By Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott
Thank the celebrities for the world's eccentric creditors; hoarders of items attractive, unusual or downright unusual. it really is those documentors of the nice and trivial - who are looking to exhibit us all anything superb approximately their collections and percentage the insights into humankind each one of them illuminates - who've created the main interesting, outstanding and worthwhile museums the planet has to supply.
Boggle on the enormity of house, get nostalgic at formative years thoughts or be dumbstruck by way of the foreign Museum of Toilets... no matter if you are a heritage buff, tech-head or have an inexplicable fascination with clowns, you will discover world-class collections right here to pique your curiosity.
Never drag your heels round a lifeless museum back!
Then & now // background museums
- Acropolis Museum // Greece
- British Museum // united kingdom
- Forbidden urban // China
- Goethe residence & Goethe Museum // Germany
- Imperial conflict Museum // united kingdom
- Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of previous Prague // Czech Republic
- Museum of Mummies of Guanajuato // Mexico
- National Museum of Anthropology // Mexico
- Old working Theatre Museum & Herb Garret // united kingdom
- Prison Gate Museum // The Netherlands
- Sir John Soane's Museum // united kingdom
- Styrian Armoury // Austria
- Torture Museum // The Netherlands
- Vasa Museum // Sweden
- Viking send Museum // Norway
- Whitney Plantation // united states
The international round us // typical heritage museums
- Kunstkamera // Russia 6
- Messner Mountain Museum // Italy
- Sarawak nation Museum // Malaysia
- Smithsonian establishment // united states
Human creativity // paintings & tradition museums
- American vintage Arcade Museum // united states
- Belgian Brewers Museum // Belgium
- Burlesque corridor of status // united states
- Coffee Museum // Brazil
- Erawan Museum // Thailand
- Ghibli Museum // Japan
- Grammy Museum // united states
- The eco-friendly Vault // Germany
- Museum of youth // united kingdom
- Musical tools Museum // united states
- Soumaya Museum // Mexico
- Vodka Museum // Russia
Things that cross // technology & expertise museums
- Bicycle Museum of the US // united states
- Big gap & Open Mine Museum // South Africa
- Exploratorium // united states
- National Maritime Museum // France
- National Rail Museum // united kingdom
- New Mexico Museum of area heritage // united states
- New York urban fireplace Museum // united states
- Pencil Museum // united kingdom
- Porsche Museum // Germany
- Sewer Museum // France
- Sulabh overseas Museum of bogs // India
Peculiar passions // Quirky museums
- Avanos Hair Museum // Turkey
- Clown corridor of popularity & examine Centre // united states
- Cupnoodles Museum // Japan
- Gopher gap Museum // Canada
- International Cryptozoology Museum // united states
- Museum of damaged Relationships // Croatia
- Watermelon Museum // China
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They might be the easiest way for aliens to get to know us, if not for us to learn about ourselves. Oooooh … alien artefacts. There’s a collection to start... maybe you’ll visit soon. GR SO HOW’S THIS NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM WORKING OUT? Funny you should ask; extremely well. This hyper-modern, in situ museum is more than ten times the size of its predecessor and intertwines spectacular architecture with the display of surviving gems from the Acropolis. ALL OF THE GEMS? Controversially, the ‘Parthenon Marbles’, aka the ‘Elgin Marbles’, are still housed in the British Museum, so the display at the Acropolis contains a pointed gap where the marbles belong.
SO WHAT CAN WE GET OUR HANDS ON? Tackle the Tactile Dome – a pitch-black chamber that asks you to crawl, slide and bump your way through using only your sense of touch. Or explore the Monochromatic Room – a colourless world lit like an old sepia photograph. In the Tinkering Studio you can do things like make clothing out of old plastic, take apart your favourite toy, build digital jewellery or make electrical circuits on flat paper. Endless entertainment that just happens to make you smarter. FR AHOY SAILORS.
50 Museums to Blow Your Mind by Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott