Download e-book for kindle: 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind by Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott

By Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott

Thank the celebrities for the world's eccentric creditors; hoarders of items attractive, unusual or downright strange. it really is those documentors of the good and trivial - who are looking to express us all anything awesome approximately their collections and proportion the insights into humankind every one of them illuminates - who've created the main interesting, magnificent and beneficial museums the planet has to provide.

Boggle on the enormity of house, get nostalgic at formative years stories or be dumbstruck by means of the foreign Museum of Toilets... even if you are a background buff, tech-head or have an inexplicable fascination with clowns, you will find world-class collections the following to pique your curiosity.

Never drag your heels round a lifeless museum back!

Then & now // heritage museums

  • Acropolis Museum // Greece
  • British Museum // united kingdom
  • Forbidden urban // China
  • Goethe residence & Goethe Museum // Germany
  • Imperial conflict Museum // united kingdom
  • Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of outdated Prague // Czech Republic
  • Museum of Mummies of Guanajuato // Mexico
  • National Museum of Anthropology // Mexico
  • Old working Theatre Museum & Herb Garret // united kingdom
  • Prison Gate Museum // The Netherlands
  • Sir John Soane's Museum // united kingdom
  • Styrian Armoury // Austria
  • Torture Museum // The Netherlands
  • Vasa Museum // Sweden
  • Viking send Museum // Norway
  • Whitney Plantation // united states

The international round us // normal historical past museums

  • Kunstkamera // Russia 6
  • Messner Mountain Museum // Italy
  • Sarawak kingdom Museum // Malaysia
  • Smithsonian establishment // united states

Human creativity // artwork & tradition museums

  • American vintage Arcade Museum // united states
  • Belgian Brewers Museum // Belgium
  • Burlesque corridor of popularity // united states
  • Coffee Museum // Brazil
  • Erawan Museum // Thailand
  • Ghibli Museum // Japan
  • Grammy Museum // united states
  • The eco-friendly Vault // Germany
  • Museum of formative years // united kingdom
  • Musical tools Museum // united states
  • Soumaya Museum // Mexico
  • Vodka Museum // Russia

Things that move // technology & know-how museums

  • Bicycle Museum of the US // united states
  • Big gap & Open Mine Museum // South Africa
  • Exploratorium // united states
  • National Maritime Museum // France
  • National Rail Museum // united kingdom
  • New Mexico Museum of area heritage // united states
  • New York urban hearth Museum // united states
  • Pencil Museum // united kingdom
  • Porsche Museum // Germany
  • Sewer Museum // France
  • Sulabh overseas Museum of bogs // India

Peculiar passions // Quirky museums

  • Avanos Hair Museum // Turkey
  • Clown corridor of reputation & study Centre // united states
  • Cupnoodles Museum // Japan
  • Gopher gap Museum // Canada
  • International Cryptozoology Museum // united states
  • Museum of damaged Relationships // Croatia
  • Watermelon Museum // China

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The museum is housed in the former coffee stock-exchange building – coffee was Brazil’s primary source of income for much of the 20th century and Santos was where the traders would come to do their coffee business, setting the price of the precious, wonderful bean. The building is striking in its own right, with the trading room’s stained-glass ceiling, the 37-metre clock tower and the art throughout. WHAT’S THE ANGLE? Bottom line: the museum explores Brazil’s coffee history and industry through permanent and temporary exhibits.

WHAT ELSE? ), a factory where visitors can create their own totally original cup noodle package – from cup design to noodle ingredients – and last but not least, a noodles bazaar where you can sample the famous goods. CA LET’S NOT BEAT AROUND THE BUSH – GOPHER HOLES?! You never knew you needed to know, did you? But life will never be the same once you’ve seen the little guys in action. ACTION? Let’s set the scene. The gophers aren’t really gophers, they’re Richardson’s ground squirrels. And the holes aren’t really holes, they’re boxes containing dioramas.

Magnificent artefacts include the Rock of the Sun – an ancient crucifixion table from the Mexico-Tenochtitlan period; the 20-tonne giant stone head from the Olmec civilisation of 1200–600 BC; and the resplendent Mayan frescoes from AD 900–1250. SOUNDS LIKE THE PAST IS COMING ALIVE. With each room opening onto atmospheric gardens showcasing statues and temples, seemingly in situ, it’s possible to imagine you’re part of these impressively sophisticated cultures from thousands of years ago. UK I CAN FEEL THE CREEPY METER CREEPING UP.

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