Every Globe Trotter of this world has a reason to travel. Some travel because they need time off. Some travel to break the monotony of their days, some travel because their kids want to, some travel to explore history, some to find amazing food to eat, and there are n number of reasons why people travel. One the most exciting thing that you can do as a family is to visit a Museum. Be it an art museum, cultural museum, or history museum, the takeaways are always in abundance. You get to see things, unique things. You get to learn something new. You also get to see a different perspective of this world. So here we are with a list of Bes Free Museums around the world, because we feel that all good things should come for free. They are must visit, if you are around.
British Museum, London – Undoubtedly, London is home to some of the best Museums of this world, and British Museum is one of them. It is home to Rosetta Stones to Elgin Marbles, to over 8 million artifacts that could consume your entire day. Guided tours are also available here. The Museum also hosts family-friendly activities, lectures, and special exhibits on a day to day basis.
The Tate Modern, London – It is situated in close proximity to Globe Theater and London Eye, making it convenient to reach here and cover during a day. It is home to some of the best artistic works of the world. You will find works of Constable, and Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst. You will, also find works of sculptor Henry Moore’s on display. The views of St Paul Cathedral from here are amazing.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC – There are 19 separate museums under this institution, and all of them are free. Some of the most notable ones are Natural History Museum and the Air and Space Museum. Air and Space Museum being the most popular of them, holds the history of space race, and well suited astronaut dummies with historic planes can enchant anybody.
Prado Museum, Madrid – This Museum contains paintings of sixteenth and seventeenth century of the Spanish monarchy. It is home to works of all time popular artists like Titian, Velasquez, Goya, El Greco and Rubens. The collection over here is so vast that you will least need a couple of times visit to see them all. With the varied collection of this place, it looks like history coming back to life.
Getty Centre, Los Angeles – Getty Centre is a hilltop complex in LA, known for its architecture. The Museum over here is home to artistic pieces of pre 20th century era. It hosts the works of Van Gogh and Gauguin, amidst many others. It also has a garden with tram ride covering it, which is often liked by the kids. The outdoors also have picnic areas. It also hosts shows and concerts in outdoors.
National Museum of China, Beijing – It is one of the most visited Museums of the world. It is situated in close proximity of Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, making it easy to visit. The collections over here display the art and history of China. Right from Million year old artifacts to modern era cultural revolution masterpieces, it hosts them all. It also has great deal of Buddhist Sculptures.
Nicholson Museum, Sydney – It is the largest collection of antique s under one roof in the entire Southern Hemisphere. It is located in the heart of University of Sydney. In fact the second chancellor of the University himself had donated his personal collections to the Museum, originating from Egypt, Greece, and near East. It is a must visit for archeology fans.
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand – It happens to be the National Museum of New Zealand. It is a must visit if you are in New Zealand, an d if you want to explore about the arts and history and cultural aspects of the country. It also showcases the Maori culture, from historic to modern era. There are very few Museums in world that deliberately cover their entire country like this one.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, Poland – It is one of the most important holocaust memorials. Visiting here will not at all be fun, as this was a concentration Camp from World War 2 era. It includes the original buildings of Nazis, along with belongings of the Holocaust victims. It is here you will get to see the horrific death camps of the Nazis. Touring this place is a must if you have keen interest in WW2.
Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris – Visit to Paris is always incomplete without savoring some form of arts. Yes, if you are in Paris, you are bound to visit Museums like Louvre and Musee d’Orsay. But remember they come with a cost, except this one which is also home to some of the best works of Picasso, Matisse, Yves Klein, and Chagall. Primarily it features modern and contemporary art of 20th and 21st century.
Best things in life are for free!