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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's ...


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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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It seems that the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has works by all four artists in their permanent collections, but for Michelangelo they may only have some simple drawings. I don't know if they are all on display though. I came to this conclusion by using the website artsy.net. There you can look up individual artist and it will give a list of ...


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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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Since most (all?) computer museums can qualify as retrocomputing museums, you might find this list of computer museums useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_computer_museums You could also look at science museums and see whether they have some computer section. E.g. the large Polytechnic Museum in Moscow, Russia has a nice computer section: The ...


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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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There is a computer museum in Halle, Germany, formerly in the GDR. They have a lot of old computers and other devices on display from that time and place : http://rechenwerk-halle.de/usr/digital-ag/projekte/andere/museum/ or http://rechenwerk-halle.de/usr/digital-ag/RECHENWERK/index.html If you google "Robotron museum" or "computer museum DDR&...


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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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Yandex Museum, in the headquarters of Yandex -- Moscow, Timura Frunze st., 11 str. 13. Not a very large one, but has a dozen or so of old computers, from around the world, not only from Soviet block. Website (in Russian): https://yandex.ru/museum/ They also have a branch in St. Petersburg: https://yandex.ru/museum/spb (apparently currently closed, but to ...


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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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The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has works for all 4 turtles in its catalog, in particular the Raphael cartoons. There are also some notebooks from Leonardo, and a drawing by Michelangelo (as well as a number of casts of his sculptures in the Cast Courts). I seem to have temporarily broken their search engine, but this page mentions having pieces ...


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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 National Gallery in the UK lists paintings by all four 'turtles' in its Glossary. I don't know if all four are on display though. -EDIT- I saw Donatello listed in their glossary but yes as pointed out in the comments it might not be correct that his work is owned/displayed by them. I believe after more research he is mentioned as he inspired works by ...


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According the incomplete data in Wikidata, the only museum with works by the four artists would be the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (still not mentioned in other answers). Donatello and Michelangello have one sculpture each that - judging by their photographs - are on display. One of Rafaello's work is a painting that is on view according to the museum web. ...


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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 Shops ...


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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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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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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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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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Only one of the ETR.300 Settebello trainsets survives. ETR.302 is stored at Falconara Marittima station, a few km north of Ancona. It's in a very bad state and you can't get inside. The blog post dates from January 2016. The train has already been cannibalized, and some of its interior was replaced in the '90s so it's not in its original state anyway.


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I'm no train expert, but it seems the Settebello term is just applied to the ETR-300 series of trains. As Hobbes points out, it doesn't seem like any of these are left. The best I could come up with is a model at the Pietrarsa museum. However, on researching the Settebello there is a series-250 called the Arlecchino which does have a model in service. A ...


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I don't think there's a museum at the Velodrome d'Hiver site (the building itself doesn't exist anymore). There's a monument there : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_des_Martyrs-Juifs-du-V%C3%A9lodrome-d%27Hiver This is a public space where you can go as you wish. On certain occasion, there might be public ceremonies taking place here, notably around the ...


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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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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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