World's best museums

World’s best museums


The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

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One of the ‘must visit’ museums in the world is the Egyptian Museum or the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities , which is located in Cairo, Egypt. This museum has more 120,000 antique collections, which are definitely among the most expensive collections.

The Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum

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A trip to Japan would not be complete without learning the great culture of Japan through its largest and oldest museum, the Tokyo National Museum . The museum houses a wide-ranging collection of archeological items, which has relevance not only in Japan but also in Asian civilization.

The National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia

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In Australia, the Government of Australia has established sometime in 1967 its leading art gallery and museum, the National Gallery of Australia.

Sao Paulo Museum of Art

Sao Paulo Museum of Art

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The Sao Paulo Museum of Art or the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (in Portuguese) is considered as the finest art museum in Brazil located in the City of Sao Paulo.

Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

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The Art Gallery of Ontario otherwise known as the Musée des beaux-arts del’ Ontario and previously named the Art Museum of Toronto, is among the largest museums in North America located in the Chinatown district of Toronto, Canada.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C

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The National Gallery of Art is one of the prominent national art museums in the world established by the US Congress in 1938.

Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore

Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore

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The Asian Civilization Museum is considered as the first museum in the Asian region that is able to present a comprehensive account of the cultures and civilizations of Asia.

Kimme Museum, Carribean

Kimme Museum, Carribean

The Caribbean region has a rich historical background of slavery, colonialism, piracy, imperialism and migration and civil wars. These historical themes are also reflected in the arts and cultural history of the Caribbean people.

Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum

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The Museum was established through the efforts of the East African natural history Society of the EANHS. It is an association of naturalists who settled in Africa particularly in Kenya and who needed a place to preserve their collections.

Top European Museums

Musee du Louvre in Paris

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First on the list is the Musee du Louvre in Paris , France which was once a home to the kings of France and a fortified palace and now is a museum which houses the finest pieces including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

While still in Paris , take a tour to the Musee d’Orsay to enjoy great collections such as the “Starry Night” of Van Gogh and other works of impressionist artists such as that of Monet, Manet, Degas, and Renoir.

If you are in Italy , do not fail to visit the Vatican Museums inside the Vatican City which spreads around nine miles from the Vatican Roman Catholic Church which houses world renowned collections of the works of da Vinci, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling artwork, and those of Raphael. Still in Italy but in Florence , visit the Uffizi Gallery which is one of the oldest museums which also showcase the work of Botticelli such as the “Birth of Venus”.

In England, the British Museum and the Tate Modern are the interesting museums which feature Surrealism collections of Dali such as the “Forgotten Horizon”.

In Spain, Madrid houses the Prado Museum which is known for its impressive collections of Spanish pieces such as those of El Greco, Goya, Murillo, and Velasquez.

Some other museums in Europe are Berlin Museum in Germany , the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna , Austria , the Kobarid Museum in Slovenia , the Fram Museum in Norway and many others.

Date posted: 28th April, 2016

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