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7 of the Coolest Museums in the World


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Sewer Museum, Paris 

If you've already been to the Louvre and Orsay, it's time to go to the Sewer Museum, located underground. Here tourists are invited to learn a little more about the city's sewage system, walk through the wide and narrow main tunnels and get acquainted with water purification methods. There will be no unpleasant odors or rats.

 

Among the exhibits in the underground galleries of the current sewer system are information boards, water purification systems and construction equipment from different times.

 

The sewers in Paris were originally laid by the Romans, but after the fall of the Roman Empire, the cleanliness of the city had to be forgotten. For the next few centuries the French capital was a hotbed of infections.

 

That all changed with the arrival of Baron Haussmann and engineer Eugène Belgrand: the new prefect of Paris laid the foundations of a sewage system and redesigned the city's water supply.

 

National Museum of Qatar, Doha

 

National Museum of Qatar, Doha 

The National Museum of Qatar is dedicated to the history of the state and its people. The original building of the museum, made in the form of a desert rose, belongs to the French architect Jean Nouvel.

 

The museum's collection consists of about 8,000 items, including archaeological artifacts, architectural elements, household items, textiles and costumes, jewelry, arts and crafts, books and historical documents.

 

The museum complex includes the palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, his family home and seat of government. In addition to the unique architecture and galleries, visitors can dine in two restaurants or cafes.

 

For scientists and students, the museum offers a new research center and laboratories and gives access to digital archives. In the landscaped park, you can learn more about Qatar's native plants and their role in Qatari culture.

 

Messner Mountain Museum, South Tyrol 

The museum, named after the Italian mountain climber Reinhold Messner, is located on top of the Kronplatz Plateau. Tourists can learn how modern mountaineering evolved, how climbers conquered the world's major peaks and how their equipment has changed over the past 250 years.

 

The idea of the observation deck and museum was born as a way to liven up the plateau during the warm season and make sure the elevators are used more sustainably. The management of the ski resort immediately agreed and was able to persuade the architectural studio Zaha Hadid to take on the project.

 

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

 

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

The walls and exhibition halls of Canada's largest ethnographic and historical museum contain 13 million works of art, including sculptures, paintings, artifacts, a collection of dinosaurs, art from the Middle East, Africa and East Asia, European and Canadian history. 

 

However, tourists are attracted not only by the rich collection, but also by the architectural appearance. The museum's historic building blends harmoniously with the new wing. It was designed by the American deconstructivist architect Daniel Libeskind, making the museum not only a dynamic cultural center, but also one of the main attractions of Toronto.

 

Corpus, Oegstgeest 

Corpus Museum attracts attention not only from the facade; the most interesting thing is hidden inside. It's not hard to guess that a walk through the human body awaits you.

 

Within an hour tourists can make an unusual excursion and learn everything about how our body is organized and what is necessary to keep it healthier for longer. The journey through the body starts from the knees and ends with the human brain: you can't miss the most interesting things.

 

Kunsthaus Museum of Modern Art, Graz

Innovative exhibitions in a unique space is how the Kunsthaus Museum of Modern Art in Graz, Austria, positions itself. The blob-style building was designed by London architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier.

 

The museum noticeably stands out against the surrounding architecture. The base of the building is made of reinforced concrete, while the outer shell is made of bluish plastic panels.

 

Zeitz MOCAA Museum, Cape Town

The world's largest museum of contemporary African art is housed in a former granary built in the 1920s. It features works by artists such as Chris Ofili, Marlene Dumas, Wangechi Mutu and Julie Mehretu: all of them of African origin. Much of the collection was donated to the museum by German businessman Jochen Zeitz.

 

The architectural firm Heatherwick Studio had the difficult task of redesigning a building made of 42 concrete pipes, each 5.5 meters in diameter, into a functional space that would house the largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

 

In addition to the restaurant and souvenir shop, the building houses the five-star The Silo Hotel on the upper floors. The rooms have panoramic views of the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

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Published: 24 February 2021

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