Museums are places where you can explore things of great historical and artistic value. Museums not only provide us with a better understanding of various cultures and other historical events it also safeguards many valuable objects for the future generations.
The following are some of the best museums in the world:
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.:
The Smithsonian Institution has about 19 museums and galleries, and it is one of the world’s most massive research and museum complex. The museum has everything you need to know about America’s past. There is no way you will be able to see everything in the museum as there are about 137 million objects in the whole museum. You need to plan your visit and check out the ones you are interested. Some of the main attractions at the museums are the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, Hope Diamond, the Apollo 11 command module etc.
Le Louvre, Paris, France:
Le Louvre was a palace, and later it was converted into a museum. You get to see the antiques of the 19th century. The museum has a huge glass pyramid which was designed by I. M. Pei who was an American-Chinese designer and architect. The Sully Wing is the heart of the museum, and it is a great place for children to have fun. Some of the main attractions include Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, “Venus de Milo,” “Winged Victory of Samothrace” etc.
Tokugawa Art Museum, Japan:
Japan was ruled by the Tokugawa family from 1600s to 1868; this period was known as the Edo period, and it is said that the Japanese had a peaceful time during this period. The Edo period was also the time when arts were given more importance in the country. At the museum, you will be able to see many artworks and exhibits of other aspects of Japanese during that the Edo period. The museum also has pottery collections, clothing and samurai swords.
The State Hermitage Museum, Russia:
The State Hermitage Museum of Russia is a beautiful museum, and there are about 3 million items in the museum. It is the second largest museums in the world, and it was started when Empress Catherine the Great had a painting collection. Some of the main attractions include the Black Sea Littoral in antiquity, Nicholas II’s private collections, the Orient etc.
The Natural History Museum, London:
The Natural History Museum has about 70 million specimens of things from the past 250 years. The museum has collections which are of great value, and the museum is quite famous for the exhibit of dinosaur skeletons. There is no admission fee charged in this museum. Darwin centre was recently added to the museum to store valuable collections.
The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy:
The Vatican Museum has some of the most splendid sculptures in the world. Some of the main attractions are the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, ancient Egyptian exhibits etc.