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  1. The HEH, an initiative by the European Parliament, is a recently opened museum in Brussels - what does the acronym HEH stand for?
  2. The Churchill War Rooms is a museum in London that is one of the five branches of which British national museum organisation?



  3. What is the name of the Viking museum and visitor attraction centre in York?
  4. Being one of the British Museum's most popular attractions, what exactly are the 82 late 12th-century carved items found on a beach on the Isle of Lewis, in 1831?
  5. Which building, designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris?
  6. The Tate network comprises of four galleries in England, two are the Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London, can you name the locations of the other two galleries?
  7. What is the street address of London's National Gallery?
  8. The Prado Museum is in which European city?
  9. Which sort of museum in North Wales is connected to the nearby village of Llanberis by the Llanberis Lake Railway?
  10. Which sort of national museum is located at Crich, Derbyshire, with over 60 main exhibits built between 1900 and 1930?
  11. Name the world famous museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
  12. The Flambards Experience, including museum exhibits of Victorian shops and life in Britain during the Blitz, is in which English county?
  13. The Gallery of the Academy of Florence, an art museum in Florence, Italy, is best known for which piece of art?
  14. Which open-air museum in County Durham, England, features examples of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century?

Answers:

  1. House of European History
  2. Imperial War Museum





  3. The Jorvik Viking Centre
  4. 82 chess pieces called The Lewis Chessmen
  5. The Louvre Pyramid
  6. Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives
  7. Trafalgar Square
  8. Madrid
  9. National Slate Museum
  10. National Tramway Museum
  11. Hermitage Museum
  12. Cornwall
  13. Michelangelo's sculpture David
  14. Beamish Museum



Museum Questions

  1. Which American art museum would you visit to see Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory?
  2. Can you name the world's first university museum?
  3. What is the most famous painting to be seen in the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain's national museum of 20th-century art?
  4. Which London museum was called the South Kensington Museum before it was renamed in 1899?
  5. Which British national museum, founded in 1952 by Lord Montagu, is located in the village of Beaulieu?
  6. What name is given to the group of American museums administered by the Government of the United States 'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge'?
  7. If you visited the Duveen Gallery, in the British Museum, what would you see?
  8. The world famous Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art museum in which city?
  9. Which Spanish museum of modern and contemporary art was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry?
  10. The Musical Instruments Museum, internationally renowned for its collection of over 8,000 instruments, is in which European city?
  11. Which sort of museum was founded by the British broadcaster Gyles Brandreth?
  12. A simple image of which object has been the British Museum's best selling postcard for several decades?
  13. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located in which U.S. city?
  14. In 2016, which museum was the second most visited museum in the Netherlands, after the Rijksmuseum?

Answers:

  1. MoMA or The Museum of Modern Art (in Midtown Manhattan, New York City)
  2. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  3. Guernica (by Picasso)
  4. The V&A (the Victoria and Albert Museum)
  5. National Motor Museum
  6. Smithsonian Institution
  7. The Elgin Marbles
  8. Florence, Italy
  9. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  10. Brussels
  11. Teddy Bear Museum
  12. Rosetta Stone
  13. Boston
  14. The Van Gogh Museum



British museums and their locations

  1. National Football Museum - Manchester (in the Urbis building in Manchester city centre)
  2. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - St Ives
  3. The Tolbooth Museum - Aberdeen
  4. The Helicopter Museum - Weston-super-Mare
  5. The Horniman Museum - London
  6. The Pitt Rivers Museum - Oxford
  7. National Science and Media Museum - Bradford
  8. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - Glasgow
  9. National Railway Museum - York
  10. The Mary Rose Museum - Portsmouth
  11. International Slavery Museum - Liverpool
  12. The National Coal Mining Museum for England - Overton (Caphouse Colliery in Overton, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire)
  13. The Wallace Collection - London
  14. Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool
  15. The Shoe Museum - Street, Somerset
  16. Roman Baths Museum - Bath
  17. St Fagans National History Museum - Cardiff
  18. The Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge
  19. The Riverside Museum - Glasgow
  20. The National Brewery Centre Museum - Burton-on-Trent
  21. Laing Art Gallery - Newcastle upon Tyne
  22. Pen Museum - Birmingham
  23. The National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield
  24. The National Waterways Museum - Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
  25. The National Space Centre - Leicester
  26. National Motorcycle Museum - Bickenhill, Solihull
  27. The Fashion Museum - Bath
  28. Dog Collar Museum - Leeds Castle, Kent



  29. Laurel and Hardy Museum - Ulverston, Cumbria
  30. The Museum of Childhood - Edinburgh
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