By Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott
Thank the celebs for the world's eccentric creditors; hoarders of items appealing, unusual or downright strange. it truly is those documentors of the good and trivial - who are looking to convey us all whatever excellent approximately their collections and percentage the insights into humankind each one of them illuminates - who've created the main interesting, marvelous and helpful museums the planet has to provide.
Boggle on the enormity of house, get nostalgic at early life stories or be dumbstruck through the overseas Museum of Toilets... even if you are a historical past 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 // background museums
- Acropolis Museum // Greece
- British Museum // united kingdom
- Forbidden urban // China
- Goethe apartment & 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- Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of outdated Prague // Czech Republic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 global round us // traditional historical past museums
- Kunstkamera // Russia 6
- Messner Mountain Museum // Italy
- Sarawak nation 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 & expertise museums
- Bicycle Museum of the USA // 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 house background // united states
- New York urban hearth Museum // united states
- Pencil Museum // united kingdom
- Porsche Museum // Germany
- Sewer Museum // France
- Sulabh foreign Museum of bathrooms // India
Peculiar passions // Quirky museums
- Avanos Hair Museum // Turkey
- Clown corridor of repute & 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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JP IS THIS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE DELIGHTFUL TOTORO? It is. The gorgeous animated creations from the inspired master of Japanese anime, Hayao Miyazaki, are all here, from Princess Mononoke and the cast of Spirited Away to My Neighbor Totoro (you’ll see him peering enigmatically through the glass at the entrance). IT SOUNDS LIKE A MUST-SEE FOR THE KIDS. Kids will love the huge, furry bus, which they can clamber inside, and they’ll marvel at the giant robot propped up on the roof, but the museum is not just for children; it caters to anime fans of all ages with some beautiful, detailed artist sketches and animation cels on display.
There’s the ‘Chinese Locomotive’, the largest train in the collection. And you can also see the only Japanese bullet train to exist outside of Japan. Practically everything about trains – their development, impact, technology – is on show. YOU SOUND LIKE YOU MIGHT BE A TRAINSPOTTER. This museum could turn you for sure. There’s even a lock of Robert Stephenson’s hair. He was from locomotive royalty, and built the Rocket in 1829, a train that set the pace for steam train construction through the 19th century.
The Vasa is the only 17th-century warship preserved almost entirely in original condition and its story is one of maritime legend. WE LOVE A GOOD LEGEND, TELL THE TALE. Built to be a symbol of strength for the Swedish king, Gustavus Adolphus, the Vasa was richly decorated and endowed with enormous bronze cannons, designed to make her the most commanding ship on the sea and an intimidating weapon in Sweden’s war with Poland-Lithuania. Unfortunately for Gustav, his military aspirations outstripped his engineering capabilities and the ship sunk on her maiden voyage, overbalanced by the weighty cannons.
50 Museums to Blow Your Mind by Lonely Planet, Ben Handicott