Top 8 Museums to Explore in the World for History Buffs

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If you like to learn about the culture and history of the places you visit, museums will surely be at the top of your itinerary whenever you go on vacation. You may even decide your destination based on the museums in the area. 

If you are one of these people, we've got you covered. Here are the ten best museums, according to frequent travelers at least, to visit on your travels

1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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One user who had recently got back from a trip to Japan recommended the Hiroshima peace memorial museum. They said: “It was great in every sense. The entrance was cheap, the exhibitions were well-translated, the narrative was easy to follow, and an easy-to-use audio guide was available. As a bonus, it's located close to the other sights related to the atomic bomb.”

2. Chicago Art Institute

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A couple of users suggested the Chicago Art Institute. One said that this museum has “amazing pieces and variety,” while another said, “You can spend all day in there just staring at all of the incredible art.”

3. Chicago Museum of Science 

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Staying in Chicago, we're looking at the Museum of Science in The Windy City this time. One user said, “You can spend two full days there and still not experience the whole thing.”

4. D'Orsay in Paris

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Paris is full of fabulous museums and architecture. The D'Orsay was suggested by one user who said: “Get there right when it opens and go straight to the Impressionist paintings on the 5th floor.”

5. Borghese Museum in Rome

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The Italian capital has famous sights, including the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. However, tourists should also visit the Borghese Museum. One Redditor said: “I always encourage people visiting Rome to make it a point to see the Borghese – basically everything is made of marble and made by a master.”

6. The Met in New York

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One person suggested the Met in New York, suggesting it was a hidden gem amongst all the other things in the Big Apple. They said: “It has an unbelievable amount of stuff, well-curated, a decent amount of space, and you feel like you're getting your money's worth because you could spend an entire day in there.”

7. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington

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One user recalled their excitement when visiting the Washington Air and Space Museum. They said: got overly excited – I was rushing from one exhibit to another because I love aircraft and space technology – and a chance to see the actual Wright Flyer – It was just marvelous.”

8. Egyptian Museum in Turin

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One niche selection came from someone who suggested the Egyptian Museum in the Italian City of Turin. They said: “Going there wasn't planned but it was one of the highlights of our Italian holiday. It was incredible.”

9. The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia

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One modern suggestion came from someone who suggested this intriguing place in Croatia. They explained what it's all about: “It's a super cool exhibition of pieces submitted by people from all over the world to commemorate various broken relationships. They range from sweet, to hilarious, to heartbreaking.

10. The War Remnants Museum in HCMC, Vietnam

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Finally, one user recommended the War Remnants Museum in Vietnam. Summing up their experience in the museum, they said it was “amazing, thought-provoking and harrowing.”

Are there any museums that you would like to add to this list? If so, where were they, and what made them so great? Let us know in the comments. 

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