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As a matter of fact, they just have been reopened. The Musée Carnavalet, the museum in charge of the catacombs, announced on their Facebook page one hour ago: Bonne nouvelle ! Les Catacombes sont de nouveau ouvertes au public. Nous vous souhaitons un agréable après-midi Which translates to: "Good news! The catacombs are now again open to the ...


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Checkpoint Charlie is probably worth seeing anyway but it's very touristy and not quite a piece of the Berlin Wall: The checkpoint has been rebuilt and stands alone in the middle of the street. Incidentally, it became a symbol for several reasons but it was mostly notable as the only checkpoint for members of the allied forces. Other border crossings existed ...


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Yes, there is! On the first Sunday of every month, almost all the main museums and art galleries are open for free. The only slight downside is that loads of people take advantage of this, so the queues can be quite long (it took 25 minutes to get into le Musée d'Orsay today mid afternoon as a guide), and they can be very busy inside. See this question on ...


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Large Shops Must Close on Easter Sunday The 1994 Sunday Trading Act allows small shops, i.e. those with a surface area less than or equal to 280 square metres, to open for trade any day they want. Large shops, i.e. those with a surface area of more than 280 square metres, must close on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Some exemptions exist: Exemptions ...


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I had a quick look at the van Gogh Museum website, found a link to the restaurant and it says The café is open daily during museum opening hours and can only be accessed via the museum From that I read that you can only visit the restaurant as a ticket holding visitor. I have not opened the floor plan pdf, you will find a link to it on this page, but ...


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Given how many camps there were you could be sure to find a few: Соло-Тур offers tour in the North Urals (info in Russian) Blog on Tour of "Dneprovskiy" near Magadan with contact information on how to get one set up. (Russian) DVS Tour - Information about the tour is in Russian but the company provide information in English as well though not about the ...


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It depends what you are talking about. The "Ossuaire Municipal" where bones from thousands of people are stored just reopened according to their Facebook page. The official site is still saying it is closed but official stuff in France tend to be a tad slow. Parisian people also use the word Catacombes for the whole network of former quarries and other ...


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The majority of the museums in Washington DC are run by the Smithsonian, and offer free entry to everyone (with optional donations being accepted). There are also a number of non-Smithsonian museums, such as the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (free, but requires a timed ticket for entry), Newseum (not free), and the International Spy Museum (also not free).


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Without a doubt, the Museum of London. For starters, it still has part of the old Roman walls standing outside the museum, unmoved over two millennia. It also houses an impressive Roman gallery. In addition, they have an exhibition "Our Londinium" running: Opening for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Our Londinium 2012 is the largest ...


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I went straight to Wikipedia for this. Their article David (Michelangelo) states: David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of ...


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According to the final report from the Museum of Science in Boston, MA, concerning the same exhibit, the average length of stay (of the polled visitors, of course) seems to be around an hour, with the shortest being 15 minutes and the longest being 170 minutes. The exhibit had 37 stalls/panels in Boston, with the average group visiting a little over 19 of ...


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In Krakow, PL, you can visit the Schindler's Factory, about what Schindler did to save jews giving them jobs. A really good museum. In Oświęcim, PL, you can visit Auschwitz concentration camp (Auschwitz is the german writing of the town's name), you can go there from Krakow or Katowice by bus or train. You will see the horror factory-sized. In Budapest, HU, ...


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Interesting question because I was also wondering about a museum which only shows the First World War. I have not found something like that, but there are exhibitions in some museums Bayerisches Armeemuseum (Bavarian Army Museum), Ingolstadt http://www.bayerisches-armeemuseum.de/de/ausstellungen/dauerausstellungen/der-erste-weltkrieg.html ...


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Not in Germany, but within reach: When in school, our class went on a day trip from Germany to Verdun, France. We visited Fort Douaumont, the Douaumont ossuary, and the museum. Finally - perhaps as a contrast - we went to the city of Verdun, which I remember as picturesque. I highly recommend visiting the Verdun battlefield if you are interested in WWI ...


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in my opinion, the fullest information and addresses of museums, you can find here: GULag Museum Virtual Gulag Museum


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First of all I would check the Natural History Museum in London. They have a Mammoth skeleton hidden behind a Whale in the mammals section. They also have sabre tooth (Smilodon) somewhere around. The second best address, would be the "Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle" in Paris. It has a HUGE hall full of skeletons, with several Mammoth models. ...


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Like others have said, Checkpoint Charlie is the main tourist point to go. What I'd suggest is looking at the museum (near the US side of the 'border'). There's a piece of the wall standing there, although I suspect it's been moved from its original location, as you'll see when you continue. From Checkpoint Charlie, walk towards the 'border crossing', ...


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1. Go on a Wednesday I would try to do this on a Wednesday, since this is the day in which both the Rodin Museum and the Louvre are open late. The former closes at 20h45, the latter at 21h45. This is to maximise the time available to get this trip done, thus reducing its time-criticality. 2. Reserve your Tickets I can't stress this enough: reserve your ...


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The capsules from Soyuz - Apollo flight used to be and Apollo 11 command module is at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. A quick search also gives a list of all remaining Apollo spacecraft and their locations based on that there is only one in Europe in London.


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Currently found only this article with "maybe" address: Lachezar Stanchev Street in the Izgrev borough And from comments found news about that opening date is September, 16. This official news also says that this address is right: Some of the National Art Gallery’s works are to go on travelling exhibitions, while some will go on temporary loan to the ...


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Have you had a look at the Iparművészeti Múzeum (sorry, no english page...)? According to http://budapestinterim.blogspot.com, there is (or was) an exhibition about Rubik cubes... They have a page about new acquisitions they made in 2009 which very briefly mentions "a Rubik's collection".


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Unlikely. The Crocodile was exhibited until 3rd February this year in Basel, Switzerland. While there is a chance that it was immediately returned and exposed in Paris, I would not think so.


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The Icelandic National Museum had a temporary exhibition in 2012 for the 40th anniversary together with the Icelandic Chess Federation to commemorate the event where they showed (among others) the original tournament board, table and chairs. After that, they moved the artifacts to the newly opened Bobby Fisher Center in Selfoss, where he is also buried. So ...


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Right, first up, the Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum). It displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. It didn't even make it out of the harbour ;) This is one of the most amazing museums I've ever been to, and it's an absolute MUST NOT MISS when you visit ...


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Next year they'll start building a Rubik's Cube shaped museum that might open for the public in 2017 :) http://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/museum/


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It may not be the the exact controversies you are seeking, but Washington DC's spy museum offers an immersive experience in the art of spycraft.


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Been there! It is a really nice exhibition, but I would have expected a bit more to see. It's not scary at all, more exiting and entertaining in a '1950's amazement' kind of way. You wont see any "death and destruction" there, the worst thing is probably the Declassified U.S. Nuclear Test Film #55. I think the science part falls a bit too short, but it is ...


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Specific to defectors, not really. I think that would aggravate things more then anything. While South Koreans are aware of the "struggle" of many of their Northern brethren, things like the Ministry of Unification look actively to bond both cultures rather then highlight the differences. If you're looking for a glimpse of North Korean life you might want ...


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There is the Checkpoint Charlie Mauer Museum. If you are going to visit, you must visit East Side Gallery - the rather long fragment of Berlin Wall, that is painted with artistic graffiti. This is an endangered place - this year there were plans to destroy it, followed by large protests.


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When visiting another country and their museums, you should/must follow the local customs and regulations. One should always be respectful of the others; If you feel someone is not respectful, then notify the museum staff; they will handle the situation themselves; do NOT put yourself in a position of confrontation. IMO, some of the rules that should be ...



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