Perhaps, everyone considered visiting a museum a huge waste of time in childhood. However, with getting a certain life experience and knowledge about the world around us, this occupation doesn’t look so boring. Despite the stereotypes about history or arts, museums around the globe are dedicated to science, iconic personalities, pop-culture, and many other significant aspects of our lives.
The experienced travelers made up the list of the greatest and most interesting museums everyone should visit. It would be a great idea to take one of these beauties with you!
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The biggest and most attended museum in the world attracts millions of art-lovers every year. The exhibits include thousands of items, dedicated to the American and European art, world history of weapons, lithography and drawing, the medieval and contemporary art, Ancient Egyptian culture. The tickets to Metropolitan are the badges, their color changes daily. To see all the exhibitions, you should visit the museum every day during one week!
2. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Located in the most picturesque and culturally significant city of Russia, The Hermitage is the oldest museums with the largest paintings collection in the world. It includes numerous of Egyptian and classical antiquities, incredible jewelry, the great examples of Golden Age, Baroque, German Romantic art, Russian art, the works of impressionists and neo classical artists. Visiting the Hermitage is the second most popular occupations for tourists in Russia after tasting borscht.
3. The Museum of Gold, Bogotá, Colombia
Despite its unstable economy, Columbia possess the largest collection of the most precious metal on the Earth. The astonishing work of Native Americans challenges even the skillful jewelers of modern Europe. The collection consists of 55,000 copies of ancient jewelry, accessories and other golden items, and is still admired by millions of tourists.
4. The Louvre, Paris, France
Undoubtedly the second most recognizable site in France after the Eiffel Tower. The greatest paintings of humanity can be seen in its pavilions: The Coronation of Napoleon, Liberty Leading the People, Virgin of the Rocks and The Mona Lisa of course. In general there are more than 50,000 pieces of art and other items. Almost 10 millions of visitors attend the museum yearly.
5. The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
This is the youngest museum among the others. However, it doesn’t make it less interesting. The huge exhibition is dedicated to the findings of the ancient Acropolis. More than 4000 great Ancient Greek treasures and archeological findings, demonstrating the wellness and astonishing culture of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
6. The Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
The most unusual exhibition is located on a small Swedish island and demonstrates the only finding. Vasa is a warship launched in the summer of 1628 and sunk just in the first exit. Tragically, but today we have a great opportunity to enjoy this incredible masterwork of medieval fleet.
7. National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., USA
The controversial, but incredibly valuable collection of aircraft and spacecraft is placed in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Here you can see with your own eyes the bomber Enola Gay, filming models of space ships, space shuttles, the Apollo 11 command module, fighters and hundreds of other pieces of aviation’s history.