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Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 9:11 p.m. PST

What is your favorite museum?

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2019 11:03 p.m. PST

Imperial War Museum, London, UK – The books, the paintings, the maps Oh my!

National maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK – Models of every single boat class every built. Maps, paintings…

Bovington Tank Museum, Wareham, UK – 'Cos, it's tanks. What more do you need?

Now, to think of Museums elsewhere…

Green Tiger24 May 2019 12:26 a.m. PST

Hard to say really – you can't beat a military collection of course:
Royal Armouries, Leeds
Belgian Army Museum, Brussels
Army Museum, Stockholm
Not been since the 70's but probably Bovington.
There are some great ships :
HMS Belfast
Mary Rose
Also love:
British Museum
National Museum of Scotland
Heck and probably loads more that I have forgotten…

x42brown24 May 2019 12:35 a.m. PST

For several personal reasons

Balhousie Castle


FusilierDan24 May 2019 3:05 a.m. PST

Army Museum, Stockholm.
West Point Museum.
The now gone New York State Museum with the display of the Iroquois and Mastodon.
Fort Ticonderoga.

Andoreth24 May 2019 3:35 a.m. PST

The Spanish Army Museum in Toledo.

Schogun24 May 2019 4:06 a.m. PST

National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia is incredible. And free!

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 4:09 a.m. PST

Anne Carter Brown Museum

BW1959 Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 4:17 a.m. PST

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

redbanner414524 May 2019 4:19 a.m. PST

Louve, MOMA, Phila. Museum of Art

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 4:20 a.m. PST

The Military Museum in Vienna is fantastic


BorisTheSpider24 May 2019 4:23 a.m. PST

Royal Armoury in Leeds, Bovington

Major Mike24 May 2019 4:48 a.m. PST

The now gone Armor Museum at Ft. Knox.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 4:52 a.m. PST

IWM Duxford
Air Force museum at Hendon
National Army Museum (UK)

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

the Winchester Museum in Cody /Wyoming.Also Das Deutsches Museum in Munich..also because when you are are in Munich..nothing but fun.I do also love the Natl. US.Air Museum by Wright Patterson AFB.

TNE230024 May 2019 5:03 a.m. PST

National Museum of American History

American Museum of Natural History

National Museum of the US Air Force

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Tommy2024 May 2019 5:14 a.m. PST

Another vote for the USAF museum in Dayton.

Imperial War Museum, London

Hotel des Invalides, Paris

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 7:31 a.m. PST

Major Mike,

I hate to hear that they closed the Armor Museum at Fort Knox. When I lived in Kentucky I visited it at least a half a dozen times. It was a true gem.

Memento Mori24 May 2019 12:00 p.m. PST

Can't give you a top museum but I can do a Top 5 in no particular order.

British Museum
Canadian War Museum
Imperial War Museum
Les Invalides
Royal Armouries Leeds

evilgong24 May 2019 1:57 p.m. PST

BM, the Met.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 2:46 p.m. PST

My favorite Museum ever is the Milwaukee County Museum, which is an amazing Museum for it's size and budget. As a boy it opened the world to me and I enjoy it to this day. The old streets of Milwaukee was a particular favorite, though I loved the world rooms that show off areas around the world.

As for military museums, my tops is the Imperial War Museum, with the Museum of the US Air Force close behind. I enjoyed the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon, the US Marine Museum, the American Heritage Museum (Collings Collection) and Battleship Park in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Other great Museums I've enjoyed are The British Museum, The Hermitage and Museum of Art in Milwaukee. Does Edinburgh Castle count? I love that place.

Would love to get to Bovington and Duxford.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 3:11 p.m. PST

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

National Museum of the USAF

National Marine Corps Museum

National WWII Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

National Museum of the Pacific War


New York Historical Society

Amon Carter Museum

Dallas Museum of Art

EMP Museum Seattle

American Museum of Natural History

Gettysburg Museum at the Gettysburg National Park

Civil War Naval Museum

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 4:23 p.m. PST

The Getty

The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Henry Ford Museum

The National Corvette

The National WWI Museum

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 5:26 p.m. PST

British Museum

Dynaman878924 May 2019 6:12 p.m. PST

Udvar Hazy Adjunct Museum to the Air and Space Museum. Right next to Dulles airport.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 6:30 p.m. PST

All in the UK –
Imperial War Museum
Royal Navy Museum – Greenwich
Bovington Tank Museum
Albert & Victoria
Natural History Museum

And then –
State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad (Not one building but oh so many sites…)
Militia Museum, Kharkiv (Not so much the museum as (in the late 1990's) talking with the old guys who'd been in the WW2 battles and their sons who were the tour guides).
Central Armed Forces Mueseum in Moscow. Boy do these guys try hard. Well worth if if you're a tread head.
Another Moscow Museum – The "Streletskiye Palaty" if you prefer the swords, muskets and pikes end of military history. Amazing stuff.

Fred Mills25 May 2019 6:09 a.m. PST

A lot to choose from.

US? The Smithsonian's Air&Space hangar at Dulles, DC

UK? The new IWM galleries, London, UK (The National Museum, Scotland in Edinburgh is a very close second.)

Europe? The Cloth Hall Museum, Ypres, Belgium (The German History Museum in Berlin would be my number 2.)

Canada? The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

Asia? The Te Papa Museum, Wellington, NZ

Africa? The Museum of Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt

I've visited all of these. Many others that are superb too, but I found these exceptional.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 6:28 a.m. PST

British Museum
National Army Museum

pretty much in that order.

But far too many I've never seen.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 May 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

National WWI Museum, Kansas City, MO

Russian Vodka Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

H. R. Giger Museum/Bar, Gruyères, Switzerland

My mini storage room, upstairs,. my house

Legion 426 May 2019 6:53 a.m. PST

The US ARMY Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning, GA of course !

KSmyth27 May 2019 7:14 a.m. PST

The Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Museum in Kent, WA-because, well, hydroplanes.

The National Museum of Art in Washington DC because of its calming design.

The Seattle Museum of Flight because of their excellent collection—and once a year they let us game under the SR-71 in the great gallery.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2019 7:40 a.m. PST

USS Alabama, USS Texas, 45TH Infantry Division in Oklahoma, Camp Mabry in Austin Texas, Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg Texas.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2019 6:25 p.m. PST

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Legion 428 May 2019 6:10 a.m. PST

Been there … but liked the INF museum better … evil grin

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