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ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums
ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty fascinating museums well worth visiting again. In this round up you’ll find classics - such as Bernard Tschumi Architects' New Acropolis Museum and Zaha Hadid ArchitectsMAXXI Museum - as well as lesser-known gems - such as Medieval Museum, the Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead, and the Muritzeum by Wingårdhs. See all of our editors' favorites after the break!

Natural History Museum of Utah/ Ennead Architects

Natural History Museum of Utah / Ennead Architects. Image © Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Natural History Museum of Utah / Ennead Architects. Image © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Ordos Art & City Museum / MAD Architects

Ordos Art & City Museum / MAD Architects. Image © Shu He
Ordos Art & City Museum / MAD Architects. Image © Shu He

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG. Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj
Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG. Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Image © Takumi Ota Photography
Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Image © Takumi Ota Photography

Museum of Energy / Arquitecturia

Museum of Energy / Arquitecturia. Image © Pedro Pegenaute
Museum of Energy / Arquitecturia. Image © Pedro Pegenaute

Mimesis Museum / Alvaro Siza + Castanheira & Bastai Arquitectos Associados + Jun Sung Kim

Mimesis Museum / Alvaro Siza + Castanheira & Bastai Arquitectos Associados + Jun Sung Kim. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Mimesis Museum / Alvaro Siza + Castanheira & Bastai Arquitectos Associados + Jun Sung Kim. Image © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Mercedes Benz Museum / UN Studio, photos by Michael Schnell

Mercedes Benz Museum / UN Studio, photos by Michael Schnell. Image © Michael Schnell
Mercedes Benz Museum / UN Studio, photos by Michael Schnell. Image © Michael Schnell

MAXXI Museum / Zaha Hadid Architects

MAXXI Museum / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
MAXXI Museum / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Memory Museum / Estudio America

Memory Museum / Estudio America. Image © Nico Saieh
Memory Museum / Estudio America. Image © Nico Saieh

Jean Cocteau Museum / Rudy Ricciotti

Jean Cocteau Museum / Rudy Ricciotti. Image © Agence Rudy Ricciotti
Jean Cocteau Museum / Rudy Ricciotti. Image © Agence Rudy Ricciotti

Muritzeum / Wingårdhs 

Muritzeum / Wingårdhs
Muritzeum / Wingårdhs

ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center / Aranguren & Gallegos Architects

ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center / Aranguren & Gallegos Architects. Image © Jesús Granada
ABC Museum, Illustration and Design Center / Aranguren & Gallegos Architects. Image © Jesús Granada

New Acropolis Museum / Bernard Tschumi Architects

New Acropolis Museum / Bernard Tschumi Architects. Image Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects
New Acropolis Museum / Bernard Tschumi Architects. Image Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects

Medieval Museum in Waterford / Waterford City Council Architects

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu

Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu
Oct Design Museum / Studio Pei-Zhu. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu

Nestlé Chocolate Museum / Rojkind Arquitectos

Nestlé Chocolate Museum / Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Paúl Rivera
Nestlé Chocolate Museum / Rojkind Arquitectos. Image © Paúl Rivera

Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier

Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier. Image © Lu Hengzhong
Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier. Image © Lu Hengzhong

Museo Soumaya / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

Museo Soumaya / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise. Image © Rafael Gamo
Museo Soumaya / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise. Image © Rafael Gamo

Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects

Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects. Image © Tim Hursley
Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects. Image © Tim Hursley

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ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

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Cite: Connor Walker. "ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums " 18 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/507467/archdaily-editors-select-20-amazing-21st-century-museums/> ISSN 0719-8884
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