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The Most Exciting Museum Openings and Reopenings of 2024

Museums have always been treasure troves of culture, history, and art, and 2024 promises to be a year filled with exciting new additions to the global museum scene. From New York City to Beijing, you may ask yourself where is the best museum near me ? Dont worry here's a roundup of ten captivating museum openings and re-openings that are set to delight and inspire visitors:

Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center, New York City  

June 28, 2024 marks a significant milestone in LGBTQ+ history with the opening of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Situated next to the historic Stonewall Inn, this visitor centre will document the LGBTQ+ rights movement with talks, performances, tours, and a captivating collection of works.

Sarjeant Gallery, New Zealand

After a four-year redevelopment, the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui in New Zealand is set to reopen its doors. With a restored original building and a new wing overlooking the Whanganui River, this gallery will showcase over 9,000 pieces spanning 400 years of art from New Zealand and around the world.

Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo 

Anticipation is high for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, slated to be the world's largest archaeological museum. Set to house over 100,000 artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb, this museum promises to offer a breathtaking glimpse into Egypt's rich history.

The Nintendo Museum, Kyoto

Nintendo fans have reason to rejoice with the opening of the Nintendo Museum in Kyoto. Located on the site of a former Nintendo factory, this museum will feature old consoles, games, and memorabilia, offering visitors a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The Museum of Homelessness, London

In London, the Museum of Homelessness will move into its first permanent home, housed in an old gatekeeper's cottage in Finsbury Park. This intimate space will serve as a creative hub for performances, talks, and workshops developed by individuals who have experienced homelessness.

Pietro Maria Bardi Building at Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo 

The São Paulo Museum of Art, also known as MASP, is set to receive a major extension with the addition of an underground tunnel linking to a new 14-storey tower block. With five floors of new gallery space, this expansion will provide a platform for showcasing more of the museum's extensive collection.

SAKA Museum, Bali

Named after the Balinese Saka calendar, the SAKA Museum in Bali will offer visitors a captivating journey through Balinese cultural practices and expressions. Opening in the spring, this cultural center will shed light on traditions such as Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence.

Canadian Canoe Museum, Ontario

Adventure awaits at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario, where visitors can explore the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks. Situated on a lakeside in Peterborough, this stylish museum will allow visitors to not only admire the exhibits but also take a canoe out for a spin from the onsite dock.

Universal Wine Museum, Beijing

Wine enthusiasts will have much to celebrate with the opening of the Universal Wine Museum in Beijing's Fangshan Valley. Set to be the world's second-largest wine museum, this project will offer visitors a comprehensive journey through the history and process of winemaking, alongside restaurants, a wine school, workshops, and conferences.

Kunstsilo Nordic Art Museum, Norway

Rounding out the list is the Kunstsilo Nordic Art Museum in Kristiansand, Norway, housed within a repurposed flour mill dating back to 1934. With three floors of exhibition space, this museum will showcase Nordic art against the backdrop of stunning industrial architecture.
As we eagerly anticipate the opening of these museums and galleries, 2024 promises to be a year filled with enriching cultural experiences and opportunities for exploration. Whether you're a history buff, art aficionado, or simply curious traveler, there's something for everyone to discover in the world of museums.

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