drying the poo, which can take up to 2 weeks, before it is encapsulated and placed in a vacuum chamber, so that air bubbles are removed.[3] The main aim of the museum is to break down the 'taboo' surrounding poo in human life,[4] and the museum hopes to do this by receiving donations of poo from celebrities.[5] The museum also aims to educate people about the issues related to poo including dog fouling and sanitation.[1]

The museum was founded by members of Eccleston George - 'a collection of creative people who work together on many different kinds of projects', who are based on the Isle of Wight.[6]

Poo at the Zoo[edit]

The first public exhibition, named Poo at the Zoo, opened on 25 March 2016 at the Isle of Wight Zoo, where 20 excrements belonging to different animals were on display. The animals included:[7][1]

The faeces came from animals at the zoo, faeces collected elsewhere and faeces donated by the Dinosaur Isle museum.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d "National Poo Museum plans new home on Isle of Wight". 5 April 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Home". The National Poo Museum. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ Silver, Katie (12 July 2016). "Five surprising uses of poo". Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Isle of Wight National Poo Museum applies to make big push in permanent home". 24 August 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. ^ Robinson, Peter (10 April 2019). "From the joke shop to the high street: why poo is no longer taboo". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ "About us". Eccleston George. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Isle of Wight Zoo!". Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2019.

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