An unbearable wedding dress. A prosthetic limb. An axe. As the world celebrates her Valentine’s Dayone museum in Zagreb collected objects that sometimes tell strange stories of a lost love.

Opened in 2006 on a secluded street near Zagreb’s main square, a favorite meeting place for lovers and friends for decades, the Museum of Broken Relationships features thousands of exhibits, some ordinary, some strange, but certainly each one emblematic of a lost love.

“It’s not the objects, but the stories behind them that are intriguing, inspiring and moving,” said museum co-founder Drazen Grubisik.

“For me this is a museum about love. We just might have a different view of love when it ends.”

A Croatian war veteran has donated a prosthetic leg in memory of his love affair with a Defense Ministry employee he met during his treatment. The prosthetic member remained from this relationship.

A Turkish woman donated a wedding dress that she never wore because the man she was going to marry died a month before their wedding.

A man donated an ax he had used to destroy his ex-partner’s furniture, while a woman gave the museum a cockatiel left over from her lover’s motorbike accident 27 years ago. This person, a biologist, had once wondered if something like this could be used to clone one’s “human”.

“The desire to clone my partner from it no longer exists,” the woman said in a post on the museum’s website.

A book by British hypnotist Paul McKenna titled “I Can Make you Thin” is among the exhibits at the museum, which was donated by a woman who was given it as a gift by her partner.

“Don’t buy this book and give it to a loved one if you want the relationship to last,” Grubisik said.