Whenever you are visiting a new country, a visit to a signature cultural institution is always
considered significant. A good museum with its top-tier galleries, adequately highlights the
history, culture and creativity of the state they are located in. Today, a repostry exists for every
type of visitor, it’s just a question of knowing where to go.
So irrespective if you are a fine art aficionado or prefer paintings and crafts, the best way to kick-start 2021 is by visiting these well- curated storehouses of history and culture,that will educate and inspire alike.
This big and famous museum is a must visit for everyone visiting Paris. It is so large and
crowded, that even if you spend the whole day inside, you will be barely able to explore even a
fraction of the 30 exhibitions. Aim for a night visit to avoid the hordes and choose just one of the
permanent collections to enjoy a gorgeous outing of art and culture.
National Museum of Natural History, USA.
Undoubtedly the most popular museum in the world devoted to natural history, the National
Museum of Natural History in Washington DC occupies an area as large as 18 football fields.
Visitors can learn about the fascinating history of this planet through interactive exhibitions,
activities and research that is continuing both on and off the field.
The British Museum, England
The remarkable collection of the British Museum of London spans almost two million years of
history and culture of the human race. Founded way back in 1753, some astounding artifacts
are stored here like the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. The permanent exhibits are
divided in six galleries namely, Africa, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, Asia, Europe
and the Middle East.
The Acropolis Museum, Greece
The Acropolis Museum is situated to the southeast of the Rock of Acropolis, an important
landmark of Athens, and houses over 3000 artifacts which relate the story of what life was on
the Rock in prehistoric period. Built mostly of glass, the newer museum offers a breathtaking
view of not only the Acropolis, the surrounding hills and the city of Athens, but importantly of the
archaeological exhibits which can be seen from above the laminate flooring. Museum hosts
activities for families, shopping, restaurants and a reading room with journals pertaining to the
The Prado, Spain
Housed in an imposing 1785 building, the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, is home to over
20,000 works of exemplary art, renowned the world over. The art museum was opened for the
general public in 1819 by King Ferdinand VII.The collection at the Prado comprises sculptures,
drawings, paintings, objects of art and photographs, dating back from the middle aged to the
19th century. Works are dedicated to artists from various European countries including
masterpieces by Angelico, Titian, Rembrandt, Francis Goya among others.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiques.
The Egyptian museum in Cairo, is one of the largest in South Africa and has over 120000
priceless artifacts and the biggest collection in the world of Pharaonic antiquities. The museum
was established in 1835 in Cairo by the Egyptian Government to prevent the large scale
vandalism of its important archaeological sites.The iconic 11kg heavy solid gold mask worn by
King Tutankhamun is the centerpiece of attraction here.
Traveling is not just about getting from one place to another, it is also about discovery and
learning. Museums preserve the legacy of a country which enriches the life of the visitor, by
chronicling both the good and the bad.