9 MUST VISIT MUSEUMS

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The Museum Edit

Funny that everything I didn’t like to do when I was young, I love to do it voluntarily in my free time nowadays, for example: reading books, taking long hikes and going to museums.

About the last one, I’m still a newbie when it comes down to art and my interest at the moment goes to modern art. And to be more specific, I get a huge kick out of an art experience like installations. But also architecture of spaces or how a curated collection is displayed. Basically anything that is ecstaticly pleasing for the eyes and other senses :)

I’m looking for experiences that get me in awe and mesmerize me for numerous reasons. So when I see an opportunity, I make time to visit these museums or places.  

That said, I collected museums in this article that made a big impression on me, from all over the world. How many of these have you visited or would you like to visit in the future?

 1. TEAMLAB Borderless 🇯🇵

Teamlab Borderless is the most recent museum I have visited that blew my mind. I was truly immersed into the world of digital interactive artworks. There was always something that caught my eye while I was wandering the different rooms. A true glance of the future of art museums that is fun for kids and adults. 

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TEAMLAB BORDERLESS

 

Opening hours:        11.00 - 19.00
Price:                         ¥3,200

 

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 2. Hakone Open-Air Museum 🇯🇵

The Hakone Open Air Museum is known to be the first outdoor, open-air museum of art in Japan. It's famous for exhibiting various contemporary sculptures outdoors, surrounded by the beautiful mountain scene of Hakone. We went to see the Picasso Exhibition Hall that showcases the work of Picasso in two stories of paintings, sculptures and ceramic work. The Symphonic Sculpture was my favorite as I climbed up the tower to get the best view of the (art) area. 

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HAKONE- OPEN AIR MUSEUM

Opening hours:        09:00–17:00
Price:                          ¥ 1,600 

 

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 3. WONDR Experience 🇳🇱

WONDR Experience is an interactive pop-up museum that opened this year in Amsterdam. It is known to be an Instagram hotspot where you can immerse yourself in the various artful spaces, or so to say, ‘Worlds’. The colorful rooms instantly brighten up your mood. It was really nice to discover the spaces as you don’t know what to expect!

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WONDR POP-UP

 

Opening hours:        11.00 - 19.00
Price:                         € 24,50,-

 

 4. Museum Voorlinden 🇳🇱

Museum Voorlinden is a must-visit in The Hague, in The Netherlands! The instagram worthy picture has to be taken in the famous swimming pool by Leandro Erlich. Personally I really enjoyed the architectural work from Do Ho Suh, which is unfortunenately a temporary exibition. Do Ho Suh's focus was to highlight the way humans relate to spaces and what makes us feel like ‘home’. The installations had beautiful fluorescent colors which he created by hand. 

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Do Ho suh Voorlinden museum
Voorlinde Amsterdam

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Museum Voorlinden

 

Price:                     € 17,50

Opening hours:    11:00 - 17:00 

 5. Moco Museum 🇳🇱

To escape the heatwave last summer, I went to enjoy the artwork at Moco Museum in Amsterdam. It is a popular museum known for their inspiring modern and contemporary art.  Collections from artists like Banksy, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are exhibited here. The subversive art often have a pop-art and humorous style. Such a cool collection!

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Moco Museum

Price:                   € 15,-

Opening hours:   9:00 - 19:00

 

 

 6. Louvre Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪

During my stay in Abu Dhabi for the first time back in 2017, we had to visit The Arab Louvre. It is an universal museum with a collection that is super diverse ranging from pre-history through contemporary art available in the world. Downstairs you will find temporary exibitions with Japanese art.
I was mostly excited to finally see the architecture of the building, which is enormous and amazing. You can read more about my stay in Abu Dhabi in this blogpost.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

 

Price:                   60 AED

Opening hours:  10:00 - 20:00

 7. Wallace Collection 🇬🇧

The Wallace Museum is located in Manchester Square in London and is over 100 years old. Within the museum you find 30 galleries where they present various collectables, furniture and paintings from the 15th to the 19th centuries. These has been collected for five generations long by the British aristocratic family the Wallace’s. The architecture of building with the curated art pieces makes it a beautiful place to admire. 

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Wallace Collection

 

Opening hours:  10:00 - 17:00

Free Admission

 8. Victoria & Albert Museum 🇬🇧

In this museum I went to see the temporarily exhibition of Christian Dior and ‘House of Dior’ which displayed the most iconic and stunning dresses that they have created. To get to know the history of Dior’s golden age was really fascinating as it is one of my favorite fashion houses. Inside I felt like a little girl in a candy store eyeing those dresses that I have been dreaming of.

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Victor & Albert Museum

Opening hours:  10:00 - 17:45 

Free Admission 

 9. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy 🇫🇷

The Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy is known to be one of the oldest art galleries in France and it’s location is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here we visited the Infinity Mirror Room: Gleaming Lights of the Soul from Yayoi Kusama. This installation is incredibly famous worldwide. Normally you only have one minute time in Kusama's infinity rooms, but here in Nancy there was no line, nor a time limit to stay in the artwork. We had plenty of time to make a romantic selfies and other content ;) 

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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

Opening hours:  10:00 - 18:00 Except Tuesdays

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What are your recommendations? 

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9 Must Visit Museums