@antedeluvian: I envy you all the places you've been and the things you've seen. I'm feeling a bit silly, because I've been fortunate to travel a lot myself, but in my younger years I wasn't really interested in visiting museums.
More recently, I have become interested, and I've been fortunate enough to visit a few of the places you mention, including the Smithsonian in Washington DC, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan, and the London Science Museum.
I haven't been to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, but I have been to a small exhibition in Hamburg (and I quite like some of his work).
One place you mentioned that I would really like to see is the M.C. Escher Museum in The Hague -- maybe the next time I visit the Netherlands...
I just remembered an amazing museum called Kelham Island in my home town of Sheffield, England.
To be honest with you, I don't know when this was built. I never heard of it before I came to America in 1990. My mother took me to see it when I went to visit her a couple of years ago. There are lots of really interesting things there, but one of the most amazing is a huge steam engine that wa sused in the steel rolling mills over 100 years ago -- check out this video and tell me what you think.
To be honest with you, I don't know when this was built. I never heard of it before I came to America in1900
Funny, you don't look that old. LOL
tell me what you think
This was great. I would love to go there. Note to self, investigate Sheffield as tourist destination.
There is a steam museum near Toronto. Maybe I should plan a visit as well. I wonder if they would ever allow this demo in North America. It seems to me that there were insufficient safety precautions by North American standards.
Years I go I happened to be coincidentally in Geneva and got to see the International Exhibition of Inventions. It was so long ago that Noah was showing his ark. Nevertheless it was great fun and I expect it still is.