Art & Culture

10 of the Must-See Museums in the World for the Bucket List

Acropolis Museum (Athens, Greece)
Acropolis Museum
Highlights: Ground floor gallery that features artefacts discovered at the Acropolis, a glimpse of excavations and ancient settlements found, extensive collection of antiquities, exhibitions, and more

British Museum (London, England)
British Museum
Highlights: A wide collection of relics and artworks with some dating back to the prehistoric age, the city’s biggest museum, Egyptian gallery, numerous exhibits, a reading room

Egyptian Museum (Cairo, Egypt)
Egyptian Museum
Highlights: Home to the largest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world, extensive list of artifacts including objects that date back to the prehistoric days; attractions that include the treasures of Tutankhamun, royal mummies of the New Kingdom, and more

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, New York, USA)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Highlights: Massive collections that include masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rodin, Vermeer, and more

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Highlights: Thousands of artworks, historic objects, and more; works by some of the world’s greatest artists of all time that include Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, and more

Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution
Highlights: Home to 19 museums and galleries, research hub, top attractions that include the Gem Hall, National Museum of Natural History, the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer, and more

State Hermitage (St. Petersburg, Russia)
State Hermitage
Highlights: A vast collection of antiquities and artworks across different periods, Western European art collection that covers over a hundred rooms

The Louvre (Paris, France)
The Louvre
Highlights: Home to several of the world’s finest and most important collections of art and antiquities, top attractions that include the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo among many others

Uffizi Gallery Museum (Florience, Italy)
Uffizi Gallery Museum
Highlights: Impressive collections of artworks several of which date back to the Renaissance period; houses masterpieces by luminaries like Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raffaello among many others

Vatican Museums (Vatican City, Italy)
Vatican Museums
Highlights: Numerous collections including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Museo Gregoriano Egizio, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, Museo Pio-Clementino, the picture gallery, and more