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10 Museums in 10 Cities

February 10, 2013

Here is a list of 10 cities with 10 good looking museums in them, I have been to some, but not all, in fact, not most of them. But, I want to be able to go to all of them…eventually.

1. London – British Museum

This is my favourite museum, in the heart of London; it has so much history that it is impossible to do in one day. There are many exhibitions and galleries to capture the interests of almost everyone.

2. New York – The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This is a museum I am desperate to visit. This museum appears to have some fantastic pieces of art and also looks varied enough to keep people going. There looks like there are many good exhibitions going on this year.

3. Washington DC – National Museum of Natural History

This museum is great for adults and kids, it has everything you would expect of a natural history museum including dinosaurs and cave men as well as animals (not alive of course).

4. Paris – The Louvre

The Louvre has to be on my list of places I want to go before I die. This museum has the advantage of having the Mona Lisa there, and many other famous pieces of art. It was also featured on the film and in the book, The Da Vinci Code.

5. Rome – Vatican museums

This is another place I want to go to before I die! Rome and The Vatican City has to be one of the most amazing places to go to see church architecture and some great historical buildings. I’m sure there is so much to do in this amazing city.

6. Madrid – Museo del Prado

Looking at reviews of museums, the Museo del Prado in Madrid looks like a popular place to go. It is an art museum with many great historical pieces and some interesting looking exhibitions on this year.

7. St Petersburg – The State Hermitage

Apparently this museum should be on the list of top museums, so I have added it to mine. This museum has many pieces of art, sculptures and artefacts. All this sounds good but the building itself looks incredible.

8. Los Angeles – J. Paul Getty Center

This museum in LA contains many fantastic pieces of art. It also has an exhibition on at the moment called Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance Painting and illumination 1300-1350, which sounds like my kind of thing!

9. Canberra – National Museum of Australia

This museum is all about the history of Australia, and as such is slightly different to the other museums on the list. They have some great exhibitions and galleries, showing how people have travelled to and lived in Australia.

10. Berlin – Museum for Natural History

The Natural History Museum in Berlin looks good, it has, like the one in DC, all the attributes you would expect from a natural history museum. There are the obligatory dinosaurs, animals, evolution and the solar system.

So, there are 10 cities to visit and 10 museums to visit while in those cities.


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