Growing up I wouldn’t say that I didn’t like museums, it’s just that I wasn’t all that interested in them. Sure, some were really cool, like the ones with all sorts of cool toys but give me an option between going to a museum and going outside, I would take the latter. But museums, like many things in my life, are something that I have grown to love.
There are so many things you can learn from them and so many historical and scientific artifacts that you would never see otherwise. Museums take you into the past and show you what life was like at a certain point in time which is truly quite amazing. Out of all of the museums I have had the pleasure of seeing, here are a couple that really left me breathless.
- Deutsches Museum – Munich, Germany
The Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany is not only the largest science and technology in the world but also the oldest, being founded in 1903. Since then it has been a learning place for billions around the world and has kept the fire for science and technology alive.
Walking through the museum you can easily get lost, lose track of time, and spend all day in there and then want to come back again the next day. It is that big. And with changing exhibitions you may find something new every time you come in!
London is filled with incredible museums but one I got the chance to visit and fall in love with was the National Gallery in Trafalger Square. Home to over 2,300 paintings from the mid-13 century to the early 1900’s, this is another museum that you could easily spend days in. With famous works from artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and John Van Eyck, this should be a do not miss on your London list!
Okay, so I admit I might be a little biased on this one because I am from Austin but the Bob Bullock Museum is great. If you are interested in Texas history at all, I highly recommend it. With all sorts of interesting exhibitions on Texas history plus rotating exhibitions, you’ll find something to fall in love with.
The Haus Der Natur Museum in Salzburg is positively delightful. Wonderful for kids and adults alike, this museum has exhibits on space, dinosaurs, geology, animals, and so much more. With all sorts of interactive exhibits as well, you are guaranteed to have so much fun all while learning.
And don’t be worried that it’s too much of a kids museum. I spent several hours here enjoying myself and never got bored or tired!
And that’s that! A few of my favorite museums around the world. Of course there are plenty still on the list to visit. Having never been to New York and not having nearly enough time to visit all of the museums in London, I’ve missed plenty I know. But that just leaves them to the bucket list!
What are your favorite museums around the world?