A museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving researchers and specialists to serving the general public. The goal of serving researchers is increasingly shifting to serving the general public.

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    Almaden Quicksilver Mine

    The geology of the area is characterised by volcanism. Almaden is home to the world's greatest reserves of cinnabar, a mineral associated with recent volcanic activity, from which mercury is extracted.

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    Apafi Castle, Dumbraveni

    Gergely Apafi, bought land in Dumbraveni in the middle of the sixteenth century from the Bethlen family, and built the Renaissance castle between 1552 and 1567. His son, Miklos established his family residence here in 1590.

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    Bojnice Castle

    Bojnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice, Slovakia. It is a Romantic castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century.

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    Bolghar was intermittently capital of Volga Bulgaria from the 8th to the 15th centuries, along with Bilyar and Nur-Suvar.

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    Cabin of Peter the Great

    The cabin of Peter the Great is a small wooden house which was the first St Petersburg "palace" of Tsar Peter the Great. The log cabin was constructed in three days in May 1703, by soldiers of the Semyonovskiy Regiment.

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    Calnic Fortress (Citadel)

    The Calnic Citadel is a citadel located in Calnic, Alba County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by a nobleman whose family later sold it to the local ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary.

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    Castle (Palace), Zlin

    Initially a Gothic fort rebuilt in the second half of the 16th century in a Renaissance castle. Again rebuilt in the second half of the 18th century in Baroque style. Castle (Palace), Zlin.

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    Chateau, Museum, Hustopece nad Becvou

    Four-wing two-storey Renaissance chateau with a square layout, which was built by the Zerotins in place of the original 16th century fortress. Chateau, Museum, Hustopece nad Becvou.

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    Ciucea (Goga) Castle

    Ciucea is famous for the museum Octavian Goga that was built up in a beautiful castle. In the period 1915 - 1917 the Hungarian poet Ady Endre and his wife Boncza Berta lived in the castle of the Boncza family from Ciucea.

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    Derby Silk Mill

    Derby Silk Mill, formerly known as Derby Industrial Museum, is a museum of industry and history in Derby, England. The museum is housed in Lombe's Mill, a historic former silk mill which marks the southern end of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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    Drevohostice Chateau

    Drevohostice Chateau. The chateau was built in the 16th century, adaptations were made in the 2nd half of the 17th and early 19th centuries.

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    Dukla Palace, History Museum

    Dukla Palace with a park (1636). The palace was remodelled in 1764–65 by Jerzy August Mniszech and his wife Maria Amelia Bruhl. Currently, it serves as a History Museum, with World War Two-era weapons on display.

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    EYE Film Institute Netherlands

    EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a Dutch archive and museum in Amsterdam that preserves and presents both Dutch and foreign films screened in the Netherlands. The museum collection includes 37,000 film titles, 60,000 posters, 700,000 photographs and 20,000 books.

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    Falun Mine

    Falun Mine was a mine in Falun, Sweden, that operated for a millennium from the 10th century to 1992. It produced as much as two thirds of Europe's copper needs and helped fund many of Sweden's wars in the 17th century. Technological developments at the mine had a profound influence on mining globally for two centuries.

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    Forbidden City, Beijing

    The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty-the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum.

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    Holy House of Mercy, Macau

    The Holy House of Mercy of Macau, is a historic white building in Senado Square, Macau, China. Established as a branch of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, it was built in 1569 on the orders of the Bishop of Macao.

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    House Under the Angel, Old Town, Zamosc

    House Under the Angel is one of the so-called. Armenian tenement houses located in the northern part of the Grand Market in Zamosc. It is very richly decorated.

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    Khushuu Tsaidam Monuments

    Khushuu Tsaidam Monuments to Bilge Khaan and Kul-Tegin, dated 732 AD, were found 47 km to the northwest of Karakorum, part of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape UNESCO world heritage site.

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    The Kunstkamera is the first museum in Russia. Established by Peter the Great and completed in 1727, the Kunstkammer Building hosts the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography.

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    Lancut Castle

    Lancut Castle is a complex of buildings located in Lancut, Poland. Historically, the residence of the Lubomirski and Potocki families, the complex includes a number of buildings and is surrounded by a park.

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    Lublin Castle

    The Lublin Castle is a medieval castle situated in Lublin, Poland, adjacent to the Old Town district and close to the city center. It is one of the oldest preserved Royal residencies in Poland, established by High Duke Casimir II the Just.

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    Magna Curia (Bethlen Castle)

    Magna Curia or The Bethlen Castle is a palace located in Deva, Romania. In 1582, the Hungarian captain Ferenc Geszty, in charge with the Deva Castle's garrison, erected a house at the foot of the citadel hill.

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    Magochy Castle, Pacin

    Magochy Castle, Pacin. The village's principal sights the middle-aged castle museum with a Renaissance style, that with a big area (20 hectares) wooded park (baron garden) surrounds.

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    Manor House, Svaty Anton

    The manor house was originally built in baroque style as a two-wing building with arcades surrounding an open courtyard with a baroque stone fountain. In the middle of 18th century, Earl Andrej Kohary completed the process of re-building the manor house into a wealthy four-wing noble residence.