15 Incredible Museums From Around the World That Will Move You to Pieces

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You may think museums are boring, but we can’t help but disagree with you. Museums help bring history to life and allow us to understand our past as we continue to shape our future. For the curious-minded and forever students, these museums will leave you inspired, humbled, and appreciative of life. 

1. Egyptian Museum – Cairo, Egypt

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With more than 120,000 pieces, the Egyptian Museum is home to the most extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts. Personal items, artwork, and preserved remains connect visitors to the ancient world—including the remains of King Tutankhamun. 

2. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum – Hiroshima, Japan

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Visitors can view photos, personal items, and other materials found after the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima in 1945 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The museum and adjacent Memorial Park serve as reminders of the destruction that occurred and the importance of world peace. 

3. Museo Leonardo Da Vinci – Rome, Italy

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A stone’s throw from the Vatican, the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum is home to an impressive exhibit featuring the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci. Visitors can also enjoy viewing the collection of his paintings, like the Mona Lisa and the Vitruvian Man. 

4. Museum of Broken Relationships – Zagreb, Croatia

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A trip to the Museum of Broken Relationships will leave you laughing, crying, and reminded that life is fragile—and so is your wedding in China. Artists have collected personal items and stories representing heartbreak and heartache, from broken heirlooms to love letters and stuffed animals.

5. House of Terror Museum – Budapest, Hungary

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The House of Terror Museum also serves as a memorial for the victims of the fascist and communist movements that plagued Hungary during the 20th century. Visitors can view uniforms on display, learn about fascist history, and see the uniquely designed architecture of the museum—reminiscent of propaganda campaigns that existed during this time.

6. Vasa Museum – Stockholm, Sweden

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Get up close and personal with the only 17th-century ship, the Vasa, that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. This maritime museum, located on the island of Djurgården, shares the rich history of naval voyaging. 

7. National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, Tennessee

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Activist and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life ended at the Lorraine Motel, which later became the National Civil Rights Museum. Visitors can experience oral histories and exhibits and learn about the civil and global human rights movements. 

8. Anne Frank House – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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People worldwide know of Anne Frank and the diary she kept while she hid from Nazi persecution during World War II. Anne, her family, and other Jewish people hid in what is now the preserved Secret Annex of The Anne Frank House.  

9. Musée d’Orsay – Paris, France

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You must visit the Musee d’Orsay if you’re an impressionist art fan. It is home to the largest impressionist and post-impressionist collection displayed in a former railway station along the Seine River. 

10. War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Through research and preservation, items collected during the Vietnam War help tell the story of what wartime was like from the Vietnamese perspective. One visitor said, “I came out of there with tears in my eyes. Never had a museum affected me so much.”

11. Titanic Belfast – Belfast, Ireland

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Fans of Titanic will always debate whether there was enough room for Rose and Jack on the door. But the tragedy of the RMS Titanic is one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. Not only was Titanic Belfast constructed to resemble the shape of the ship, but it also sits in the shipyard where RMS Titanic was built. 

12. Whitney Plantation Museum – Wallace, Louisiana

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As the only museum in Louisiana to focus on sharing the stories of enslaved people in the southern U.S., the Whitney Plantation Museum rests on the west bank of the Mississippi River. For over a century, generations of enslaved people worked on the plantation, maintaining sugar, indigo, and rice. A memorial was erected to remember those who worked at the plantation.

13. Frida Kahlo Museum – Mexico City, Mexico

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Also known as the Blue House for its cobalt-painted walls, the Frida Kahlo Museum shares the life and work of one of Mexico’s most notable artists. Visitors can walk through the home she shared with her husband, Diego Rivera, and look at clothes, documents, writings, and of course, her iconic artwork. 

14. Musée du Louvre – Paris, France

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A must-see stop on any art lover’s bucket list, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. It’s also home to the most extensive art collection, featuring works of art by Van Gogh, da Vinci, and Michelangelo. 

15. `Iolani Palace – Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i

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`Iolani Palace was once the home of Native Hawaiian ali’i (royal family). The palace is also where Queen Lili’uokalani was imprisoned and unlawfully overthrown by the U.S. government in 1893. Visitors can tour the palace’s Throne Room, State Dining Room, and private king and queen suites. 

15 States in the U.S. Perfect for a Colorful Weekend of “Leaf Peeping”

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Who wouldn’t want to capture the trees changing color, the crunch of dry leaves underfoot, and a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand? 

“Leaf peeping” is an informal term to describe the activity of visiting areas to see the fall foliage, and these 15 states in the U.S. are perfect for this kind of activity. 

15 States in the U.S. Perfect for a Colorful Weekend of “Leaf Peeping”

15 Bucket List Hot Spots To See the Northern Lights Starting in September

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One of the most enchanting natural phenomena in the Northern Hemisphere is the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. On the proper night, with perfect weather conditions and peak solar activity, you can see the stunning lights that paint the night sky. Here are some of the best places to view the Northern Lights.

15 Bucket List Hot Spots To See the Northern Lights Starting in September

15 Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites That Will Paralyze You With Awe

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With up to 1,157 World Heritage Sites across the globe and counting, we sure are spoiled for choice. But which cultural marvels are worth the trouble? What natural wonders stand out most? Read on for a breakdown of 15 of the world’s most incredible UNESCO sites.

15 Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites That Will Paralyze You With Awe

Haunting America: Unveiling the 17 Most Bone-Chilling Paranormal Hot Spots

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There’s something about paranormal destinations that keeps visitors coming back and edging closer. Is it fear or fascination that motivates this exploration, or perhaps a bone-chilling mix of the two?

If this speaks to your interests, we’ve got you covered. Here are 17 eerie hot spots in the USA guaranteed to give you a good haunting.

Haunting America: Unveiling the 17 Most Bone-Chilling Paranormal Hot Spots

Once is Not Enough: 15 Destinations Travelers Want to Visit Again

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Even though there are 193 countries and two independent nations, some destinations keep calling us back time and time again. Whether because of the people, the food, or the beautiful views, there are some places travelers always return to.

Once is Not Enough: 15 Destinations Travelers Want to Visit Again

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  1. travel hacks on September 17, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Wow, these photos are absolutely breathtaking! It’s amazing how traveling can open our eyes to the beauty of the world.

    • Ashlee Fechino on September 22, 2023 at 9:29 am

      Thank you for the nice comment. Have fun exploring 🙂

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