Museums are a weird form of culture. They used to be very popular some decades ago, but somehow they got less and less popular as time got by. In recent years, museums have gained in popularity again, leading to increases in admissions and tourism. But since there’s so many museums around, it might be best to just look out for the ones that transcend the norm and are really, really good. Here’s a couple of the best museums out there, just in case you’re planning a city trip somewhere.
Natural History Museum (London)
I mean, we pretty much all expected this one to make the list, right? It has a giant blue whale skeleton hanging from its ceiling. If that won’t impress people, I don’t know what will.
American Museum of Natural History (New York)
If you’ve heard of the nearly complete T-rex skeleton – this is the museum it’s at. It’s a fairly expensive museum to gain admission to, but it’s honestly one of the best in the world. And the only one where you can see a proper T-rex skeleton, so I guess it has that going for it.
Lee Kon Chian Natural History Museum (Singapore)
This Southeastern Asian museum is mostly focused on its own fauna. The museum has three stories, where each floor gives you more information about a certain time in Singaporean history. And, as you’d expect from a natural history museum, it has its fair share of dinosaur skeletons too.
National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC)
This Washington DC based museum is better known as a part of the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian pretty much has everything you can think of, including dinosaur skeletons and live tarantula feedings. The museum has over 145 million pieces that you can view, which means you probably won’t get through them all in a single day.
Beijing Museum Of Natural History (Beijing)
This museum is known for its huge collection of dinosaur displays, and for having 86000 square feet of display space – this means that unless you’re Superman, you probably won’t be fast enough to see everything in one day.
Natural History Museum (Vienna)
Even if we disregard the marvelous architecture of this building, there’s plenty to see in this Vienna museum. For one, it has the world’s largest collection of meteorites. I don’t know If that’s your thing, but if it is – go to Vienna.