Museums Directory

“Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.”

~ Audrey Hepburn

Museums are cultural buildings with the sole purpose of sharing knowledge and artifacts with the wider world. It’s a laudable goal that enriches anyone who visits. Museums are important parts of our culture, history and heritage and everyone should take advantage of them while they can.

The ISOOSI Museums directory includes thousands of links to museums of all kinds from across the world, each offering something unique and different. That’s what makes them so fascinating!

Most of our major cities have at least a couple of museums celebrating local history, national artifacts or international works for everyone to view at their leisure.

The first museums were either philanthropic projects or private collections of the rich and famous.

The term “museum” comes from the Greek Mouseion, or somewhere dedicated to the Muses and set apart for study. The first museum that we know of was from the Museum of Plato in Athens and was a combined museum and library of the sum of Greek knowledge of the time.

ISOOSI makes it possible to explore hundreds of museums from the comfort of your home. Use the sub categories below to find what you're looking for.

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