Mysteries At The Museum

The WORST episodes of Mysteries At The Museum

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Introduces us to a wide variety of museums from across the United States, each filled with extraordinary, often bizarre artifacts with amazing tales to be told -- and secrets to be revealed.

Last Updated: 4/6/2022Network: Travel Channel
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Riding Thunder, Warm Springs and Catcher Spy
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#1 - Riding Thunder, Warm Springs and Catcher Spy

Season 14 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/30/2017

Don Wildman examines a F8 Crusader jet that was at the center of a death-defying plummet to Earth, a specially outfitted convertible designed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a commemorative coin linked to a baseball player turned spy.

Battle of the Sexes, Circus Riot and Last Train to Freedom
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#2 - Battle of the Sexes, Circus Riot and Last Train to Freedom

Season 18 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/22/2018

Don Wildman investigates the story behind an epic showdown on the tennis court, a bizarre brawl between traveling clowns and one man's life-threatening attempt to cross the Berlin Wall.

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Etch A Sketch, Cowboy Bob and Pilates
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#3 - Etch A Sketch, Cowboy Bob and Pilates

Season 18 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/22/2018

Don Wildman examines the unexpected story behind one of the best-selling toys of all time, how a craftsman's talent landed him in hot water and one man's vision for saving everyday Americans from nuclear war.

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Leonardo's Parachute, School Children's Blizzard and Muddy Discovery
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#4 - Leonardo's Parachute, School Children's Blizzard and Muddy Discovery

Season 18 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/29/2018

Don Wildman examines model of a parachute invented by a world-famous renaissance man, an ancient coin made of gold that was possibly dug up by an mythical beast and a weather-beaten cabin once home to a man that changed music history.

Titanic Orphans, Plot to Kill the Pope and Magical Unicorn
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#5 - Titanic Orphans, Plot to Kill the Pope and Magical Unicorn

Season 18 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/29/2018

Don Wildman investigates a mystery surrounding two young survivors of the RMS Titanic, a diabolical plot to assassinate one of the world's most important people and a enigmatic relic once thought to grant its owner power beyond measure.

Missing Toe Murderer, Air Locked Out and Trenches Terror
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#6 - Missing Toe Murderer, Air Locked Out and Trenches Terror

Season 20 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/22/2018

Don Wildman examines the unusual case of a murderer with a missing digit, a harrowing near-death experience on the edge of space and the wartime exploits of a courageous canine.

Terror Ship, Wicked Stepmother and Message in a Bottle
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#7 - Terror Ship, Wicked Stepmother and Message in a Bottle

Season 20 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/29/2018

Don Wildman examines the truth behind a legendary ghost ship and its fateful SOS, the devious crime spree of a truly evil stepmother and the unlikely discovery of a message in a bottle sent more than a century ago.

Dare to Dream, Mail Missile, Child Warrior
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6.34
41 votes

#8 - Dare to Dream, Mail Missile, Child Warrior

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/21/2014

Don investigates a postal box that embarked on a gravity-defying journey, a traditional Viking vessel that sailed into the annals of modern history on an intrepid sea voyage, and a handmade talisman that weaves a tale of terror and courage on the American frontier.

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Radioactive Boy Scout, Match of the Century, Four Corners Outbreak
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6.36
44 votes

#9 - Radioactive Boy Scout, Match of the Century, Four Corners Outbreak

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/2014

A badge that inspired a nuclear experiment; a chess set used in a match of Cold War wits; eerie animal specimens.

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The Kiss that Saved a Million Lives, Heist of the Century, Lorenzo's Oil
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6.40
42 votes

#10 - The Kiss that Saved a Million Lives, Heist of the Century, Lorenzo's Oil

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/12/2014

Host Don Wildman examines the beguiling cast of a woman who helped save thousands of lives after her death, a surfboard that speaks to one of the nation's most notorious capers, and a mysterious plant that offered unlikely hope to a family during their darkest hour.

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Robber's Bride, The Night Disco Exploded, Escape By Sea
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6.44
43 votes

#11 - Robber's Bride, The Night Disco Exploded, Escape By Sea

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2014

Host Don Wildman examines an old Concord stagecoach that symbolizes a broken dream, a collection of melted vinyl records that sparked the decline of a cultural marvel, and a ship model that represents a bid for freedom.

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Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike, Skull in the Ashes
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6.50
44 votes

#12 - Nazi Art Hoax, Hunger Strike, Skull in the Ashes

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2014

Don examines a damaged metal identification tag that played a role in a bizarre and heated crime, a painting by a man who pulled off one of the art world’s greatest deceptions, and a pin that represents a woman’s perilous push to advance equality.

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Circling the Skies, Lady & the Panda, 12 Years a Slave
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6.53
47 votes

#13 - Circling the Skies, Lady & the Panda, 12 Years a Slave

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/19/2014

Host Don Wildman examines a reel of film that depicts a high-flying stunt that changed aviation history, a panda discovered by an unlikely heroine and an aged document that tells the story of one man's unparalleled imprisonment.

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Patience Worth, Able and Baker, Absinthe, Grace Kelly, Bicycle Pete, The Flying Dutchman
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6.54
46 votes

#14 - Patience Worth, Able and Baker, Absinthe, Grace Kelly, Bicycle Pete, The Flying Dutchman

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/7/2013

Don Wildman examines a set of books that contain a haunting tale told from beyond the grave, a primate involved in early space exploration, and a bottle of alcohol believed to compel drinkers to commit acts of violence.

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Titanic Violin, Wicked Fungus and the Greatest Bar Bet
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6.55
20 votes

#15 - Titanic Violin, Wicked Fungus and the Greatest Bar Bet

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/2016

Don Wildman investigates an aged instrument's epic history, uncovers the roots of the Salem Witch Trials and examines a plane linked to a man who would stop at nothing to win a bet.

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Psychic Horse, Strange Story of Rubber, Pulaski Axe
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6.56
45 votes

#16 - Psychic Horse, Strange Story of Rubber, Pulaski Axe

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/2014

Don Wildman examines a small memorandum book with notes from a strange encounter with an animal, a grey slab of material that revolutionized industry after an accidental discovery, and an innovative tool that changed heroes' jobs.

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Dial M for Missing, $7 Renoir, Secret in the Attic
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6.56
41 votes

#17 - Dial M for Missing, $7 Renoir, Secret in the Attic

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/26/2014

Don examines a timeworn tome that may explain the perplexing disappearance of the world's greatest mystery writer, a Renoir painting believed to have been bought for just $7, and a police ledger that tells the tale of a secretive love affair that ended in murder.

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Michelangelo the Forger, Finders Keepers and Brownie Wise and the Wonderbowl
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16 votes

#18 - Michelangelo the Forger, Finders Keepers and Brownie Wise and the Wonderbowl

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/2016

Don Wildman examines a statue created by the world's best-known art forger, a mysterious cache of buried gold coins and a woman whose sales technique made Tupperware a household name.

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The Blonde Butcher, Charley Ross Kidnapping, Southern Sasquatch
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6.57
44 votes

#19 - The Blonde Butcher, Charley Ross Kidnapping, Southern Sasquatch

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2014

A handcrafted doll that is linked to one of the most memorable criminal cases of the 1930s, a glass bottle with a secret message, and a wire mesh screen that served as a window into a scary encounter.

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Leopold and Loeb, U-2 Spy Plane, Chewing Gum, The Dust Bowl, Gustave Whitehead, Prince Henry Sinclair
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6.57
54 votes

#20 - Leopold and Loeb, U-2 Spy Plane, Chewing Gum, The Dust Bowl, Gustave Whitehead, Prince Henry Sinclair

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/13/2012

Don Wildman examines a revolutionary plow that sowed the seeds of a terrifying disaster, a primitive plane that challenges the history of flight and a deceptive coin that's designed to kill.

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Porcelain Twins, The Warden's Wife, Lost City of Atlantis
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6.60
45 votes

#21 - Porcelain Twins, The Warden's Wife, Lost City of Atlantis

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/19/2014

Don investigates a china doll that speaks to a mystifying tale of deception, a bullet-marked sleigh that stood witness to the violent conclusion of a notorious love affair, and a set of common-looking stones that holds a possible clue to a lost civilization.

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Clever Hans, Bertha Benz and Civil War Counterfeiter
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6.61
18 votes

#22 - Clever Hans, Bertha Benz and Civil War Counterfeiter

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/2/2017

Don Wildman inspects a book about a four-legged mathematician, examines the birth of the automobile and investigates a mysterious underground corkscrew.

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Shanghai Tunnels, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, Big Nose George Shoes, Ham the Astrochimp, Message in a Bottle, Tiktaalik
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55 votes

#23 - Shanghai Tunnels, Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, Big Nose George Shoes, Ham the Astrochimp, Message in a Bottle, Tiktaalik

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/2011

Don examines the shoes of a famous Wild West tale, a miniature spacesuit and an ancient scroll discovered in a bottle.

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Operation Pastorius, Nellie Bly, Boston Strangler, Lord Cornbury, Carrie Nation, The Oneida Community
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59 votes

#24 - Operation Pastorius, Nellie Bly, Boston Strangler, Lord Cornbury, Carrie Nation, The Oneida Community

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/22/2013

Host Don Wildman examines a weapon that belonged to a secret network of spies, a bag that belonged to a pioneering journalist, and a switchblade that belonged to a man some believed was Boston's most notorious killer.

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Grover Cleveland’s Tumor, Tsavo Man-Eaters, The Willamette Meteorite, Senator Warren Hooper, Mantell UFO Incident, Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
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51 votes

#25 - Grover Cleveland’s Tumor, Tsavo Man-Eaters, The Willamette Meteorite, Senator Warren Hooper, Mantell UFO Incident, Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/7/2013

Host Don Wildman examines a preserved mass of human tissue at the center of an American political scandal, a massive skull from a man-eating beast, and a meteorite that was once part of an improbable heist.

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