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#1 BSLMichaelWeber

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 10:48 PM

I visit a fair amount of museums so I figure this can be a thread where we share our opinions and recommendations on local museums as well as national and even international museums.

I'll chime in later, but please go ahead and list some of your favorite museums.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:46 AM

The ones that stick out the most for me are:

Anne Frank House
NYC Transit Museum
Underground Transit Museum in London

Locally, The Walters is free and awesome. Same with B&O Railroad Museum.

Yes, I’m a transit nerd.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:38 AM

The Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City is great, especially if you happen to be there when Bob Kendrick is leading a tour.



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:25 PM

The Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City is great, especially if you happen to be there when Bob Kendrick is leading a tour.


That is an excellent museum.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:28 PM

The ones that stick out the most for me are:

Anne Frank House
NYC Transit Museum
Underground Transit Museum in London

Locally, The Walters is free and awesome. Same with B&O Railroad Museum.

Yes, I’m a transit nerd.

The NYC Transit Museum is great.

The Walters and BMA are both free and good, but the American Visionary Art Museum is one of my favorite art museums in the country.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:36 PM

They’re obviously world famous but both the Louvre and Musee d’orsay in Paris are excellent.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:37 PM

I also really like the Imperial War Museum in London.  I love looking at all of those WWII tanks.



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:46 PM

The NYC Transit Museum is great.

The Walters and BMA are both free and good, but the American Visionary Art Museum is one of my favorite art museums in the country.

I'm ashamed to admit I've never been.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:46 PM

They’re obviously world famous but both the Louvre and Musee d’orsay in Paris are excellent.

I liked the d'Orsay better.

 

And shit I must have missed it. How was your trip?


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:48 PM

I liked the d'Orsay better.

And shit I must have missed it. How was your trip?


Long lol. But very glad I did it.

I can definitively say I like Rome better than Paris. Although Paris was awesome.

I’m amazed at how efficient both cities transit systems are. I never waited more than 3 minutes for a train

Versailles made me realize why they eventually executed the monarchs lol.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:49 PM

Also went to Les Papilles per your recommendation. They had beef shoulder that was soaked overnight in some broth.

It was mouth wateringly good.
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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:51 PM

Long lol. But very glad I did it.

I can definitively say I like Rome better than Paris. Although Paris was awesome.

I’m amazed at how efficient both cities transit systems are. I never waited more than 3 minutes for a train

Versailles made me realize why they eventually executed the monarchs lol.

Want to get back to Rome. I have a night's layover in Rome next month on the way back from Sicily. We have a hotel at the airport for the night and the wife got called away for work in Germany so I will be there by myself. I get into Rome airport at like, 6:30 and I am debating whether to take a train into the city for a few hours, poke around, grab a bite, then head back.  I did like Rome when I was there in 2007...I think I'd give the edge to Paris, so I want to see it again.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:52 PM

Also went to Les Papilles per your recommendation. They had beef shoulder that was soaked overnight in some broth.

It was mouth wateringly good.

Awesome.

 

I sent my uncle and aunt there, a couple of friends, and you. They all said it was amazing. Glad I could have been of service.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

I visited some tremendous African American history museums this summer: Smithsonian, Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights, National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery.

The one in Montgomery was the best imo at showing the problems that still exist and it also has an accompanying lynching memorial, which is extremely powerful.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 01:25 PM

The Smithsonian museums in general are very good to great, and of course free.

The Natural History Museum is one of my favorites. The one in New York is also fantastic.

The National Museum of the American Indian is great as well. The Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver also excels at displaying Native American history and culture.
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 02:46 PM

I would rather have a route canal than go to an art museum.

I find museums that have historical artifacts in it to be very interesting. Some of the things Mike has mentioned would be interesting to see.

I went to the 9/11 museum in NY. Quieter than a library in there. Probably one of those things everyone should go to at least once.

Speaking of museums, I’m going to a wedding at the Museum of Industry this weekend..been to another wedding there before. Pretty interesting place.
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

I would rather have a route canal than go to an art museum.

I find museums that have historical artifacts in it to be very interesting. Some of the things Mike has mentioned would be interesting to see.

I went to the 9/11 museum in NY. Quieter than a library in there. Probably one of those things everyone should go to at least once.

Speaking of museums, I’m going to a wedding at the Museum of Industry this weekend..been to another wedding there before. Pretty interesting place.


Who could have guessed that Rob wouldn't be into art museums?

And yeah, the Museum of Industry is a great place to get married!

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

The MET and Tenement Museum in NYC are also excellent.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:32 PM

We’ll root canals aren’t that bad. I had two last year.

Art museums are better when you know what you’re looking at.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:00 PM

You say cultured. I say nerds.




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