Environmentally-conscious visitors will be able to learn more about the impact of using non-renewable energy sources if they head to the world’s first fossil fuel museum.
The exhibition centre can be found in Sweden’s capital Stockholm, which is unsurprising as the country is one of the leaders of global sustainability.
Those who attend the Museum of Fossil Fuels will be able embark on a sensory journey, experiencing the smell of petrol, hearing eyewitness accounts, and listening to the sound of a combustion engine and vehicles on the motorway as they travel through the building.
Attendees will also be able to learn about the history of fossil fuels from as early as the 19th Century, as well as our reliance on it in recent history.
Susanna Hurtig, Nordic head of e-mobility at Vattenfall – the power company initiating the museum, told the public that fossil-free living is an attainable goal, and she hopes the museum will help achieve this.
“At The Museum Of Fossil Fuels, you will be able to experience the sounds, smells, culture and phenomena that will have disappeared,” she commented, adding that she believes children born today will never be familiar with these.
“[The museum] gives you the opportunity to see how a more sustainable future will look back on our times,” Ms Hurtig went on to say.
While most of the world is familiar with the likes of petrol stations and car engines, the hope is that one day these will be a thing of the past. That is why the objects and information in its museum display cases will preserve a part of our history forever.
However, if Ms Hurtig’s predictions do not come true, we could be facing an international crisis, with The World Bank revealing the globe will increase in temperature by 4C if current emission trends continue. This will mean extinction of coral reefs are possible; large sections of the Amazon rainforest will turn into low biomass woodlands; and water resources will be severely threatened.