There are a lot of things that belong in a museum: paintings, old statues, mummies, priceless jewels, pretty much anything you can think of – there’s a museum dedicated to that thing. In fact, if the International Council of Museums is to be trusted, there are over 55,000 museums in the world. Some small, others huge, but regardless of their size they all have incredible pieces on display.
Here are 10 world’s most popular museums!
1. Museum of Microminiatures – Kyiv, Ukraine
If you have an affinity for tiny things, you’re going to want to visit Kyiv’s mind-boggling Museum of Microminiatures. Everything here will make you feel like a giant: ships, books, shoes, fleas, all ranging from a few millimeters artificial roses small enough to fit inside a human hair. Absolutely amazing stuff!
2. National Palace Museum – Taipei, Taiwan
Here you can find some of the best pieces of Chinese art, like the jade cabbage, a ton of religious artifacts, and historic statuary.
3. China Science and Technology Museum – Beijing, China
This museum has (almost) everything with a scientific tangent: the first compass, bronze tools, astronomic gear from hundreds or thousands of years ago, and of course, the unique spacesuits of Yang Liwei, the first Chinese astronaut.
4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York
It’s the famous “Met” where they’re said to have everything pertaining to the fine arts. Well, maybe not everything, but still over two million works of art is nothing to scoff at.