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Which museums have artworks of all four Ninja Turtles' namesakes?

I was visiting the Louvre recently, where I tried to ignore the lines to Leonardo's Mona-Lisa and looked at all the other great art instead, such as Michelangelo's dying slave and the many works by ...
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Why is the Vasa Museum in Stockholm so Popular?

I am planning a short trip to northern Europe (time is scarce), and have 2 days for Stockholm. I probably have time for just one museum, and the Vasa Museum is by far the #1 most recommended museum in ...
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Ducal Palace Museum complex at Mantua: is it possible to visit it in the morning and come back in the afternoon for a visit to Corte Vecchia?

I'm planning to visit Ducal Palace Museum complex at Mantua this summer. As far as I know, it's advisible to book a ticket in advance since they allow a maximum of 1500 visitors per day at Camera ...
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Is is entry to the Louvre still free for British residents or is Brexit effective as of now?

I am not sure if Brexit is effective which would mean we can no longer get into the Louvre museum in Paris free with an EU passport, instead and having to pay the €15/17 euros. I want to visit today ...
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Musée d'Orsay renovation of Impressionist Gallery

According to the official website, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris is renovating the Impressionist Gallery from 13 to 23 November 2018. Does someone know what that means? What does exactly the "...
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Major museum for traditional arts in China akin to France's Louvre

Is there a major, representative (perhaps national) museum devoted to traditional Chinese arts in Beijing or perhaps in another of the country's large cities? I am thinking of something akin to France'...
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Can an EU citizen under 25 years old enter Musee d'Orsay through entrance C?

According to this page, entry to the Musee d'Orsay is free for "18-25 year olds who are citizens or long-term residents of an EU member state", without reservation. Can they also enter directly ...
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Transport from the Rotterdam Cruise Port to the Museum Park? [duplicate]

Looking for economical way to get to the Museum Park from my cruise ship.
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Is it possible for a non-resident in Italy to acquire the “Abbonamento Musei Torino Piemonte”?

This is a card that allows you to visit with free entrance lots of museums of the Piedmont region in Italy all year round. There is a similar card for Lombardy. I have read the information on the ...
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Where can I buy Vincent van Gogh's painting replicas in London?

I'm here in London for a shorter visit. Is there any place that I can buy Vincent van Gogh's paintings copies in London? I wonder whether National Gallery in London would have any of those?
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Which tickets to buy for Catacombs in Paris?

I am very confused whether or not to buy advance tickets for the Catacombs in Paris and what the prices are. I believe the official site is: http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/visit/access-opening-...
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Advice on getting discounts in Paris for 15 year old (and 50 year old) [closed]

My daughter and I are going to Paris for 6 days in late March I'm still trying to decide which museums/attractions to see although the followings are must sees: 1) Versaille 2) Louve 3) The Catacombs ...
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Can I find a museum pass in New York?

I'd like to visit New York next year and I was wondering if there is a sightseeing pass available so as to see more on a budget. I plan to stay for 10 days.
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Are credit cards (Master Card) widely accepted in Budapest?

Are credit cards accepted in the museums and restaurants in Budapest? When used in a restaurant, is there a minimum amount you have to spend in order to pay by credit card? What about public ...
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Rijksmuseum vs Louvre vs Uffizi Gallery [closed]

How would you describe in laymen terms to somebody what the differences is between the Rijksmuseum vs Louvre vs Uffizi Gallery? How would you classify the type of content inside the museum?
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Chicago Museum Campus

This is really an opinion question. I'm planning a family trip to Chicago next summer. I've decided to get Chicago CityPASS's for the whole family. I wish to explore the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler ...
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Beating the queue for the Vatican Museums on the last Sunday of the month

The Vatican Museums are free to visit on the last Sunday of every month from 09:00 to 14:00. However, the queues can be gargantuan, with wait times running into the hours: We will be in Rome on the ...
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How is the crowd in Madame Tussaud's Museum in Washington DC on Sundays?

How long will it take on a normal Sunday (no special holiday or anything) to cover the Madame Tussaud's Museum? Can we buy tickets on premise? Will there be a huge queue?
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What is Admission + Wax Hand means in Madame Tussaud's Museum in Washington DC?

I hope https://www.madametussauds.com/washington-dc/en/tickets/ is the official site to buy Madame Tussaud's museum tickets. There I found three types tickets for this museum. MADAME TUSSAUD'S DC + ...
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Do we need entrance tickets for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC?

Do I need to purchase a ticket to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC? I searched online and I couldn't found any online source to buy tickets. Is this a free ...
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Stairwell inside The Met Manhattan

I am planning my first trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I have all the galleries I want to see charted out, and I almost have an optimal path through The Met. But I have a specific question. ...
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Where is this strange clock/painting located? (moving eyes)

While I was browsing old pictures in my phone I found this one of a painting with a clock. The eyes move at the same time as the hands of the clock. But I don't remember where I took that picture. ...
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What Brezhnev sites are there in Moscow?

Apart from his statutes in the MUZEON park, the plaque on his former apartment building, and his grave at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, are there any public monuments, sites, or museum exhibits in ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England or Scotland honouring James Watt?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is James Watt. (inventor/perfector of Steam Engine - a fundamental part ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Charles Babbage?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Charles Babbage. I understand there is the Totnes Museum in Devon. ...
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Are there any museums or sites in Ireland honouring Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)?

I'm travelling to the Republic of Ireland and Scotland from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Lord Kelvin. (He's important, apart ...
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Is there a huge queue for Hergé Museum in Brussels?

I'm planning to visit Hergé Museum in Brussels. I would like to know if I'm planning to buy tickets from the premises will there be huge queue on a Saturday?
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I understand there are 10 surviving ...
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Are there any museums or sites in England honouring Isaac Newton?

I'm travelling to the UK from Australia and wanted to visit a number of sites of scientific history. One at the top of my list is Isaac Newton. I can see you can visit his home and do experiments. ...
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Paying Respects to Holocaust Victims in Paris: Are the Vélodrome d'Hiver & Drancy Camp respectable museums to visit? Are they even museums?

I am going to Paris for approximately 4 days at the end of June. I have been there before and have been to Versailles, Louvre, catacombs, Eiffel Tour, Arc de Triumph, etc. (and I hope to revisit some ...
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How long should I expect to spend at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History?

I have the good fortune to have an extra day on a business trip in Washington DC. I've decided I'd like to spend that day at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Will one day be ...
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How to get to/from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

I'm visiting Washington DC in the near future and am thinking of visiting the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Since it's located a bit outside the city I'm wondering what'...
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Is an ISIC (International Student Identity Card) valid proof of student status for reduced fee Vatican City tickets?

I want to visit Vatican city and want to get a reduced entrance ticket. Is getting an ISIC card the only way, or maybe a university student identity document translated in English will be enough for ...
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In US museums, why are backpacks only allowed to be carried on one shoulder?

Many US museums permit backpacks only when they are carried on one shoulder. Here are some examples: Philadelphia Museum of Art: Backpacks and large bags must be checked. Smaller bags may be ...
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Rome - little time, intense travelling [closed]

Next week I am going to visit Rome at scientific conference. It will last for 5 days (Monday - Friday) from 9:00 - 17:00. So I won't have much time to see everything. I was reading some guides and ...
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What is the meaning of the swastikas at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen, Denmark?

I travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark recently. On one side of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum is a park. The entrance to the park has swastikas embedded in the metal gate posts. (Google Streetview ...
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Louvre Trip Planning for multi-day visit [closed]

I am planning a first-time trip to the Louvre for this month and have allotted 4 days because of its size. On what days is the Museum the least busy? Are there any days with cheaper tickets? Can I ...
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Visiting Warsaw Rising Museum with luggage

I was planning to visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum and might still be with all or some of my luggage when I get there. What are the access restrictions with luggage into the museum and are there any (...
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How much time to reserve for a visit to Mucha Museum in Prague?

Roughly how long do people take on average when visiting the Mucha Museum in Prague, say is it an hour or two, half day or all day? I am trying to plan a day in Prague and I can't find any proper ...
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Where can I see a Settebello trainset?

The Settebello was a high-speed (for the time) service on the Milan-Rome line. It used highly distinctive trainsets, with an observation lounge at each end of the train. Is there anywhere (e.g. some ...
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London-Paris, Time Critical Agenda for the Louvre and Rodin Museum

When Dante and Virgil entered Hell, they encountered the shades of two lovers: Paolo and Francesca. The story goes that this brother and sister-in-law fell in love which led to Paolo's murder by the ...
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Palazzo Strozzi - is the online ticket queue shorter?

I plan to visit an art exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and I have the option of purchasing my tickets online ahead of time with a surcharge. Clearly this makes sense only if the queue for ...
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Enter Van Gogh Museum restaurant

Is it required to buy a ticket to the museum just to sit in the restaurant? My sister with her husband are going to the museum but I want to babysit their daughter.
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Roma pass vs. Colosseum/Forum tickets?

Going to Rome with girlfriend in a couple of weeks, and finalizing last minute details. I am confused about ticketing. When buying a ticket for the Colosseum, we can also get into the Roman Forum/...
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Shops and museums openings during Easter weekend in London

Are most shops and museums open during the Easter weekend (from Good Friday to Easter Monday) in London? Is there any day during the four-day break where there is more chance of finding them open?
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Is pre-revolutionary artwork uncensored in Iranian museums?

I came across a tweet today saying It isn't only in Rome Museum that nude statues threaten Islam. Tehran's Iran Bastan Museum has nude statue of Anahita, pre-Islamic goddess. Is artwork pre-dating ...
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Are there any “brand” museums in Los Angeles?

Atlanta has the Coca Cola museum, Munich has the BMW museum, in Maranello there is the Ferrari museum. Similarly, are there any "brand" museums in LA or its neighborhoods? I know these museums are ...
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How is the Louvre queue on free sunday?

I just discovered that Louvre has a free admittance in the first Sunday of each month. I would like to visit, but I am not sure if its a good idea. I prefer to visit the city than spend too much time ...
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Is there a ticket to see just Brunelleschi's Cupola and if so, can I buy it online?

I'd like to visit Cupola del Brunelleschi in Florence but noticed that you can only buy online a 15€ ticket for the whole Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Since I won't stay in Florence for long: Is there ...
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Is every museum in Washington DC free to visit?

I want to know that if I want to go to the museums in Washington DC, Is it free to enter? Or there is any fee ?