All over the world, there are vast collections of art and artefacts that are available for everyone to see. Some are centred on a particular artwork or place (hello Acropolis, Museum of Terracotta Warriors), others bring together masterpieces collected across the globe (hiya Louvre, Uffizi, MOMA). But one thing our favourite galleries and museums across the globe have in common? An ability to make your jaw drop as soon as you step through their doors.
That could be down to the building itself (the bigger and more out-there the better, we reckon). It might also be the fact that a world-famous sculpture or object is right there, looming over you in the foyer (museums really like to freak you out like that). In many cases, happily, it’s both.
And that’s not to mention the sheer breadth of the art hanging on their walls. Big into the Dutch Masters? The Rijksmuseum’s your guy. Looking for modern art? Try Copenhagen’s the Louisiana. Like your moody Spanish paintings? It’s got to be the Prado. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it in our ranking of the best museums and galleries in the world. Time to plan your next properly exhilarating cultural day out.
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