Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, United States
Smithsonian institution, considered to be the world’s largest research and museum complex. It consists of 19 museums and galleries, the national zoological park, and many more research centers. There are total 137 million objects which depicts the story of America which is kept in this museum. With so many objects present in the museum, it’s really very difficult to see all the things. It is such a vast gallery to see that if you take a single minute day and night to see each object on the exhibit then also you will require ten years and that would also be only 10% of the whole. Thus it is advisable to visit it with a plan and focus on only 1 or 2 exhibit which is most popular.
Advisable attractions are the dresses of the first ladies, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, and the original star spangled banner at the national museum of American history. Also watch out the spirit of St Louis and the Apollo 11 command module at the National Air and Space Museum.
Le Louvre, Paris, France
Two centuries ago, Louvre was a medieval fortress which was then converted into a museum. In 1989 an addition in the entrance of the museum was made which made its exterior world famous. This addition was a pyramid in the entrance. The collection of this museum is undoubtedly world famous. But the epic collection is Leonardo da vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. A good place to start to visit this museum is the sully Wing, at the foundations of Phillipe-Auguste’s medieval keep – it is considered to be the heart of the Louvre. It is kids favorite and it leads you straight to the Egyptian rooms. Venus de Milo and Winged victory of Samothrace are must watchable things in this museum.
The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
This museum focuses on the findings of archeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. This museum covers every artifact from Greek Bronze age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. The ground floor gallery has splendid transparent glass floor which gives you a walk over history. You can find the interesting history of Athenians from each historic period while sloping upwards to the acropolis. Some of the settlements have been excavated showing some little glimpses of Athenian life. The main attraction in this museum is Frieze of the Parthenon which is mounted on the structure with the same dimension as the cella of the Parthenon, showing every comprehensive detail.
State Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia
It is a museum of art and sculpture. Russia may lag behind in matter of art in comparison of France, Rome and London but hermitage manages to collect a splendid collection of world art. Considered to be the world’s largest and by far the oldest museum of the world, Hermitage consists almost 3 million items. It was founded by Catherine the great in 1764 when she purchased 255 paintings from Berlin. This museum shows a spectacular collection starting from the Stone Age to the early 20th century. This museum consists of six large historic buildings consisting of palace Embankment, winter palace, and a former residence of Russian emperors.