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The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York City

The history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was started in 1866 in Paris by a group of American people, who make thoughts how art education could be available to the public. Τhe museum opened on 13th April 1870 at the historic Dodworth Building. However, the location of the museum changed in 1880 and it was transferred to its permanent location on Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street. Here, you will find artworks that are dated many years back, including 7th century Islamic art and the well-known “The Dance Class” painting by Edgar Degas.

Louvre Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world, where visitors can see an outstanding collection of artworks. Some of the most well-known masterpieces of art, which are included in the gallery of the Louver Museum, are the “Mona Lisa” painting by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” and “The Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss”. The Louvre Museum was used as a royal palace during the 16th century. The Louvere opened officially as a museum in 1793.

Louvre Museum, Paris

The National Palace Museum, Taipei

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In the National Palace Museum you can see artworks that are related with the Ming and Qing dynasties. Also, there is an outstanding 700.000 piece collection of imperial artifacts, encompasses and Tang Yin calligraphic works. Finally, a must-see sight of the National Palace Museum is the Chinese Song- and Ming-style Zhishan Garden.

Visit one of the most impressive museums in the world. The terracotta sculptures show the armies of Qin Shi Huang, who was the first Emperor of China. The terracotta army was originally created back to the late 3rd century. This amazing masterpiece of art was discovered in 1974. The terracotta army consists of more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.

The Terracotta Army Museum, Xi'an, China

The British Museum, London

At the beginning, the British Museum, the first national museum in the world, was a natural history museum. The establishment of the British Museum by King George II was very important, because the public had access to the physician Sir Hans Sloane’s collection, which consists of more than 68.000 pieces. More exhibits were gradually added in the museum. Today, some of the most famous exhibits are the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone.

The State Hermitage Museum is an important gallery museum, which is dated back to 1764, when Catherine the Great bought 225 paintings by Flemish and Dutch artists, because she wanted to create her own private gallery inside the Winter Palace. Nowadays, you can find here a large collection of artwork, which consists of paintings by Dutch and Flemish artists as well as a great deal of Japanese porcelain collection.

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

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The Acropolis Museum, Athens

In the Acropolis Museum you will find archaeological findings, which are dated between the Greek Bronze age and Byzantine era. Including more than 3.500 sculptures and archaeological findings, the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important history museums in the world.

 

Rijksmuseum officially opened on 31 May 1800. Here, you can find more than 200 paintings. The location of Rijksmuseum changed, when King Louis Napoleon ordered that the collection of Rijksmuseum to be moved to Amsterdam.  

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Tate Modern Museum, London

Tate Modern Museum began in 1889. Henry Tate, a British industrialist, supported the establishment of the museum donating a large and valuable British collection of 19th-century art and funding the first Tate Gallery. A century later, the idea of establishment of the Tate Modern Museum came true when Tate Trustees announced the development of the museum. Masterpieces of art are included in the gallery of the museum, such as “Marilyn Diptych” by Andy Warhol and “Nude Woman with Necklace” by Pablo Picasso.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Pergamon Museum is one of the most important museums in the world. Visit the Pergamon Museum and see some of the most impressive archaeological findings and structures, such as reconstructions of the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Mshatta Facade. Learn the history of Babylon, Uruk, Ashur and Egypt as well as the history of Troy city that was discovered by Heinrich Schliemann during the 19th century.

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Louvre Museum, Paris

Opening days & hours: Every day except Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. On Wednesday & Fridays it is open until

9:45 p.m.

Free admission: The admission is free for all visitors on the first Saturday of each month, 6 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.  

More information: https://www.louvre.fr/en

Vatican Museum, Italy

Opening days & hours: From Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m.

Free admission: On the last Sunday of the month, 17th September (World Tourism Day). Free admission for children under 6 years old.

More information: http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html

The National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

Opening days & hours: The museum is open every day, 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Hours are extended during the spring and summer, the museum is open until 7:30 p.m.

Free admission: There is free admission.

Closing days & holidays: 25th December.

More information: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/

 

The British Museum, London

Opening days & hours: The museum is open every day, 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. On Fridays it is open until 8.30 p.m.

Free admission: There is free admission.

Closing days & holidays: 1st January, Good Friday (in April) & 24th , 25th , 26th  December. 

 More information: https://www.britishmuseum.org/

The Natural History Museum, London

Opening days & hours: From Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. On Sunday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free admission: There is free admission.

Closing days & holidays: From 24th to 26th December.

More information: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Opening days & hours: From Tuesday to Sunday, 10.10 a.m. – 6 p.m. On Wednesday and Friday the museum is open until 9 p.m.

Free admission: The admission is free on the third Thursday of every month, 8th March, 18th May & 7th December. For children and students the admission is free.

Closing days & holidays: On Mondays, 1st January, 1st & 9th May.

More information: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org

Tate Modern Museum, London

Opening days & hours: From Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. On Friday & Saturday the opening hours are extended until 10 p.m.

Free admission: There is free admission.

More information: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

 

Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid

Opening days & hours: The museum is open every day except Tuesdays, opening hours 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Free admission: The admission is free on 18th April, 18th May, 12th October and 6th December. Also, the admission is free for children below 18, students below 25, seniors above 65, disabled people, unemployed people, journalists and teachers.

More information: https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en

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