Nowadays, more and more people travel to new countries or cities on their holidays. Many of them would like to visit museums when they take a tour to a new place. Why do they have this interest? Different people have different answers. In my opinion, I believe that the common reasons are given below.
The most important reason is that people can have the overall impression of a new place by visiting museums. They can learn all sorts of information in museums, such as history, custom, culture, science technology, and so on. As we known, things shown in the museum are reflected the real world. People can easily get the general ideas of a place. For example, you can know how long its history has, who are the first comers of this area, what important events have been taken place, what kinds of life would be like in the past time, and so forth.
Furthermore, travelers want to learn as much as possible about a new place in a short time. For example, foreigners can know China well by visiting many kinds of museums in several days when they travel to Beijing. They can learn the Chinese history from ancient era to contemporary age in Chinese History Museum. They can find out the Chinese culture in Chinese Folk Culture Museum. They can realize the achievements of Chinese science technology in Chinese Science Museum.
In addition, numerous travelers can have fun in museums. For instance, Chinese craftworks are famous all around the world. Many foreign fans would like to visit
Craftworks Museum when they come to China. They enjoy these fantastic things, and they even buy some craft gifts there.
All in all, due to the reasons I have talked about above, people would like to visit museums when they travel to a new place. They can get general ideas for a new place in limited time, and enjoy them.
Essay 118 Topic 12 Why people go to museums?
Do you like to visit a museum when you visit a new place? I’d love to. Because it’s an easy way to know the history, the custom, the people, the culture and natural environment there.
When you arrive at a place, ask which kind of museum they have. To do this you can know what the people there like. For example, if there are a lot of are museums, the people must like art very much. So you can enjoy an atmosphere of art there.
If there is a history museum, it’s the best way to know the history of this area. It can tell you when the area was built, whether it has a long history, who came here first, what happened in this area—maybe a revolution or a war, what changed the people’s life there, and so on. If you want to know the people there, you must know the history there.
Because it’s history what affect people’s behavior, emotion and custom. If there is a special festival, maybe it’s related with a historical affair.
Want to visit a nature museum? It’s a good idea. There must be introduction about the natural environment there. Why to know that? We can get information about why people there eat this kind of food, maybe it’s because of the weather. And where is the best place to visit in this area.
Go to visit an art museum. Which kind of art you find there? Modern art? Then it may be a modern place. Classical art? It may be a city with a long history. Maybe you can enjoy an old way of life there.
Do not forget the science museum. It can tell you how the people developed their technology, whether the science there is well developed. Do people use new technology to develop this area? If not, it’s the best explanation to the question why people there fall behind with people in other areas.
So go to a museum, it can tell you about a new place more than you think.