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Top 7 amazing museums and art galleries in the world

Updated on December 14, 2015

Museums provide a great experience of seeing some of the greatest masterpieces of all time. You will get a chance to learn about different societies and know their values and ideas. There are thousands of museums across the globe that house amazing collections of art. Below is the list of top 7 amazing museums and art galleries in the world that are notable for their collections. You will be impressed to know their outstanding collections, even if you don’t have much knowledge of art. These 7 museums show different exhibits and are worth your time.

  1. The National WWII Museum – Louisiana

This museum, formerly known as D-day Museum is for those who love to know about American military History. This museum includes oral histories, multi-displays along with a variety of historic artifacts. The unique feature of this museum is the 4D film “Beyond the Boundaries” that discusses different aspects of war. One can know about the contributions made by US to allied victory in 2nd world war. The museum includes several galleries including – the D-day Beaches, Home Front, Hanging aircraft and many more. Visitors are encouraged to allocate a tour of 3 hours in the museum. Millions of visitors visit the National WWII Museum every year, and the count is expected to go beyond 5 million in the year 2016.

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2. Smithsonian National Air Space Museum, Washington, D.C

This museum is known for its vast collection of air and spacecraft artifacts. People visiting this museum will get in-depth knowledge of aviation history, planetary science and spaceflight. This museum was established in the year 1946. The museum saw nearly 6.7 million visitors in the year 2014 making it the 5th popular museum in the world.

The museum received COSTAR, which was installed in the Hubble Space Telescope. It was removed and returned to earth after mission STS-125. This museum announced a 2-year renovation in 2014. The museum has nearly 60,000 collections that include Saturn V rocket to gliders to jetliners. This museum has 21 exhibition galleries that cover diverse topics from the world war to relationship between time and navigation to the aerial age.

3. Frick collection, New York

Frick collection is a place for highly curate-art-exhibits that is focused on the work of European artists before 1800s. One can find a mix of sculptures, antiques and paintings. This museum is known for its temporary exhibits that always keep the museum exciting.

At Frick Museum, visitors can stroll from light-hearted Fragonard room to austere atmosphere of the Living Hall. The East gallery of this museum adorned with works of Van Dyck, Goya, Greuze and others. The serene space of the Garden court is the key attractions of this Museum. This is the place where visitors pause beneath the skylight that is surrounded by gentle sounds of fountain.

4. Chihuly garden and Glass, Seattle, Washington

This museum was opened in the year 2012 and gained huge popularity for its sculpture garden. The museum is named after a famous glass blower, Dale Chihuly and showcases the finest pieces of his work. The museum is comprised of 8 galleries and 3 drawing walls. Each room in this museum is a magnificent expression of color, art and glass. The installation inside the glass museum is an expansive sculpture in red, orange and yellow color and is 100-foot long. It is made up of individual elements and is said to be one of the largest suspended sculptures in Chihuly.

5. USS Midway Museum, San Diego, California

This museum can be said to be on the top of maritime museums in the world. Visitors will get an opportunity to step onto the longest aircraft carrier of 20th century. One can learn about different aspects of life abroad a Navy Vessel here. The carrier was served by approximately 200,000 sailors and is known for several aviation breakthroughs and humanitarian missions. The museum hosts nearly 50,000 students on field trips every year.

The self-guided audio tour that is available in 6 languages is narrated by former Midway Sailors to more than 60 places including – gallery, post office, bridge, engine room, officers quarters, pilots ready room, primary flight control etc. The mission of this museum is to inspire, preserve and educate as many as students.

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6. Le Louvre, Paris

The Louvre became a museum 2 centuries ago and is popular because of the pyramid that was added in 1989 in the main entrance. The most popular attraction of this museum is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. Louvre has been a symbol of wealth and power for more than 600 years. Today, it is amongst the world’s largest museums with more than 70,000 pieces of art and spread across an area of 650,000 square feet. The museum was started as a fortress in 1190 and its buildings were left abandoned. You can find the world famous Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Louvre.

State Hermitage, Russia

This is the museum of art and culture that includes more than 3 million works of art. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine, and is one of the largest and oldest museums of the world. It was opened to public since 1852 and contains graphic works, paintings, and works of applied art, sculptures, numismatic objects and archeological artifacts. Most of the collections in this museum occupy a large complex of 6 historic buildings including the winter palace.

There is an estimate that you would need 11 years to view each item on display for a minute. Visitors prefer to organize a guided tour to make sure that they have enough time to view all the important collections. The collections in this museum include art works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet and Pissarro, Raphael and Titian, Cezanne and many more.


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