Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
If you want to visit the world’s largest research and museum complex, you should visit the Smithsonian and its 19 museums and galleries, various research stations and the National Zoological Park. Also, the Smithsonian is the place where more than 137 million objects of the American history are kept. Since, it is almost impossible to see all the objects, perhaps you should make a plan what pieces you would like to see prior to visiting the Smithsonian. Also, you should only focus on one or two exhibitions at one or two museums, if you want to remember the things you have seen. The major attractions of the Smithsonian are the dresses of the First Ladies, the Star-Spangled Banner, the Gem Hall, the Apollo 11 command module and much more.
Le Louvre, Paris, France
Le Louvre consists of a medieval palace of French kings and the pyramid which was unveiled in 1989. The museum has numerous collections which go across the cultures and centuries. The museum’s has artifacts which range from antiquity to the first half of the 19th century, and the majority of them are of the immense importance for the world history and world heritage. If you are visiting Le Louvre, make sure that you see “Venus de Milo”, “Winged Victory of Samothrace”, and of course the famous “Mona Lisa” painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
In the Acropolis Museum in Athens you will not only be able to see various artifacts which can be dated to prehistory, but also you will see the amazing archaeological excavations which are made visible with the transparent glass floor. This way your will be able to go for a walk right over the centuries of history and see small settlements which have been excavated and feel bits of Athenian life. You definitely don’t want to miss out on seeing the frieze of the Parthenon which gives the comprehensive viewing of every detail.
State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
In the Hermitage you will be able to see spectacular collections of world art, as the Hermitage contains over three million items which have been displayed in six buildings situated along the Neva River. Its jewel is the Winter Palace which is a glorious, baroque building in blue and white. The Winter Palace was the residence of the czars in the past, but the museum itself was founded by Catherine the Great when she purchased 255 paintings from Berlin. The museum has 120 rooms filled with items ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The British Museum, London, England
The largest museum in Britain has over eight million objects in its possession. Even though the British Museum has numerous artifacts all of which are unique and absolutely majestic, the majority of visitors are attracted to seeing the Rosetta Stone which is on display in the British Museum in London, in the Egyptian gallery, along with many other Egyptian antiquities.