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Must see Creative/Ancietic museums of the World

Updated on May 22, 2013
UFFIZI, FLORENCE museum
UFFIZI, FLORENCE museum
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THE LOUVRE
Paris
There are always long lines at the door but it's worth the wait to see the world's greatest and most famous museum. Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa is the star, but there are literally thousands of other treasures of human civilization, from Egypt, Asia, ancient Greece and Rome.
THE HERMITAGE
ST. PETERSBURG
This gigantic museum has the world's largest collection of paintings. It's a stunning place, covering the history of the world from the Stone Age to present times, and especially impressive are the Golden Rooms with their golden gems.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
London
This museum has millions of works of art from all over the world. Its galleries are devoted to Egypt, Greece, Roman civilization, Asia, Africa, and medieval Europe, tracing human history and culture. The highlight is the Elgin Marbles that once decorated the Parthenon in Athens.
THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Cairo
As you'd expect, here you'll find the most complete collection of Egyptian art in the world. Among the thousands of treasures (which includes the popular Mummy Room) are the famous artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb.
THE MET, NEW YORK Museum
THE MET, NEW YORK Museum
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City
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UFFIZI
Florence
This 16th century palace holds hundreds of masterpieces, including marvelous Renaissance sculptures and Botticelli's famous Birth of Venus, among other much-recognized masterworks of the Renaissance.
THE MET - METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
New York
A truly outstanding museum with everything from Islamic, Egyptian, Greek, and Indian art to European paintings. It holds more than 2 million works from around the world, from pre-history to the 21st century.
MOMA
New York
This is the most important modern art museum in the world. It covers the late 19th century to the present day, with highlights including Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon or Van Gogh's Starry night.
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM, ATHENS
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM, ATHENS
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City
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THE VATICAN MUSEUMS
Rome
It's a series of exhibition spaces filled with priceless treasures that blow visitors away by their grandeur and beauty. The highlight is Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.
THE PRADO
Madrid
This treasure trove includes sculptures and drawing but the strongest collection is, naturally, of Spanish masterpieces by Goya, El Greco and Velazquez (whose Las Meninas is the best-known work of the museum).
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM
Athens
This is the place to admire the masterpieces of ancient Greece. Its unrivaled collection includes a bronze Artemision Podeidon from the 5th century B.C.

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      Tricia1000 4 years ago from South Africa

      The Louvre museum Paris remains my favourite. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well I've only seen two of them....I have my work cut out for me, don't I? Thanks for the list, which now goes on my bucket list.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks Tricia1000 & billybuc for such beautiful comments. I have been to three museums(which are in the above list ) & still remember that wonderful experience.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      The British and Egyptian Museums would be my first choice. I am highly fascinated by British History and Ancient Egyptian artifacts.

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      point2make 4 years ago

      Excellent list. I have only been to two of them .....so far...but hope to work on the list very soon. London and Paris are next. Good informative hub...voted up.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks for the feedback.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks point2make

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Gags, a couple of other good ones are The Wax Museum in Philly and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Philly has a lot of history to offer. I was fortunate to grow up there from age 8-14. School field trips were awesome!

      Even tho I live in Florida, I've never been to St. Augustine, which is one of the oldest cities in America (not mentioned in your list). I've been to St. Pete but haven't visited the museum you cite. I must add it to my bucket list. I hear it's awesome and holds a lot of historical beauty.

      Thank you for this list. It's very informative.

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      Chris Mills 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      I haven't been to any of these, but I am not giving up hope yet. I'll be doing more traveling around the US in the next few years, so I may be able to get to some of the one's here. Thanks for a very informative hub.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Hope you enjoy your trip to US. You will surely love the beauty these museums offer.

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      wishey1 4 years ago

      The Gangster Museum in Hot Springs is pretty cool...

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Indeed it is. Thanks for your feedback.

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