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    July 12, 2013 @ 9:24 am

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  3. northierthanthou
    May 31, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    Heh, ..I would tend to agree. Museums tend to be a little underwhelming.

    • Andrew
      June 4, 2013 @ 9:28 am

      It depends. I like science museums with interaction. I like zoos which are kind of like museums for live animals on display. I don’t mind art museums, but can really only look at paintings of a specific style for a few minutes before I want something different. I can’t really appreciate the “brush strokes”.
      Do you have any type of museum you actually like? Cool blog name btw.

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  5. John @ Air Charter Services
    December 21, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Being an avid enthusiast of art, I can’t say that I’m not into museums. However, great post. I will add Metropolitan Museum of Art to your list.

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  7. Steven
    October 21, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I’m very much the same way on Museums- I like things with interactivity. I loved the vehicles on display at the Deutsches Museum.

    • Andrew
      October 22, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

      Glad so many people agree with me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder if there is a video game museum somewhere in Germany.

  8. Laurel
    October 18, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    I’m also not a huge museum person and the ones that I do enjoy are the smaller quirky ones. I also find that I get much more out of a place by exploring it rather than spending my time inside museums.

  9. Hogga
    October 18, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Museums are good in moderation… if that’s all I do then yeah… bored!

    • Andrew
      October 19, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

      That is a good point. The size of most museums means that moderation is out the window. Wing 4A of 19 kind of thing.

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  11. cheryl howard
    October 16, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    I also agree with you here. I think art museums are nice and everything but I love love love weird and quirky ones! My favorites have been the pharmacy museum in Krakow, the cat art museum in Amsterdam and the museum of miniatures in Besalu. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Andrew
      October 19, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

      Cat art? Isn’t that what the internet is for? Miniature what though? Scenes, people, cupcakes?

      There is a sex toys museum off the main square in Prague. I kept walking by it intrigued, but the price to go in is pretty steep and I skipped it.

  12. Jeremy Branham
    October 16, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I never thought I would be a big fan of museums. However, I always like visiting them. I am not big on art in daily life but enjoy exploring them when I travel. I am not sure why. Maybe it’s going back in time or those peaceful countryside paintings. Interactive museums are fun too. However, I’ve lived in California for years and have yet to visit the California Academy of Sciences even though it’s always intrigued me.

    • Andrew
      October 19, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

      Definitely go see the CAS if you are in SanFran. I remember it as being really awesome, but then I was 12 at the time. Not been back as an “adult”.
      I do like art in general, but the museum setting does not seem to be the best place for me to enjoy it.

  13. Caanan @ No Vacation Required
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    We could not agree more. We enjoy modern art museums and natural history museums, but we generally will enjoy those at quite a clip, which is why we never visit a museum with other travelers.

    • Andrew
      October 19, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

      You need to be able to go at your own pace. Whether that pace is fast or slow. I am always the faster of the group. And most museums lack seating to rest while you wait for friends.

  14. Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead
    October 15, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Have to agree with you — I’d much rather spend time in a really cool technical or natural history museum than an art gallery! We were just at the Technik museum here in Berlin and it’s also a rather cool one — especially the planes in the upper floors since they have managed to salvage several from the war. I’m also a big of the Smithsonian museums back in DC! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Andrew
      October 19, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

      If you haven’t yet head down to check out the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Entire sections of planes and rockets. My dad had a great time wandering.