According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, a museum is “an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, & display of objects of lasting interest or value” or is “a place where objects are exhibited.”
According to Research Gate, museums are a source of tourism & are an opportunity to learn or remind ourselves of a culture, history & thus heritage.
There are different types of museums. Among them are those related to art, wax, anthropology & science for children. Some have notes next to the pieces to inform you further.
Several contain documentaries informing us of the history or culture of the country. They also hold various paraphernalia of the times. Wax museums hold wax models of influential figures. Science museums for children are very entertaining. They have lots of creative tools, of all shapes & sizes, to explain the concepts of science. They are in separate rooms. Needless to say, at least two children science museums are large in size & both provide mind stimulation.
According to CultureOwl, we can interpret a lot through observing the art work in museums. This art work can be a means to educate children. Museums, according to the site, portray bequeathing & annals.
There can be gift shops in museums. Items they sell can be a major monument, such as the Eiffel tower, in France, or the Taj Mahal, in India. Some can be minor things such as a postcard depicting history. These are symbols of the past & selling or purchasing them promote harmony.
Some places have tour guides who can provide more detailed information.
Museums are definitely a place of interest for those who have a passion for History. They can learn from & relate to them. Museums can also serve as a place for school visits, as well as a source of tourism.
Through museums, you can learn about both your own & others’ history. You can get a clearer picture of where you & others were coming from. This understanding can yield to peace among all.