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27 Museums Around The World You Must Visit Before You Die!

Musee d'Orsay

November 8th, 2016   |   Updated on February 23rd, 2024

Around the world, museums are some of the coolest and most insane buildings, which provide insight into world’s cultures and histories. “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples,” according to the International Council of Museums.

Let’s scroll down and view 27 most beautiful museums of art, popular culture, architecture and history in the world.

1. EMP Museum



EMP Museum is a nonprofit museum, dedicated to contemporary popular culture. EMP Museum was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000.


2. Lennusadam

Lennusadama Meremuuseum


The Seaplane Harbour is a maritime museum in Tallinn, Estonia, opened in spring 2012. The museum is part of the Estonian Maritime Museum.


3. Canadian War Museum



The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the museum covers all facets of Canada’s military past, from the first recorded instances of death .


4. The Field Museum



The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.


5. Titanic Belfast



Titanic Belfast is a visitor attraction and a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built.

6. Musee D’orsay

Musee d'Orsay


The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. Source:

7. Art Institute Of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago


The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago’s Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Source:


8. Prado National Museum

Prado National Museum


The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 19th.


9. The National Wwii Museum

The National WWII Museum


The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. Source:


10. State Hermitage Museum And Winter Palace

State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace


Museum founded by Catherine the Great, housing huge collections of art, culture & antiquities. Source:

11. The Museum Of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors And Horses

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses


The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.


12. National Gallery

National Gallery


The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Source:


13. Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery


The Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, or “Gallery of the Academy of Florence”, is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David.


14. Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum


The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged.


15. Instituto Ricardo Brennand

Instituto Ricardo Brennand


The Ricardo Brennand Institute is a cultural institution located in the city of Recife, Brazil. It is a not-for-profit private organization, inaugurated in 2002 by the Brazilian collector and businessman Ricardo Brennand.

16. National Museum Of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology


The National Museum of Anthropology is a national museum of Mexico. It is the largest and most visited museum in Mexico.


17. Museum Of New Zealand

Museum of New Zealand


The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand, located in Wellington.


18. Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum


The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.


19. Museum Of Latin American Art Of Buenos Aires

Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires


The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires is a museum located on Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, in the Palermo section of Buenos Aires.


20. British Museum

British Museum


The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Source:

21. Rijksmuseum



The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. Source:


22. Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum


The Pergamon Museum is situated on the Museum Island in Berlin. The site was designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann and was constructed in twenty years, from 1910 to 1930.


23. The Getty Center

The Getty Center


The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust.


24. National Gallery Of Art

National Gallery of Art


The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Source:


25. Musee Du Louvre

Musee du Louvre


The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement.


26. Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial

Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial


Yad Vashem is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is located on the western slope of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem.


27. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met”, is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and among the most visited art museums in the world. Source:

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