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National Museum Wales

The Tate picks

British Museum

Museum of London

National Gallery, London

National Museums Liverpool

National Portrait Gallery

National History Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art

Fitzwilliam Museum

Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Leicester City Museums

Manchester City Galleries

Museum of History and Science, University of Oxford

Norfolk Museums and Archaelogy

Southampton Art Gallery

Tyne & Wear Museums

The Saatchi Gallery

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

Madame Tussauds (famous wax museum on Marylebone road)

Oriental Museum (art and archaeology of the Orient)

Clink Prink Museum (an old prison dating back to 1144)

CANTERBURY

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Canterbury Roman Museum

CORNWALL

Museum of Witchcraft - (in Bostcastle; collection of Celtic and Pagan items)

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - ( in St Ives)

National Maritime Museum Cornwall - (in Falmouth)

Royal Cornwall Museum - (displays about history of Cornwall and an array of temporary exhibitions.)

DOVER

Dover Museum

Dover Transport Museum

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Corinium Museum (Cirencester - the Cotswolds)

KENT

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery


OXFORD

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Pitt Rivers Museum - (University of Oxford's collection of anthropology and world archaeology)

University Museum of Natural History - (scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens)

Museum of the History of Science - (collection of early scientific instruments)


NOTTINGHAM

Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Galleries of Justice Museum

Museum of Nottingham Life



SHEFFIELD

Kelham Island Museum

National Emergency Services Museum

City Museum - (Weston Park, Millenium, Graves Gallery)

YORK

York Art Gallery

Yorkshire Air Museum

Royal Dragoon Guards Museum

York Castle Museum


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IRELAND <<


In Dublin

Debbie Paul Gallery (Cows Lane)

GAA Museum

Gallery of Photography

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Broadstone Studios XL Visual Arts

National Gallery of Ireland

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology - (Kildare street)

Irish Museum of Modern Art

National Maritime Museum


Galway

Galway City Museum

Galway Arts Centre

National Museums of Northern Ireland


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SCOTLAND <<

EDINBURGH

National Museum of Scotland picks Chambers Street, EH1 1JF - Open daily, FREE entry

National War Museum

National Gallery

Modern Art Galleries


GLASGOW

Glasgow Museums picks

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum picks(Free Entry)

The Hunterian Gallery



STONEHAVEN

Tolbooth Museum

» Art Museums in ITALY  

BOLOGNA
Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo)
Via Don Giovanni Minzoni, 14 40121 Bologna
exhibitions and displays on the history of Italian art from the second post-war period until current times.

Lamborghini Museum
Via Modena, 12 I-40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italia
Museum display a history of the Raging Bull leaving you with a strong emotional connection of luxury super sports cars

Museo della Storia di Bologna
via Castiglione 8, Bologna, Italia
An innovative museum dedicated to the history of the city

Museo Morandi
Via Don Minzoni, 14 - 40121 Bologna
large collection dedicated to Giorgio Morandi.

Museo Civico Medievale (Museum of the Middle Ages)
Via Manzoni, 4 40121 Bologna
situated in Palazzo Ghisilardi, features collections from the 17th-century palazzo initially belonging to the Bargellini family and later to the Davia family.

Mirada
Via Mazzini n.83, 48121 Ravenna

Pinacoteca Nazionale
Via Belle Arti, 56 40126 Bologna
Located in a former Jesuit building, it has a collection dating as far back as the early 1800s includes the Napeoleon period.

FLORENCE

Uffizi Gallery
Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze
One of the most famous museums of art throughout all of Europe containing works from Leonardo da Vinci, Carravaggio, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and the Renaissance period

Pitti Palace
Piazza de Pitti, 1, Firenze,
Contains collections of paintings and sculptures, porcelain, art works, along with a costume gallery.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello National Museum)
via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze
Features a collection of Renaissance sculptures and other important works of art.

Museo degli Argenti picks
Piazza de Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze
The walls and the ceilings are painted vividly, gorgeously filled rooms with with beautiful vases, crystals, jewelry, and masterpieces of treasure from silver and gold.

Museo dell'Opera picks(closed until Nov. 2015)

Museo di Storia Naturale picks
via La Pira, 4 50121 Firenze
established in 1775 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold, it has 8 million specimens, and is one of the most important natural museums in Italy and among the best in the world.

Museo Galileo (Institute of Science)picks
Piazza dei Giudici 1 50122 Florence
Boasts a history of scientific instruments and dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of science.

Aboca Museum (Institute of Science) picks
Palazzo Bourbon del Monte via Niccolò Aggiunti 75, 52037 Sansepolcro (AR)
A history on the spread of traditional use of medicinal herbs over the centuries.

Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Via Cavour, 21 50129 Florence
The largest collection of Da Vinci's mahcine works consisting of more than 240 models of Da Vinci's machines are displayed in four rooms

Museo della Tortura
Via San Giovanni, 125 San Gimignano
Contains documents of different methods of torture used in the past (and some still in use today)

Museo Piaggio
viale Rinaldo Piaggio 7 - 56025 Pontedera
is located in the heart of Tuscany, contains the story of the Vespa and other interesting facts.

Museo Stibbert picks
via Federigo Stibbert, 26 50134 Firenze
feature collections of 19th century art collector Frederick Stibbert, born in Florence of an Italian mother and English Father he was educated in England.

Franciscan Missionary Museum
via San Francesco 13, 50014 Fiesole
houses a large array of relics from the Etruscan-Roman, Egyptian, and Chinese, and artefacts connected to the daily life of the Franciscans that continues still today in the peaceful convent of Fiesole.

Galleria dell'Accademia picks
Via Bettino Ricasoli, 60, 50122 Firenze
Houses Michelangelo's famous statue of David in the Tribune, 14th century artworks, La Sala del Colsso, and many more famous Italian artists. Considered a must-see gallery in Florence.

Galleria Palatina
Piazza Pitti 1, 50125 Firenze

Marino Marini Museum
Piazza San Pancrazio, Firenze
Features sculptures, drawings and etchings, and other works of Marino Martini and his wife Marina through their lifetime.

Museo di San Marco
Piazza San Marco, 3, 50121
forrmerly a church and convent it is now a museum containing frescoe paintings of Fra Angelico, among the great artists of the Renaissance period. Fra Bartolomeo has featured painting as well.

Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Firenze
Renaissance art, paintings, sculptures, and architecture housed in a historical palace.

Palazzo Vecchio (Museo Ragazzi) picks
Piazza della Signoria, Firenze
houses a fine collection of paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages and Renaissance along with an very large globe and works by Donatello.

GENOVA

Museo Nazionale di San Matteo (National Museum of San Matteo)
Piazza San Matteo in Soarta, Pisa
Contains works of art, sculptures, from the early Medieval period to the 16th century from Nicola Pisano and Donatello as well as antique paintings.

Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Collezione Wolfson
via Capolungo, 3 Genova
Houses over 2500 paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings, goign back to the early 19th century to the present.

Galleria di Palazzo Rosso - Musei di Strada Nuova picks
Via Garibaldi, 18, 16124 Genova
Decorated with frescoes by the greatest painters of 17th-century Liguria (Dürer, Grechetto, Guercino, Strozzi, Van Dyck, Veronese, and others) along with priceless furnishings, collections of paintings spanning two hundred years by the noble Brignole-Sale family.

Museo d'arte orientale Edoardo Chiossone
Piazzale Giuseppe Mazzini, 1, 16122 Genova
One of the most significant collections of Asian art throughout all of Europe.

MILAN

Pinacoteca di Brera
Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano
in a 19th century former monastery, it contains some of the greatest paintings of the Renaissance period. Also features a botanical garden and astronomy museum.

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
Via Gesù, 5, 20121 Milano
Features paintings, tapestries, rugs, furniture, armsv ceramics, bronzes, glass, jewels, household objects from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Museo d'Arte e Scienza
via Quintino Sella, 4, 20121 Milano
Has rooms that displayed genuine and fake pictures, ceramics, furniture, jewelry and instructions on how to discern a fake from originals using simple technique

PAC (Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea)
ia Palestro, 14, 20121 Milano
houses works focused on contemporary art

Palazzo d'Arte (Triennale)
via Palestro 14 20121 Milan
Viewing of Italian design in a different perspective. Another gem is the secluded and peaceful park behind the palace. There are running creeks, cobbled pathways, animals, lush plants, and surrealist sculptures to enjoy.

Calderara Foundation Collection
Avv. Giuseppe Alemani - Via Mozart n. 2 20122 Milano
Contains over 320 works of painting and sculpture, including 56 by Antonio Caladerara, along with 271 of additionl European artists, American, Chinese, and Japanese.

Castello Sforzesco Pinacoteca
Piazza Castello, 3, 20121 Milano
An art gallery within the complex of the Sforza Castle Museums

MACA - Civico Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
Palazzo Sanseverino Falcone Piazza Falcone, n° 1
Houses the collection of 237 pieces of artworks by the master of glass Silvio Vigliaturo.

Museo Civico di Arte Antica
Palazzo Bonacossi via Cisterna del Follo, 5 - 44121 Ferrara

Museo Diocesano di Milan
Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95, 20123 Milano
built in the early 2000s to protect the treasure of the archdiocese.

Museo Minguzzi
via Palermo, 11, 20100 Milano
A selection of photographs in a spacious and modern location, with description in both in Italian and in English.

Museo Poldi Pezzoli picks
via Alessandro Manzoni, 12, 20121 Milano
Showcases an exceptional collection of art, furnishings and historical weaponry, plus the famous Antonio Pollaiuolo's "Portrait of a Lady," whichsi a great representation of Milan's style.

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Milano, Piazza Pio XI, 2 - MM 1 Cordusio - MM 3 Duomo


NAPLES

Museo de Capodimonte picks
via Miano, 2, 80137 Napoli
18th-century museum houses magnificent collections from world famous artists like Masaccio, Bruegel, El Greco, Titian, and Raphael

Certosa di San Martino
Largo San Martino 5 80129 Napoli
Aformer monastery in the 14th century, it has collections from past monks such as the ceiling painting of the "Ascension" by Lanfranco and the ceiling fresco of the "Triumph of Judith" by Luca Giordano.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Napoli
Founded in the late 18th century, it contains the richest and most valuable collectiona of art and archaeological artifacts in Italy

ROME

Maxxi, Museum of Art from the 21st century
(nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo)
Via Guido Reni, 4A, Roma

Macro - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
via Nizza 138 — 00198 Roma (via Reggio Emilia 54)
A collection of contemporary art in the center of Rome

Museo E Cripta Dei Frati Cappuccini - (Museum Crypt of the Capuchins)
Via Veneto 27, Roma 00187
An entry fee of €6 gets you access to a museum of artifacts of the Capuchin order as well as their underground crypts wherein lie the bones of 4000 monks which were creatively arranged. The smell of mummies may be too much for some. Definitely an experience you will not forge.

National Museum of the Early Middle Ages (Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo)
an archaeological museum of the Postclassical Era and ancient Rome from the 4th and 14th centuries,

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - (National Roman Museum)
Beni Archeologici di Roma - Piazza dei Cinquecento, 67 - 00185
The museum has four floors with sculptures, frescoes and mosaics, coins and jewels document the evolution of the Roman artistic as well as Greek art on the ground level

Vigamus - (Video Game Museum)
Via Sabotino 4, Rome,
Just a short 20 minute walk from the Vatican is this unique museum boasting a vast collection of arcade games and consoles to play for free and as long as you like from Assasain's Creed to Occulus.

Complesso del Vittoriano - (Vittoriano Complex)
Via di San Pietro in Carcere
Features exhibits about the Unification of Italy 150 years ago along with the expected beautiful architecture and documents of history.

Borghese Gallery
Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Roma
Features sculptures and painting dating back centuries

Musei Capitolini - Capitoline Museums
Centrale Montemartini, via Ostiense 106 - 00154 Roma
An art building displaying Greek and Roman statues and sculptures.

Museo della Civiltà Romana
piazza G. Agnelli, 10 - 00144
closed for redevelopment

Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9
Regarded as the most important museum of the Etruscan civilization and also features Greek items, merged in an area that represents the eighth and fifth centuries BC

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea - MACRO
via Nizza 138 — 00198 Roma (via Reggio Emilia 54)
Features thematic tours, which emphasize the depth and multiple perspectives on contemporary art

Il Museo Ebraico di Roma - The Jewish Museum of Rome
Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 41, Roma
Located in the Great Synagogue it contains displays and information about the Jewish community from the 17th century up to today

Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma
Maintains and preserves masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other artworks collected by the popes over the centuries.

Museo di Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
via del Corso, 305, 00186 Roma
unique private collection by famous Italian artists like Caravaggio, Tiziano, and Raffaello.

VENICE

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123 Venezia
Features Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection and masterpieces from the Hannelore and Rudolph Schulhof Collection, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, and the Nasher Sculpture Garden.

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
B&B San Marco, 30122 Venice

Galleria dell'Accademia
Campo della Carità in the Sestriere of Dorsoduro 1050 Venice
Situated in the prestigious centre of the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carità, collection of Venetian, Bizantine, Gothic, and Renaissance period paintings from famous European artists.

Museo Ca' Pesaro
Santa Croce, 2076, 30135 Venezia
Important baroque palace, amou masterpieces, and a vast collection of sculptures, among them works by Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Moore and others.

Museo Correr
Situated in St. Mark's Square it is a member of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. Exhibits about the various aspects of Venetian civilization with collections of ancient art.

Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Piazza San Marco 52 30124 Venezia
A collection of 11 museums in the city with various exhibits.

Palazzo Grassi
Campo San Samuele, 3231, 30124 Venezia
museum dedicated to the art collection of the Grassi family.

Querini Stampalia Foundation Museum
Santa Maria Formosa, 5252, 30122 Venezia
A former residence converted to a museum with paintings, sculptures & decorative arts.

VERONA

Castelvecchio Museum
Corso Castelvecchio 2
A pleasing art exhibition and architecturally designed castle with collections that include roman and gothic sculptures

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BORDEAUX

Musée d'Aquitaine
20 Cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux
A collection of art from the Bordeaux and old documents

Musée des Beaux-Arts
20 Cours d'Albret, 33000
Among the largest art galleries in France

Musée Goupil
20 cours Pasteur 33000
Hosues the collections of the House of Goupil, a dynasty of art publishers and Paris based global gallery owners

Le Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux
Cellier des Chartrons, 41 Rue Borie, 33000

LYON

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon picks
20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon,
located in a former Benedictine convent of the 17th and 18th centuries it contains a remarkable art collection, from the middle ages to the 17th century

Musée des Arts décoratifs
34 Rue de la Charité, 69002 Lyon
features excellent 17th through 18th-century, textile & decorative arts collections

Musée Gallo-Romain de Lyon-Fourvière
17 Rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon
Features mosaics, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, artifacts, weaponry, and coins from the Gallo-Roman period. Celtic calendar, and national monuments from the ancient past.


MARSEILLES

Musée Grobet-Labadie
140 Boulevard Longchamp, 13001 Marseille

Musée d'Histoire de Marseille
Centre Bourse, 2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille,

MuCEM (Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean)
1 esplanade du J4 - 13002 Marseille

Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne
2 Rue de la Charité, 13001 Marseille
different exhibitions are held in this former XVIIth century architecture house for the poor, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol along with other international artists may be found here.

Musée d'Arts Africains, Océaniens, Amérindiens (MAAOA)
Centre de la Vieille Charité ­2 rue de la Charité 13002 Marseille
provides a rich collection of artifacts, both cultural and historical works, from overlooked civilizations

NICE
Matisse Museum
164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice
dedicated to the artist in his birth city.

Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain
Promenade des Arts, 06000 Nice
dedicated to modern art

Musee des Arts Asiatiques
405 Promenade des Anglais, 06200 Nice
works of art from Asia

Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall
Avenue Docteur Ménard, 06000 Nice

Villa Arson Centre d'Art
20 Avenue Stephen Liegeard, 06100 Nice


PARIS

Centre Pompidou picks
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
A blend of modern art in an interestingly architectured building with numerous exhibits

Art Paris
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Housed in the celestial dome of the Grand Palais are 140 galleries from 20 countries, representing a wide-ranging panorama of broad spectrum of modern and contemporary art that includes photography, design and art publishing.

European House of Photography (La maison Européenne de la Photographie)
5/7 Rue de Fourcy - 75004

Maison des Cultures du Monde (World Cultures Institute)
101 boulevard Raspail 75006
A look at the varied aspects of creation present in various regions of the modern world

Institute of the Arab World
1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005
Museums offer the public a greater understanding and knowledge of the Arab world

Les Invalides -- French Army Museum
Esplanade des Invalides side, 129 rue de Grenelle
Provides visitors with a rich and unique cultural programme derived from its collections and temporary exhibitions involvgn the French military

Musée Cluny (medieval ages)  picks
6 Place Paul Painlevé, 75005

Musée Maillol
59-61 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 7th Arrondissement

Musée du Quai Branly  picks
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Houses indigenous art and cultures from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas

Musée Carnavalet  picks
16 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003
a former mansion and hotel turned into a museum exhibiting mostly original works, 17th to 20th century interior design and lives of famous Parisiens

Musée de l'Orangerie  picks
Jardin Tuileries, 75001
features art galleries of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings

Musée Jacquemart-Andre
158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008

Musée Marmottan Monet  picks
2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016
Contains more than 300 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art works by the famous Claude Monet.

Musée Picasso
5 rue de Thorigny 75003
A joel turned into a museum showcasing the work of the world faoous artist Pablo Picasso

Musée Auguste Rodin  picks
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
An 18th-century mansion & sculpture garden exhibiting the most inspiring works by Auguste Rodin

Musée d'Orsay  picks
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007
Quite possibly the greatest collection of Impressionist paintings worldwide. Some of the most famous paintings in the world are in room after room with masterpeices by Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Jean-Francois Millet, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin and more.

Musée du Louvre  picks
A Paris landmark and historic monument, it is among the world's largest museums in a historic palace containing an immense collection of art, roughly 400,000 works, from Roman sculptures, Venus De Milo to the Mona Lisa. A certain highlight for people yet their only complaint is not having bought a Paris Museum Pass to avoid the inevitable long lines to enter.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli 75001

National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts
292 rue Saint-Martin F-75141

Strasbourg

Musée Historique
2 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Poissons, 67000
Amazing exhibits and captions in English as well as multilingual guides for the museum

Musée de l'oeuvre-Notre-Dame
3 Place du Château, 67000
collections of art from the 11th and 17th centuries in a medieval cathedral

Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain
1 Place Hans Jean Arp, 67076
An impressive art collection, architecture featuring mdoern and contemporary art from Rodin, Degas, Daniel Buren, Richard Deacon, Picasso, and Renoir.

Toulouse

Fondation Bemberg Museum  picks
Place d'Assezat, 31000 Toulouse
A varied and interesting collection in a mansion with sculptures, furnishings, religious paintings, including works by Bonnard, Degas, Canaletto as well as modern artists.

Les Abattoirs
76 Allées Charles de Fitte, 31300
Opened in 2000 in a very artistic setting, it features permanent and temporary exhibitions, artistic experiments, media, and restaurant.

Musee de Augustins
21 rue de Metz, 31000
Features a exceptional collection of gothic and 12th century Romanesque sculptures, along with three galleries with paintings from the middle ages to the 20th century.

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BILBAO
Guggenheim Museum
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2 Bilbao
A Frank Gehry designed structure cnstructed of titanium, glass, and limestone and contains post-war paintings and sculptures in America and Europe

Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum
Plaza Miguel Unamuno 4
displasy about the history of the Basque culture from middle ages to the modern age.

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum  picks
Museo Plaza, 2, 48009
An impressive collection of of Spanish and Basque paintings and sculptures. Genres include Roman and Gothic art, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Romantic, Realism and Impressionism.


BARCELONA
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona

Museu Picasso
Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003
Contains the largest collection af artwork from the 20th century artist Pablo Picass; over 4200 pieces.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038
Boasts a thorough display of film, photography, architecture, comics and digital art from the 20th century

Centre de Cultura Contemporania
C/ Montalegre 5, 08001
exhibitions covering unique areas of contemporary art and culture from music to dance, independent video to alternative cinema, performance to multimedia creations.

Museu Frederic Mares
Plaça de Sant Iu, 5-6, 08002
preserves the collections from its founder and sculptor Frederic Seas


MADRID
Museu Nacional del Prado  picks
Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23 Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014
A beautiful museums with some of the finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to early 19th century with masterpieces by Goya, Velazquez, Manet, Titian, Bosch, and El Greco

Museu Nacional Reina Sofia  picks
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012
The national museum in Spain holding 20th century art.

Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014
A marvelous collection and yet another must-see museum in Madrid ranging from gothic period to modern times with works by Dali, Renoir, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth.

Museo Sorolla
37 General Martinez Campos, 28010
A former house and now a museum dedicated to painter Joaquin Sorolla


MALAGA
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga  picks
Calle Alemania, s/n, 29001
A great collection of contemporary art and modern temporary exhibitions in an ideal setting.

Fundacion Picasso
Plaza de la Merced, 15, 29012
Its purpose is to promotie the work of the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.

Museo Picasso Malaga
Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8, 29015
A museum featuring the city where 285 works of art are displayed by Malaga born Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

PAMPLONA
Museo de Navarra
Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 47, 31001 Pamplona
Contains collections of archaeological artifacts amd paintings linked to the history of Navarra

SEVILLA
Museo del Baile Flamenco  picks
Calle de Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3, 41004
Located in a beautiful 18th century four-story "Casa de Palacio" is all the information you need from the ideas of famous flamenco dancer Cristina Hoyos

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
Plaza América, 3, 41013 Sevilla
The museum provides 19 rooms with unique areas of knowledge, about rural and urban life and the history of Malaga.


VALENCIA
Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe
Autopista del Saler 5, Valencia
A three-floor museum devoted to science.

Museo de Historia de Valencia
Carrer València, 42, 46920 Mislata
A discovery of Valencia's past by looking into the lifestyle of past residents through firsthand accounts.


» Germany   

AACHEN
Suermondt Ludwig Museum
Wilhelmstraße 18, 52070

Couven Museum
Hühnermarkt 17, 52062

BERLIN
Akademie der Künste picks
Pariser Platz 4, 10117
A cultural institution of 400 members ranging from Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Art. Features exhibits and numerous events.

East Side Gallery
Mühlenstraße, 10243

Brücke Museum
Bussardsteig 9, 14195
The world's largest collection of artworks by Die Brücke, an expressionist from the early 20th-century.

Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2, 10117
dedicated to the history of Germany and Europe

Deutsche Guggenheim (now Deutsche Bank KunstHalle)
Unter den Linden 13/15 10117

Georg Kolbe Museum
Sensburger Allee 25, 14055
A museum dedicated to the German figure sculptor

Museum Berggruen
Schloßstraße 1, 14059
An art collection of modern artists includes works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and Alberto Giacometti

Museum fur Naturkunde
Invalidenstraße 43, 10115
A natural history museum with over 30 million objects in the science and fascinating exhibitions

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963
An important museum with many international exhibitions as well as contemporary art and photography.

Pergamon Museum picks
Bodestraße 1-3, 10178
Contaons three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin's collections: the Antikensammlung, Vorderasiatisches Museum, and the Museum für Islamische Kunst. Spectacular reconstructions of archaeological structures. NOTE: Ongoing renovations until 2019

Designpanoptikum picks
Torstraße 201, 10115
(90% love it but say it is interesting, weird, and strange)

Gemaeldegalerie - picks
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785
A wide selection of European artwork, from the 1200s-1700s

German Museum of Technology - (Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin)
Trebbiner Straße 9, D-10963

Neues Museum
Bodestraße 1-3, 10178
Houses Egyptian art and classical antiquities.

COLOGNE (KÖLN)
Museum Ludwig
Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667
Features unique aspects of modern art such as pop art, surrealism, and abstract.

Chocolate Museum
Am Schokoladenmuseum 1A, 50678
boasts a wide collection of chocolate art works and chocolate wrappers

Römisch-Germanisches Museum - (Romano-Germanic Museum)
Roncalliplatz 4, 50667
Features the archaeological heritage of the city and the surrounding area from the Palaeolithic period to the early Middle Ages.

Fragrance Museum
Obenmarspforten 21, 50667
History of fragrance spanning three hundred years starting with Rococo.

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
Obenmarspforten, 50667 Köln
Houses a fine art collection from the medieval period to the early 20th century along with an art gallery.

German Sport and Olympics Museum
Im Zollhafen 1, 50678

Käthe Kollwitz Museum
Fasanenstraße 24, 10719
Contains the largest collection of art by German Käthe Kollwitz

Museen der Stadt Köln
Museum Schnütgen/Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum
Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst)

DRESDEN
Museen der Stadt Dresden (Dresden Municipal Gallery and Art Collection)
Wilsdruffer Straße 2, 01067

DUSSELDORF
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Grabbeplatz 5, 40213
Artworks from German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia which include paintings, sculptures, and statues.

Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
Grabbeplatz 4, 40213
Features contemporary art exhibits

Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf
Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479

Museum Kunst Palast
Ehrenhof 4-5 40479
The early 18th century and is increased to more than 100,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics, photographies, applied arts objects and glass.

FRANKFURT
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Domstraße 10, 60311

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Römerberg 60311
A gallery with modern and contemporary art collections

Historisches Museum
Fahrtor 2, 60311
Features cultural and historical items from Frankfurt and Germany

Geldmuseum der Deutschen Bundesbank (Money Museum)
Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14 60431
scheduled to reopen by the end of 2016

Museum Giersch Regionaler Kunst
Schaumainkai 83, 60596
Features permanent and temporary exhibitions on the cultural history of the 19th and early 20th centuries and regional artists.

Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg)
Senckenberganlage 25, 60325
A history musseum where you'll learn about biodiversity of life and evolution of organisms along with the planetary changes over millions of years

Städel Museum
Schaumainkai 63 60596 Frankfurt am Main
Houses an art collection that spans seven hundred years of European art from the early fourteenth century to the present .

FRIEBURG
Museum fur Neue Kunst
Marienstraße 10a, 79098

Augustinermuseum
Augustinerplatz 79098
Contains collections of art beginning with the Middle Ages to the Baroque era, and 19th century paintings.

HAMBURG
Hamburger Kunsthalle   picks
Glockengießerwall, 20095
showwcases European art from the 14th century as well modern and contemporary art. New renovations underway including a cafe.

Deichtorhallen Hamburg: Haus der Photographie
Deichtorstraße 1-2 20095
Since opening its doors n 2005, it has offered temporary exhibitions on photography, from historical periods of the 19th-20th century up to modern day contemporary photography. The highlight is the Gundlach Collection with emphasis on art and fashion photography.

Kunstverein in Hamburg
Klosterwall 23, 20095
Large exhibits with audio and visual arts

Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbee
Steintorplatz, 20099
Focuses on fine & decorative arts which includes porcelain, photography, fashion, illustration, musical, art deco, and even ancient artefacts from past Greek, Egyptian, Arabic, and foreign cultures.

HANOVER
Kunstverein Hannover
Sophienstraße 2, 30159
Since 1832, it has displayed contemporary art, visual arts, and photography.

Niedersachsisches Landesmuseum Hannover
Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, 30169
Features sea aquariums, exhibits on dinosaurs, birds and reptiles, old coins, and European artefacts make it worthwhile for all ages.

Sprengel Museum
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz, 30169
Contains art collections by Picasso, Max Ernst and Kurt Schwitter, modern art, visual art, jewels, and more.

Wilhelm Busch Museum
Georgengarten, 30167
Houses the world's largest collection of artworks by Wilhelm Busch, in addition to illustrations, drawings and comics.

LEIPZIG
Bach Museum
Thomaskirchhof 15, 04109
A museums dedicated to the life and works of the famous classical music artist Johann Sebastion Bach.

Stasi Museum
A museum in the former headquarters of the East German Police with exhibitions about surveillance and observation technology and the associated paranoia and chaos that ensued for citizens at that time.

MUNICH
BMW Museum
Am Olympiapark 2, 80809
Exhibits about the history of the BMW automobile and motorcycle maker.

Brandhorst Museum
Kunstareal Theresienstrasse 35a, 80333
Displays more than 200 exhibits from collections of modern art.

Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1, 80538
A large fascinating museum with a variety of science and techology exhibits featuring sections about aircraft, film, DNA technology, space engineering, and more.

Alte Pinakothek
Barer Straße 27, 80333
Preserves some of the most famous collections from the 14th through the 18th centuries by early German, Dutch, Italian, French and Spanish painters.

Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universitat
Barer Straße 40, 80333
contains a collection of drawings, prints, and photographs related to architecture, mainly from 19th and 20th century Prussian architects.

Bavarian National Museum
Prinzregentenstraße 3, 80538
features sizeable collections on historical art and folklore, sculptures, wood crafts, instruments, porcelains, armory, old games, etc.

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538
A foundation established for the exploration of the unique history of contemporary art

Kunsthalle Munchen der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Theatinerstraße 8, 80333
Has dynamic themed exhibitions with famous paintings, drawings, sketches and other interesting displays.

Lenbachhaus
Luisenstr. 33, 80333
Houses, conserves, and features works of art from the 19th century, the Blauer Reiter, the New Objectivity, plus contemporary art from around the world.

Museum Villa Stuck
Prinzregentenstraße 60, 81675
Established to display the art from painter Franz Stuck and 18th century international art exhibitions up to modern and contemporary art.

Neue Pinakothek
Barer Straße 29, 80799
Features around 400 paintings and sculptures originating from the 19th century, Classicism to Nouveau Art.

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40, 80333
A superb museums with modern art, design, and jewelry, architecture, and even fashion. Only 1 € on Sunday.

Stadtmuseum
Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331
Within gothic styled buildings, are exhibits on film, photography, modern history, musical instruments, a puppet theater, and other festival-type attractions.

NÜREMBURG
Albrecht Durer's House
Albrecht-Durer-Strasse 39, 90403
dedicated to Dürer and his works of art from the 16th century.

Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Lorenzer Straße 32, 90402
features exhibitions from contemporary international artists in seceral galleries.

Museum Tucher Mansion
Features valuable furniture and tapestries, paintings and other items in the former residence of Tucher.

Neues Museum
Luitpoldstraße 5, 90402
houses modern and contemporary art in over 3,000 square meter of space with painting, photography, sculptures, video art, from the 1950s present.

STUTTGART
Landesmuseum Württemberg
Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart,
collections from the Stone Age to modern day as well as regional history plus handcrafted international artworks

Neue Staatsgalerie
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 30-32, D-70173
A popular museum in Germany with a wide display of paintings and sculptures

Accept our apologies for our brief list of museums as there are more than 6,000 in Germany alone. However, these are the most popular rated by visitors.

Austria   


Vienna

Albertina Graphic Arts Collection
Albertinaplatz 1 1010
boasts among the most important and broad graphic art collections worldwide. Approximately 50,000 drawings and watercolours, plus 900,000 graphic art pieces, spanning the late Gothic era to the current day.

Liechtenstein Museum
Bankgasse 1
contains art and collections from the royal family as well as notable European works of art. ** Only viewable as an event package or prebooked

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum
Neue Burg Heldenplatz, 1010
from Ancient Egypt to the late 18th century. The collections of Renaissance and Baroque art are of particular importanc

Akademie der Bildenden Kunst
Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien
Contaon two important Austrian art collections , The Graphic Collection and the Painting Gallery, while operating as a training center for 300 years.

Essl Collection of Contemporary Art
An der Donau-Au 1 3400 Klosterneuburg bei Wien
A very large collection of more than 7,000 pieces of international contemporary art from Agnes and Karlheinz Essl

Generali Foundation
Wiedner Hauptstraße 15, 1040 Wien
A non-profit art association with a goal to support contemporary visual art

Jewish Museum
Dorotheergasse 11, 1010
a dynamic cultural hub where you'll go on an adventure into the jewish Past of Austria.

Kunst Haus Wien
Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030
Holds exclusively the only collection of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser's works

Kunsthalle Wien
Museumsplatz 1
exhibits featuring international contemporary art

Kunstlerhaus
Karlsplatz 5, 1010
exhibits on contemporary art, architecture, design, media, film, and interdisciplinary themes

Leopold Museum
Museumsplatz 1, Vienna 1070
Has one of the largest collections of modern art from Austria, which include works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl.

MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
Has one of the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in central Europe

Museum of Ethnology
Neue Burg Heldenplatz, 1010
Exhibitions of various world cultures including exhibits on Montezuma, Buddhism, and others.

Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere
Prinz-Eugen-Str. 27 1030 Wien
Houses baroque statues, Rodin sculptures, portraits of the Virgin Mary, medieval, romanticism, contemporary, impressionism, and works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

Osterreichisches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst - MAK
Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien
Boasts a very unique collection of applied arts, contemporary art, architecture, as well as educational forums for art enthusiasts.

Secession
Friedrichstraße 12, A-1010
Held in an architectural interesting building due to a rebel movement led by Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, and Max Kurzweil and now features contemporary artworks.

Wien Museum Karlsplatz
1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 8
A collection centered on the history of Vienna with exhibitions on clothing, applied arts, furnishings, paintings, architecture, and more.

Linz
Lentos Kunstmuseum/Museum of Modern Art
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 14020
A relatively small museum with two levels of contemporary art, portraits, and sculptures.

Jewish Museum
Kunst Haus Wien
Kunstforum
Kunsthalle Wien
Kunstlerhaus
Leopold Museum

Salzburg
Baroque Museum (Barockmuseum)
Museum Carolino Augusteum
Museum der Moderne
Residenzgalerie

Denmark   

Netherlands   

Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Museum
Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum picks
Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam
This museum provides inspiration and art enrichment by making the life and work of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh's art accessible to as many people as possible with largest collection throughout the world.

National Aviation Museum (Aviodrome)
Pelikaanweg 50, Lelystad

Het Scheepvaartmuseum National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1 1018 KK Amsterdam

Museum of Bags and Purses (Tassenmuseum Hendrikje)
1017 CD Amsterdam

Museum Het Rembrandt House
Jodenbreestraat 4 1011 NK Amsterdam
The amazing artist Rembrandt van Rijn's home and studio from 1606-1669 was restored and mae into a museum. It is where all his masterpeices were done.

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (The Netherlands Open Air Museum
Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem Postbus 649

Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
Damrak 33 1012 LK, Amsterdam
This museum, for some, is the highlight of their day or stay in Amsterdam if you're a fan of the macabre. Here you will find 100 devices in 5 sections, with photos, drawings, and torture tools

The First Museum of Fluorescent Art
Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 015

The Resistance Museum
Plantage district Kerklaan 61, 1018 CX
Great exibitions on WII , the resistance by the Dutch including children, and the farms.

Red Light Secrets Museum
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60H 10

Het Stedelijk Museum
Museumplein 10 1071 DJ
A museum dedicated to design, modern and contemporary art.

Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148
The world's first museum dedicated to cannabis opened in the heart of Amsterdam opened in 1985

Museum Willet-Holthuysen
Herengracht 605

Cheese Museum
Prinsengracht 112
A great place for cheese lovers lcoated in the Joordan neighborhood across the canal from the Anne Frank Haus

Museum van Loon
Keizersgracht 672 1017 ET
Architect Adriaen Dortsman built this private residence in 1672 abd the first resident was as student of Rembrandt.

Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum)
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL
A museum in four synagogues with exhibits about the history and culture of Jewish people in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Prinsengracht 116 1015 EA
A museum dedicated to the tulip, the country's unoffical national flower.

Diamant Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 8 1071 CZ
Features an abundant collection of internationally recognized pieces, like the Katana, the Ape Skull, and the Rembrandt Diamond.

Foam - Photography Museum
Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS

Torture Museum
Singel 449
Houses instruments and devices used to torture people, with vivid descriptions of the pain it inflicted on people accused or guilty of what are considered petty crimes today.

Houseboat Museum
Prinsengracht 296
Located on the "Hendrika Maria and built in 1914, it is a boat sed as a house


Norway   

Oslo
The Fram Museum
Bygdøynesveien 36 0286 Oslo
Houses the world's most popular polar ship. Learn about the expeditions and famous Norwegian explorers.

The Viking Ship Museum picks
Huk aveny 35, 0287 Oslo
Features the best preserved Viking Ship worldwide, burials of the Viking Age, and unique Viking woodcrafts.

Kon-Tiki Museet
Bygdøynesveien 36, 0286 Oslo
A museum dedicated to Thor Heyerdahl (scientist and explorer) and Kon-Tiki raft which he sailed across the pacific to prove ancient man had mastered sailing to new lands without a wheel and saddle.

Astrup Fearnley Museet
Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo
A museum dedicated to the works from individual artists from all movements and contemporary art.

Norwegian Folk Museum (Norsk Folkemuseum) picks
Museumsv.10 Oslo
Includes 160 houses in the Open-Air Museum representing various parts of Norway and various time periods from 1500 to present day.

Nasjonal Museet (The National Museum) picks
Universitetsgata 13 Oslo
Maintains, preserves, displays, and promotes information to the public about Norway's widest collection of artworks, architecture and design.

Edvard Grieg Museum (Norsk Folkemuseum)  picks
Troldhaugveien 65 5232 Bergen, Hordaland
The former home of Edvard Grieg , considered amng the best composers and pianists of the Romantic era

Botanical Museum (Botanisk Hage og Museum)
Sars gate 1 0562 Oslo
Goal is to promote plant biodiversity . It is part of the Natural History Museum in the University of Oslo has over 7500 species

Munch Museum (Munch Musee)
Tøyengata 53 0578 Oslo
Exhibits are dedicated to Norwegian artist Edvard Munch with exhibits about his life and artwork.

Norges Hjemmefront Museum (Resistance Museum)
Goal is to collect, research and communicate to the public information about the history of the Armed Forces and WWII.

Norsk Teknisk Museum (Museum of Technology)   picks
Kjelsåsveien 143, 0491
The national museum houses collections on technology, industry, science and medicine

Hanseatisk Museum  
Finnegården 1A Bryggen
Displays on the daily lives of the German merchants from the Hanseatic League

Tromsø Museum
Søndre Tollbodgate 11 Tromsø

Vigeland Museet
south of the Vigeland Park, 5 mins from main gate

Svalbard Museet
Postboks 5219171 Longyearbyen
Norway's farthest North Artic Museum and focus on Svalbard's 400-year history and culture

Lofotr Viking Museum   picks
Prestegårdsveien 59 NO-8360 Bøstad, Vestvagoy
A museum inside a reconstructed Viking chieftain longhouse where you will relive the period of the Vikings by smelling and tasting the food, and their history.

Bryggens Museum   picks
Dreggsalm. 3 Postboks 4052 5835 Bergen
a history of life in medieval Bergen which is designated as a World Heritage site

KODE (formerly Bergen Art Museum)   picks
Rasmus Meyers allé 9, 5015 Bergen
One of the largest art museums in the Nordic countries housed in four distinct buildings alongside the Lille Lungegård lake with international collections, contemporary art, Nikolai Astrup, Edvard Munch as well as arts & crafts from the past 500 years.

Norwegian Cannery Museum  
Øvre Strandgate 88 4005 Stavanger
Learn how fish balls and canned sprats were produced in a former operating cannery from 1916 until 1958

Hurtigruten Museum
Markedsgata 1, 8450 Stokmarknes

Sweden   

Stockholm
Moderna Museet (Modern Museet)   picks
Slupskjulsvägen 7 111 49 Stockholm

Swedish History Museum   picks
Narvavägen 13–17 Stockholm
exhibits about items from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, or 10,000 years plus additional periods of history.

Vasa Museum   picks
Galärvarvsvägen 14, Djurgården, Stockholm
Features eleven permanent exhibitions about the Vasa ship

Skansen Open Air Museum   picks
115 93 Stockholm
established in 1891, it is the world's first open-air museum where visitors will learn about five centuries of Swedish culture and history.

ABBA the Museum   picks
Djurgårdsvägen 68 Stockholm
A museums where you will experience becoming the 5th band member by singing, by use of holograms, and more.

Medeltidsmuseet (Medieval Museum)   picks
Strömparterren 3, Norrbro Stockholm
Learn about the history and listen to stories about Middle Ages daily life, the buildings, warehouses, and places of work.

Volvo Museum   picks
Arendal Skans 405 08 Göteborg Stockholm
Learn about the history and heritage of Volvo, beginning in 1927 to present including its commercial use in trucks, construction vehicles, and marine engines.

Hallwylska Museet   picks
Hamngatan 4 S-111 47 Stockholm
A former residence built like a palace in 1898 as a winter home for Count and Countess Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, one of Stockholm's wealthy and eccentric couples.

Gotlands Museum   picks
Rantakatu 14 621 56 Visby
A museum in the Bildsten Hall with image stones and presently is in control by the neighborhood association Gotland Ancient Friends.

Göthenburg Museum of Art   picks
Götaplatsen 412 56 Göteborg
Posseses collections from the 15th century up to present times. Although the museum emphasizes Nordic art more other collections include older Dutch and French art by Rembrandt, van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet.

Kulturen Museum   picks
Tegnérsplatsen, 223 50 Lund
An open air museum which opened in 1892 featuring houses from the 17th century, building materials, textiles, Gudren Sjoden designs, and temporary exhibitions year round.

Switzerland   

Moderna Museet

Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel   picks
St. Alban-Graben 16 CH-4010 Basel
An extensive collection and among the largest in Europe. Works from the early 15th century to the present day.

Museum Tingley   picks
Paul Sacher-Anlage 2 Postfach 3255
A collection of artwork from Jean Tingley and his life.

Basel Historical Museum (Historisches Museum Basel)   picks
Steinenberg 4 CH - 4051
The HMB features a history of the Basel region and its people. Additional miscellaneous items, artifacts,and objects of Basel's cultural heritage are on display

Toy Worlds Museum   pifs
Steinenvorstadt 1 CH - 4051 Basel
Features over 600 teddy bears, dolls, doll houses and more on display.

Bern
Einstein Museum   picks
Kramgasse 49 Postfach 638 3000 Bern
A museum about the life and work of ALbert Einstein including his life and residence in Bern.

Bern Historical Museum (Musée d'Histoire de Bern)   picks
Helvetiaplatz 5 CH-3005
A collection of archaeology, history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects going back to the Stone Age period to current times.

Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum Bern)
Hodlerstrasse 8–12 CH-3000
The oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection of more than 3,000 paintings and sculptures along with prints, photos, film, and video spanning eight centuries.

Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7 CH-1205 Geneva
A four-story building with the history of the building watches from one period to another.

Musée d'histoire des Sciences (Museum of Natural History)
Parc de La Perle du Lac 128 rue de Lausanne CH-1202 Geneva
houses a collection of ancient scientific objects from the 17th to the 19th century.

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporaine
rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, CH-1205 Geneva
houses a collection of international modern art.

Lausanne
The Olympic Museum (Musee Olympique)   picks
The Olympic Museum 1, quai d'Ouchy 1006 Lausanne
A museum dedicated tothe Olymic sport and includes items throughout the world, dating back to ancient times to today.

Lucerne
Swiss Museum of Transport (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz)   picks
Lidostrasse 5 CH-6006 Lucerne
A museum dedicated to trains, planes, boats, and traffic.

Vevey
The Alimentarium (Musée de l'alimentation)   picks
Quai Perdonnet 25 Case postale 13 CH-1800 Vevey
Nestle's museum has permanent displays and information about cooking, eating, digesting, recipes, along with temporary exhibitions.

Zermantlis
Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis   picks
Quai Perdonnet 25 Case postale 13 CH-1800 Vevey
Exhibits about how local people Zermatt lived in the 19th century and how seven climbers scaled up the matterhorn, (four of which lost their lives)

Zürich
Kunsthaus Zürich   picks
Heimplatz 1 CH–8001
An extensive collection of modern and western art dating back to the 1600s

Kunsthaus Zürich   picks
Heimplatz 1 CH–8001
An extensive collection of modern and western art dating back to the 1600s

Zoological Museum   picks
University of Zurich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4 CH-8006
Features information and displays on approximately one million animals dating back to the 17th century

Swiss National Museum (Musée National Suisse)   picks
Museumstrasse 2 8021 Zürich
Houses permanent exhibitions about Swiss history including religious art, fashion, the economy, politics, archaeology, and more.

Museum Rietberg   picks
Gablerstrasse 15 CH-8002
Features works of contemporary art along with temporary exhibitions.

Bellenberg Open-Air Museum   picks
Museumsstrasse 131, 3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz
Over 100 historical buildings dating back hundreds of years throughout Switzerland, 250 farm animals, traditional, old-time gardens and fields, exhibits of local crafts and numerous events cast a lasting impression of life in the Swiss past.

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Walk right in - No Waiting

If you want to know how to avoid the waits of 2 hours or more to enter the museum tourists and local travel agencies strong suggest to reserve your tickets early (prior to going) unless time spent in line is part of the experience you want to remember.

Famous Works

  • Garden Monet The Garden at Saint Adresse  Claude Monet
  • Bourgeois Eye Benches  Louise Bourgeois
  • Italian Renaissane Italian Renaissance  Raphael
  • Starry Night  Vincent Van Gogh
  • Egyptian mummy at the Louvre Egyptian Mummy  The Louvre
  • sattues on Cathedral in Notre Dame Paris Notre Dame Cathedral statues Paris, France
  • British Museum Assyrian horsemen Assyrian Telief of Two Horseman  British Museum
  • The Blind Musician painting Blind Musician  artist: Alvar Cawén


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