If there is something that I love to do when I travel, is to visit museums. I know, I know, it sounds boring, sounds like an old lady routine, but in my defense, I think that there is nothing better than a good amount of history to understand a little bit about the local people.
To be honest with you, visiting museums can be pretty tiring, even for those who like it. I don’t know if there is something in the atmosphere inside it that draws your energy or if it is just the amount of information that burns your brain a little, but I always feel like laying down the rest of the day when i visit museums. Besides, sometimes we travel with someone else that doesn’t really enjoy museums as much as we do, and we start taking too much time in one section and they give us that look. For these reasons, here it goes the tips to visit museums.
3 Essential Tips to Visit Museums
Build an Itinerary
Instead of arriving at the museum having no idea of what you gonna find there, try to build an itinerary for each museum you want to visit in your travel. Try not to pick many museuns, as it takes a lot of time plus it is very tiring. After picking the musems you want to visit, check online for the best and most important pieces, and a look for the sections that interests you the most, then make a list of those.
Go Directly To The Point
Try to find out exactly where the pieces you want to see are, so that you can map you way there in advance. Instead of looking at each part of the museums, go directly to the ones you judged more interesting to you. You can then check the pieces that are on your way, try not to get into other sections that were not part of your map, so that you don’t lose your path, nor your time.
Look for the pieces online
Before going to the mueum, check online each piece you highlighted, try to get as much information about them as you can. Like this you will have an idea of their historical value before you actually see the pieces. Plus it will save you from waiting for your time to read the templates, as depending on the museum, will be covered by people trying to do exactly what you intend to do.
Of course if you have time, and patience, this tips doesn’t substitute a full visit, and I highly recommend, if you like history. Knowledge is never enough. But this tip can in fact save a lot of time and avoid museum boredom. Although I love museums, I know how long it can take to visit it fully, Louvre for example takes like 2 days, no kidding, after all, it is the biggest museum in the world, an average museum takes at least half the day if you are that kind of person who stops to admire each painting (nothing against to it thought). It is great if you are staying in the city for long, but if you don’t have much time, it is better to rush through the halls a little bit.
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