'Museum Of Hangovers' Is Here To Remind You About Those Boozy Nights Out

The boozy nights we hope we'll never forget can often turn into the mornings we don't ever want to remember.

For anyone who has ever had one of those nights and paid the price, you're not alone -- and a new museum has opened this month in Zagreb, Croatia, dedicated to hangovers.

The walls are painted like streets to recreate a boozy walk home. Image: Getty

'Museum of hangovers' co-founder Rino Dubokovic told CBS News that the idea was born from a conversation between friends about drinking at parties.

"A friend spoke about how he woke up with a bicycle pedal in his pocket, and I thought, as I listened to him, 'Why not set up a place, a museum, with the collection of these objects and stories that will illustrate in a funny way these evenings of drunkenness and the hangover the next day?'" Dubokovic said.

The museum is laid out like a boozy walk home, with rooms resembling a street, storefronts, a park and finally a bedroom where you can piece your journey together.

Rino Dubokovic, co-owner of the Museum of Hangovers. Image: Getty

Along the way are stories of drunken escapades from around the world.

Guests begin their visit by wearing goggles that simulate drunkenness.

They're invited to throw a dart -- bulls-eye means no admission charge.



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They can also share their own stories, by finishing the phrase "I woke up with..."

Some entries include: no money, two stray dogs and "a lot of pumpkins".

A woman plays darts with the special glasses. Image: Getty

But critics of the museum say it doesn't take the dangers of drinking seriously.

Dr Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist, called the museum "really bad" and said they shouldn't be glorifying drinking.

"It's fine to drink in moderation, but that's not what this museum is about," she said.

"It makes it look appealing, it makes it look like it's fun and hilarious and for young people especially, that's going to be a big draw."

A room of the Museum of Hangovers, in Zagreb. Image: Getty

The World Health Organisation estimates three million people die each year due to alcohol abuse.

The founders hope to grow the museum and include warnings of the risks of drinking. But for now, visitors will only have their own experiences to serve as a warning.

"I'm very impressed but also very horrified because it brings back very bad memories, or good memories at the same time," Visitor Andrew Hardie said.