Recently, All Hallows’ Haunts took a trip to the grand opening of the Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum. The Mystic Museum is a new gift store and museum, created by the owners of the original Bearded Lady vintage shop. Both locations specialize in the weird and the downright creepy.
When we arrived at the Mystic Museum, there were already a large number of people waiting to get in. Once we were admitted, we were overwhelmed by the amount of cool stuff. In one corner sat a custom Bearded Lady fortune teller machine. Our other favorite gift shop items included the hand made ghost plushies, the Mystic Museum shirts, and the mirrors with horned frames.
After we finished checking out all of the cool merchandise, we hit up the snack table. All of the snacks were themed to match the ouija board gallery. There was a ouija board cake and planchette shaped cookies. We washed it down with butterscotch flavored tea.
Inside the museum portion of the shop, we saw a wide variety of ouija boards. There was an old ouija board that looked like the real deal. Then there were novelty versions, with themes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ozzy Osbourne. In addition, there was also a large amount of ouija art. There were paintings of psychics, and sculptures of ghosts. One of our favorite pieces was a rabbit drooling ectoplasm.
The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum has a surprising amount to offer, considering it’s located in such a small space. It’s a great place for lovers of the macabre to hang out for an hour or so. When we were there, there were so many people that we didn’t get the opportunity to examine things as closely as we would’ve liked. We’ll definitely be going back to get a better look.
Both the Bearded Lady Vintage shop and the Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum are located on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.