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5 of the Top Museums in the World for the Must-See List

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Top attractions: The Apollo 11 command module, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, the original Star-Spangled Banner, the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer, and so much more

State Hermitage Museum
State Hermitage Museum
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Top attractions: The Knight’s Hall, Kolyvan Vase, Leonardo Da Vinci Room, Main Staircase, Malachite Room, Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy, Peacock Clock, Raphael’s Madonna Conestabile, Statues of Atlantes, and Treasure Gallery to name a few of the millions of artworks that make up the Hermitage Collection

The British Museum
The British Museum
Location: London, England
Top attractions: The gigantic granite head of Amenhotep III, Cat Mummies, Lewis Chessmen, Mummy of Katebet, Oxus Treasure, Parthenon Sculptures, Portland Vase, Rosetta Stone, Sutton Hoo Ship Burial Helmet, and more

The Louvre
The Louvre
Location: Paris, France
Top attractions: Antonio Canova’s Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, Botticelli’s Venus with Three Graces, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, the Great Sphinx of Tanis, Lamassus, the Law Code of Hammurabi, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Michelangelo’s Dying Slave, Quentin Metsys’ The Moneylender and His Wife, Théodore Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa, The Winged Goddess of Nike, Venus de Milo, and I.M. Pei’s Pyramide du Louvre among many others

The Vatican Museums
The Vatican Museums
Location: Vatican City, Italy
Top attractions: The Gallery of Maps, Gallery of the Statues, Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Papal Throne, Pinacoteca Vaticana, Raphael Rooms, Sala Rotonda, Sistine Chapel, Spiral Staircase, Vatican Historical Museum and the Portraits of the Popes among others