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10 Top museums of the world

  1. Karina S. profile image60
    Karina S.posted 8 years ago

    List top ten museums of the world.
    I would like to begin with -The Hermitage, Saint Petersburg-Russia

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Museum of Science and Industry. Chicago.

    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Excuse my ignorance, never been in Chicago . What kind of science?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        All sciences if you've never been you're missing a great one. I've been to the magnificant ones in London and Paris and they are great but Chicago museums are right there or better. I'd never seen one so diverse and amazing! The Field Museum is a great one too! The Shedd Aquarium is great too! All right on the lake but wear some comfortable shoes the Museum of Science and Industry is massive.

        1. Karina S. profile image60
          Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you for your responce, very interesting.It sounds like it is one that is worth to visit.

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    MoMA, New York

    The British Museum, London

    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love Metropoliten, agree with you.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    the Louvre~ Paris

    Musee d'Orsay~ Paris

    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Would love to visit Louvre.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        also referred to as the 'grand palace of the muses', I am writing a hub this week on my visit. smile

        and another hub for the musee d'orsay which is amazing also!
        there is a pic of this one on my riding the metro in paris hub.

        sneaks, I've also been to the museum of science and industry in Chicago. I remember going there for our 8th grade field trip... so I don't remember it very well except that we ate chocolate covered ants....

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          sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well it's worth another trip, maybe without ants.smile It's more a collection of technology exhibits. It has a coal mine, u-boat full size planes hanging from the ceiling. We saw the Titanic relics including full size pistons and the Dead Sea Scrolls. It's not an art museum but if you have school age kids they'll love it. It's good to remember they have one day a week with free admission. Chicago for a vacation is really a good time!

  5. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    The Egyptian Museum in Cairo and, of course, The British Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is also really cool.

    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Egyptian museum sounds interesting.

  6. goldenpath profile image71
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    Though I admit I have never been to the great museums listed already I have been to many here in the midwest United States.  The most moving for me was the Mormon Trails Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  It's a compilation of relics and belongings from thousands around the globe that participated in the Mormon migration and exodus in the mid 1800's.

    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting! Thanks for shearing

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Well, I'm partial to the Mariposa Museum and History Center in California. It gives a very interesting look at the California Gold Rush Days.  (But then, I am a volunteer docent there.)

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to see that wheres that at? I did see the museum at Donner pass that was sad and horrible all at the same time.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Mariposa, CA-- southern area of Mother Lode country. I've written a few hubs about the area, especially "A silly Person's guide..." to the museum

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    allisaposted 8 years ago

    The Egyptian Museum in Cairo and, of course, The British Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is also really cool. I had not visit them but heard a lot about those.

  9. Miss Belgravia profile image76
    Miss Belgraviaposted 8 years ago

    Love the big museums, but they can be really overwhelming. There are several smaller museums that I have enjoyed very much, all do-able in a day:

    Elizabeth Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
    The Frick Collection in New York
    Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth
    Museum of London in London
    The Wallace Collection in London

  10. Shalini Kagal profile image59
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    The Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, the Prince of Wales Museum in Bombay and the Hong Kong Museum of Teaware.

    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Have you visited any of them?

  11. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    I have not had chance to visit the new Acropolis Museum, in Athens, but I have heard that it is awesome. I look forward to taking a trip up there in the spring smile

    All it needs now is the Elgin Marbles...big_smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to see that one -- and the Elgin Marbles.

      1. Karina S. profile image60
        Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Elgin marbles?

    2. Shalini Kagal profile image59
      Shalini Kagalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to visit the new one too - I went to the old one some years ago.
      If the Elgin Marbles went back, it might just set a precedent - and what would be left in the British Museum then? smile

  12. Mystic Knotwork profile image53
    Mystic Knotworkposted 8 years ago

    Personally, the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.  Its really more like a dozen museums under one umbrella.  Personally, I prefer the Native American Museum they run.  I've been to at least 50 museums in the US, and this is by far the most impressive.

    (I do like the Museum of Science in Chicago too, the WWII submarine has an amazing story)

    1. Sybil Marie profile image70
      Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do love the Smithsonian's,haven't been in 10yrs, but is always a great visit. I don't recall The Native American Museum, is it close to the others? I would have liked to see that one!

      1. Mystic Knotwork profile image53
        Mystic Knotworkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        its up by the capitol building:  http://www.nmai.si.edu/  its pretty new, probably not even 10 years old yet.

    2. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree about the Smithsonian, I have been there several times and did not see everything i want.
      Did you visit spy museum in Washington DC?

      1. Sybil Marie profile image70
        Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No. But My son and I did get to the FBI tour! That was pretty amazing. I wonder if you can still even go there now with all the changes in security since 9/11

        1. Karina S. profile image60
          Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          FBI - I would love to get to the FBI tour

  13. Bovine Currency profile image57
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    I am getting an itch to get back on a plane smile

    The British Museum was probably one of the greatest experiences in my life smile  I could not believe my eyes, really!

    Perth, Australia is the most isolated city in the world so I always wanted to see London, well my reasoning was to go somewhere so opposite to the sleepiness of home, so glad to have done that this year.

  14. Patti Ann profile image60
    Patti Annposted 8 years ago

    I also vote for the Smithsonian - I grew up in Northern Virginia and we went at least once a month.  You never get tired of going.

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    THE LOUVER of course, I went there three times and I am not yet done

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I spent a week in St. Petersburg and went to the Hermitage every afternoon. Loved the Matisse collection, Da Vinci's, and the Rodin sculpture. The building itself was unbelievable.

    Loved the British Museum in Cairo. It felt so exotic to be there.

    The Elizabeth Stewart Gardiner is one of my favorite places in Boston.

    The Natural History Museum at Harvard costs $2.50. You can take little kids who want to see dinosaurs, they have the Agassiz collection of exquisite glass flowers and they have moon rocks.

    But I have to give top kudos for the Smithsonian. I have spent so many incredible afternons there, that I can't begin to list the exhibits.

    1. Sybil Marie profile image70
      Sybil Marieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've been to the Harvard Museum, the Glass flowers are beautiful!

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      MuseumGoerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The Natural History Museum at Harvard costs $2.50. You can take little kids who want to see dinosaurs, they have the Agassiz collection of exquisite glass flowers and they have moon rocks.

      reply:  The Harvard Museum of Natural History is wonderful for all ages. Admission has gone up since you last visited. It's now $9 adults, $7 seniors/students, $6 for ages 3-18, & free under 3. The Ware Collection of Glass Flowers -- 3,000+ amazingly realistic hand-crafted glass models of flowering plants -- is not to be missed, but also check out 9,000 other specimens of animals, minerals, meteorites (not moon rocks). My favorites: the new Language of Color exhibit, and the newly renovated Great Mammal Hall.

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't realize the price had gone up, it's been a while since I took my nephew. But we had so many wonderful afternoons there.

    3. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How interesting!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Maybe it's a bit unfair to compare the wonderful small regional museums to the blockbusters.

    I visited the Herd Museum in Phoenix to see the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit and loved it. Up here in Massachusetts, I love the DeCordova Museum and 30-acre sculpture park.

 
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