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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    Masaryk's Museum and Chateau, Hodonin

    Masaryk's Museum and Chateau, Hodonin. The chateau acquired its present day look after the fire in 1746, when the high baroque style was rebuilt into a one-storey building and has remained as such until the present.

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    Menshikov Palace

    The Menshikov Palace is a Petrine Baroque edifice in Saint Petersburg, situated on Universitetskaya Embankment of the Bolshaya Neva on Vasilyevsky Island. It was the first stone building in the city. Since 1981, it has served as a public museum, a branch of the Hermitage Museum.

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    Metropolitan Castle, Blaj

    The Metropolitan Castle is a historic monument, built by G. Bagdi in 1535. It also belonged to Michael Apafi II, the last prince of Transylvania. It was turned into headquarters for the Greek Catholic Diocese (1737), then for the Metropolitan Church (1853). For a while it hosted the city's History Museum.

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    Miko Castle

    The Miko Castle is a fortified castle in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. It is among the city's most important monuments, and today houses an ethnographic museum devoted to Szekely heritage.

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    Mozyr Castle

    The castle was built in Mozyr which is one of the oldest towns in the Belarusian Polesie in the 15th century. Walls and defensive towers surrounded a palace, residential and household buildings, St. Savior’s Church and the deepest well in Belarus which was erected in case of a longstanding siege of the castle.

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    Mukden Palace

    The Mukden Palace or Shenyang Gugong, also known as the Shenyang Imperial Palace, was the former imperial palace of the early Manchu-led Qing dynasty in China.

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    Museum Island, Berlin

    Museum Island is the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree river in the central Mitte district of Berlin, Germany, the site of the old city of Colln. It is so called for the complex of five internationally significant museums, all part of the Berlin State Museums, that occupy the island's northern part.

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    National museum of Boyana Church

    Territory of national museum of Boyana Church. Boyana Church of St. Nicholas and St. Pantaleimon is situated at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, in Boyana Housing Estate in Sofia.

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    National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesus, Sevastopol

    Chersonesus (also rendered as Chersonese, Chersonesos), in medieval Greek contracted to Cherson is an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula. The colony was established in the 6th century BC by settlers from Heraclea Pontica.

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    New Museum (Neues Museum), Berlin

    The Neues Museum ("New Museum") is a museum in Berlin, Germany, located to the north of the Altes Museum (Old Museum) on Museum Island.

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    Plantin-Moretus Museum

    The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium honouring the printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, Plantin Press, at the Friday Market.

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    Radomysl Castle

    Radomysl Castle is a historical and cultural complex created in 2007–2011 by Olga Bogomolets MD, a Ukrainian doctor and public activist. The castle's center is an old flour mill built in the town of Radomyshl (Zhytomyr region, Ukraine) in the late 19th century by Polish engineer Piekarski.

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    Repin House-Museum Penaty

    The museum of the great Russian artist Ilya Repin is located on the bank of the Gulf of Finland at the 45 kilometer distance from St. Petersburg.

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    Russian Museum

    The State Russian Museum is the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg. It is also one of the largest museums in the country.

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    Sanok Royal Castle (Historical Museum)

    The Sanok Royal Castle was built in the late 14th century in Sanok, Poland. The castle is situated on the San River at hill 317 m above sea level on a steep slope. Today it is the seat of the Sanok Historical Museum.

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    Summer Palace of Peter the Great

    The Summer Palace of Peter the Great was built between 1710–1714 in the northeast corner of the Summer Garden that sat on an island formed by the Fontanka river, Moyka river, the Swan Canal.

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    Terracotta Army

    The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

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    Upper Lavra of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

    Upper Lavra it is the territory of the National Historical and Cultural Reserve of national importance, it is the museum of history, culture and religion of Kyiv Rus.

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    Vay Castle and Park, Vaja

    Vay Castle, Vaja. The Renaissance-style Vay Castle was built in the 16th century, and underwent some Baroque remodeling a century later.

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    Verla at Jaala, Kouvola, Finland, is a well preserved 19th century mill village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

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    Victor Horta Museum

    The Horta Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta and his time. The museum is housed in Horta's former house and atelier, Maison & Atelier Horta (1898), in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles.

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    Vsetin Chateau

    The dominating castle is the oldest historical building of Vsetin. This renaissance castle with a courtyard and the fringe arcades was built at the beginning of the 17th century (the first historical record is from 1610). Vsetin Chateau.

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    Zerotinsky Castle (Chateau), Novy Jicin

    The renaissance chateau in the centre of Novy Jicin was built in the 16th century in the location of the town castle. After the departure of the Zerotins the building was adapted to the town-hall, which is a landmark of Novy Jicin centre.