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Different Types of Museum You Can Visit!

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Did you know there are so many different museum exhibitions that you probably didn’t even know about in the slightest? From science exhibitions to historic homes there are so many to choose from and all are of a different theme. Next time you think about seeking out a museum or visiting a place of education, think about this list and the information we have provided.

There are many a different museum and exhibition showcase and here are the ones that really stand out:

Art museums:

These are also known as art galleries. This is where art objects like paintings, photography, sculptures, ceramics, drawings and metalwork are put on display through a variety of art services.

Archaeology museums:

This is where archaeological artifacts are put on display. They can exhibit items in a building, or they can be open-air museums.

Historic house museums:

A building or a house that has been converted into a museum for whatever reason but most commonly because something big happened in that house or someone of importance had lived there. The house will often contain the original furniture and there will be a guide that will tell the story of what happened there or who lived there.

Encyclopedic museums:

These are often large institutions that give visitors plenty of information on the different themes global and local. They are not specific or thematically defined.

History museum:

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This is a museum that collects artifacts and object that go on to tell a sequential story-line about the locality. The objects can be in the form of artifacts, documents and archaeological findings. They can even be in a historic site or house.

Living history museum:

This is a museum where historic events are held by actors to put a viewer into that time-frame, to show what the event looked like and the type of things that were performed. This is because certain events in history no longer occur so there is no other way to see them.

Maritime museum:

This is reserved for displaying culture, history and archaeology of the maritime. Primarily archaeological maritime museums show artifacts and shipwrecks that have been recovered from water. These museums show and educate the public about the maritime past.

Military and war museums:

Museums that specialize in military history. It is displayed from the point of view of a nation and the conflicts that the country took part in. they collect and put on display military uniforms, weapons, war technology and decorations.

Mobile museum:

This museum has no specific place to display. It could be from a vehicle or go from museum to museum just as guests. This is also the name for the different parts of exhibitions that go to other museums.

Natural history museum:

Here is where you will find objects from nature in the form of pressed plants and stuffed animals. This is to educate people about our natural history, zoology, dinosaurs, evolution, environmental issues, oceanography and anthropology.

Open air museum:

This is an exhibition that is outdoors. Exhibitions consist of buildings that re- create all of the architecture from the past. The first one opened in Scandinavia towards the nearing end of the 19th century.

Pop-up museums:

This type is more non-traditional. They are designed to last only a short time and mainly rely on the visitors to provide the museums with objects while the actual institution will only provide the theme.

Science museums:

These are specialized for science and the history of all science. There only used to be static displays of the objects but now the visitors can actually participate and learn more hands on about the branches of science.

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