Published On: Tue, Apr 25th, 2017

5 Top Museums You Need to Visit to Help with Your History Studies

There are thousands of museums around the world that house a variety of art and history pieces for the public to view, but what museums offer the biggest and most famous collections? If you’re currently studying for a masters degree in history via an online MAH program with Norwich University, it’s important you take your studies to the next level by visiting the following museums, which are some of the most popular museums in the world.


  • The Inhotim – Brazil


Getting to Brazil to visit the Inhotim isn’t going to be an easy feat while studying, but if you do get the chance to visit the great art museum, you’ll find the contemporary art and history displayed there a great asset to your studies. If Brazil is not an option for you, you could look at the museum in more detail online to give you an idea of what art is on offer.


  • The National Air and Space Museum – America


If you’re studying for a history degree because you are fascinated by any object that can fly, you’ll love what the National Air and Space Museum offers. You’ll be in touching distance of some of the most memorable aircraft that have flown missions in space and those that have played a huge part in building technology for the aircraft we see flying today. The museum is more than 160,000 square feet so you’ll have more than enough to see during your visit, including the Albert Einstein Planetarium, along with the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia.  

Guggenheim Museum Bilbado, Spain photo Iñigo Tomé


  • The Rijksmuseum – Netherlands


If you fancy a trip across the pond to visit Europe, you may want to swing into Amsterdam to have a look at the Rijksmuseum, which is dedicated to displaying arts and history. The museum houses more than 8,000 items on display so you’ll have plenty to do during your time, and if you’ve ever heard of the famous “The Night Watch” painting, you’ll also get to see that with your own eyes.  


  • The Louvre – France


The Louvre museum is one of the most popular museums in the world and houses more than 35,000 pieces of art. A lot of the art displayed in the Louvre are some of the most well-known pieces in the world. You’ll be able to see the Mona Lisa, Raft of the Medusa, and the Venus de Milo. The museum itself was built as a fortress to stop the Vikings from Scandinavia from crossing to raid, so it’s a museum with a lot of history and it’s well worth the trip to Europe.


  • The British Museum


If you ever get the chance to visit London in the United Kingdom, you’ll want to visit The British Museum to take advantage of the millions of works on display. The museum opened in 1753 and has since been one of the most visited museums around the world because of the massive collection on offer.

Your chances of being able to visit all five of the above museums are slim, but there are plenty of history websites online that will give you a closer look at what’s on offer in each museum. If you do ever get the chance to visit any of the above museums, it could play a vital role in acquiring your master of arts in history degree.   

Author: Joao Pedro

King Tuthankamen’s famous burial mask, on display at the Cairo museum photo/
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