The 8 Oldest Museums in Europe

Capitoline Museums

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Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums, one of the oldest, started in 1506 by Pope Julius II. They're in Vatican City, showing art collected by the Catholic Church over the years, like famous sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces.

Tower of London

The Royal Armouries in the Tower of London is Britain s oldest museum, opened to public in 1660. It's also at Leeds and Portsmouth.

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum is the UK's first public museum. It started in 1677 with Elias Ashmole's collection and the building was finished in 1683.

Brukenthal Museum

The Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu, Transylvania, started by Samuel von Brukenthal in 1790. Opened to public in 1817. Displays art, history, and more.


The Belvedere Palace in Vienna opened in 1781 with lots of art. It's made of two big palaces the Upper and Lower Belvedere.

State Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg started in 1764 by Catherine the Great. It's been open to everyone since 1852. It has over 3 million artworks and historical items.

British Museum

The British Museum started in 1753, opened in 1759. It began with Sir Hans Sloane's collection. Now, it has over 7 million objects showing human culture from start to now.