Museums are one of the best places to visit to travel back in time; the artifacts are not just beautiful and historical, but you can also learn from them. Although there are different types of museums based on what they exhibit, historical museums are among the most popular. These are five of the best museums in the world.
The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Uffizi Gallery is an art museum in the Tuscany region of Italy. It was founded in 1581 and was originally built as offices for different committees and agencies in Florence, Italy. The museum is located on the first and second floors of the magnificent building.
In terms of sculptures and paintings, the Uffizi galleries are one of the best. They possess many valued collections dating back to the 14th century. Masterpieces of Italian artists like Simone Martini, Filippo Lippi, Michelangelo, and many others are exhibited.
The Prado Museum is the national art museum of Spain, located in central Madrid, Spain. It was founded in 1819. This museum building (formerly the National History Cabinet) is a historical landmark as it is one of the few remaining buildings of King Charles III’s reign.
It houses several collections of European art (sculptures and paintings) dating back to the 12th century, including works of Francisco Goya, El Greco, and Peter Paul Rubens. It was made a museum of paintings and sculptures by King Ferdinand VII.
National Palace Museum, Taipei
The National Palace Museum is a historic museum located in Taipei, Taiwan. It was first founded as a palace museum in the Forbidden City in China on the 10th of October 1925. The Mukden incident and other wars caused the artworks to be moved from place to place until Taiwan in 1965.
At the museum, you’ll find Chinese artifacts that date back to the Neolithic ages. It houses about 700,000 Chinese imperial artworks that take visitors through the 8,000 years of Chinese history. The museum collections include paintings, ceramics, carvings, rare books, and many others.
The Louvre Museum is a national art museum. It was established on the 10th of August, 1793, and is located in Paris, France. It was originally founded as the Louvre Palace in the 12th and 13th centuries under the leadership of Phillip II. The museum is housed in this palace.
Apart from the museum and its exhibits, the building is an architectural heritage dating back to about 1200. The Louvre possesses the masterpieces of Venus de Milo (“Winged Victory of Samothrace”), Leonardo da Vinci (“Mona Lisa”), and many other top-class artifacts.
The British Museum
The British Museum is a national museum that covers human history, cultures, and arts. It is located in London, United Kingdom. It was established on the 7th of June, 1753, but opened in 1759.
The museum houses the highest number of permanent collections in the world (about 8 million!). It is also the first in the world to cover all aspects of knowledge. Its exhibits include classical world antiquities, African antiquities, sculptures, paintings, gems, and many other artifacts.