What is your favourite museum?

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Re: What is your favourite museum?

Postby gypsyjack » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:14 pm

American Museum of Natural History in NYC. But there's so many more to visit...

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Re: What is your favourite museum?

Postby Andrew Fryer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:18 pm

Maritime museums can be unexpected and make a refreshing change from the run of the mill. I recommend the one at Barcelona.
A museum I'd like to see but never have is the coach museum at Lisbon.
A big beef I have is military museums - why are they allowed to become kids' playgrounds? They're supposed to be adults' playgrounds!
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Re: What is your favourite museum?

Postby Robert Rogers » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:45 am

The Prado in Madrid and the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

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Re: What is your favourite museum?

Postby michaeledward64 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:24 pm

cedartop wrote:If you have not seen the Elizabeth Stewart Gardner museum in Boston, I highly recommend it.

You mean the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (Entrance to the museum is free of charge if your first name is Isabella, I believe).
Yes, it is wonderful, but certainly dated. That is by design. Her will states the layout of the museum should not change. Even when the artwork was stolen, they left the empty frames on the wall, to honor the will.

Nearby, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is worth a visit. Their musical instrument collection is quite nice.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a very neat annex called 'The Cloisters' in the far North of the city.

And, an exceedingly wonderful museum is the Worcester Art Museum.
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Re: What is your favourite museum?

Postby cedartop » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:04 pm

michaeledward64 wrote:
You mean the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Quite right! Thanks
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Re: What is your favourite museum?

Postby celestemcc » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:19 pm

Anchorage Museum, Anchorage AK USA. It's amazing. Have seen and loved many museums, but this one was a surprise and delight, on our visit to AK. Wish we'd had more time. Another tiny but fascinating one in Anchorage is quite new: the Alaska Jewish Museum.
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Re: What is your favourite museum?

Postby Henny » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:59 am

when visiting Amsterdam and when interested in Rembrandt or the history of Amsterdam I recommend to pay a visit to the house of Jan Six , address Amstel 218 in Amsterdam. an original (as it was in the 17th century) house along the canal where the portrait of Jan Six regarded as on of the best portraits painted by Rembrandt hangs in the living room since the 17th century. (open to visitors.)

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