Which sort of museums do you find interesting?

@maximax8 (27049)
March 12, 2011 8:20am CST
On my travels I have been to some very interesting museums like maritime museums in Perth, Australia, the Garden Route in South Africa and Vancouver in Canada. I remember visiting the Jewish museum in Vilnius in Lithuania and it was sad but very worthwhile to see. Some museums can be interesting for children in which case I can take my kids and they will enjoy the experience. Which sort of museums do you find interesting? Have you been to any museums on your travels? Do you know a museum that is very appealing to children?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Mar 11
Museums where they teach, show, demonstrate and allow you to try your hand at doing things the old ways. Like the 1812 Homestead, candle making, soap making, and cheese making as well as shingle making, foraging, etc.
@maximax8 (27049)
12 Mar 11
The 1812 Homestead sounds really interesting to me. Trying your hand at things they did in the old days would be educational. I remember when the school I was teaching at had its 200 years anniversary. We pretended to be Victorian people and a parent lent me a penny farthing. We all dressed up in clothes similar to Victorian clothing. The children had a go at writing on a slate board using chalk.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Mar 11
Your 200 year anniversary sounds like fun, too! Sometimes the 1812 school house is open and the students can try to use old time ink wells and feathers. My husband is hoping they get a blacksmith so he can learn to blacksmith or at least have a go at it.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
12 Mar 11
I have visited many interesting museums, but I usually prefer art museums, historical museums or open air museums. Some of the museums that I especially remember are the Jewish museum in Prague and the KGB museum in Vilnius. It was interesting to see those places and I learned a lot of new things, but it was also a very sad experience. I really liked the art museum in Poznan, it was very interesting and I enjoyed the exhibitions. I am an artist myself and I always find it interesting to see other people's art. When I was a child my favourite museum was the "Experimentarium" in Copenhagen. It is a science museum where the visitors are allowed to touch everything and there are shows, demonstrations and lots of activities for children.
@maximax8 (27049)
12 Mar 11
I also visited the Jewish Museum when I was in Prague and the KGB Museum in Vilnius. I found these chilling and really sad. I liked visiting Anne Frank's House in Amsterdam. A happy feeling was felt when I went to Corrie Ten Boom's House because she saved many Jewish people's lives in World War II. I really liked hearing in your response about the museum in Copenhagen that was your favorite when you were a child. It is superb to find out that you are an artist. The other day I saw a documentary about the water color painters from the past. It featured many paintings that I liked seeing.
• Philippines
12 Mar 11
I like museums of Roman and Greek history.I love Roman and Greek history.I especially love the Roman and Greek deities.I would love to visit Italy and Greece one time.they're ideal vacation spots for me.I do want to see an unconventional museum,like a toy museum.
@maximax8 (27049)
12 Mar 11
I think that Roman and Greek history are fascinating to find out about in the museums. I hope that you will be able to visit Italy and Greece. I remember visiting toy museums in Germany and Luxembourg. I am very keen on antique dolls which I have got two of in my bungalow. I bought one from an antiques shop in York and the other from the London Dolls Fayre.
@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
12 Mar 11
For me art galleries are the most interesting. I love looking at paintings form different periods. One thing I really regret about my travels is not being able to visit Musée d'Orsay when I was in Paris. I've heard they have loads of impressionist paintings. Impressionism, as you can see by my avatar, is my favourite artistic current.
@maximax8 (27049)
12 Mar 11
I really like the art in your avatar that you have pointed out to me. I also enjoy visiting art galleries. If you go back to Paris then you will be able to go to Musee d' Orsay. Many tourists were looking at the Mona Lisa painting when I was in Paris. My favorite art gallery is at Kew Gardens in London. It is called the Marianne North Gallery.
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 11
Hi, I don't really like to visit a museum.although I can see those history things in the museum,but it is kinda boring for me. I remembered I did went to cat museum before and i can see different model of cat display there.I can't really recall back any other museum I visited before. But one thing for sure, I will bring my son to museum one day,it is a place whereby he can learn more things.
@youless (85314)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Mar 11
Since we have so many historical museums here, so normally they are the museums I will visit when I travel there. But in fact my favorite museum is the science museum and my child is also very interested in it. But not every city will have a science museum. Very long time ago I visited a science museum in Tianjin. I visited two science museums in my city and one in Hong Kong. I love China
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
13 Mar 11
I go to all kinds of museums, art museums, history museums etc. I really liked Te Papa in Wellington, great exhibitions, good shop and nice cake in the cafeteria on the top of the building. That'd be great for children too. Also the House of Music (Haus der Musik) in Vienna, great fun for both children and adults. Last time I was on London we went to the Natural history museum. The dinosaurs were great! The weirdest museums I've been to is the Brick Museum in Vienna (bricks from all over the world) and the Phallological museum on Iceland. Examples from several species. They've moved from Reykjavik now I think, they're Akureyri or something like that.
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
13 Mar 11
I like museums that would offer some degree of interactivity to their visitors..Washington DC Has the Smithsonian Museums,for example...The Air and Space museum is a particular favourite of mine,and I'd try to go there when I'd be visiting the city..Apart from examples from all stages of aviation history right up to spacecraft,a moon rock you can touch,and an IMAX theatre and a Stellarium for more information,there's also a new Annex out beside Dulles Airport that houses a Space shuttle,a Concorde,and a Blackbird..Not far away,the "Newseum" has in recent years been rehoused in a building offering interactive exhibits on the history of newsgathering,with a fully functional TV studio and a 4D theatre...You can present a news link to camera,if you want! These museums offer school trip tours,so are suitable for Children..In London,I like the Tate Modern "Turbine Hall" and the large scale and interactive exhibits it features..also,the London Science Museum with new exhibits and various levels of technological history is interesting to explore..