History is a subject that children sometimes have a hard time grasping, probably because they are so good at living in the moment. It can be difficult for them to visualize what life was like 10 years ago, let alone 200 years ago. Living history museums are a wonderful way to bring history to life for a firsthand look at what life was really like years ago. Across the globe, museums continue to be among the world’s most visited attractions. Their exhibitions cover several thousand years of human history, an inspiration for all visitors to learn more about collective pasts. Here are 10 historical museums that you must visit, at least once a year.
1. Acropolis Museum
Founded in 2003, the Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the original archaeological Acropolis of Athens site. The new museum was first conceived in 1976, to make way for larger exhibitions and more space for the throngs of visitors that pass through every year. With 14,000 square meters of exhibition space and nearly 4,000 objects from the Greek Bronze Age, the Roman period, and Byzantine Greece, and the glass floor gallery allows visitors to see the continuing excavation of the site.
2. Asian Civilisations Museum
The top museum in Singapore and one of the first museums to provide a broad, yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilizations. The Asian Civilisations Museum’s collections focus mostly on Singapore’s multi-ethnic society, which covers much of the cultural and social history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia.