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The 25 Coolest And Most Insane Museums You Must Visit Before You Die!


June 2nd, 2016   |   Updated on September 18th, 2021

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 25 most beautiful museums of art, popular culture, architecture and history in the world.

1. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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. Read more.


2. Musee D’orsay

Musee d'Orsay

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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. Click here.


3. Art Institute Of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

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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. More about Art Institute Of Chicago is here.


4. Prado National Museum

Prado National Museum

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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. Read more.


5. Musee Du Louvre

Musee du Louvre

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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. Click here.


6. State Hermitage Museum And Winter Palace

State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

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Museum founded by Catherine the Great, housing huge collections of art, culture & antiquities. Read more about State Hermitage Museum And Winter Palace.


7. National Gallery

National Gallery

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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. Learn more.


8. Rijksmuseum


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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. Check out this here.


9. Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum

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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. Read more about Vasa Museum.


10. National Museum Of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology

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


11. Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

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The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. Check out this here.


12. British Museum

British Museum

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


13. Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

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The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. Check out this here.


14. Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery

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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. Read more.


15. The National Wwii Museum

The National WWII Museum

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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. Read more about WWII Museum.


16. Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum

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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. Click here.


17. The Getty Center

The Getty Center

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


18. Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, also called the NASM, is a museum in Washington, D.C.. It holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Read more about National Air and Space Museum.


19. Instituto Ricardo Brennand

Instituto Ricardo Brennand

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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. Read more.


20. Inhotim


The Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim is a museum and contemporary art museum located in Brumadinho in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, founded by former mining magnate Bernardo Paz. Check out this here.


21. National Gallery Of Art

National Gallery of Art

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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. Read more.


22. Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial

Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial

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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. Check out this here.


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

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

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


24. Museum Of Latin American Art Of Buenos Aires

Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires

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


25. 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. Check out this here.

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