Whether you are interested in art, history or science, the world is full of impressive museums. Many of these museums house treasured works by renowned artists or historic artifacts that showcase a country’s culture and heritage. Museums are more than just buildings with collections, they are windows to the past and a reflection of human creativity. With this in mind, we looked at the top 10 museums all over the world that are worth visiting.
The Louvre is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world, visited by millions of visitors each year. It has an impressive collection of artwork and artifacts with masterpieces by famous French artists such as Monet, Manet, Degas and Renoir. The Louvre is also home to the gold mask of Tutankhamun.
Founded in 1866, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, is the largest museum in the United States with more than two million artifacts and works of art. The museum has a wide variety of art styles and exhibits, from Islamic art to the famous Edgar Degas painting The Dance Class.
One of the youngest entrants on this list, the Tate Modern is Britain’s national gallery for modern and contemporary art and is visited by over 5 million people each year. It has eight specific themed departments that include modern art from 1900 to present day and houses masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Warhol and Dali.
Another younger entrant, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is the oldest of the Smithsonian museums and boasts an impressive collection of art and historic artifacts. The museum hosts many exhibitions and events throughout the year. It is also home to the world’s most famous sculpture, The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai.
The State Russian Museum is one of the most popular museums in Europe and is visited by over 2 million people each year. The museum has a stunning collection of paintings that includes masterpieces by artists such as Aivazovsky, Repin, Shishkin and Malevich.
Located in the heart of Trafalgar Square, London’s National Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world and has a huge number of visitors each year. The museum contains artworks and furniture from the 14th to the 20th century and is a favorite for art lovers who want to see the paintings by Da Vinci, Boticelli and Velazquez.
The Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C is the biggest museum of natural history in the world. It is home to 145 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils and rocks as well as the largest display of dinosaur bones in the world. The museum has many exhibits that are not only informative but also stunning to look at, including the Hall of Human Origins and the Bone Hall. This museum is also a popular place for Instagrammers to get some incredible shots of the museum and its beautiful surroundings. This is a must-visit for any art and nature lover.