5 Museums Around The World That Will Make You Think

I’m gonna be the first to admit, museums are not the first thing on my list when visiting a new place. For me, museums are sometimes a good alternative to exploring the streets, especially when the weather is horrible. However, when I do visit them, I make sure they spark my interest completely. And I always allow myself a few hours not to rush to any of them.

The Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance – Sighetu Marmației, Romania

This is a harsh one to digest. It is set in a prison and the stories are simply terrifying. The prison was meant for political prisoners who were captured and sentenced with no trail to unimaginable kind of punishments. Each cell was transformed having different themes in mind and they all come together to describe the terror of totalitarian system in Romania.

I had goosebumps the whole time, however it is part of my country’s history and I wish everyone would visit these types of museums. For sure will make an impact over you.

Pro tip: if you don’t understand Romanian, make sure to ask for English transcripts of all the information provided inside the museum.

Museum of Tomorrow – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

This is the only museum I visited in Brazil. The only one grabbing my interest, starting with the name. If in general museums show you how things once were, this museum is all about what is waiting for us in the future. And let me tell you, every single part of it is fascinating. And not gonna lie, some parts are scary or straight up depressing, but it is a well thought interactive museum where you can easily spend half a day.

Museum of Moving Images – New York City, USA

I haven’t visited a lot of museums in NYC because, I actually don’t know why. But this one is one impressive one, for any cinephile out-there. You get to see parts of movie history, from original scripts to original costumes, from exposition of how technology improved, to mini sets and much, much more.

Pro tip: Free admission to the galleries every Friday evening from 4:00–8:00 p.m.

Museum of Dockland – London, UK

It’s been quite a few years since I visited this museum (or London in general) and I still remember what a huge impression made over me. I thought is all going to be about trade, sailors and docks. However, they have a permanent gallery names London, Sugar and Slavery. And for me it was, most likely, first time ever reading about slavery in a museum. And I also need to say, some of the things I read there was news to me. Which is probably sad or disturbing. And once again, I wish more people would visit this museum.

Pro tip: Like the majority of the museums in London, this one as well has a free entrance. However, depending on the time of the day, you might need to cue.

Museum of Man – San Diego, USA

Well, I was kinda tricked in visiting this museum because they had a gallery about cannibals. So I went through the entire museum which actually has galleries of all kind from beerology to maya, from race to ancient Egypt. And it is interactive, which I love. So the whole museum was pretty awesome. But I was kinda disappointed in the cannibalism section. I am just gonna say it is not what you will imagine. Probably the same how people feel when they learn about the real Dracula in Romania. Hhaha.

I actually have a vlog from when I was there. Yeah, that’s write.. once upon a time I vlogged my travels. Enjoy!

Have you been to any museum that made a huge impact over you? Or do you have any suggestions for me? Drop the info in the comments below.