Top Ten Museums

The Top Ten

1 The Louvre - Paris

The most amazing museum ever! It is super-elegant. A must-visit museum for art lovers. It is located in the famous light-city, capital of France. You have to visit the museum before you die.

2 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York

Beautiful Museum. It has a wide range of art, all very important pieces to our culture. definitely worth checking out and a time well spent.

loved it could live there a be happy

3 The Field Museum - Chicago

Had a great time there this summer. Lots of great exhibitions, thought Sue was Awesome! If I was living there still I would find it worth my while to get a membership.

4 Uffizi Gallery - Florence, Italy
5 Vatican Museums - Vatican City
6 National Gallery - London
7 Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid, Spain
8 Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Netherlands
9 Acropolis Museum - Athens,Greece
10 Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

Wonderful special exhibitions, especially ripe with Impressionists. Most unexpected was the Guitar exhibition narrated by James Taylor and featured guitars and their sounds from centuries ago up to Hendrix as well as other celebs. Fun and illuminating. - mgenet

I once lived near Boston and I've been to all of the special exibitions and I've seen Claude Monets lily pads and Whistlers mother and all kinds of other awesome stuff! I've probably been there 9 or 10 times! - moose4life19

The Contenders

11 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, D.C.
12 Museum of Science and History - Chicago

There is a tornado, inside the museum! I mean come on. You get to stand in a moving vortex of wind and water. Its amazing! They also have an electric show every 5 minutes! - CatnissNevergreen

very nice museum especially for family trips or just for fun

13 Potala Palace - Lhasa,Tibet
14 Guggenheim Museum - New York
15 Salvador Dali Museum - St. Petersburg, Fla.
16 British Museum - London
17 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Kansas City

The Nelson offers up a rich span of periods, worldwide cultures, excellently preserved, and a great the diversity of traveling shows, which are all quintessential displays of controversial humane and inhumane reflections of our humanity on this planet. Pretty damn good for a little cowtown surrounded by farmers.

18 Egyptian Museum - Cairo, Egypt
19 Smithsonian American Art Museum - Washington, D.C.
20 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - New York City
21 The State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia

The Louvre is overrated. The Hermitage is more beautiful and has more items in it and there is more variety.

22 Musee d'Orsay - Paris
23 Museum of Natural History - Vienna, Austria
24 Museum of Islamic Art - Doha, Qatar
25 Museum of Natural Science - Taichung, Taiwan
26 Brera Art Gallery - Milan, Italy

The Brera contains one of the most beautiful collections of Italian and European paintings: The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael, The Kiss by Francesco Hayez, Last Supper by Rubens.

27 Ontario Science Centre - Toronto
28 Whitney Museum of American Art - New York
29 Strong National Museum of Play - Rochester, NY
30 Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, Mass.
31 Penn Museum - Philadelphia
32 Egyptian Museum - Turin, Italy
33 Museum of Garden History - London
34 Museo Interactivo Mirador - Santiago, Chile
35 Haus der Musik (House of Music) - Vienna, Austria
36 Borghese Gallery - Rome, Italy
37 Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto
38 The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Indianapolis
39 Museum of Cultures - Lugano, Switzerland
40 Triennale - Milan, Italy
41 Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam, Netherlands
42 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Montreal, Canada
43 Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
44 Royal British Columbia Museum - Victoria
45 MAXXI - Rome, Italy
46 Roynon Museum of Paleontology - Escondido, CA

Awesome museum! Museum visitors are given a guided tour, opportunity to create their own rock, mineral, and fossil kit to take home. A chance to choose a bag of polished rocks, and a geode to add to their personal collection. This museum emphasizes the study of Earth Science and the exploration of prehistoric life.

47 Art Museum of Lugano - Lugano, Switzerland
48 Hagia Sophia - Istanbul, Turkey
49 Topkapi Palace - Istanbul, Turkey
50 Dolmabahce Palace - Istanbul, Turkey
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