The Potato Museum
Here you will find features, exhibits from our collections as well as interactive modules, teacher and student resources, blogs, and a shop. The Potato Museum, started (1975) in Brussels, Belgium, is the world's first museum about the potato and features the planet's largest collection about this valuable vegetable. The Potato Museum is not a product of the potato industry. We are a non-profit educational organization dedicated to exploring the potato's fascinating past, controversial present and promising future.
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Speaking of Spuds
Just resurrected from their cradle tomb." Will Carleton
Why The Potato?
In the space of just 400 years, the potato has become a staple crop of many people around the world whose antecedents had subsisted perfectly well upon grain crops for anything up to 4000 years. The reason for this somewhat surprising development is that the potato is the best all-around bundle of nutrition known to mankind. John Reader, Man on Earth, 1998. Why The Potato Part 2