A museum is a place where interesting objects are displayed — like paintings, historical documents, and dinosaur skeletons.

There are all kinds of museums. Art museums are some of the most well-known, such as the Louvre in Paris. The Natural History Museum, with its dinosaur skeletons and stuffed bears and lions, is one of New York's most famous. In Washington, DC, the Smithsonian is a group of impressive museums. Around the country, there are museums dedicated to sports, African-American culture, spies, and just about everything else. At any museum, you'll find a lot of tourists.

Definitions of museum

n a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

Hagia Sophia
a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Louvre Museum
an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
science museum
a museum that collects and displays objects having scientific interest
Type of:
deposit, depositary, depository, repository
a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

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