A museum is a place or a building in which objects of cultural, historical, artistic, scientific interests are preserved and exhibited for the current and generations to come to have knowledge about their background and roots to which they are connected. Earlier museums were wholly owned by private individuals and it was owner’s wish whether to open museums for public or not. On the other hand, nowadays museums are the place to exhibit and study artifacts, arts etc. Evidently, there are some best collections in the museums around the globe and now we are going to throw light on some of the best museums of the world.
1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an art gallery which exciting from inside as well from outside established in 1939 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation based on the theme of Non-Objective Painting, under the supervision of artist Hilla von Rebay the first director of the museum. Movements of 90s artworks by Monet, Picasso, and Renoir also regular exhibition on traveling from all over the globe. This museum has seven floors you may reach to each floor you have to walk in a counterclockwise direction from the first floor, guides are also available to help you for a tour of a whole museum.
Famous For: Top-level of a collection of modern, impressionist, and contemporary art, and a unique architectural design.
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright, Peggy Guggenheim, and Solomon R. Guggenheim,
Architectural Style: Modern
Visitors every year: 1 million and above
How to reach: Cabs and Public transportation are easily accessible to reach this museum.
Tickets: For Adult $25.00- normal entry in case of the child it’s free. Excluding for the last two hours on a Saturday, which follows ‘pay-what-you-like’ system.
Nearby attractions: If you have plenty of time you may also visit Central Park, Church of the Holy Trinity, and Carnegie Hill.
Address:1071 5th Avenue, the corner of East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128, USA.
Timings: Usually the opening hours are between 10AM–5:45PM. Closed on Thursdays.
Contact Number: +1 212-423-3500
2. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The largest museum and research complex of the world was established on 10 August 1846, that comprised of the National Zoological Park, 19 museums, and a number of research stations. Detailing of 137 million objects about America’s story is also provided, so you must plan for at least a long weekend. There is a lot of stuff to focus that is exhibited in the museums of Smithsonian. One must explore this museum if you ever visit Washington.
Famous For: Research work, realistic art from the early 90s, sculpture, contemporary American crafts and media arts
Architect: James Renwick Jr.
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival architecture, Gothic Revival architecture, Norman architecture, and Victorian architecture.
Visitor Every Year: More than 25 million people visit this museum each year
How to reach: You may opt for taxi, bus or Metro easy to access to reach the Smithsonian Museum Washington D.C.
Tickets: Entrance is free for Smithsonian museums and the zoo, except Culture Museum and the African American History.
Nearby attractions: The dresses of the First Ladies, the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, and the Apollo 11 command module at the National Air and Space Museum.
Address: 600 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20002, USA
Timings: Open every day of the week from 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Contact Number: 00 1 800-766-2149 (Customer care)
3. The Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Famous For: Artworks like Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci’s, the Venus of Milo, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo, the Nike of Samothrake.
Architects: I. M. Pei, Pierre Lescot, Claude Perrault, and Louis Le Vau
Visitors Every Year: Around 9.72 million
How to reach: You may board metro, bus, car (underground car parking accessible from every day 7 AM to 11 PM).
Tickets: For adult €12.00 normal entry in case of a child it’s free.
Nearby attractions: Statue of Molière, Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde
Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Timings: Open usually 9 AM to 6 PM, closed on Tuesday
Contact Number: +33 1 40 20 50 50
The British Museum landmark of museums all over the world covering million of collections. The museum is devoted to human art, culture, and history that has the collection of over eight million objects, a national collection of finest ethnography and archaeology. A most important library collection of the world is housed at this museum. Museum open to the public for the first time on 15 January 1759 and it was designed to give a similar appearance as a Grand Greek temple.
Famous For: an exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities and gallery boasts comprising of Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Portrait of Isabella Brandt.
Architects: John James Burnet, John Russell Pope, Robert Smirke, Sydney Smirke, Spencer de Grey, and John Taylor.
Architectural style: Greek Revival architecture
Visitors Every Year: 4.5 to 5 million visitors
How to reach: The museum is easily accessed by bus or tube
Tickets: Entry to Britain’s Museum London is free
Nearby attractions: Nuts Pub Crawl London, Victoria House, Victoria House
Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
Timings: Open every day from 10 AM to 5:30 PM
These Museums are the collection of art and archaeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio situated on top of the Capitoline Hill, the oldest public collection was established in 1471, these museums were open for public after 1734. Collections bronze statues or ancient sculptures of Capitoline Museums were donated by Pope Sixtus IV donated to the people of Rome. The collection comprised of paintings, coins, porcelain, metals and materials related to archeological.
Famous For: Renaissance and Medieval art; coin and jewelry collections and a lot more.
Architects: Michelangelo, Giacomo, Della Porta
Architectural Style: Renaissance
Visitors Every Year: an average of 7-10 million visitors
Tickets: The Museums fees is €12 or €10 comprising entry to exhibitions. The card for Capitolini costs a slight more and comprised entry fees to Museo Centrale Montemartini.
Nearby attractions: Trajan’s Market, Campidoglio, Altare Della Patria, Circus Maximus
Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma, Italy
Timings: Open daily from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Contact Number: +39 06 0608+
6. Royal Armouries Museum, England
This museum is the oldest in Britain, located in the Tower of London in the White House, in 1660 it was opened to the public, world’s oldest tourist attraction.This museum has the collection of armour, arms, comprising the National Firearms and artillery. Merely, UK museum has permanent existences at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky in the US. Royal Armouries museum’s collection is situated at three sites across U.K:
(i) Built Museum in Leeds, West Yorkshire;
(ii) a Victorian fort at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, Hampshire;
(iii) the historic home at the Tower of London in the White Tower.
Famous For: Galleries such as War Gallery, Tournament Gallery, Oriental Gallery, Self-Defence Gallery; Tower of London.
Architects: Derek Walker
How to reach: You may board bus or train to reach Royal Armouries Museum
Tickets: Entrance to this museum is free
Nearby attractions: Leeds Dock, Dino Jaws, Leeds City Sightseeing, Tick Tock Unlock, Victoria Leeds.
Address: Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT, UK
Timings: Open every day of the week from 10 AM to 5 PM
Contact Number:+44 113 220 1999
7. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
How to reach: You may board bus or train to reach MOMA
Tickets: Entrance to MoMA is $25.00 for adults
Nearby attractions: Paley Park, King Cole Bar, Rockefeller Center, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manolo Blahnik
Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Timings: Usually opens from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Contact Number: +1 212-708-9400
Tickets: Entrance fees are 700 RUB, however free entry for preschool children, school children, students. For all the visitors first Thursday of every month is free entry.
Nearby attractions: Petersburg Free Tour, Millionnaya Street, Zimnyaya Kanavka Canal.
Address: Palace Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
Timings: Usually open from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Closed on Monday
Contact Number: +7 812 710-90-79
So, now you have a glance of some very famous museums of the world, don’t miss the chance to visit these amazing museums if ever you visit the above-mentioned places it will offer you awesome and lifetime experience. Guys, we hope this post is informative for you, so visit again to our website for more and latest updates and don’t forget to like, comment, and share. Thanks for reading, keep reading, keep motivating!!!