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This is a list of the museums and collections I visited during a 12 month museum pilgrimage in 2013. I visited a total of 205 museums in 12 months.

Special consideration was made for cathedrals, churches and mosques (even a cemetery) that hold collections of art and objects. Likewise for major historic sites without a collection but with interpretation justifying consideration in a museum context. I’ve been generous to myself (with permission from fellow museum professionals) by including gardens in the count.

I didn’t write about every site, so if there’s a place mentioned about which you have questions, get in contact. I also live-tweet most museums I visit, so you can follow along or chat with me on Twitter.

Museums & Art Galleries

Australia (5)
Submarine Museum, Holbrook, Victoria – February 2013
Ned Kelly Seige Site, Glenrowan, Victoria – February 2013
Eucla Museum, Western Australia – February 2013
Belladonia Roadhouse Museum, Western Australia – February 2013
The Western Australian Maritime Museum, Perth – February 2013

Spain (32)
Maritime Museum of Barcelona – March 2013
Joan Miro Fundacio, Barcelona – March 2013
Casa Batllo, Barcelona – March 2013
Frederic Mares Museum, Barcelona – March 2013
Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Barcelona –  March 2013
National Museum of Catalonian Art, Barcelona – November 2013
The Prado Museum, Madrid – March 2013
Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid – March 2013
Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid – March 2013
El Greco House Museum, Toledo – March 2013
Army Museum and Alcazar, Toledo – March 2013
Cathedral of Saint Mary, Toledo – March 2013
Alcazar, Segovia – March 2013
Romantic Museum, Madrid – April 2013
Royal Palace of Madrid – April 2013
National Library of Spain, Madrid – April 2013
Chamberi Metro Museum, Madrid – April 2013
Cerralbo Museum, Madrid – April 2013
Costume Museum, Madrid – April 2013
Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante – April 2013
Roman Theater Museum, Cartegena – April 2013
Alhambra, Granada – April 2013
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao – April 2013
Altamira Cave Museum, Cantabria – May 2013
Cristobal Balenciaga Museum, Getaria – May 2013
Treasury and Museum of Santa Maria del Pi Basilica, Barcelona – November 2013
Museu Xocolata (Chocolate Museum), Barcelona – November 2013
Hemp Museum Gallery, Barcelona – November 2013
El Born Cultural Centre, Barcelona – November 2013
Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona – November 2013
Barcelona History Museum – November 2013

Italy (50)
Pisa Cathedral and Cemetery, Pisa – April 2013
Uffizi Galleries and Vasari Corridor, Florence – May 2013
Museo Galileo, Florence – May 2013
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence – May 2013
Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence – May 2013
Porcelain Museum, Pitti Palace, Florence – May 2013
Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence – May 2013
Musei Civici di San Gimignano – May 2013
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, San Gimignano – May 2013
Borghese Galleries, Rome – May 2013
Pantheon, Rome – May 2013
Roman Forum, Rome – May 2013
Colosseum, Rome – May 2013
Basilica of Saint Paul’s outside the walls, Rome – May 2013
Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome – May 2013
Church of Saint Ignatius, Rome – May 2013
Church of St. Maria della Vittoria, Rome – May 2013
Capuchin Museum and Crypt, Rome – May 2013
San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome – May 2013
Vatican Museums, Rome – May 2013
St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome – May 2013
Palazzo Barbarini, Rome – May 2013
Centrale Montemartini, Rome – May 2013
Little Purgatory Museum, Rome – May 2013
Duomo of Orvieto – June 2013
St Patrick’s Well, Orvieto – June 2013
Villa San Michele, Capri – June 2013
Archeological Museum, Naples – June 2013
Archeological Area of Pompeii – June 2013
Criminological Museum, Rome- June 2013
Cloister of Bramante, Rome – June 2013
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, Rome – June 2013
Castle of San Nicola de Thoro-plano, Miaori – June 2013
Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Florence – June 2013
Brancacci Chapel, Florence – June 2013
Stibbert Museum, Florence – June 2013
Basilica di San Lorenzo – June 2013
Capitoline Museum, Rome – June 2013
Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna – June 2013
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (Giorgio Morandi Museum) – June 2013
Scrovegni Chapel, Padua – July 2013
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan – July 2013
Museo del Novecento, Milan – July 2013
Duomo di Milano, Milan – July 2013
Venice Biennale (Giardini)July 2013
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice – July 2013
Cenacolo Vinciano Museum, Milan – August 2013
Sacrestia del Bramante, Milan – August 2013
Sforza Castle Museums, Milan – July 2013
Cimitero Monumentale, Milan – July 2013

Slovenia and Croatia (14)

Bled Castle, Slovenia – July 2013
Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia – July 2013
Predjama Castle, Slovenia – July 2013
City Museum of Llubjlana, Slovenia – July 2013
Croatian Museum of Naive Art, Zagreb – July 2013
National Museum of Slovenia – July 2013
Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb, Croatia – July 2013
Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia – July 2013
Marin Drzic Museum, Dubrovnik, Croatia – July 2013
Natural History Museum, Dubrovnik, Croatia – July 2013
St Mark’s Basilica, Zagreb, Croatia – July 2013
Rector’s Palace and Museum, Dubrovnik, Croatia – July 2013
Maritime Museum, Dubrovnik, Croatia – July 2013
Franciscan Friars Minor Monastery Museum, Dubrovnik, Croatia – July 2013

France (14)
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon – August 2013
Musee Miniature et Cinema, Lyon – August 2013
Musee Gadagne, Lyon – August 2013
Musee-Chateau d’Annecy – August 2013
Citadel Museum, Sisterone – September 2013
Nouveau Musee National de Monaco – August 2013
Matisse Museum, Nice – August 2013
Chagall Museum, Nice – August 2013
Musee Reattu, Arles – September 2013
Archeological Museum, Arles – September 2013
Popes Palace, Avignon – September 2013
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations – September 2013
Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts – September 2013
Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, Carcassonne – September 2013

Malta (3)
Cathedral Museum, The Citadel, Goza – September 2013
Old Prison Museum, The Citadel, Goza – September 2013
Mnajdra Temples – September 2013

Turkey (21)
Haghia Sophia, Istanbul – September 2013
Archeology Museum, Istanbul – September 2013
Tile Kiosk Museum, Istanbul – September 2013
Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul – September 2013
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul – September 2013
The Basilica Cistern, Istanbul – September 2013
Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam, Istanbul – September 2013
Mosaic Museum, Istanbul – September 2013
Chora Church or Kariye Museum – September 2013
Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul – September 2013
Pera Museum, Istanbul – September 2013
Museum of Innocence, Istanbul – September 2013
Istanbul Modern – September 2013
SALT gallery, Beyoglu, Istanbul – September 2013
Hair Museum, Avanos – October 2013
Open Air Museum, Goreme – October 2013
Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia – October 2013
Olympos Ancient City – October 2013
Xanthos, Lycian Ancient CityOctober 2013
Hierapolis Museum, Pamukkale – October 2013
Ephesus Ancient City – October 2013

Morocco (8)
Bahia Palace, Marrakech – October 2013
Berber Museum, Marrakech – October 2013 (guest post on This Belongs in a Museum)
Maison de la Photographie, Marrakech – October 2013
Musee Dar Si Said (Museum of Moroccan Arts), Marrakech – October 2013
Musée de la Fondation Abderrahman Slaoui, Casablanca – October 2013
Kasbah Taourirt Museum, Ouarzazate – October 2013
Ouarzazate Cinema Museum – October 2013
Tamegroute Holy Library – Tamegroute (Sahara)- October 2013

Ecuador (10)
San Francisco Convent Museum, Quito – November 2013
Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia, Quito – November 2013
Guayasamin’s Chapel of Man, Quito – November 2013
Guayasamin House Museum, Quito – November 2013
Casa del Alabado, Quito – November 2013
Church of the Company, Quito – November 2013
Intinan Museum, Quito – November 2013 (guest post on This Belongs in a Museum)
Museo Bahia de Caraquez – November 2013
Museo de Ciudad, Quito – December 2013
Numismatic Museum, Quito – December 2013

Peru (16)
Electricity Museum, Lima – December 2013
Pedro de Osma Museum, Lima – December 2013
MATE, Mario Testinto Asociacion – December 2013
Basilica Cathedral and Museum of Religious Art, Lima – December 2013
Basilica and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Lima – December 2013
Suantino Andino museum, Arequipa – December 2013
Cathedral of Arequipa Museum – December 2013
Museo de Arte Virreinal de Santa Teresa, Arequipa – December 2013
Church of La Compañía and Cloister, Arequipa – December 2013
Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Cusco – December 2013
Church of the Company of Jesus, Cusco – December 2013
Archeological Site, Ollantaytumbo – January 2013
Machu Picchu Archeological Site, – January 2013
Chocolate Museum, Ollantaytumbo – January 2013
Archeology Museum, Arequipa – January 2013
Casa Museo Villalobos, Arequipa – January 2013

Chile (18)
San Miguel de Azapa Archeological Museum, Arica – January 2013
R. P. Gustavo Le Paige Archeological Museum, San Pedro de Atacama – January 2013
Meteorite Museum, San Pedro de Atacama – January 2013
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolumbino, Santiago – January 2013
La Chascona Museum (Pablo Neruda), Santiago – January 2013
Museo National de Bellas Artes, Santiago – January 2013
La Sebastiana Museum (Pablo Neruda), Valparaiso – January 2013
Open Air Museum, Valparaiso – January 2013
Municipal Art Gallery, Valparaiso – January 2013
Naval Museum, Valparaiso – January 2013
Salvador Allende Library and Museum, Valparaiso – January 2013
Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago – January 2013
National Library of Chile, Santiago – January 2013
AFA Gallery, Santiago – January 2013
Museum of History, Santiago – January 2013
Balmaceda Arte Joven, Santiago – January 2013
Gabriela Mistral Cultural Centre, Santiago – January 2013
Museum of Natural History, Santiago – February 2013

Gardens (14)
Parc Guell, Barcelona, Spain – March 2013
Parque del Retiro, Madrid, Spain – March 2013
Botanical Gardens, Pisa, Italy – April 2013
Community Botanical Garden, Lucca, Italy – April 2013
Iris Garden, Florence, Italy – May 2013
Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy – May 2013
Borghese Gardens, Rome, Italy – May 2013
Gardens of Ninfa, Norma, Italy – June 2013
Orsini Gardens (Park of Monsters), Bomarzo, Italy – June 2013
Gardens of Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Italy – June 2013
Gardens of the Municipal Villa, Taormina, Italy – June 2013
Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Italy – July 2013
Lautaret Alpine Botanical Garden, France – August 2013
Jardin Marjorelle, Marrakech – October 2013

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