Top 5 most famous museums of the world

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The best way to explore any particular place's history, culture and heritage is through a trip to its Museums.A museum is nothing but an institution that displays a collection of artifacts and other objects for normal public or tourists

Must See Museums of The World

The best way to explore any particular place's history, culture and heritage is through a trip to its Museums. Book international flights online and plan a tour to these spectacular museums right now !

A museum is nothing but an institution that displays a collection of artifacts and other objects for normal public or tourists. As per recent records, there are over 55,000 museums in around 202 countries of the world that display their culture and heritage. Amongst them, there are few which one must pay a visit to in the life-time. Read on to know the top must see museums of the world.

The Louvre, France

A pride of France, The Musée du Louvre or The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world. Sited peacefully on the right bank of the Seine, this historic monument is a central landmark of Paris. This museum was opened to public on August 10, 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings. World famous Mona Lisa, an oil painting by Leonardo DaVinci is featured here along with thousands of other treasures of human civilization, from ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome and Asia.

State Hermitage Museum

Located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the State Hermitage Museum is a massive complex housing great treasures of art and culture. Established by Catherine the Great in 1764, this one of the largest and oldest museums of the world has been servicing public since 1852. The massive museum complex consists of four buildings namely, Hermitage Theatre, Old Hermitage, Small Hermitage and Winter Palace. Major highlights of this huge museum are its world’s largest collection of paintings and the Golden Rooms with their golden gems.

The British Museum

A major attraction of London, the British Museum is widely dedicated to human history and culture. This massive museum was established in the year 1753 and first opened for public on January 15, 1759. This ancient museum holds a permanent collection of around eight million works narrating the story of human existence from its beginnings to the present. The museum has several galleries that are exclusively devoted to Egypt, Roman civilization, Greece, Africa, Asia, and medieval Europe. A popular artifact of this museum is the Elgin Marbles which once was used to decorate the Parthenon in Athens.

The Egyptian Museum, Egypt

The largest museum in Egypt, this museum features an extensive collection of antiquities and Egyptian treasures. One of the major highlights of this museum is its Royal Mummy room that contains total 27 royal mummies from Pharaonic times amongst which only 11 are available for public display. The next highlight is the exclusive exhibitions of the artifacts excavated from the tomb of Kind Tutankhamen. The museum features a total of around 1, 20, 000 items of Egyptian history.

Uffizi Gallery, Italy

World's one of the oldest and most popular art museums, Uffizi Gallery features a fine collection of paintings. Located right at the heart of Florence in Italy, this museum was established in 16th century. Displaying hundreds of masterpieces including the ‘Renaissance sculptures’ and Botticelli's famous ‘Birth of Venus’, this museum is a major tourist attraction of the country.

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