BONJOUR from France! Luna and her friends love exploring and learning the history and culture of cities they’re visiting by taking a trip to a local museum. We’ve compiled a list of museums you should definitely visit throughout your travels. LET’S GO!
1. Louvre – Paris, France
One of the largest museums in the world, the Louvre Museum or Musée du Louvre is the national museum and art gallery of France. Built in 1190, the museum has accumulated over 300,000 pieces of which 35,000 are available to the general public. FUN FACT: it is impossible to see everything the museum offers in a single visit. On average 15,000 visitors pass through the Louvre daily!
2. Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC
Made up of research centers and museums, the Smithsonian Institution is the largest of its kind. Founded in 1846 by the bequest of James Smithson, the institution was created for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge” and today, the workers still honor this mission. Today the Smithsonian includes 19 museums and the National Zoological Park!
3. British Museum – London, England
This free attraction houses a collection of human history, art and culture. This British Museum opened its doors to the public in 1759, making it the first national public museum in the world! It is now the second most visited art museum across the globe, hosting almost seven million guests a year!
4. State Hermitage – Saint Petersburg, Russia
One of the oldest classic museums in the world, the State Hermitage is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. From ancient era pieces to contemporary art, the museum has a collection of over three million pieces! Researchers have calculated that if you were to spend one minute looking at each piece, it would take almost 11 years to get through them all!
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Until our next travel adventure…