Quiz Famous Museums In The World
18th May is International Museum Day. Museums play a crucial role in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. They help in providing appreciation and a better understanding of various cultures, groups, and religions.
Without the museums, the stories of how the nations, communities, life, and our cultures came to be, would have vanished, leaving behind a heap of unanswered questions and theories.
Approximately, 55000 museums in the world throw light on the history of our planet and mankind, offering captivating facts and fascinating collections of the past. It will be overpowering to know about all the museums.
Here, we have made an effort to put together questions related to the famous museums in the world. To get a sneak peek into the magic world of mystery and facts, dive- into the quiz of Famous Museums In The World below!
This is a timed quiz. You will be given 800 seconds to answer all questions. Are you ready?
The Louvres is known to be the largest art museum in the world. How many days would it take to see the entire collection, even if you spent thirty seconds looking at each object, which is part of the collection?
Even if you stop to look at every piece for 30 seconds, it will take 200 days to go through the entire collection of the Louvres Museum. It is known to be the largest art museum in the world. It has 35000 works of art and 380,000 objects on display.
Which gallery or museum tops the chart of most visited gallery or museum in the world?
One of the most visited museums in the world is the Louvre in Paris. It draws more than 9 million tourists from all over the world, annually.
It is marked as the largest single property theft. The theft happened in 1990 when the thieves stole artworks worth $500 million from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. How did the thieves disguise themselves?
The thieves were dressed as police officers. As per the records, the thieves arrived before the opening time of the museum. The robbers pretended they were responding to a disturbance. Once they got inside the museum, they tied the guards and fled with 13 famous paintings, which included the works of Vermeer, Manet. The lost paintings are yet to be recovered.
The Pen Museum in this country is one of its kind and the only one in the world. Which city is the proud owner of The Pen Museum?
The Pen Museum is located in Birmingham, England. No similar museum exists anywhere in the world. It is dedicated to the history of the steel pen trade of Birmingham and its global impact on improving literacy around the world. It has more than 5000 objects on display, related to the pen trade. The museum is located in a former pen factory, which was built in 1863.
The Sistine Chapel is a part of a famous museum complex. Which museum complex is it the part of?
The Sistine Chapel is part of the famous Vatican Museums, located in Vatican City. It comprises the most famous ceiling frescoes, painted in the early 1500s, by Michelangelo.
The National Gallery is visited by over 6 million visitors annually. In which country is the National Gallery located?
The National Gallery is located in London, England. The famous museum is frequented by more than 6 million visitors in a year. It has an amazing collection of 2300 paintings, amongst which few are renowned the world over.
Internationally renowned, The Musical Instruments Museum, is famous for its collection of more than 8000 musical instruments. Which European city is this famous museum located in?
The Musical Instruments Museum is located in Brussels, Belgium. It displays more than 8000 instruments that represent Belgian musical history. The collection is an amalgamation of traditional instruments, mechanical instruments, modern orchestral instruments, and also keyboard and stringed instruments. The visitors are given infrared headphones to listen and enjoy approximately 200 musical extracts of the instruments that are displayed here.
Even though the famous Rosetta Stone was discovered by a Frenchman, Bouchard or Boussard, in August 1799, it is kept in which museum?
London's British Museum is home to one of the most famous artifacts in the world: the Rosetta Stone. It has 14 lines of hieroglyphs inscribed on it, which helped the experts to learn to read the Egyptian hieroglyphs. The writing on the Stone is called the decree, which is an official message, about the Egyptian king.
A piece of Albert Einstein’s brain is kept in one of the museums listed below. Which one is it?
The piece of Albert Einstein's brain is kept at the Mutter Museum. It is one out of the two places in the world. The sections of the brain are preserved in the form of glass slides. The slides are displayed in the main gallery of the museum. His brain was removed by the pathologist Thomas Harvey, when Albert Einstein expired on 18th April 1955. He removed the brain without seeking permission to do so. The part of the brain is also with the Princeton Hospital, where he expired.
The Hermitage is a beautiful palace and also a huge museum. Out of the list of options given, which option gives its correct location?
The Hermitage Museum is located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is a museum of art and culture. The Hermitage is a beautiful palace that was the official residence of Russian Tsars. For over 100 years very few people were allowed to enter the premises and it was not open to the public.
A famous museum is home to a large number of resident cats. Which is that famous museum?
The Hermitage Museum is home to a large number of cats. In 1745, the cats were brought to control the menace of rats. Since then, the famous museum has been home to 75 felines.
Where is the No 1 museum of India located?
Delhi's National Museum is one of the most iconic museums in India, housing more than 200,000 artefacts dating from the prehistoric to the modern era.
Which museum is the proud owner of the renowned Monalisa Painting?
The renowned and original Monalisa painting is on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The iconic work of art is protected by bulletproof glasses. It is part of the Louvre's Museum collection since 1804.
The well-known Legion of Honor Palace of Fine Arts is located in one of these famous cities. Which is that city?
The Legion of Honor Palace is also called the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. This museum of fine arts is located in the northwest corner of San Francisco. The Palace was gifted to the city by the Spreckels family in 1924, in remembrance and to honor the Californians who died in World War 1.
Name the oldest museum in the world.
The oldest museum in the world is the Capitoline Museum, in Rome. It preserves the historical and artistic heritage of immense value. It was established in 1724 and also opened for public in the same year.
Where is the world’s smallest museum housed?
The smallest museum in the world is the Warley Museum, located in the center of Warley village. The collection is housed inside an old telephone box in West Yorkshire. It was officially opened for the public on 8th October 2016.
A very unique museum was founded by the British broadcaster, Gyles Brandreth. What sort of a museum was it?
Gyles Brandreth, who was a famous actor, broadcaster, and former politician, founded the Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon. It was twice. First to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon, London, and then to the Newby Hall, in North Yorkshire, in the year 2016. There are many teddy bear museums around the world. The first was founded in 1984 and was based in Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
Can you guess how long did it take Picasso to finish painting Guernica, his renowned huge mural painting?
Picasso’s huge mural painting, Guernica, depicts the Country town in northern Spain named Guernica. The painting is in response to the bombing conducted by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. The enormous painting took Picasso three weeks to complete.
Can you guess the number of plant and animal specimens that the National Museum of Natural History has put on display?
The National Museum of Natural History has a gigantic collection of plant and animal specimens. It has 126 million specimens. Humorously, the curators of the museum, are referred to as obsessive serial killers.
In which Scandinavian capital is The Vasamuseet or Vasa Museum located? This museum is mostly about ships.
The Vasa Museum is located in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a maritime museum that displays the intact seventeenth-century 64-gun warship, Vasa that sank only after1300 meters onto the maiden voyage in 1628.
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