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Visiting a museum when we travel greatly helps us to understand the city, the people, the country and the fascinating history and culture behind it. Whether we visit the museum to see the city, or visit the city to see the museum, some museums are not to be missed. Otherwise, we will need to arrange a second visit.
1. The Palace Museum, Beijing

Also known as the Forbidden City, the world’s most visited museum is a must-see destination for people visiting Beijing. Containing the world's biggest reserve of art and royal collections from ancient China, the museum receives increasing visitors from around the world. It used to be normal to spend a lot of time standing in line for tickets. Now, more ticket offices have been opened to meet increasing ticket demands, among other advances made to improve the visitor experience.

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2. British Museum, London
Established in 1753, the British Museum hosts a comprehensive collection on human history and culture from all over the world, with galleries devoted to Egypt, Greece, Roman civilization, Asia, Africa, and medieval Europe. The popular London destination is free to all visitors.

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3. The Louvre,Paris
First-time casual visitors may be overwhelmed by the museum’s prestige and fineness. In this great world art museum, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is just one of the many gems among thousands of other fine collections from human civilization.

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4. The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
The largest public museum in Russia houses more than three million works of art and artifacts from world culture. It also has the world’s largest collection of paintings, among other art forms including graphic works and sculptures. The vast museum is composed of six architecture structures - the Winter Palace, the former state residence of the Russian emperors, the buildings of the Small, Old (Great) and New Hermitages, the Hermitage Theatre and the Auxiliary House.

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5. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Any visitor to the Big Apple should spend at least a couple of hours at this vast museum, as suggested by the museum on its website. The largest art museum in the United States hosts more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history, from Islamic, Egyptian, Greek, and Indian to European arts. Besides in-house exhibitions, the museum also holds regular traveling shows.


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6. Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo
Established 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the top museum in Japan in the aspects of art, culture, history, military and anthropology. It is a good place to learn about Asia especially Japanese art, with more than 110,000 objects of art work and antiquities from across Asian.

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7. The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
It is safe to say that this is the world’s best museum for Egyptian art. You can expect items and coins used by the ancient Egyptians, exquisite antiques used by Egypt’s kings and queens, and mummies of some of them in the Royal Mummy Room.

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