Top 13 Museums Worth Traveling For

August 14, 2017

Whether you love chocolate, fashion, art, or shoes, this list of must visit museums has them all!

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Art lovers, rejoice! This museum is filled with over 450,000 art pieces from both American and European collections. If you are visiting one of America’s most fun cities, don’t miss this experience!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio
This is a place for lovers of popular music from many different eras. Featured at this museum is a complete history of rock music as it developed. It even has an updated section featuring modern top 40 artists who are soon to be legends. With interactive activates and historical exhibits, you may just be at one of the most famous museums in the world all day.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This is one of the most visited museums on the globe and has millions of works within its walls. If you are in NYC this summer, don’t miss popular exhibits such as the anticipated Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven and Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield


York’s Chocolate Story, York, England
England is the best place on earth for chocolate. At York’s chocolate story, explore famous names and stories that made York England’s most renowned chocolate city through a guided tour of interactive activities where you can even learn to make chocolate yourself!

The Louvre
The museum that has it all. The largest museum in the world, in the world’s most romantic city featuring over 380,000 objects across eight different cultural sections including sculptures, paintings and decorative arts (obviously don’t forget to see the Mona Lisa). Come with your date to see the world’s largest and most controversial collection.

Museums at the Vatican
You were already visiting the Vatican while in Italy anyway, right? These museums are some of the most interesting in the world as they are full of treasures from the Vatican. During the summer the museums hold their annual Night Openings event, which allows visitors access to the Pope’s Museums at sunset to reveal its treasures, accompanied by cultural and musical accompaniments to enrich the experience.

Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto
This museum is for shoe lovers! Displaying footwear exhibits inspired by places around the world, this museum is heaven for anyone with a taste for exotic shoes. Located in Toronto’s shopping district, you can make a day of it.

Fashion Museum, Bath, England
Located in the stunning city, Bath, this museum has the most renowned collection of fashion and dress in the world of both old and new. This summer, don’t miss their exhibit A History of Fashion in a 100 Objects, or any of their backstage tours that are offered regularly.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Located in the fashion capital of the world, London, this museum has the most renowned collection related to art and design, including over 2 million objects of fashion, sculptures, architecture, furniture and more. This summer, book tickets to any of their fascinating exhibits such as Medieval and Renaissance Tour or Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear.

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World Museum, England
If you’re in Liverpool, visit the World Museum that is one of the most visited with exhibits that include mostly anthropological objects. Some of the most popular exhibits include things like the Child Mummy and the Cast of Dinosaurs.

Cadbury World, Birmingham, England
Here, visitors self-guide themselves through several exhibitions which include exciting things like 4D Chocolate adventure, Chocolate Making and Cadbury’s story. Don’t miss the largest Cadbury shop in the world and the Cadbury café!

Museum at FIT, New York
This FREE Museum is best known for its rotating exhibitions, which are innovative and are highly recognized and honored. There are 3 sections in the museum that work to advance people’s knowledge of fashion. This summer, don’t miss Uniformity which explores the nature of the high fashion that is uniform clothing.

EMP Museum, Seattle
This non-profit museum is dedicated to displaying the ideas and influences that shaped pop culture as we know it. The exhibits here relate to music, movies, and many other things. Featured this summer is the Star Trek: Exploring New World’s exhibition and the Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad exhibit which covers the history of the legend himself.

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Written by Kent Austin

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