What is a Museum? And which is the most expensive museum in the world? — A museum is a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. A museum is a place of discovery, and knowledge — you get to better understand and visualize historical stories and it does justice to some readout records — and fun, of course. This article details the most expensive museums in the world, some of which are also listed as some of the Best Museums.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
With a collection of almost 149,000 items illuminating 6,000 years of artistic expression worldwide, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. LACMA is dedicated to displaying a variety of art history, presents and interprets works of art from fresh and surprising angles that are influenced by the area’s rich cultural legacy and diverse population. However, this museum is one of the most expensive museums in the world as tickets cost $25 per adult, $21 for students and seniors, and $10 for children and teenagers from the age of 3 to 17.
The Louvre, Paris
The Louvre in Paris, France is the best and greatest museum in the world and yet, the most expensive museum too. This museum is said to allow visitors to learn about Western Art from the Middle Ages to 1848, and also some ancient civilizations.
Initially, the Louvre was a medieval fortification and the royal residence of the French Monarchs before it became a museum centuries ago. The massive castle that houses the museum, which was built in the late 12th century, is a magnificent architectural masterpiece. From 1200 to 2011, the most creative architects worked on creating and developing the Louvre.
As the most expensive museum in the world, the Louvre’s general entrance ticket is 17 euros ($18). For individuals under 18 and EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, it is free.
The Uffizi Galleries, Florence
The Uffizi Galleries are located on the first and second floors of a huge edifice planned by Giorgio Vasari and built between 1560 and 1580. Asides from this museum being one of the best in the world, it is also one of the most expensive in the world. The cost for general admission is €20 ($21). Entry is $2 for EU citizens aged 18 to 25, and free for students, teachers, and visitors under the age of 18.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
MoMA was founded in 1929 as an educational institution and with the aim of becoming the greatest museum of modern art in the world. However, this goal was met, maybe not entirely, but to a great extent as this museum is one of the best museums in the world, and even, one of the most expensive museums. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $18 for seniors and visitors with disabilities, $14 for students, but are free for children under the age of 16.
The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch Art Museum dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh and his peers in the Museum Square in Amsterdam South. The museum opened on the 2nd of June, 1973, and its buildings were designed by Gerrit Rietvels and Kisho Kurokawa. This museum is also one of the world’s most expensive, the ticket costs 19 euros ($20) but is free for visitors under the age of 18.
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Netherlands’ national museum is called the Rijksmuseum, and it is located in Amsterdam. In this museum, they recount the first 800 years of Dutch history, from 1200 to the present. And also host a number of exhibitions each year using both (inter)national loans and items from their own collection. As one of the most expensive museums in the world, the Rijksmuseum charges 21 euros ($20) for a ticket and is free for children under 18.
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago was founded in 1879, and it is one of the world’s major museums, housing an extraordinary collection of objects from across places, cultures, and time. This museum also aids active learning for all—dedicated to investigation, innovation, education, and dialogue—continually aspiring to greater public service and civic engagement. As one of the most expensive museums, entry into the Art Institute of Chicago costs $25, while seniors, students, and teens pay $19, and entry for children is free.