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Louvre Museum | Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France - the world's largest museum. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet).
  • Louvre Museum | Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France - the world's largest museum. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet).
  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre List - The World Heritage List includes 981 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
  • Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, 50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France.
  • Kronborg Castle, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark.
  • Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India.
  • Potala Palace, Beijing Middle Rd, Chengguan, Lhasa, Xizang (Tibet), China.
  • The vieux laque room at Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna, Austria.
  • British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, U.K.
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Great Wall of China, Mutian Valley, Huairou, Beijing, China.
  • Great Pyramid of Giza, Al Haram, Giza, Egypt.
  • Sagrada Família, Calle Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain.
  • House of the Wannsee Conference, Am Großen Wannsee 56-58, 14109 Berlin, Germany.
  • Viking Ship Museum, Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo, Norway.
  • Machu Picchu, located in the Cusco Region of Peru.
  • Angkor Wat, Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
  • Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome, Italy.
  • Prince's Palace, Monaco-Ville, Monaco.
  • Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NG, U.K.
  • Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Meydani, Sultanahmet Fatih, Turkey.
  • Smithsonian, 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560, U.S.A. The world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world.

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"Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration. Doubtless it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble; and yet it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touching great works of art. As my finger tips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed." - Helen Keller.

A MUSEUM is a building or institution which houses a collection of artifacts. Museums collect and care for objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and make them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. Early museums began as the private collections of wealthy individuals, families or institutions of art and rare or curious natural objects and artifacts. The first public museums in the world opened in Europe during the 18th century and the Age of Enlightenment.

A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) WORLD HERITAGE SITE is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 states parties which are elected by their General Assembly.

As of June 17-27, 2013 in Phnom Penh, 981 sites are listed: 759 cultural, 193 natural, and 29 mixed properties, in 160 states parties. By sites ranked by country, Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites with 49 sites, followed by China (45) and Spain (44). UNESCO references each World Heritage Site with an identification number; but new inscriptions often include previous sites now listed as part of larger descriptions. As a result, the identification numbers exceed 1,200 even though there are fewer on the list.

    Asia
    Cambodia China India Iran
    Japan Myanmar Nepal Thailand
    The Philippines Tibet Vietnam
      Cambodia
    • Angkor Wat.
    • Angkor Wat alternative - "Exploring Cambodia’s forgotten ruins."
    • ANGKOR WAT - temple complex at Angkor built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century.
    • National Museum of Cambodia - Phnom Penh. Cambodia's largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum.
      China
    • The Great Wall of China.
    • BEIJING'S MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN CHINA - Wikipedia.
    • OFFICIAL GUIDE OF 60+ MUSEUMS IN CHINA
    • RED TOURISM - definition & explanation.
      • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding - non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan.
      • GREAT WALL OF CHINA
      • Hongcun - village in Yi County in the historical Huizhou region of southern Anhui Province, China, near the southwest slope of Mount Huangshan.
      • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CHINA - Beijing. The museum's mission is to educate about the arts and history of China.
      • Rainbow Mountains - Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park.
      • The Forbidden City - Beijing.
      • The Terracotta Army Museum | Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang - 30 kilometers east of Xi'an in Lintong District. Collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits near by Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum.
      • West Lake - freshwater lake in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in eastern China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake.
      • Wuyuan - county of Jiangxi province. Home to some of the best-preserved ancient architecture in China.[citation needed] Wuyuan's structures were built in 740 during the Tang Dynasty, its remoteness and inconvenient transportation protecting its villages from too many visitors.
      • Yellow Mountain - also known as Mount Huangshan, is located in the southern part of Anhui Province.
      • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park - unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province.
      India
    • Taj Mahal, Agra.
    • ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN INDIA - Wikipedia.
      • AGRA FORT - Uttar Pradesh.
      • AMER FORT - Jaipur, Rajasthan state.
      • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya - Mumbai. Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India is the main museum in Mumbai. The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. The museum houses Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakuta.
      • NATIONAL GANDHI MUSEUM - New Delhi.
      • Salar Jung Museum - Nayapul, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. One of the three National Museums of India. It has a collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family.
      • TAJ MAHAL - Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan 1632–1653 in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
      Japan
    • Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN JAPAN - Wikipedia.
    • MUSEUMS IN JAPAN
      • Ghibli Museum - Mitaka, Tokyo. Featuring the Japanese anime work of Studio Ghibli. The museum is a fine arts museum, but does not take the concept of a usual fine arts museum. With many features that are child-oriented and a sprawling and occasionally mazelike interior, the museum is a playfully created place. Centered around the motto appearing on the museum's website "Let's become lost children together".
      • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - the museum exhibit presents the facts of the atomic bombing, with the aims of contributing to the abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world, and of promoting world peace.
      • TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM - the museum collects, houses, and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings (as of July 2005).
      Myanmar
    • Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.
    • Shwedagon Pagoda - officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded pagoda and stupa 99 metres (325 ft) in height that is located in Yangon, Burma.
      Nepal
    • Narayanhity Palace Museum, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN NEPAL - Wikipedia.
      • Narayanhity Palace Museum - palace in Kathmandu, Nepal which long served as a primary residence for the country's monarchs. Among the 52 rooms, only 19 are open so far to the public. The rooms, named after the districts of Nepal, have their own tales to tell.
      Vietnam
    • Hanoi Museum.
    • HANOI MUSEUM - temple complex at Angkor built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century.
    Europe
    Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark
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    Serbia Spain Sweden Switzerland
    Turkey Ukraine Vatican City
      Austria
    • Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN AUSTRIA - Wikipedia.
    • MUSEUMS IN AUSTRIA BY CATEGORY
      • Ambras Castle - renaissance castle and palace located in the hills above Innsbruck.
      • BEETHOVEN PASQUALATIHAUS - altogether Ludwig van Beethoven worked in Vienna for thirty-five years. Thereof he spent eight years living in this apartment on the fourth floor. Mölker Bastei 8, Vienna.
      • BEETHOVEN WOHNUNG HEILIGENSTADT - this house in the Vienna suburb of Heiligenstadt is dedicated to a crucial and devastating event in the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. It recalls the "Heiligenstädter Testament" he wrote in 1802 – the letter to his two brothers which he never sent and in which he expressed his despair over his advancing deafness. Probusgasse 6, Vienna.
      • Belvedere - historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its centre. It houses the Belvedere museum.
      • burg hochosterwitz - outstanding example of a medieval fortress and stronghold. Launsdorf.
      • Eggenberg Palace - in Graz is the most significant Baroque palace complex in Styria. With its preserved accouterments, the extensive scenic gardens as well as some additional collections from the Universalmuseum Joanneum housed in the palace and park, Schloss Eggenberg counts among the most valuable cultural assets of Austria.
      • esterhÁzy palace - one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria. Eisenstadt.
      • HAYDNHAUS - Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) spent the last twelve years of his life in Gumpendorf, at that time an outlying village of Vienna. Having bought his house between two periods of stay in England, he extended it by one floor, moving in aged 65 in 1797. Haydngasse 19.
      • Hofburg Palace - palace located in Vienna, Austria, that has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It currently serves as the official residence of the President of Austria. It was the Habsburgs' principal winter residence, as the Schönbrunn Palace was their preferred summer residence.
      • Jewish Museum Vienna - museum of Jewish history, life and religion in Austria.
      • JOHANN STRAUSS WOHNUNG - in 1867 in this apartment, Johann Strauss composed the world-famous waltz "The Blue Danube", Austria's "unofficial national anthem"! Strauss lived seven years on Praterstrasse, then a fashionable and elegant Viennese suburban street. Praterstraße 54 .
      • Kaiservilla - the little town of Bad Ischl in Upper Austria, the former summer capital of the great Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, has been associated with the Habsburg imperial dynasty for at least 700 years. The Imperial Villa in Ischl, the Emperor's summer residence, was described by Franz Josef I as "heaven on earth" for himself and his family.
      • MOZARTHAUS VIENNA - Mozart's residence from 1784 to 1787. This building in Vienna's Old Town, not far from St. Stephen's Cathedral, is his only surviving Viennese residence and is now a museum. Domgasse 5.
      • Museum of Military History - (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum), Vienna.
      • Museum of Natural History of Vienna - one of the important museums of the world, and the earliest collections of artifacts were begun over 250 years ago. The museum houses approximately 30 million objects.
      • SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE - former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence in modern Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
      • SCHUBERT GEBURTSHAUS - this is the house where the great composer Franz Schubert was born on 31 January 1797. Nußdorfer Straße 54.
      • SCHUBERT STERBEWOHNUNG - perhaps the most poignant of all the Wien Museum’s composer memorials is the house where Schubert died near Naschmarkt. Franz Schubert lived here for several weeks as his brother's guest in an apartment consisting of two rooms and a cabinet study on the second floor of the Biedermeier house, until his death on 19 November 1828. Here he composed his last works, among them the song "The Shepherd on the Rock". Kettenbrückengasse 6.
      • Tabula Peutingeriana - (Latin for "The Peutinger Map"), also referred to as Peutinger's Tabula or Peutinger Table, is an illustrated itinerarium (an ancient Roman road map) showing the layout of cursus publicus, the road network in the Roman Empire. The map is today kept at the Austrian National Library in Vienna.
      Denmark
    • Kronborg Castle, Elsinore.
    • Director's Guide: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark - The Telegraph.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN DENMARK - Wikipedia.
    • Museums in Denmark BY CATEGORY
    • MUSEUMS IN DENMARK
      • Bishop Absalon’s Castle & Copenhagen Castle - the ruins beneath the present Christiansborg Palace.
      • Christiansborg Palace - in the centre of Copenhagen has more than 800 years of history as the power base of the kingdom. Today the palace is home to the Parliament. Many parts of the palace are open to the public.
      • Designmuseum Denmark - since 1890. Denmark's largest museum for Danish and international design and a central exhibition forum for industrial design and applied arts in Scandinavia. Bredgade 68, Copenhagen.
      • EGESKOV CASTLE - 5772 Kværndrup, Funen. The castle is Europe's best preserved Renaissance water castle.
      • Finn Juhl's House - from 1941 to 1942 furniture designer Finn Juhl designed and furnished his own house next door to Ordrupgaard Art Museum. The house is one of the first functionalistic one-family houses in Denmark. Here Finn Juhl lived until his death in 1989. Finn Juhl’s widow left the house and its interior unchanged. On April 3, 2008 the house opened as a separate, additional part of Ordrupgaard Art Museum.
      • Frederiksborg Palace.
      • Frederiksborg Palace - the museum of national history. 3400 Hillerød, North Zealand.
      • GLYPTOTEK - museum of ancient and modern art.
      • Hans Christian Andersen Museum - Odense, Funen.
      • Karen Blixen Museum - Rungstedlund, 2960 Rungsted Kyst, North Zealand. Karen Blixen lived there for most of her life. She was born on the estate in 1885, and returned there after her years in Kenya, chronicled in her book Out of Africa, to do most of her writings.
      • KRONBORG CASTLE - 3000 Helsingør (Elsinore), North Zealand. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe-
      • Maritime Museum of Denmark - 3000 Helsingør (Elsinore), North Zealand.
      • MOESGÅRD MUSEUM - 8270 Højbjerg, Jutland. Both a regional museum and a dedicated museum for archaeology and ethnography.
      • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK - Copenhagen. Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike. It contains exhibits from around the world, from Greenland to South America. The museum covers 14,000 years of Danish history, from the reindeer-hunters of the Ice Age, Vikings and works of art created in praise of God in the Middle Ages, when the church played a huge role in Danish life.
      • Rosenborg Castle.
      • Rosenborg Castle - renaissance castle located in Copenhagen.
      • Roskilde Cathedral.
      • ROSKILDE CATHEDRAL - 3000, Roskilde. The main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. Known as the church with the largest number of kings (20) and queens (17) buried in the world.
      • ROYAL DANISH COLLECTIONS - Rosenborg Castle.
      • THE AMALIENBORG MUSEUM - at the Royal Palace.
      • THE DAVID COLLECTION - Copenhagen. Particularly noted for its collection of Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century, which is one of the largest in Northern Europe.
      • THE MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY - Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød north of Copenhagen.
      • The Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre - behind the Danish Parliament Christiansborg.
      • THORVALDSENS MUSEUM - Copenhagen. Single-artist museum dedicated to the art of Danish neoclassicistic sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844).
      • TØJHUS MUSEUM - museum of military history and arms on Slotsholmen (next to Christiansborg Palace) in central Copenhagen. The collections of weapons are some of the most extensive in the world. More than 8000 swords, pistols, armours, machine guns and other weapons and military attributes are displayed in the museum's Great Gallery and the Canon Galley boasts more than 300 canons dating from the 16th century to present days.
      England, U.K.
    • 20 great British wonders that aren't World Heritage Sites - The Telegraph.
    • 22 of our favourite secret British interiors - The Telegraph.
    • Blue plaque - since 1866. Permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker. The oldest of its kind in the world.
    • Britain's 14 most beautiful churches - The Telegraph.
    • Britain's 15 best stately homes - The Telegraph.
    • ENGLISH HERITAGE
    • HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN ENGLAND - Wikipedia.
    • London's best historical pubs: the ultimate tour - The Telegraph.
    • Make the Most of the British Museum - The New York Times.
    • MUSEUMS AROUND THE U.K. ON THE WEB
    • MUSEUMS IN UNITED KINGDOM
    • Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there - The Telegraph.
    • THE ROYAL PARKS
      • ArcelorMittal Orbit - 114.5 metre (376 feet) tall sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. It is Britain's largest piece of public art, and is intended to be a permanent lasting legacy of London's hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
      • Ashmolean Museum - Oxford. The world's first university museum.
      • BANQUETING HOUSE - Whitehall, London.
      • Battle of Waterloo - exhibition at National Army Museum, Chelsea, London.
      • Blenheim Palace - Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Residence of the dukes of Marlborough. It is the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace.
      • Bletchley Park - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. During the Second World War, Bletchley Park was the site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), where ciphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted, most importantly the ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.
      • BRITISH MUSEUM - London. Dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
      • Brooklands Museum - "The Birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation, Home of Concorde." Weybridge, Surrey.
      • Canterbury Cathedral, Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH, U.K.
      • CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL - one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. Founded in 597, the cathedral was completely rebuilt from 1070 to 1077. The east end was greatly enlarged at the beginning of the twelfth century, and largely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in 1174, with significant eastward extensions to accommodate the flow of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, the archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170.
      • CHANGING OF THE GUARD - the pomp and ceremony involved in the Changing of the Guard is a popular London tourist attraction.
      • CHARRING CROSS - ince the second half of the 18th century Charing Cross has been seen as the centre of London. It is the primary of the central datum points for measuring distances from London along with the London Stone, Hicks Hall and the doors of St Mary-le-Bow church.
      • Churchill War Rooms - museum in London and one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum. The museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum exploring the life of British statesman Winston Churchill.
      • Coleridge Cottage - Nether Stowey, Somerset. Constructed in the 17th century as a building containing a parlour, kitchen and service room on the ground floor and three corresponding bed chambers above. The poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived here for three years from 1797. It was here that he wrote This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, part of Christabel, and Frost at Midnight.
      • Crystal Palace Museum - London.
      • Design Museum - London. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion &architectural design.
      • DR. JOHNSON'S HOUSE - London. Home and workplace for Samuel Johnson 1748-1759.
      • Eleanor crosses - were a series of twelve lavishly decorated stone monuments topped with tall crosses of which three survive nearly intact in a line down part of the east of England. King Edward I had the crosses erected between 1291 and 1294 in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile, marking the nightly resting-places along the route taken when her body was transported to London.
      • Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge.
      • Fleet Air Arm Museum - "Europe's Largest Naval Aviation Collection." RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil, Somerset, England, U.K.
      • FOUNDLING MUSEUM - London.
      • Glastonbury Abbey - monastery in Glastonbury, Somerset. Its ruins, a grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument, are open as a visitor attraction. From at least the 12th century the Glastonbury area has been associated with the legend of King Arthur.
      • GREAT BRITISH GARDENS - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
      • HAMPSTEAD COURT PALACE - south west of London. It was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514; in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it. The following century, King William III's massive rebuilding and expansion project intended to rival Versailles was begun. Work halted in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace's styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, if vague, balancing of successive low wings.
      • Handel & Hendrix in London - 25 Brook St. "Separated by a wall & 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London & changed music."
      • Highclere Castle - Highclere Park, Newbury, Hampshire. Highclere Castle is the main filming location for the British television period drama Downton Abbey.
      • Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons - London. In 1799 the government purchased the collection of John Hunter which they presented to the College. This formed the basis of the Hunterian Collection, which has since been supplemented by others including an Odontological Collection and the natural history collections of Richard Owen. The museum displays thousands of anatomical specimens, including the Evelyn tables and the skeleton of the "Irish giant" Charles Byrne (231 cm tall), and many surgical instruments.
      • HYDE PARK - one of London's finest landscapes and covers over 350 acres.
      • Imperial War Museum - London. British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War. The museum's remit has since expanded to include all conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved since 1914. As of 2012, the museum aims 'to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and "wartime experience"'.
      • KENWOOD HOUSE - Hampstead, London.
      • King Richard III Visitor Centre - Leicester.
      • King's College Chapel - Cambridge.
      • Lindisfarne Gospels - British Library. London.
      • LIST OF COUNTRY HOUSES - of historic / country houses, stately homes and estates, manors, and mansions in the United Kingdom.
      • London Eye - giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since January 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
      • LONDON STONE - 111 Cannon Street, London.
      • London's 11 most notorious public execution sites - The Telegraph.
      • MADAME TUSSAUDS - London.
      • Model of the field of Waterloo with troops positioned as at 19.45 hours, 18 June 1815 - at National Army Museum, Chelsea, London.
      • MUSEUM OF LONDON - since 1976. Documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times.
      • National Army Museum - Chelsea, London.
      • NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM - London. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Darwin.
      • OFFICIAL GUIDE TO UK MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, EXHIBITONS & HERITAGE
      • Oxford University Press Museum - "This small museum preserves and displays historic books, documents and printing equipment of the Oxford University Press."
      • PARKER LIBRARY - Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. A treasure house of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books, including the Bury Bible.
      • Pitt Rivers Museum - Oxford. Displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford.
      • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - featuring the ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior (1860) and the chance to learn about the Mary Rose ahead of launching a brand new museum.
      • PUDDING LANE - street in London, formerly the location of Thomas Farriner's bakehouse where the Great Fire of London began in 1666.
      • River and Rowing Museum - Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. It has three main themes represented by major permanent galleries, the non-tidal River Thames, the international sport of rowing and the local town of Henley-on-Thames.
      • ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM
      • ROYAL PAVILLION - Brighton.
      • SCIENCE MUSEUM - London. Holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including such famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, some of the earliest remaining steam engines, a working example of Charles Babbage's Difference engine (and the latter, preserved half brain), the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, and documentation of the first typewriter. It also contains hundreds of interactive exhibits.
      • Sir John Soane's Museum - Holborn, London. Formerly the home of the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of his projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled.
      • St. Paul's Cathedral - London. Consecrated in 1708. Is a Church of England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren.
      • STONEHENGE - English Heritage.
      • Temple Church - late 12th-century church in the City of London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters.
      • THE AMERICAN MUSEUM IN BRITAIN - Claverton Manor, Bath. The only museum of Americana outside the United States.
      • THE NATIONAL TRUST - "We look after historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages... and pubs."
      • THE ROYAL COLLECTION - royal palaces, residences and art collection.
      • THE SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSEUM
      • THE STATE ROOMS AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE - London.
      • The Wheatcroft Collection - large and important collection of historical softskin and armoured military vehicles. It is one of the largest private collection of military vehicles in the world and believed to be the world's largest collection of Nazi memorabilia.
      • Tower Bridge Exhibition - London. "Built 120 years ago to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and beyond being one of London’s favourite icons, it is arguably one of the most famous and instantly recognisable structures in the entire world."
      • TRAILBLAZING - three and a half centuries of Royal Society publishing.
      • TREWITHEN GARDEN - "An historic private estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England."
      • VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM - London. The world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the Prince Consort.
      • WINDSOR CASTLE
      France
    • Palace of Versailles.
    • Eerily Empty Louvre: What It’s Like When Floods Keep Tourists Away - The New York Times.
    • European Heritage Days - French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
    • Fontainebleau: A Forgotten Treasure - The New York Times.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN FRANCE - Wikipedia.
    • List of museums in Paris - Wikipedia.
    • Lost at the Louvre? There’s an App for That - The New York Times.
    • Louvre's missing pyramid & the magic of trompe l’oeil - The Guardian.
    • Make the Most of the Louvre - The New York Times.
    • MUSEUMS IN FRANCE BY CATEGORY
    • MUSEUMS OF PARIS
      • ALBERT KAHN MUSEUM & GARDENS - Boulogne-Billancourt. Historic photographs & film.
      • Amiens Cathedral, 30 Place Notre Dame, 80000 Amiens.
      • AMIENS CATHEDRAL - medieval cathedral builders were trying to maximize the internal dimensions in order to reach for the heavens and bring in more light. In that regard, the Amiens cathedral is the tallest complete cathedral in France, its stone-vaulted nave reaching an internal height of 42.30 metres (138.8 ft) (surpassed only by the incomplete Beauvais Cathedral). It also has the greatest interior volume of any French cathedral, estimated at 200,000 cubic metres (260,000 cu yd). The cathedral was built between 1220 and c.1270 and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.
      • ArÈnes de LutÈce - are among the most important remains from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris (known in antiquity as Lutetia, or Lutèce in French). Lying in what is now the Quartier Latin, this amphitheater could once seat 15,000 people, and was used to present gladiatorial combats.
      • Basilica of St Denis, 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 93200 Saint-Denis.
      • Basilica of St Denis - large medieval abbey church in the city of Saint-Denis, now a northern suburb of Paris. The building is of unique importance historically and architecturally, as its choir completed in 1144 is considered to be the first Gothic church ever built. The burial place of the French kings, with nearly every king from the 10th to the 18th centuries being buried there, as well as many from previous centuries.
      • BAYEUX TAPESTRY MUSEUM
      • Canal du Midi - since 1681. 241 km (150 mi) long canal in Southern France. It was considered at the time to be one of the greatest construction works of the 17th century.
      • Carcassonne - fortified French town in the Aude department. The city is famous for the CitÉ de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress restored by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1853 and added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
      • Carnavalet Museum - dedicated to the history of the city. 23, rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris. The Carnavalet houses the following: about 2,600 paintings, 20,000 drawings, 300,000 engravings and 150,000 photographs, 2,000 modern sculptures and 800 pieces of furniture, thousands of ceramics, many decorations, models and reliefs, signs, thousands of coins, countless items, many of them souvenirs of famous characters, and thousands of archeological fragments. ...
      • Chartres Cathedral, 16 Cloître Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres.
      • CHARTRES CATHEDRAL - about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century.
      • Château de Blois, 6 Place du Château, 41000 Blois. Photo: By Tango7174 - Own work, GFDL.
      • CHÂTEAU DE BLOIS - the Royal Château de Blois is located in the Loir-et-Cher département in the Loire Valley in the center of the city of Blois. The residence of several French kings. It has 564 rooms and 75 staircases although only 23 were used frequently. There is a fireplace in each room. There are 100 bedrooms.
      • Château de Chambord, Château, 41250 Chambord, France.
      • CHÂTEAU DE Chambord - at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognisable châteaux in the world because of its very distinctive French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed by King Francis I of France.
      • CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY - the château houses the Musée Condé It is one of the finest art galleries in France and is open to the public.
      • CHÂTEAU de Ferney-Voltaire - Allée du Château, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire. Voltaire rebuilt the castle entirely from 1758. He landscaped the grounds and didn't shrink from getting his hands dirty himself. Alternately town planner, entrepreneur, and patron of the arts, Voltaire transformed the town of Ferney along the lines laid out in Candide (1759) and summed up in his famous maxim: "il faut cultiver notre jardin" (we must tend to our garden).
      • Château de Fontainebleau, 77300 Fontainebleau.
      • CHÂTEAU de Fontainebleau - located 55 kilometres (34 miles) southeast of the centre of Paris, and is one of the largest French royal châteaux. The medieval castle and later château was the residence of French monarchs from Louis VII through Napoleon III. Napoleon I abdicated his throne there before being exiled to Elba. "The true residence of Kings." - Napoleon I.
      • CHÂTEAU DE Rambouillet - château in the town of Rambouillet, Yvelines department, in the Île-de-France region in northern France, 50 km (31 mi) southwest of Paris. It was the summer residence of the Presidents of the French Republic from 1896 until 2009.
      • Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 77950 Maincy.
      • ChÂteau de Vaux-le-Vicomte - baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 kilometres (34 mi) southeast of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne département. Constructed from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet.
      • Chauvet Cave - contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world. Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France.
      • Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture - Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular connection between Paris's main railway stations within the fortified walls of the city. In a partial state of abandonment since 1934, the future of its yet-undeveloped property is the subject of much debate as of 2013.
      • City walls of Paris - several successive city walls surrounded Paris from ancient times through until the twentieth century, except for between 1670 (when Louis XIV ordered the demolition of the Louis XIII Wall) and 1785 (when construction began on the Wall of the Farmers-General). The walls served to defend the town, protect inhabitants, and assess goods sold in Paris.
      • Conques - in the department of Aveyron. It is built on a hillside and has classic narrow Medieval streets. The historic core of the town has very little construction dating from between 1800 and 1950, leaving the medieval structures remarkably intact.
      • EIFFEL TOWER - Paris.
      • FONDATION PIERRE BERGÉ - YVES SAINT LAURENT - 5, avenue Marceau, Paris 16, France.
      • GALERIES NATIONALES DU GRAND PALAIS - Paris.
      • Gobelins Manufactory - tapestry factory located in Paris at 42 Avenue des Gobelins. It is best known as a royal factory supplying the court of the French monarchs since Louis XIV and is now run by the Administration générale du Mobilier national et des Manufactures nationales de tapis et tapisseries of the French Ministry of Culture. The factory is open for guided tours several afternoons per week by appointment as well as for casual visits every day except Mondays and some specific holidays.
      • GRAND PALAIS - is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
      • Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Paris. Natural history museum.
      • Jardin des Plantes, 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France.
      • Jardin des Plantes - 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France. Since 1635. The main botanical garden in France. About 4500 plants are arranged by family on a one hectare (10,000 sq. m.) plot. Three hectares are devoted to horticultural displays of decorative plants. An Alpine garden has 3000 species with world-wide representation. Specialized buildings, such as a large Art Deco winter garden, and Mexican and Australian hothouses display regional plants, not native to France. The Rose Garden, created in 1990, has hundreds of species of roses and rose trees.
      • JEU DE PAUME - museum of contemporary art.
      • La Conciergerie - 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris. Former prison in Paris. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed on the guillotine at a number of locations around Paris.
      • LA MAISON DES CANUTS - a living museum that reveals the richness and quality of the silk industry in Lyon.
      • Laon Cathedral, Rue du Cloître, 02000 Laon.
      • Laon Cathedral - one of the most important examples of the Gothic architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries, earlier than the cathedrals of Sens and Notre Dame of Paris and ranking with them in importance. It is located in Laon, Picardy.
      • Lascaux Caves: cave painting of a dun horse.
      • Lascaux Caves - a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time.
      • Le Plan de Rome.
      • Le Plan de Rome - University of Caen. Large architectural model of Ancient Rome. It is a plaster model of about 70 square metres at a scale of 1:400, showing Rome as it would have been in the time of the emperor Constantine I (4th century AD).
      • Les Invalides - Paris. Commonly known as Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), or also as Hôtel des Invalides, is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose.
      • Lourdes - yearly from March to October the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is a place of mass pilgrimage from Europe and other parts of the world. The spring water from the grotto is believed by some to possess healing properties. In 1858 Lourdes rose to prominence in France and abroad due to the Marian apparitions seen by the peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous, who was later canonized. Shortly thereafter the city became one of the world's most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. It is the second most important center of tourism in France, second only to Paris, and the third most important site of international Catholic pilgrimage after Rome and the Holy Land.
      • LOUVRE - since 1792. One of the world's largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine. Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world's most visited museum, receiving more than 9.7 million visitors in 2012.
      • Maison de Victor Hugo - 6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris.
      • Mont Saint-Michel - Normandy, 50170 Le Mont-Saint-Michel.
      • MUSÉE AIR + ESPACE - Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget, 93350 Le Bourget, France. French aerospace museum. Occupying over 150,000 square metres (1,600,000 sq ft) of land and hangars, it is one of the oldest aviation museums in the world. The museum's collection contains more than 19,595 items, including 150 aircraft, and material from as far back as the 16th Century. Also displayed are more modern air and spacecraft, including the prototype for Concorde, and Swiss and Soviet rockets.
      • MUSÉE DE L'ANNONCIADE DE SAINT-TROPEZ
      • MUSÉE DE L'ARMÉE - Hôtel national des Invalides, 129 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. National military museum of France. The museum's seven main spaces and departments contain collections that span the period from antiquity through the 20th century. It holds 500,000 artifacts, including weapons, armor, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings.
      • MUSÉE de la Chasse et de la Nature - 62, rue des Archives, 75003 Paris. Private museum of hunting and nature.
      • MusÉe de l'École de Nancy - since 1964. Museum devoted to the École de Nancy, an Art Nouveau movement founded in 1901 by Émile Gallé, Victor Prouvé, Louis Majorelle, Antonin Daum and Eugène Vallin in the city of Nancy in Lorraine.
      • MusÉe de l'Homme - (Museum of Man). Anthropology museum in Paris.
      • MusÉe des arts dÉcoratifs de Paris - since 1905. 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France.
      • MusÉe des Maisons Comtoises - open-air museum extends over a 15-hectare site at Nancray.
      • MUSÉE Édith Piaf - 5, rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris. Private museum dedicated to singer Édith Piaf (1915-1963). It contains memorabilia including her china collection, gold and platinum records, dress and shoes, photographs, fan letters, sheet music, posters, and recordings.
      • MUSÉE GADAGNE - Lyon. Composed of the Musée d'histoire de Lyon (Museum of Lyon History) and the Musée des marionnettes du monde (Museum of world puppets).
      • MusÉe Galliera - since 1895. "Museum of Fashion." Also known as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. 10, avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116 Paris, France.
      • MUSÉE MATISSE DE NICE - 164, avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice.
      • MUSÉE NATIONAL DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS
      • MUSÉE NATIONAL du Moyen Âge - Paris. Houses a variety of important medieval artifacts, in particular its tapestry collection, which includes the fifteenth century tapestry cycle La Dame à la Licorne (The Lady and the Unicorn). Other notable works stored there include early Medieval sculptures from the seventh and eighth centuries. There are also works of gold, ivory, antique furnishings, stained glass, and illuminated manuscripts.
      • MUSÉE Nissim de Camondo - elegant house museum of French decorative arts located in the Hôtel Camondo, 63, rue de Monceau, at the edge of the Parc Monceau, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
      • MUSÉE PICASSO PARIS - Hôtel Salé, 5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris.
      • MUSÉUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE - National Museum of Natural History.
      • Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations | MuCEM - since 2013. Located in Marseille. The museum is devoted to European and Mediterranean civilisations. With a permanent collection charting historical and cultural cross-fertilisation in the Mediterranean basin, it takes an interdisciplinary approach to society through the ages up to modern times.
      • Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris.
      • NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS - medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture.
      • PALACE OF VERSAILLES - royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.
      • Place des Vosges - the oldest planned square in Paris and one of the finest in the city. It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris. Originally known as the Place Royale, the Place des Vosges was built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612. A true square (140 m × 140 m), it embodied the first European program of royal city planning.
      • Notre-Dame de Reims, Place du Cardinal Luçon, 51100 Reims.
      • REIMS CATHEDRAL - the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims, where the kings of France were crowned. The cathedral replaced an older church, destroyed by fire in 1211, that was built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims, in AD 496. That original structure had itself been erected on the site of some Roman baths.
      • Rouen Cathedral, 3 rue Saint-Romain, 76000 Rouen, Normandy.
      • Rouen Cathedral - consecrated October 1, 1063 in the presence of William the Conqueror. The cathedral is in the Gothic architectural tradition. The church was the tallest building in the world from 1876-1880 with a height of 151m.
      • Saint-Malo - historic walled port city and commune (with the commune expanded beyond the walls in 1968), in Brittany on the English Channel coastline of northwestern France. The city is a major tourist destination, with many ancient structures.
      • Sainte-Chapelle, Île de la Cité/Île Saint Louis, 6 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France.
      • Sainte-Chapelle - royal medieval Gothic chapel, located near the Palais de la Cité, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris.
      • Vézelay Abbey, 89450 Vézelay.
      • VÉzelay Abbey - in Vézelay in the Yonne department in northern Burgundy. The Benedictine abbey church, now the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Saint Mary Magdalene), with its complicated program of imagery in sculpted capitals and portals, is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture. Relics of Mary Magdalene can be seen inside the Basilica.
      Germany
    • Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN GERMANY - Wikipedia.
    • Museum Island - the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree river in the central Mitte district of Berlin. It is so called for the complex of five internationally significant museums, all part of the Berlin State Museums.
    • PRUSSIAN PALACES & GARDENS - Official site.
    • THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSEUMS IN GERMANY
      • Aachen - traditionally known in English and French as Aix-la-Chapelle, is a spa and border city in North Rhine-Westphalia. Aachen was the preferred residence of Charlemagne, and, from 936 to 1531, the place where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans.
      • Albrecht DÜrer's House - Nuremberg.
      • ALTES (OLD) MUSEUM
      • AUTO & TECHNIK MUSEUM SINSHEIM - Sinsheim, Germany. The largest permanent Formula One collection in Europe along with Ferrari’s motorcycles, land speed record holders and classic cars. The largest privately-owned museum in Europe.
      • Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers - church located near the town of Bad Staffelstein near Bamberg, in Bavaria, southern Germany. The late Baroque-Rococo basilica, designed by Balthasar Neumann, was constructed between 1743 and 1772. It is dedicated to the Fourteen Holy Helpers, a group of saints venerated together in the Catholic Church, especially in Germany at the time of the Black Death.
      • Berlin Wall Memorial - central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital.
      • BERLINER UNTERWELTEN - guided tours. Society for exploration and documentation of subterranean architecture in Berlin.
      • Bismarck-Museum Friedrichsruh - Aumühle, Schleswig-Holstein.
      • Bode Museum - one of the group of museums on the Museum Island in Berlin. It is the home for a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals.
      • Buddenbrookhaus - Lübeck.
      • Bundeswehr Military History Museum - Dresden.
      • CHARLOTTENBURG PALACE - the largest palace in Berlin, and the only surviving royal residence in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family.
      • Checkpoint Charlie Museum - named after the famous crossing point on the Berlin Wall (13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989).
      • COLOGNE CATHEDRAL
      • DEUTSCHE GUGGENHEIM - Berlin.
      • DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM | GERMAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
      • DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM: LINZER SAMMLUNG
      • DEUTSCHES MEERESMUSEUM | OZEANEUM - Stralsund.
      • DEUTSCHES MUSEUM IN MUNICH
      • Die Neue Sammlung - Munich. One of the leading design museums in the world, with the largest collection of industrial and product design.
      • Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds - Nuremberg.
      • Dokumentation Obersalzberg - 83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. Offers the visitor to this historic site the opportunity to study and reflect on the history of Obersalzberg and the history of National Socialism.
      • Eltz Castle - medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier. It is still owned by a branch of the same family (the Eltz family) that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago.
      • Fuggerei - world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes it name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as "Jakob Fugger the Rich") as a place where the needy citizens of Augsburg could be housed. It is still inhabited today, affording it the status of being the oldest social housing project in the world.
      • German Wallpaper Museum - founded in 1923. Hessian State Museum, Brüder-Grimm-Platz 5, 34117 Kassel.
      • GERMANISCHES NATIONALMUSEUM - Nuremberg. The largest museum of cultural history in the German-speaking region.
      • GrÜnes GewÖlbe | GREEN VAULT - Dresden. Enjoys world renown as one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe.
      • Gutenberg Museum Mainz - since 1900. "Experience the history of printing, writing, and books in the Gutenberg-Museum. The Gutenberg-Museum, which lies opposite the cathedral in the heart of the old part of Mainz, is one of the oldest museums of the book and printing in the world."
      • Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum - Fürstenallee 7, Paderborn. "More than just the world´s biggest computer museum."
      • HELMUT NEWTON FOUNDATION - Berlin.
      • Hermannsdenkmal | Hermann monument - monument located in Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Germany. It stands on the densely forested and 386 m tall. The monument commemorates the Cherusci war chief Hermann or Armin (Latin: Arminius) and the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in which the Germanic tribes under Arminius recorded a decisive victory in 9 AD over three Roman legions under Varus.
      • House of the Wannsee Conference - Am Großen Wannsee 56-58, 14109 Berlin. The Wannsee Conference was a meeting of senior officials of the Nazi German regime, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on 20 January 1942. The purpose of the conference was to inform administrative leaders of Departments responsible for various policies relating to Jews that Reinhard Heydrich had been appointed as the chief executor of the "Final solution to the Jewish question".
      • Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg - (International Maritime Museum) is a private museum in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg. The museum houses Peter Tamm's collection of model ships, construction plans, uniforms, and maritime art, amounting to over 40,000 items and more than one million photographs.
      • Jewish Museum - Berlin. One of the largest Jewish Museums in Europe.
      • MARGARETE STEIFF MUSEUM - Giengen an der Brenz. Home of the famous Teddy bear.
      • Marstallmuseum - at Nymphenburg Palace, Munich. Museum of carriages and sleighs in the former royal stables.
      • Memorium Nuremberg Trials - Nuremberg.
      • MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM - Mercedesstrasse 100, Stuttgart.
      • Memorial St. Nikolai - Hamburg. Permanent exhibition: "Gomorrah 1943 – Hamburg’s destruction through aerial warfare."
      • Museum for Art and Industry - Hamburg.
      • MUSEUMS OF COLOGNE
      • Neanderthal Museum - Mettmann. Located at the site of the first Neanderthal man discovery in the Neandertal, it features an exhibit centered on human evolution.
      • Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial - Jean-Dolidier-Weg 75, Hamburg.
      • NEUES (NEW) MUSEUM - Berlin. Exhibits include the Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections, as it did before the war. The artifacts it houses include the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, the Green Head, the Golden Hat and many other famous objects.
      • NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE - Hohenschwangau (Bavaria).
      • Nymphenburg Palace - baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria, southern Germany. The palace is the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach.
      • PERGAMON MUSEUM - accommodates three separate museums: the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities), occupying the architectural halls and the sculpture wing, the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East) and the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art).
      • Pilgrimage Church of Wies - (German: Wieskirche) is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by Dominikus Zimmermann, who lived nearby for the last eleven years of his life. It is located in the foothills of the Alps, in the municipality of Steingaden in the Weilheim-Schongau district, Bavaria.
      • Richard Wagner Museum - Bayreuth. Since 1976, Richard Wagner’s home, Wahnfried House, has been home to the Richard Wagner Museum. Built between 1872 and 1874 in the palace grounds in Bayreuth, Wahnfried House is also the last resting place of Richard Wagner, who was buried in the gardens after his death in 1883.
      • Royal Palace Dresden - Hall of the Giants. Contains one of the most important collections of ceremonial weapons, armour and costume in the world. More than 350 objects are displayed, including tournament and ceremonial weaponry and accoutrements.
      • SANSSOUCI - the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles.
      • SchwerbelastungskÖrper - (German: "heavy load-bearing body") (a.k.a. Großbelastungskörper - GBK) is a hefty concrete cylinder in Berlin, Germany located at the intersection of Dudenstraße, General-Pape-Straße, and Loewenhardtdamm in the northwestern part of the borough of Tempelhof. It was erected in 1941-1942 by Hitler’s chief architect Albert Speer to determine the feasibility of constructing large buildings on the area's marshy, sandy ground, specifically a massive triumphal arch on a nearby plot.
      • Speicherstadt - literally: 'City of Warehouses', meaning warehouse district) in Hamburg, is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927. As the first site in Hamburg, it has been awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site on 5 July 2015.
      • Stasi-Museum Berlin - Ruschestraße 103, Haus 1, Berlin. The headquarter of the State Security. Considering itself the "shield and sword of the party". The centrepiece of the highly secured compound was "house 1", constructed in 1960. It was built as the seat of the offices of the Minister of State Security. The minister's offices ("the Mielke suite"), the offices of those of his inner circle as well as the conference room and lounge have been almost completely preserved in their original condition.
      • Teufelsberg - Berlin. "The Teufelsberg is a monument of history. It emerged from the fractures and dislocations of the history of Berlin, Germany, and therefore the world. The Empire, National Socialism and the Cold War have left their mark at this remote location – layer by layer."
      • The Eagle's Nest | Kehlsteinhaus - at Obersalzberg in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler to serve as a retreat, and a place for him to entertain visiting dignitaries.
      • THE Hitler Pages - "Historical Hitler Sites."
      • Top Secret Museum - Oberhausen. "The World's Most Comprehensive Exhibit On Espionage."
      • Walhalla memorial - hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished people, famous personalities in German history – politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue". The hall is housed in a neo-classical building above the Danube River, east of Regensburg, in Bavaria.
      • WEWELSBURG MUSEUM - Renaissance castle located in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia. The castle has a triangular layout - three round towers connected by massive walls. After 1934, it was used by the SS under Heinrich Himmler and was to be expanded to the central SS-cult-site. After 1941, plans were developed to enlarge it to the so-called "Center of the World". In 1950 the castle was reopened as a museum and youth hostel.
      • WÜrzburg Residenz - former residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops is one of the most important baroque palaces in Europe and today it is on UNESCO's World Heritage list.
      Greece
    • Parthenon, Athens, Greece.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN GREECE - Wikipedia.
      • ACROPOLIS MUSEUM - Athens. Archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
      • Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus - it is considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theatre with regard to acoustics and aesthetics.
      • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki - holds and interprets artifacts from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaloniki but also from the region of Macedonia in general.
      • Delphi Archaeological Museum - one of the principal museums of Greece and one of the most visited. Founded in 1903, it has been re-arranged multiple times and houses the discoveries made at the panhellenic sanctuary of Delphi (commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi), which date from the prehistoric period through to late Antiquity.
      Iceland
    • Viking World museum.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN ICELAND - Wikipedia.
      • Húsavík Whale Museum - Húsavík.
      • Ice Cave - "Ice tunnels and caves in Langjökull." A visit to the Ice Cave will be a unique glacier experience. It is a journey inside the glacier. Langjökull (Icelandic for "long glacier") is the second largest ice cap in Iceland (953 km²), after Vatnajökull. It is situated in the west of the Icelandic interior or Highlands of Iceland and can be seen clearly from Haukadalur.
      • National Museum of Iceland - Reykjavík.
      • VIKING WORLD MUSEUM - Reykjanesbær.
      Ireland
    • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN IRELAND - Wikipedia.
      • National Museum of Ireland - Dublin. The national museum in Ireland. It has three branches in Dublin and one in County Mayo, with a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture and natural history.
      • Russborough House - stately house situated near the Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow. Reputed to be the longest house in Ireland, with a frontage measuring 210 m/700 ft. It is an example of Palladian architecture. Amongst the paintings returned are four Claude Joseph Vernet paintings entitled 'Morning', 'Midday', 'Sunset', and 'Night' and Vermeer's Lady Writing a Letter With Her Maid and Goya's Portrait of Dona Antonia Zarate.
      Italy
    • Colosseum, Rome, Italy.
    • Italy's Invisible Cities - TV series. (2017).
    • List of ancient monuments in Rome - Wikipedia.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN ITALY - Wikipedia.
    • MUSEUMS IN ITALY - booking & reservations.
    • Pompeii now faces a second extinction - The Guardian.
    • Shaking Up Italy’s Most Popular Museum - The New York Times.
      • Assisi - town and comune of Italy in the Province of Perugia in the Umbria region. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208.
      • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - Papal major basilica and the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome.
      • Basilica of San Vitale - church in Ravenna, and one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in Europe. At the foot of the apse side walls are two famous mosaic panels, completed in 547. On the right is a mosaic depicting the East Roman Emperor Justinian I, clad in Tyrian purple with a golden halo, standing next to court officials, Bishop Maximian, palatinae guards and deacons.
      • Ca' Rezzonico - palazzo on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice. Today, it is a public museum dedicated to 18th-century Venice and one of the 11 venues managed by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
      • Capitoline Museums - Rome. A group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill.
      • Castello Orsini-Odescalchi - Bracciano (Rome).
      • Castelvecchio Museum - Verona.
      • Catajo Castle - Battaglia Terme (PD).
      • Centrale Montemartini Museum - Rome.
      • Chirico House museum - Piazza di Spagna 31, Rome. "They say that Rome is at the centre of the world and that Piazza di Spagna is in the centre of Rome, therefore, my wife and I, would indeed be living in the centre of the centre of the world, which would be the apex of centrality, and the apogee of anti-eccentricity." - Giorgio de Chirico.
      • COLOSSEUM - Rome. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. An elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world.
      • Enrico Caruso Museum - Villa Bellosguardo, Lastra a Signa, Florence.
      • Florence Cathedral Works - Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence.
      • Galleria dell’ Accademia - Florence. (Accademia Gallery). Most famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.
      • Grande Museo del Duomo - a single great museum comprising the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Crypt of Santa Reparata and the Opera Museum. "If you haven't seen this, you haven't seen Florence."
      • HERCULANEUM - ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD, located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.
      • Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
      • MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is a national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity.
      • Museo del Violino - Palazzo dell’Arte, Piazza Marconi 5, 26100 Cremona (IT), Italy.
      • MUSEO DELL'AUTOMOBILE | The National Automobile Museum - Torino. Italy's car museum. The collection has almost 200 cars among eighty automobile brands representing eight countries (Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Spain, United States of America, Poland).
      • Museo della CiviltÀ Romana - (Museum of Roman Civilization). Rome.
      • Museo Egizio - Turin. Specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses the world's second largest collections of Egyptian antiquities after Cairo.
      • Museo Salvatore Ferragamo - Florence.
      • Museum of the Treasure of St. Gennaro - Naples. The Treasure of San Gennaro is composed of art works and donations collected in seven centuries of Popes, Kings, Emperors, famous and ordinary people.
      • NAPLES UNDERGROUND - guided tours.
      • National Archaeological Museum, Naples - since 1777. Important Italian archaeological museum, particularly for ancient Roman remains. Its collection includes works from Greek, Roman and Renaissance times, and especially Roman artifacts from nearby Pompeii, Stabiae & Herculaneum.
      • Paestum - was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia (southern Italy). The ruins of Paestum are famous for their three ancient Greek temples in the Doric order, dating from about 600 to 450 BC, which are in a very good state of preservation. Paestum contains three of the most well-preserved ancient Greek temples in the world. Today the remains of the city are found in the modern frazione of Paestum, which is part of the comune of Capaccio in the Province of Salerno, Campania.
      • PALLADIO | CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE VICENZA
      • PALAZZO CAPPONI - Florence.
      • Palazzo Pitti - Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio. The core of the present palazzo dates from 1458 and was originally the town residence of Luca Pitti, an ambitious Florentine banker.
      • PALAZZO VECCHIO - Florence.
      • POMPEII - ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei.
      • Pre-Constantinian Necropolis - Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome. At the end of the necropolis is an aedicule (Trofeo di Gaio), which both legend and recent studies indicate as the Apostle Peter's tomb.
      • Rome Foundation Museum
      • Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence. The "Fabbriceria della Cattedrale di Firenze", or Florence Cathedral Works, was founded by the Florentine Republic in 1296 to oversee construction of the cathedral.
      • The Gallery of Maps - Rome. Gallery located on the west side of the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican containing a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar and geographer Ignazio Danti.
      • Tivoli & Surroundings - Tivoli (Rome).
      • TREVI FOUNTAIN - Rome.
      • Triennale di Milano - design museum and events venue in Milan.
      • Urbino - walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale.
      • Vatican Museums - Vatican City (Rome).
      • Villa Adriana - Tivoli (Rome). The villa was constructed at Tibur (modern-day Tivoli) as a retreat from Rome for Roman Emperor Hadrian during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD.
      • Villa La Rotonda - Renaissance villa just outside Vicenza in northern Italy, and designed by Andrea Palladio.
      • VILLA NOBEL - Sanremo.
      • Villa Romana del Casale - Roman villa urbana built in the first quarter of the 4th century and located about 3 km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily. It contains the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world.
      • VILLA SAN MICHELE - Capri.
      Netherlands
    • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Dutch gallery removes racist artwork titles - The Telegraph.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN THE NETHERLANDS - Wikipedia.
      • Allard Pierson Museum - the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam.
      • AMSTERDAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM
      • AMSTERDAM TULIPMUSEUM
      • ANNE FRANK MUSEUM - Amsterdam.
      • CRYPTO MUSEUM - "At present we are a virtual museum in The Netherlands, that can only be visited on the internet. We do, however, regularly organize exhibitions in co-operation with other museums."
      • Fries Museum - Leeuwarden. Frisian provincial museum. The Mata Hari hall is dedicated to the life of the dancer and spy, who was born in 1876 in Leeuwarden as Margaretha Zelle.
      • Huis Doorn - manor house and national museum in the town of Doorn. The museum shows the early 20th-century interior from the time when former German Emperor Wilhelm II lived in the house, and allows access to 6,500 photographs from the digitized collection of the earlier German Emperor Wilhelm II.
      • Museum Boerhaave - Leiden. Museum of the history of science and medicine. The museum hosts a collection of historical scientific instruments from all disciplines, but mainly from medicine, physics, and astronomy. The museum is named after Herman Boerhaave, a Dutch physician and botanist who was famous in Europe for his teaching at Leiden and lived to a great age, receiving brilliant students from all over Europe, including Peter the Great, Voltaire and Linnaeus.
      • MUSEUM VAN LOON - Amsterdam.
      • REMBRANDT HOUSE - Amsterdam.
      • RIJKSMUSEUM - Museumplein, Amsterdam.
      • Teyler's Museum - Haarlem. The oldest museum in the Netherlands, open to the public since 1784.
      Romania
    • Palace of the Parliament | Palatul Parlamentului.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN Romania - Wikipedia.
      • Bran Castle - "Dracula's Castle." Bran, near Braşov.
      • Palace of the Parliament | Palatul Parlamentului - completed in 1997. Multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function, most expensive administrative building and heaviest building.
      Russia
    • Kremlin Arsenal, Moscow.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN RUSSIA - Wikipedia.
    • RUSSIAN MUSEUMS
      • Amber Room - world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg.
      • BOLSHOI THEATRE - founded in 1776. Moscow.
      • Catherine Palace - Saint Petersburg. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars.
      • Kazan Cathedral - Saint Petersburg.
      • State Historical Museum - Moscow.
      • THE MOSCOW KREMLIN
      • THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM - Saint Petersburg.
      • Tsarskoye Selo - was the town containing a former Russian residence of the imperial family and visiting nobility, located 24 kilometers (15 mi) south from the center of Saint Petersburg.
      • Verkhoturye - one of the oldest Russian settlements east of the Urals, and with forty churches in the area, Verkhoturye is considered one of the centers of Russian Christianity. Famous churches include the Trinity Church (1703—1712), Nikolay Monastery (established in 1604) with the Cathedral of Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1905—1913), and Transfiguration Church (1821). In addition, the town houses the oldest female monastery beyond Urals (established in 1621).
      Scotland, U.K.
    • Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN SCOTLAND - Wikipedia.
      • EDINBURGH CASTLE - historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age (2nd century AD). There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603.
      • National Museum of Scotland - "Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature and world cultures - all under one roof."
      • The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland, U.K.
      • THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA - Edinburgh. "Scotland's best visitor attraction." Discover what life was like on board The Queen's floating royal residence.
      Sweden
    • Vasa Museum, Djurgården, Stockholm.
    • List of castles & palaces in Sweden - Wikipedia.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN SWEDEN - Wikipedia.
    • MUSEUMS IN SWEDEN BY CATEGORY
      • 007 JAMES BOND MUSEUM - Emmabodavägen 20, 382 45 Nybro.
      • ABBA THE MUSEUM - Stockholm.
      • ARMY MUSEUM - Stockholm. One of Sweden’s best historical museums, with exhibitions on three spacious floors.
      • Drottningholm Palace - on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.
      • Gripsholm Castle - on the shores of Lake Mälaren. Known as Gustav Vasa's castle, as it was he who built the castle here in 1537. See the Swedish State's collection of portraits – featuring prominent Swedes from the days of Gustav Vasa to present day musician and composer Benny Andersson.
      • Kalmar Castle - castle in the city Kalmar in the province of Småland.
      • Riddarholmen Church - the final resting place of the Swedish kings & Stockholm's only preserved medieval monastery church.
      • Royal Palace of Stockholm
      • STRINDBERG MUSEUM - Stockholm.
      • The Treasury - Stockholm. Here you can see Gustav Vasa´s sword of state, Erik XIV´s crown, sceptre & orb and Lovisa Ulrika´s crown.
      • VASA MUSEUM - Djurgården, Stockholm. The museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.
      Turkey
    • Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN TURKEY - Wikipedia.
      • CHORA MUSEUM - Istanbul. Considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church.
      • Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology - Gaziantep. Best known for its collection of mosaics, most of which were excavated from the ancient Roman city site of Zeugma. Other exhibits include a collection of paleolithic artifacts; items from a Bronze Age necropolis; Hittite, Persian, Roman, Hellenistic, and Commagene artworks and glassware; Ottoman and Islamic coins and medallions; and the skeleton of a mammoth.
      • Hagia Sophia - Istanbul. Former Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
      • Topkapi Palace - large palace in Istanbul, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.
      Vatican City
    • Vatican City.
    • VATICAN MUSEUMS - Wikipedia.
      • SISTINE CHAPEL - the best-known chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration that was frescoed throughout by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and others. Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 1,100 m2 (12,000 sq ft) of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling, and especially The Last Judgment (1535–1541), is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting.
      • VATICAN MUSEUMS - official site.
    Middle East
    Abu Dhabi Dubai Egypt Israel
    Jordan Lebanon Qatar Syria
      Israel
    • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN ISRAEL - Wikipedia.
      • Bible Lands Museum - Jerusalen. Explores the culture of the peoples mentioned in the Bible, among them the ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Arameans, Hittites, Elamites, Phoenicians and Persians. The aim of the museum is to put these peoples into historical context.
      • ISRAEL MUSEUM - Jerusalen. Founded in 1965 as Israel's national museum. Among the unique objects on display are a carved female figurine considered the oldest artwork in the world; the interior of a 1736 synagogue from Suriname; necklaces worn by Jewish brides in Yemen; a mosaic Islamic prayer niche from 17th-century Persia; and a nail attesting to the practice of crucifixion in Jesus’ time. An urn-shaped building on the grounds of the museum, the Shrine of the Book, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and artifacts discovered at Masada.
      • Shrine of the Book - wing of the Israel Museum in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in 1947–56 in 11 caves in and around the Wadi Qumran.
      Jordan
    • Petra, Ma'an Governorate.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN JORDAN
      • PETRA - a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan's most-visited tourist attraction. A historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.
      • The Jordan Museum - located in Ras Al-Ein district of Amman. Built in 2014, the museum is the largest museum in Jordan and hosts the country's most important archaeological findings, including the 7500 BC 'Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization, animal bones dating back to 1.5 million years and Copper Scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
    North America
    Canada Mexico U. S. A.
      Canada
    • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN CANADA - Wikipedia.
      • Canadian Museum of Civilization - Gatineau, Quebec. Canada's national museum of human history.
      • Canadian War Museum - Ottawa, Ontario. "An entirely new and must-see attraction, this national museum presents Canada’s military past and how it shaped the country. Its outstanding exhibitions explain Canada s rich military history from earliest times to the present, featuring the experiences of people on the battlefields and at home."
      • Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto, Ontario. Canada's largest museum of world culture and natural history.
      Mexico
    • National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN MEXICO - Wikipedia.
    • MUSEUMS IN MEXICO
      • CHICHEN ITZA - Yucatán Peninsula, Municipality of Tinúm, Yucatán.
      • National Museum of Anthropology - Mexico City. The most visited museum in Mexico. The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the pre-Columbian heritage of Mexico, such as the Piedra del Sol (the "Stone of the Sun" or Aztec calendar stone) and the 16th-century Aztec statue of Xochipilli.
      • Teotihuacan - the Temple of the Feathered Serpent is the modern-day name for the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian site in central Mexico.
      U. S. A.
    • Smithsonian Institution (The Smithsonian Castle, the Institution's first building and still its headquarters), 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20004.
    • 11 most endangered historic places in America – in pictures - The Guardian.
    • How to Get the Most out of New York’s Met Museum - The New York Times.
    • List of largest historic homes in the United States - Wikipedia.
    • LIST OF MUSEUMS IN THE UNITED STATES (BY STATE) - Wikipedia.
    • MUSEUMS IN THE U.S.A. - Alphabetic Listing (1507 museums).
    • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE - The New York Times.
    • The secret rooms inside America’s most popular attractions - The Telegraph.
    • World's biggest dinosaur skeleton unveiled in New York - The Guardian.
      • 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM | WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL - World Trade Center site, Liberty Street & Church Street, New York City, NY 10048. The principal memorial and museum commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001.
      • 309 AMARG | DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE
      • ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER - Miami, FL.
      • AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - New York, NY. One of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the museum complex contains 27 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts. Also on display is the 563 carat (113 g) Star of India, the largest, and most famous, star sapphire in the world.
      • Bishop Museum - founded in 1889. Museum of history and science located in the historic Kalihi district of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu. It is the largest museum in Hawai'i and is home to the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens.
      • BRANSON MISSOURI - Titanic Museum: "World's largest museum attraction."
      • CIA MUSEUM - Langley, VA. The museum is closed to the public and is only visited by employees and invited guests.
      • CORAL CASTLE MUSEUM - Miami, FL.
      • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Nashville, TN. Identifies and preserves the evolving history and traditions of country music and educates its audiences.
      • CREATION MUSEUM - creation, evolution, science and Christian worldview.
      • Ellis Island - designated October 15, 1966. "12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954." Upper New York Bay.
      • EMPIRE STATE BUILDING - 350 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10118.
      • Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum - 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida. Hemingway's home from 1931 to 1939, although he retained title to the home until he died (1961).
      • Flagler Museum - Palm Beach, FL.
      • FORD'S THEATRE - 511 Tenth St, NW, Washington, DC. "Where Lincoln's Legacy Lives."
      • GENERAL MOTORS HERITAGE CENTER
      • GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE - the world's oldest museum dedicated to photography and one of the world's oldest film archives, opened to the public in 1949 in Rochester, New York.
      • GRACELAND - Memphis, TN.
      • GRAMMY MUSEUM - 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
      • GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM - New York City, NY.
      • HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM - Milwaukee, WI.
      • HENRY FORD MUSEUM - 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI. "America's Greatest History Destination."
      • Henry Morrison Flagler Museum - 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, Florida. Fifty-five room Beaux Arts estate known as Whitehall, the home was Florida's first museum.
      • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens - 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. Decorative arts museum since 1973. The former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood is known for its large decorative arts collection that focuses heavily on the House of Romanov, including Fabergé eggs. Other highlights are 18th and 19th century French art and one of the country's finest orchid collections.
      • HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM
      • International Center of Photography - since 1974. Photography museum. 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.
      • International Spy Museum - since 2002. Washington, DC, U.S.A. The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. It is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events.
      • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane. Additionally on April 12, 2011, the museum was awarded the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
      • JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM - Boston, MA.
      • Madame Tussauds Hollywood - "Meet the icons." 6933 Hollywood Blvd.
      • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas - 3377 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite 2001.
      • Madame Tussauds New York - 234 W 42nd St.
      • Madame Tussauds San Francisco - 145 Jefferson St.
      • Madame Tussauds Washington - 1001 F St NW.
      • MARK CROSS objects at Metropolitan Museum of Art - "America's Original Luxury Lifestyle Brand."
      • METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - New York City, NY.
      • MOCA | THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - Los Angeles, CA.
      • Morgan Library & Museum - museum and research library located at 225 Madison Avenue at East 36th Street in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906, which included manuscripts and printed books, some of them in rare bindings, as well as his collection of prints and drawings.
      • MOUNT RUSHMORE - Keystone, SD.
      • Museum of American Finance - the nation’s only independent public museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Located in the Financial District of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, it as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
      • MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - Boston, MA.
      • Museum of Flight - since 1965. The largest private air and space museum in the world. King County International Airport (Boeing Field), 9404 E. Marginal Way, Tukwila, Washington, U.S.A.
      • Museum of Jurassic Technology - Los Angeles, CA. The museum calls itself "an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic"; the relevance of the term "Lower Jurassic" to the museum's collections is left uncertain and unexplained. The museum's collection includes a mixture of artistic, scientific, ethnographic, and historic, as well as some unclassifiable exhibits, and the diversity of its offerings evokes the cabinets of curiosities that were the 16th century predecessors of modern natural history museums.
      • Museum of the Moving Image - Astoria, NY. The Museum of the Moving Image exists to expand public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique and technology of film, television, and digital media by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts via multimedia exhibitions and educational programming. The exhibits include significant audio/visual components designed to promote an understanding of the history of the industry and an understanding of how it has evolved.
      • MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE - Los Angeles, CA. A Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum.
      • MY AL CAPONE MUSEUM - gangster memorabilia.
      • National Building Museum - Washington, D.C. Since 1985: "Telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design." Museum of "architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning".
      • NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM
      • National Museum of African American History and Culture | NMAAHC - Smithsonian Institution museum established in 2003. Currently under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C..
      • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY - 14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.. Collects, preserves and displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Among the items on display is the original Star-Spangled Banner.
      • NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM | 9/11 Memorial - World Trade Center Memorial. World Trade Center site, Liberty Street & Church Street, New York City, 10048 NY. The principal memorial and museum commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001.
      • NEW YORK TRANSIT MUSEUM - largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history.
      • NEWSEUM - interactive museum of news and journalism located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. The seven-level, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m²) museum features 15 theaters and 14 galleries. The Newseum's Berlin Wall Gallery includes the largest display of sections of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. The Today's Front Pages Gallery presents daily front pages from more than 80 international newspapers.
      • PENN MUSEUM of Archaeology and Anthropology - Philadelphia, PA.
      • PIMA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
      • ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNEX NYC
      • SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM (AT DEALEY PLAZA) - located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse known in 1963 as the Texas School Book Depository. Chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
      • SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20004. "Seriously Amazing." The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the US National Zoo. Termed "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 137 million items. Established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government.
      • Statue of Liberty - dedicated on October 28, 1886. Liberty Island, Manhattan, New York City.
      • THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM - Pittsburgh, PA.
      • THE ART DECO WELCOME CENTER - Miami, FL. Guided walking tours. Non-profit organization devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the cultural, social, economic, environmental and architectural integrity of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District.
      • STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151, U.S.A. Displays historic aviation & space artifacts, including: the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan & an Air France Concorde supersonic airliner.
      • THE ART INSTITUE OF CHICAGO
      • THE ART INSTITUTE IN CHICAGO
      • The Cloisters - museum located in Fort Tryon Park in the Washington Heights section of Upper Manhattan, New York City. It is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, used to exhibit the museum's extensive collection of art, architecture and artifacts from Medieval Europe.
      • The Frick Collection - since 1935. 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021.
      • THE GETTY VILLA - Malibu, Los Angeles, CA.
      • THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM - Los Angeles, CA.
      • The Mob Museum - Las Vegas, NV. Dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the United States. E.g. the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall are a Tommy gun (which can be touched, held and even “pretend” shot), an electric chair, as well as the barber chair Albert Anastasia was murdered in.
      • THE MUSEUM OF TELEVISION AND RADIO
      • UNITED NATIONS GUIDED TOURS - New York City, NY.
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