Sometimes the best way to learn about another culture and truly immerse yourself, is to dive into their history. Museums are an amazing way to learn about the country you are visiting, while also scratching that site seeing itch. Check out these 10 must see museums from around the world.
1. Metropolitan Museum of Art-New York
Home to the largest art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art features over two million permanent collections. These collections contain a variety of artwork including: paintings, sculptures, cultural art, musical instruments, costumes, weapons and armor.
2. Musee d’Orsay-Paris
Musee d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France mainly featuring art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture and photography. This museum is most popular for its large collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces.
3. Art Institute of Chicago-Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is the oldest art museum in the United States and hosts approximately 1.5 million guest annually. People are flooding into the Art Institute of Chicago to check out its collection of nearly 300,000 pieces art, and especially to check out the museums more than 30 special exhibitions mounted yearly.
4. Museo Nacional Del Prado-Spain
The Museo Nacional Del Prado, located in Madrid Spain is one of the most visited sites in the world. The Museo Nacional Del Prado has one of the finest collections of European art dating from the 12th century to the 20th century, featuring some of the best pieces of Spanish art in known history.
5. Musse de Louvre-Paris
The Musse de Louvre in Paris is the world’s largest museum and a true historical monument in Paris. Being the world’s largest museum, The Musse de Louvre, exhibits collections dispersed among eight departments including: Egyptian Antiques, Near Eastern Antiques, Greek, Roman Antiques, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Prints and Drawings.
6. State Hermitage Museum –Russia
The State Hermitage Museum, located in St. Petersburg is known for hosting the largest collection of paintings in the world. Not only being a painters dream, but this museum is also one of the oldest museums in the world packed with historical works of art.
7. National Gallery-London
The National Gallery in London is unlike comparable museums throughout Europe, as it was not formed by nationalizing and existing royal or princely art collection. The National Gallery was mainly funded by donations and is much smaller, yet contains a wide array of unique works of art.
8. The Rijksmuseum-Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum is dedicated to art history in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum is one must see museum due to its display of 8,000 objects of art and history. Due to the museums dedication to the history and art of Amsterdam, the museum is especially popular amongst those native to Amsterdam, being the largest art museum in the country.
9. Vasa Museum- Sweden
The Vasa Museum located In Stockholm, Sweden is one of the most unique museums in the world. The Vasa Museum is maritime museum featuring some of the oldest marine time pieces in the world. The Museum is most well-known for its display of an almost fully intact 17th century ship that was salvaged
10. Museo Nacional de Anthropologia-Mexico
The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico is the largest and most visited museum in the country due to its variety, differentiating it from most museums. The National Museum of Anthropology-Mexico contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Aztec Calendar.