Whether you are mostly interested in art, history, or nature, visiting a museum is likely to inspire you and expose you to some new and unexpectedly cool information. The photos below prove just what treasure troves these trips can be. From significant historical artifacts to exhibitions that are simply too cool not to share them, you are sure to find something to spark your interest and inspire your next museum trip!
1. An art museum in Salo, Finland is closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, so they rearranged the main exhibition so it can be seen from outside - day or night.
2. The 19th-century two-sided statue of Mephistopheles and Margaretta at The Salar Jung Museum In India. The striking sculpture is carved out of a single log of sycamore wood by an unknown artist.
3. Artist Anila Quayyum Agha creates immersive installations by manipulating light. This one is called 'All the Flowers Are for Me', and can be found at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
4. This tiny museum in Kyoto, Japan, has very peculiar opening hours
5. An “exploded” Ford Model T at the Henry Ford Museum Of Innovation in Detroit, Michigan.
6. The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit is also home to the actual bus that Rosa Parks protested on.
7. Museum of the Moon is a touring art installation by UK artist Luke Jerram.
8. A mummified nodosaur fossil at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, Canada.
9. In Chichibu, Japan, there’s an odd museum; It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means hall of curious rocks), and it houses over 1700 rocks that resemble human faces.
10. Caravan of camels in the eye of a needle, Museum of Miniatures, Prague.
11. A knitted glass exhibit at the glass museum in Seattle.
12. A breathtaking sand sculpture at the Tottori Sand Museum in Japan.
13. At the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, they have tactile versions of paintings so that blind visitors can still enjoy the art.
14. Jeff Koons's famous balloon dog sculpture with organs and bones
15. The chair Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in, found at the Henry Ford Museum.
16. The “where are you from” map at The Aurora Museum in Reykjavík Iceland.
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