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Friday, June 18, 2010

Must-see Museums for the History-loving Honeymooner

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Allyson Murphy
Photos courtesy of Tata Tea Museum and The British Museum

Moonlit strolls on the beach and poolside lounging are heavenly for some couples, but others – especially history and art lovers – may want to get in touch with their studious sides during their post-wedding travel. Here are five must-see museums that are sure to amaze you on your honeymoon.

The British Museum, London - With one of the largest collections of artifacts in the world, the treasures span both the globe and human history. Real couple Chris and Marissa are both history lovers. They spent hours checking out the Egyptian artifacts and had to finally pry themselves away at closing time. Museum of Modern Art, New York - Known as one of the world's most influential art museums, this is the place to see works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Picasso or Warhol. Canvases and sculpture aren't the only things to be found here. Visitors can see films or have a gourmet meal at The Modern, the museum's restaurant, which won a James Beard Foundation Award for "Best New Restaurant" in 2006.

New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece -Real couple Jen and Eli absolutely loved exploring the ancient ruins of Greece. Follow up your visit to the Parthenon with a stop here to immerse yourselves in Bronze Age and Byzantine art, culture and artifacts.

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain - Possibly more famous for its exterior, designed by Frank Gehry, than the art contained within its walls, the Guggenheim is a can't miss spot. The constantly changing exhibitions give honeymooner's a chance to see something amazing. Past exhibit highlights include work by Louise Bourgeois, Max Beckmann and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Tata Tea Museum , Kerela, India- This is a place that's by all means "off the beaten honeymoon path," but real honeymooners Adeet and Kate loved their visit to this world-famous tea region. Learn about the history of production and the role of tea in India's history.


Connoisseurs should check out the demonstration room where tea tastings are held. Tata Tea Museum in India also has a large store where visitors can purchase a variety of tea and spices grown in the area. Views of the tea fields are spectacular on a foggy day.

About: Allyson Murphy is the founder and editor of Realhoneymoons.com. The site offers tips, stories and travel ideas by sharing the real-life experiences of couples who’ve honeymooned around the world. She’s currently obsessed with local strawberries for breakfast.

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