I cannot believe I’ve visited 100 museums!!! I started making this list during the year I spent in London in grad school, where museum visits were an integral part of our course curriculum. At least once a week, we would visit museums around London for lectures. From big to small, repeated or only a one-time visit, we literally saw it all! At one point during the school year I thought, “okay I better write these down”. I didn’t have a set goal of ‘I want to see ___ amount of museums by the time I’m ___ years old’, but 100 of anything is always a special moment!
This past weekend when I was in Washington D.C., I hit the 100 mark at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum! (I added a few more last weekend as well!) I have created this list over the years, always adding to it when I tick off another museum. As well as traditional museums, I have included palaces, country houses, basilicas, and cathedrals, because these places hold important historical and artistic achievements, and are basically museums themselves! They are not numbered in order of visit, but rather just the overall number.
Those marked with a * I have seen more than once, those marked with ** I have seen 5 or more times.