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Museums serve to educate the public. They accomplish this by collecting, preserving, interpreting and displaying items of artistic, cultural and scientific importance. Additionally, museums can also be the means of entertainment. A museum community is seen by the leadership as an economic growth tool due to the revenue that museums earn and employment for members of the community. On the other hand, a museum is viewed by professionals as a way of educating the public on history and environmentalism.

Many large museums like the Smithsonian Institution are respected research centres. However, research is not their main purpose currently. Museums focus on the interpretation of artefacts, their protection and preservation for future generations. All artefacts displayed in museums are important to our culture, that is why a lot of expertise, care and expenses are invested towards preserving these artefacts. The purposes of museums vary from one museum to another. While some are for education purpose, others are specifically for preservation. For instance, in the 1970s, the Canada Science and Technology Museum had the sole purpose of preservation of exhibits. They displayed objects as well as their functions. One exhibit featured a historic printing press that a staff member used for visitors to create museum memorabilia.In addition, some museums are different in that they can accommodate larger audiences while other smaller ones like the state museum can only cater for smaller visitors. Museums can be themed depending on the requirements outlined in the mission statement. The fragility of artefacts is the cause for restrictions of having physical contacts with the artefacts in the museum. Tampering with some artefacts may decline their value.

The most visited museums include:

Louvre France, Paris

National museum of China in Beijing, China

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, United States

Vatican Museums, Vatican City in Italy, Rome

National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, United States

Tate Modern Museum in London, United Kingdom     

British Museum in London, United Kingdom

National Gallery in London, United Kingdom        

Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom London  

American Museum of Natural History, New York City, United States

National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. United States

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. United States 

China Science and Technology Museum,  Beijing, China

State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg,  Russia         

Zhejiang Museum, Hangzhou, China  

National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. United States

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom  

Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain       

National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan     

Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

The Åland Islands (or Åland) are an autonomous archipelago between Sweden and Finland. A predominantly Swedish-speaking province of Finland, Åland is comprised of a few large islands and nearly 10,000 smaller ones

Join our 4-day city break and visit one of the most ancient cities in the world.

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (長崎原爆資料館, Nagasaki Genbaku Shiryōkan) is in the city of Nagasaki, Japan. The museum is a remembrance to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the United States of America 9 August 1945 at 11:02:35 am.

Some of the best beaches in South America are in the relatively modern city of Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast 400 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

Bend of the Boyne is one of the most historically significant locations not just in Ireland, but also Europe.

Located in city of Braga in northern Portugal, the Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga) is the oldest surviving church in Portugal and one of the most important monuments in the country.

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum

British Museum

London, England
United Kingdom

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Hidden beneath the unassuming façade of a residential building, Bunker-42 was once one of the USSR’s best-kept secrets—a nuclear bunker buried 197 feet (60 meters) underground.

Once the summer residence of the Russian tsars and now a museum, Catherine Palace was named after Catherine I, who had it built in 1717

Church of Our Lady of Monte (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte) is the most important pilgrimage site on the Portuguese island of Madeira.