Do You Know These Fun Facts About These Museums?

They hold masterpieces, but how much do you know about their history?

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On May 19, 2022
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That museums hold jaw-dropping art is known, but some of these museums themselves have so much history behind their facades. Take our quiz and see if your score is as fabulous as these famous buildings.

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The ___ was the first museum in the world to provide a public restaurant.

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Which museum resembles a coiled ribbon?

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The Vatican Museums was founded by…

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The British Museum is older than the USA

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The ____ is the biggest museum in the world.

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In its 1,400 year lifespan, this building has served as a cathedral, mosque and a museum. 

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The Acropolis Museum is in this country…

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The second-largest art museum in the world, the State Hermitage Museum was founded in 1764, when ____ acquired an impressive collection of works from merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. 

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In 1846, this institution was founded with funds from Englishman James Smithson.

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Queen Victoria really wanted to call the V&A the ____ Museum, but was overruled.

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Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney created the building after the Met refused a gift of nearly 700 works she offered to donate.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first home was not on 681 Fifth Avenue but was on…

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