Berlin’s Museum Island

Berlin’s Museum Island, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, is a collection of five museums and a couple other sites on the northern half of Berlin’s Spree Island. The buildings on this island, all built between 1830 to 1930, include the Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum, Berlin Cathedral, Bode Museum, Neuses Museum, and Pergamon Museum. Considered one of the greatest museum complexes in the world, Museum Island is very convenient to tourists looking for a one-stop history, art, and culture spot. In this post, I’ll be going you the ultimate guide to Museum Island – with info on what it is, where it is, why you should visit, and what to see while there!

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Prague’s Jewish Museum

Made up of six sites spread throughout Prague’s Jewish Town, including four synagogues and a cemetery, the Jewish Museum in Prague is one of the Czech Republic’s most powerful museums. The museum highlights the history of both Czech and International Jews, through some of the most important and well known Jewish buildings in Prague.  Established in 1906, the Jewish Museum of Prague has gone through quite a few rocky patches, from the Nazis to the Communists, but has survived to this day and is one of the cities most visited museums. I spent an afternoon in Prague’s Jewish Town exploring all of the sites that make up the museum back in January, and in this post I’ll be writing all about it!

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Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in downtown Toronto’s Brookfield Place, is the ultimate hockey museum and hall of fame. Established in 1943, the HHOF began in Kingston, Ontario and later moved to the province’s capital, Toronto.  It is home to tons of hockey/NHL memorabilia, most famously the Stanley cup itself! I visited the Hockey Hall of Fame last month with my uncle, and in this post I’ll be writing all about the famous attraction.

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Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum

Being the largest museum of its type in the world, Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum displays musical instruments from each of the world’s continents, excluding Antartica. Located in northern Phoenix, this museum is rated as the #1 attraction in Phoenix on TripAdvisor. Their collection, made up of over 15,000 items, has everything from a Chinese erhu (二胡) to a Nigerian goge. Opened in April 2010, the museum was founded by Robert J. Ulrich, after a trip to Brussels’ Instrument Museum inspired him to do so. As I am a very musical person, and as I happen to live near Phoenix, I thought it’d be fun to visit and write about the museum for my blog, which is what I am going to be doing in this post!

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