Visiting 100 Museums

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.

Full List of Museums
New York City:
2) Modern Museum of Art*
3) Neue Galerie
4) Frick Collection
5) Natural History Museum*
7) New Museum
8) Morgan Library
9) Museum of Sex
London, England: 
11) National Gallery**
12) Victoria and Albert Museum**
13) British Museum**
14) Soane Museum
15) Wallace Collection**
16) Buckingham Palace*
17) Tate Britain
18) Westminster Abbey*
19) Natural History Museum
20) Hampton Court Palace
21) Queen’s Gallery
22) Brighton Pavilion (Brighton)
23) Regency House (Brighton)
24) Apsley House
25) British Library
26) Churchill War Rooms*
27) Tower of London*
28) Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
29) Queen’s House
30) Spencer House
31) Tate Modern
English Country Houses:
32) Burghley House
33) Boughton House
34) Waddesdon Manor
35) Blenheim Palace
36) Corsham Court
Paris, France:
37) Musée du Louvre*
38) Musée d’Orsay*
39) Musée de l’Orangerie
40) Sant’Chapelle*
41) Notre Dame*
42) Musée de Cluny
43) Château de Versailles (Versailles)
Florence, Italy: 
47) Museo Nazionale del Bargello
50) Santa Maria Novella
51) Archeology Museum
52) Ospedale degli Inncocenti
55) Santa Maria del Fiore*
56) Orsanmichele*
58) San Lorenzo*
Venice, Italy: 
61) Gallerie dell’Accademia*
62) Peggy Guggenheim Collection
63) Palazzo Ducale*
64) Ca’ d’Oro
65) Palazzo Fortuny
66) Church of St. Rocco
Rome, Italy: 
68) Saint Peter’s Basilica*
70) Palatino
71) Foro Romano*
72) Santa Maria della Vittoria
Vienna, Austria: 
75) Kunsthistorishes Museum
76) Leopold Museum
77) Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
78) Schönbrunn Palace
79) Museum of Applied Arts
80) Secession Building
Salzburg, Austria: 
81) Mozart house
82) Hohensalzburg Castle
Munich, Germany:
83) Dachau Concentration Camp
84) Nymphamburg Palace
85) Residenz
Berlin, Germany: 
86) Pergamonmuseum
87) Neues museum
88) Berliner Dom
Amsterdam, Netherlands: 
89) Rijksmuseum
90) Museum of Sex
91) Canal House Museum
92) Philadelphia Museum of Art
Washington D.C.
93) National Archives Museum
94) Smithsonian National Museum of American History
95) Capitol Building
96) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
97) Ford’s Theater
98) National Gallery of Art
99) Library of Congress
100) Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (the 100th!)
101) War Memorials and Presidential Monuments on the National Mall
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102) Baltimore Museum of Art
103) DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum – Williamsburg, VA
104) Morris Museum – Morristown, NJ
105) Princeton Museum of Art – Princeton, NJ
106) Museo Egizio – Turin, Italy
107) Pomeii, Italy
As excited as I am to have seen all of these incredible and world-renown sights, I honestly can’t wait to see what will come next, and when it will come!!

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