Travel broadens your mind. When you're in a museum, you put your whole body and mind in the ocean of history. Whether you like art, science, or natural history, there are plenty of great museums around the world for you to visit. You will find the best in the list below.

1. The Louvre, Paris, France

The Louvre is one of the top ten most famous tourist attractions in France and the epitome of the concept of "museum". Originally a fortress, it was later a royal palace and is now one of the most famous works of art in the world. Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is housed in this museum, along with other works from French, Dutch, Italian masters, Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities. Another highlight is the iconic glass pyramid, which brings a certain modern flair to the museum.

2. The Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

Located in Manhattan, New York, across the street from Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world with a collection of as many as 32 million objects. There are countless flora and fauna on display, both extinct and extant, as well as fossils, prehistoric artifacts from the past, gems and meteorites. The Hayden Planetarium, currently directed by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, is also part of the complex.

3. British Museum

Founded two and a half centuries ago, the British Museum houses one of the largest and most spectacular collections in the world. Dedicated to human history and culture, this museum is the perfect place to find exhibits on everything from the Vikings, to Ming China, to ancient Roman cities like Pompeii and Herculaneum. The British Museum also houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts outside the Egyptian Museum.

4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue in New York is the largest art museum in the United States. The Metropolitan Museum exhibits a range of collections, including artifacts from ancient Egypt and Rome, works from many Europeans, and Far Eastern art by American artists, as well as an impressive collection of armor.

5. Natural History Museum, London, UK

Founded in 1881, London's National Museum of History was initially just a department of the British Museum, before gaining "independence" in 1963. Unlike the culture-focused British Museum, the National History Museum displays fossils or preserved specimens of dinosaurs and other prehistoric or modern creatures. There’s also an Attenborough studio dedicated to educational purposes, and even a wildlife park with thousands of plant and animal species.

6. Cairo Museum of Antiquities, Egypt

Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating early cultures in the world - after all, we're talking about the people who built the pyramids, the Sphinx and the temples of Luxor and Karnak. One of the best places to see some of the most breathtaking Egyptian artifacts from the time of the pharaohs is the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo. Among the 120,000 items in the collection are coins, papyrus, statues, sarcophagi and masks, including the famous gold mask of Tutankhamun.

7. Science Museum, London, UK

After launching the Industrial Revolution, Britain led the world in science and technology for a century or two, and some of this glorious history can be seen at the Science Museum in London. Exhibits include the oldest steam engine and locomotive, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine(The world's first "computer"), and a reconstruction of the DNA model proposed by its discoverers, Francis Crick and James Watson.

8. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

The Musée d'Orsay was originally a train station built in the Beaux-Arts style of the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, a work of art in itself. It has been an art museum since 1986, best known for the world's largest collection or Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, including works by painters such as Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Cezanne and Gauguin.