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Because if your bag is large enough to be only carried on your back (i.e. you cannot carry it on one shoulder), you'll much more likely to bump into, and do some damage to objects/sculptures/other people while turning around. This is because you don't see your bag, and it is much harder to estimate how big it is when maneuvering. It is much less likely when ...


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Regarding the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. According to the same source, parts of the museum were originally Carlsberg's private villa. The rest of what is now the museum then formed around the villa. The Carlsberg Group'...


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We can't help you in whether it's worth your time. That is a decision up to you. What we can do is answering the "Why is the Vasa Museum in Stockholm so Popular?" question. It's not a "how or how not to build ship", there are grand maritime museums for that around the world. The Vasa is a largely intact five hundred year old warship and not only a plain ...


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The Carlsberg brewery started using the swastika as their logo in 1881. After the nazis adopted the swastika as their most prominent symbol, Carlsberg stopped using it some time in the 1930ies, but it is still in place on some of their older buildings, e.g. at the Glypotek musuem. Here is an example of an old Carlsberg beer bottle label:


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Very near the site of the "Oldest Tunnel in the Oldest Underground in the World", in Rotherhithe in south east London, you can find the Brunel Museum, which, well, is not just 'a display' about his life and works, but an entire museum about his life and works. The Brunel Museum is open every day 10:00 until 17:00. [...] Entry to the Brunel ...


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As mentioned before, it is a great museum because this is probably the only original ship left from this time. The other "old" sailships/warships you can view in other museums are either much younger, or rebuilds/replicas based on incomplete wrecks or plans. I also liked the fact that the VASA-museum is dedicated to this one ship and it's history only and ...


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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 public....


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The museum is free to enter. The Virginia annex of the Air and Space Museum, the Udvar-Hazy Center, has a parking fee but it also is free to enter. The reason that you cannot find a source for buying admission tickets is that no such tickets exist. I have visited both museums several times over the past few years and there has never been an entrance fee. ...


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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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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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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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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 tour....


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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 the ...


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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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People wearing backpacks sometimes forget it is there and inadvertently knock into/over things when they turn. I have not heard of the "one shoulder rule", but in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery I was asked to either hold my backpack or wear it backwards (on my front) while perusing the museum. I've been whacked this way myself while waiting in ...


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In terms of a comprehensive museum, not yet. However, if you are travelling in 2018 (or reading this reply in the future) then there will be a new museum called 'Being Brunel: the national Brunel project' opening in Bristol in a year's time. The ss Great Britain Trust has today been awarded £4.78m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Being Brunel: ...


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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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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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Almost all online tour / ticket purchases have a blanked-out option for 'free Sundays' - there's no way to do it through them. From some research, it appears there are multiple entrances to queue at, and some people report having good luck at the Carrousel du Louvre entrance, only waiting 20 minutes. Almost everyone reports that even if you get in ...


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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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Finally, I have received an answer from Associazione Abbonamento Musei of Turin. As a non-resident, one cannot buy this card online because they cannot send it outside Italy. Nevertheless, it is possible to buy it without any problem at one of the points of sale at Turin, for instance the one which is situated at Piazza Castello in the corner with via ...


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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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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. There ...


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