It opened in 2010 as a bed and breakfast place and was eventually transformed into a museum in November 2012 after Lacuna received an award from the Guinness World Records as the person with the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world that same year.
This museum houses about 1,500 sets of jigsaw puzzles of all sizes, shapes, and forms.
Lacuna’s fascination with jigsaw puzzles started at the age of 35 when she assembled a Mikey Mouse Racing puzzle as a gift for her son’s 2nd birthday. She spent at least 70 hours completing the 5,000-piece puzzle from Hong Kong.
Since then, her hobby of assembling and collecting puzzles grew, which enabled her to travel around the world to buy replica puzzles from international puzzle manufacturers. This hobby lasted for more than 30 years before she suffered a heart attack in 2014.
The collection consists of 2D, 3D, and 4D puzzles including replications of world-renowned paintings like Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez, Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, and Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci to name a few.
The first biggest puzzle in her collection is the puzzle replica of Adrian Chesterman’s famous painting called “The Wildlife” which consists of 33,600 puzzle pieces completed in just 1 year and 6 months’ time.
Meanwhile, the second biggest piece is a pop art by American artist Keith Haring with 32,256 pieces completed in 4 months and 900 hours followed by the third biggest puzzle, an art by Royce McLure called “Life” completed in 24,720 hours.
According to primer.com.ph and en.wikipedia.org