History is not boring, and with so many amazing museums to visit around the globe, it’s easy to grab a glimpse of the past and enjoy the excitement and wonder of some of the most ancient and interesting parts of history. Museums are also a fantastic way to help children become excited about years gone by, educating them in the process, but aside from this fact, the world has some jaw-dropping collections housed in some of the biggest museums you can imagine.
If you’re looking for a spot of history to enjoy, head to one of these five museums for some serious food for thought.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Basically, if you’re visiting the Smithsonian then you will need plenty of time to explore it, as the complex houses 19 museums and galleries, all of which are huge in themselves, as well as the National Zoological Park. This is a fantastic place for families to visit, as well as anyone simply interested in American history, although do remember your comfortable shoes and do a little research to focus your time on the areas which interest you the most.
The Louvre, Paris
Everyone knows the iconic pyramid which stands as the main entrance to this iconic museum, although not everyone knows that the pyramid has only actually been there since 1989, and the museum itself was actually a former medieval fortress! This is one of the must visit places when heading to Paris.
State Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia
As well as being a beautiful building form the outside, the State Hermitage is home to over three million items, some of which date back to the Stone Age. Situated along the Neva River, this particular museum also houses some amazing piece of European art, including examples by Picasso and Van Gogh.
The British Museum, London
Whilst visiting London you must head to the British Museum. This is the largest museum in the country and is home to over eight million objects. The Egyptian gallery is famous, housing the second largest collection of items from this period of time outside of Egypt itself.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Everyone knows this museum, it’s almost a house-hold name, and is also the largest museum in the western hemisphere. There are far too many items to list, however the Adam and Eve, an engraving by Albrecht Durer is here, as well as the Tomb of Perneb, dating back to ancient Egypt. Simply a must visit.
These five museums certainly go to show that history is definitely not boring!