Museums are one of the most interesting places in the world! They are home to some of the world’s most precious sculptures, art pieces and antiques belonging to the ancient times. In fact, each piece of art displayed in a museum has its own story that makes them not only precious but also important as a cultural heritage. And in order to display these beautiful artifacts along with their story, the museum uses a sumptuous amount of place in its construction. In fact, there are some museums that are unbelievably huge and also hold certain activities such as concerts and performances in them. Here is a list of the world’s biggest museums that you will be amazed to know about.
The most beautiful and largest museum in the world, The Louvre museum in Paris is spread across 782,910 sq ft of area. The museum is the size of 280 tennis courts and is also the most visited museums across the world. This historic museum is most famous for its name as well as the iconic glass pyramid that we have seen in pictures and movies. In fact, the museum and its historic artifacts are one of the main reasons why millions of people travel to Paris every year. It covers pre-historic collections such as Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Etruscan Antiquities, Sculpture art and decorative art. Some of its most precious art pieces include the painting of Mona Lisa, Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.
STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM
Located in Russia, the Saint Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum was constructed several decades before the Louvre museum was constructed. The museum was a royal project and is the world’s second biggest art museum in the world. The museum hosts more than 3 million items, including the unique paintings belonging to the 1700 century. The museum is spread across 6 buildings that are home to pre-historic artifacts such as nomadic art, Egyptian art features, Greek classical antiquities, ancient 4th century mosaics, engraved jewellery, ancient pottery, etc.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CHINA
Spread across 700,000 sq ft of area, the National Museum of China is the third biggest museum in the world. Located near the Tiananmen Square, Beijing, the museum was created after the merger of the Museum of Chinese History and Chinese Revolution in 1959. The museum encompasses somewhere around 1.05 million art pieces that promote the history of China and its art. The most interesting piece of art in the museum is the 1,826 pound bronzeware, named as Simuwu Ding.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
New York’s Metropolitan Musem of Art is the 4th largest museum in the world and it covers an enormous area of 633,100 sq ft. The museum was opened in 1872 and includes as many as 2 million beautiful art pieces that are categorized and places in 16 different departments in the museum. Some of the most precious collection displayed in the museum includes art works belonging to the Roman, Greek and European cultural heritage. The museum receives almost 6.7 million visitors each year.
A beautiful art and sculpture museum, the Vatican Museums contains almost 70,000 art pieces out of which only 20,000 pieces are kept on display. The museum is the 5th largest museum in the world and was founded in the early 16th century. It only has a collection of unique portraits and galleries that are displayed in 54 different galleries. The museum receives around 6 million visitors each year.