Top Five Museums to Visit


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Life’s more interesting when you can learn about past.

Museums are great places to go on a family trip to look at art and artifacts from the past. There are many different types of museums that are filled with paintings and sculptures. Sometimes houses of historic identities could be transformed into museums. Seventh grader Kraemer student Aaron U. said,”I think museums are great. There are so many artists with great paintings but my favorite  is the Starry Night.” There are many museums around the world but a few stand out from the rest such as: the Louvre, the Smithsonian Institute, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Acropolis Museum.

  1. Louvre

The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world and holds the world famous Mona Lisa. It was originally used as a medieval palace in France until it was finally transformed into a museum two centuries ago. One of the most fascinating qualities of the Louvre is the I.M Pei Pyramid which now serves as the entrance to the museum.

  1. Smithsonian Institute

The Smithsonian is located at Washington D.C and is the world’s largest museum and research facility. There are nineteen museums and galleries, a national park, and multiple research facilities. Some famous attractions are the Hope Diamond located in the National Museum of National History, the original Star Spangled Banner at the National Museum of American History, and the Apollo 11 command module at the National Air and Space Museum. These are only some of the many things located at the Smithsonian Institute so it is recommended to plan out main priorities at the museum.

  1. The British Museum

The British Museum is the largest Museum in all of England with a large collection of ancient artifacts. There are more than eight million objects including dinosaur bones and ancient parts of the Athen’s Parthenon. The British Museum holds the second largest collection of Egyptian artifacts and even holds the Rosetta Stone. Another interesting fact about the British Museum is that the movie Night At the Museum was filmed there.

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Arts

The Metropolitan Museum is the largest museum in the United States and holds more than two million pieces from all over the world. Some of the exhibits are so large they are almost considered museums themselves. A few of the famous pieces include Adam and Eve, Fragment of a Queen’s Face, and the Harvesters.

  1. Acropolis Museum

The final museum is the Acropolis which is located in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis Museum provides something unique that other museums do not have, which is see through floors. As people walk through the Acropolis galleries they can also look down at archaeological excavations. This provides on insights of what Athenian daily life may have looked like.

Museums hold artifacts and pieces of our ancestors from the past. They aren’t just fun places to visit but also provide information of what life may have been before our time. Not only do they provide information and past events, Museums are just fun places to visit anytime!