Visiting museums are usually on the list of all travellers, and every city in the world has some sort of museum whether large or small. If you love museums, these cities should be on your
Visiting museums are usually on the list of all travellers, and every city in the world has some sort of museum whether large or small. If you love museums, these cities should be on your bucket list…
1. Mexico City
This city has more than 150 museums and besides the wonderful art collections Mexico City has a rich heritage and many cultural gems. One of the best archaeological museums can be found in the city, Museo Nacional de Antropologia and has some of the best Olmec, Mayan and Aztec artefacts.
An interesting museum to visit is the Medicine Historical Museum, which has displays of medical practices, medical instruments and various healing methods. For lovers of shoes there is the Museo del Zapao which has over 7 500 shoes on display.
2. Washington DC
Everyone must visit the famous Smithsonian Institute, which has comprehensive displays of the history of mankind and its discoveries and achievements. It has 19 buildings which includes a zoo and research centres.
Other highlights in the Institute are the Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum, Indian and American History Museum. Other museums of interest include the Holocaust Memorial, Museum of Crime and Punishment, International Spy Museum and many others.
London has a vast wealth of museums and cultural sites and there are museums dedicated to all sorts of things such as football, banking, war, gardening, music and Sherlock Holmes. A must see is the Natural History Museum which includes the Darwin centre and houses the best collection of historical data, displays and exhibitions of anywhere in the world.
The museum has 30 permanent exhibitions which vary in interests such as dinosaurs, gardening, earthquakes and volcanoes and mammals. Besides the History Museum, London has many more museums of interest. The British Museum and Museum of London are definitely worth a visit, as is the Tate Modern and National Gallery.
4. New York
New York is best known for its many art galleries, but there are many other museums of historical interest, and plenty of places to relax and enjoy a bit of online gambling NZ while you catch your breath between them.
The American Museum of National History, which has 32 million artefacts, spread across 45 rooms and includes the famous Rose Centre for Earth and Space. If your children are travelling with you they will really enjoy the dinosaurs and various animal displays.
Other museums worth visiting are the Ellis Island Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Museum of Jewish Heritage.
The city itself it like a huge museum with winding streets, canals and houses that look as though you have just stepped into the 17th century. Amsterdam has a large collection of art and cultural museums.
The Van Gogh Museum exhibits the largest collection of paintings by this famous artist and tracks his development and decline. In 2014 the Rijksmuseum was reopened after renovations, and now houses Dutch masterpieces such as “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt.
Pay a visit to Anne Frank’s house and see how Anne Frank and her family lived during their time while hiding from the Nazi’s. The Stedelijk Museum has some impressive contemporary art pieces on display.