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7 Most Important Memorial Museums of the World

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If you are a person that loves visiting the memorial museums then we are giving you a list of 7 most popular museums all around the world. So, read about them and plan to visit to those in this year. These are as following:

1. Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Chile

Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Avenida Matucana 501, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile, +56 2 2597 9600

Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos) was constructed almost two decades following Augusto Pinochet’s harsh dictatorship had ended and leave behind a bleeding trail of human rights abuses and reminiscences of fear. There are things that narrates the story of the crimes of Chilean regime, spacious monuments which are glass covered and many more. Hence, this museum is devoted to underlining the significance of human rights by several artistic media.

2. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, +81 82-241-4004

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum honors the reminiscence of those who lost their lives through the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is designed by architect Kenzo Tange and build in the year 1955; a decade after the inexpressible explosions killed over 200,000 civilians of Japan. This museum is enclosed by a statue garden and display space, where historic architectural elements meet the forward-looking innovation in a setting that is both watchful of its history as well as hopeful about the future.

3. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cambodia

 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, 113, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng, is also known as the Security Prison-21. This was one of the most infamous custody centers of the Khmer Rouge rule, a building where approximately 20,000 people were agonized and then killed in the 4 years of the regime’s survival, most of them were the innocent civilians. At present, this museum expresses the violence of that time with irrefutable directness, its set of emotional photographs taken by the Khmer Rouge and human skulls creating a story that strikes the visitor with its intimate tragedy.

4. September 11 Memorial Museum, USA

September 11 Memorial Museum, Liberty St, New York City, NY, USA, +1 212-312-8800

This memorial site was designed by the American-Israeli architect named as Michael Arad, the September 11 Memorial Museum has opened its doors to the citizens in 2014, 13 years following the attacks on the World Trade Center, as a place for commemorating the victims. Its exclusive design consists of trees, lush greenery and two deep pools which represents the fallen Twin Towers. There is also a modernist museum building which is a reminiscent of the Reflected Absence after which it is named, a nonviolent yet unforgettable sign of lives lost.

5. Apartheid Museum, South Africa

Apartheid Museum, Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 11 309 4700

Apartheid Museum in South Africa features a comprehensive selection of photographs, artifacts and objects that documents the history of South Africa. It pays the pays honor to the sufferers and survivors of the nation’s troublesome racial separation policy, which ended with Nelson Mandela’s increase to power. Visitors are engrossed in the socio-political hell that tear the South Africa separately and saw its black population experience in their own home as the whites prospered. Moreover, the exhibitions harmonize the enduring collection and making this museum worth visiting more than one time.

6. Nanjing Massacre Memorial Museum, China

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Museum, 418 Shuiximen St, Jianye, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, +86 25 8661 2230

Though it lasted only 6 weeks, the 1937 Nanking Massacre was one of the most throbbing episodes in the history of China. There approximately 200,000 Chinese were raped, robbed and then killed by the invading Japanese army. This museum stands on the largest funeral sites of the time, and bound deeply to the fortune of the victims. Moreover, it is surrounded by the symbolic statutes in the outdoor exhibition space hall and there is a hall also where momentous documents and photographs are kept.

7. Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, ul. Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej 11, Oświęcim, Poland, +48 33 844 81 00

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, narrates a story that is as tragic as it is unimaginable. The compound sits on the original site where the notorious Nazi attentiveness and extinction camp was situated, a lot of the original watchtowers, structures and ruins standing as influential reminders of the great loss and pain inflicted on Eastern European population and Europe’s Jewish and. Additionally, there is a vast collection of items that once belonged to the camp prisoners as well as works of art to more than 100,000 shoes left at the back.

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