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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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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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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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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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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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Former Gulag camps in Russia

I have already asked a simular question about Former Nazi camps and prisons in Europe, now I would like to know if there are any Gulag camps that I can see from the inside?
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Are the Paris Catacombs currently open for visiting?

I'm heading to Paris in a week's time (24th May) and the catacombs are at the top of my "places to visit list". However the official site says that the catacombs are closed for technical reasons until ...
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Is there a museum anywhere at least partly about Rubik's Cube or Ernő Rubik?

Last year while I was in Budapest I had a realization that I was in the home of one of my favourite toys/puzzles/gadgets: Rubik's Cube. So I thought there must be some museum or display or official ...
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What are good design galleries and museums to see in Stockholm?

I have just arrived at Stockholm and I'm eager to see galleries and exhibitions of Swedish design. Apart from the National Gallery, what are good places to start with? I'm interested in graphical ...
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Where in Chengdu can we see Sanxingdui artifacts, besides the museum in Guanghan?

I visited Chengdu a few years ago, and a friend who plans to visit recently asked me for advice about things to see there. One thing that looks interesting is the Sanxingdui ancient culture and its ...
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How can I see the Berlin Wall?

What, if anything, is left of the Berlin Wall, and where and how can I see it? Is there any official monument and/or museum I should include in my visit as well?
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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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Is there a museum in South Korea about defectors and refugees who escaped North Korea?

I was just watching a History Channel documentary on YouTube called "Kingjongilia" about people who have managed to escape North Korea. Having visited South Korea a bunch of times now, I realize I ...
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Where can I see an Apollo spacecraft?

Is there any museum that has a Apollo spacecraft that I can visit? I'm interested in this kind of spacecrafts because they have a really impressive history, e.g. they are said to be used for the first ...
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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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Is there a famous museum about conspiracies?

I'm a huge fan of popular conspiracy theories, like the faked moon landing, 9/11 or Nazis living in Antarctica. Is there anywhere a museum or something similar about conspiracies?
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Are there days/times/dates when most Paris museums are free?

While Paris does have some great free museums and art galleries, such as Le Petit Palais and Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris many of the museums have an entrance fee. Since most of my museum ...
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Introduction to Roman Londinium?

For students, what is the most accessible archaeological site (and/or museum) for a brief (two-day) study of Roman Londinium?
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Is the Fibonacci crocodile still being displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris?

In 2004 I visited the Centre Pompidou in Paris and back then I really liked the Fibonacci crocodile. Being a fan of numbers, I like art where numbers play a crucial role. I will be in Paris soon and I ...
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Skipping long lines at free-museum days in Paris

In Paris, many museums are free on the first Sunday of each month. Thus the lines for museum entry can be extremely long. Is it possible to skip through the line if I bought a ticket in advance? I ...
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Where is the museum of socialist art in Sofia, Bulgaria?

I stumbled across this article on a new socialist art museum in Sofia. It looks really interesting and since I'm in Sofia I'd like to visit. But the article only lists "in a Sofia suburb", Google ...
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Where can I visit former Nazi camps and prisons in Europe?

Some months ago I visited the NS Documentation Center of the City of Cologne. The museum was very interesting for me because the building wasn't destroyed during World War II and I could see the ...
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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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Museums in Germany about the First World War

In Germany there are many museums about the Second World War and the Nazi regime. But are there also museums about the First World War or at least history museums with exhibitions about the war?
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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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Is there any kind of car museum anywhere in Okinawa?

After watching too many editions of Jay Leno's Garage on YouTube in the last few days, culminating in one about a '70s Japanese car, I started to wonder ... Is there any car museum or collection of ...
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Where to see the last Arabian flag in Andalus (Spain) and history of Andalus in general

In which museum in Spain I can find the last flag of the Arabian armies that used to occupy Spain for 700 years (Andalus). All I find about it in the net is this photo which seems like a festival for ...
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The Atomic Testing Museum: Suitable for small children?

A friend of mine is going to California this summer. Since he is generally very interested in science and technology he is considering visiting The Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. He has two small ...
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Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination — How much time to allow?

My 7-year old is a HUGE Star Wars fan. (As am I, but this is more about him) I'm planning on taking him to the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Orlando Science Center. It'...
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What museums and attractions in London offer interactive exhibits for blind people?

I'll be visiting London next year with my in laws, of which my father-in-law is blind. Since London is basically just wandering around and looking at things, our trip could get very boring very ...
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Interesting computer history museum in Central Europe?

I'm looking for a good museum that is dedicated to computer history in Central Europe. Are there any recommendations?
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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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Where can I see a reasonably complete skeleton of a Mammoth?

I was just watching some documentary about ice age animals, and I was wondering if there is a museum somewhere that displays reasonably complete skeletons (and/or full-size models) of Mammoths, sabre-...
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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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Museums about Japan's World War II history

I'd like to go to a museum, or possibly a memorial or similar, that is about Japan's World War II history. Criteria for such sites: Historically accurate. I want it to be honest about what Japan did ...
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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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Sites to see between Regensburg and Frankfurt

I'll be traveling in Germany in June. Toward the end of the trip, we'll be going to Regensburg and then we have three days before we have to be in Frankfurt to fly home. I'm looking for suggestions ...
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Is there a video game museum anywhere in Europe?

I'm looking for a museum that collects video games. Preferably, the museum should be located in Europe.
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Paris Pass, Paris City Passport, Paris Visite

Researching a family trip to Paris (parents & 8- and 5-year-old), I've discovered multiple travel/visit 'cards', but am having difficulty working out how to effectively differentiate between them: ...
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“Match of the century” in Reykjavik

The so called Match of the Century was the chess world championship between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1972. It's one of the most famous chess matches because it took ...
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Has the Stalin Musem in Batumi shut down for good or will it reopen?

So there is a very famous Stalin Museum in Gori, Georgia and it is definitely going strong. But there is another far less well known Stalin Museum in Batumi, Georgia that I had heard mentioned ...
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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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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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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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What gallery is Michelangelo's David in?

I want to go to see Michelangelo's David sculpture. All the sources on-line say it's in the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Firenze. When I go to the official site it gives the option to buy tickets to ...
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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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What to expect from the Ferrari Museum in Maranello

I'm planning to visit the Museo Ferrari in Maranello and I want to know if I would be able to sit in the racing cars (especially the F1-single-seaters). If I want to avoid the confusion of the big ...
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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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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 ?
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Cité des sciences/Palais de la découverte - looking for differentiating factors

Planning my trip with a 8- and 5-year-old, I definitely want to spend a day in a science museum (I have fond memories of the London Science Museum - which seemed infinite to me as a child). I've heard ...