Museums are important aspects of modern day society as institutions of education on history as well as current developments. It is essential that we continue to build museums and to update them with artefacts that had an effect or significant role on life. Last year there were two particularly noteworthy museums opened: the Louvre in Abu Dhabi and the Zeitz MOCAA. In 2018 alone we are expecting the opening of several museums that are definitely worth a visit. Below is a list for you to peruse and perhaps saved for future outings or to add on to travel destinations.

Victoria and Albert Museum in Scotland

This museum is opening in Dundee, which is a working class town in Scotland roughly 90 minutes travel time from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the better known cities of Scotland. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the first design museum in Scotland. The museum is designed by Japanese designer Kengo Kuma and is a beautiful water front location near to St. Andrews parish church.

Man standing in front of Fine paintings in decadent museum

Museum of Fine Arts in Malta

This will be known as MUZA which is the Maltese word for inspiration. The building is a historic one as well as being environmentally friendly. The National Museum of Fine Arts used to be on South Street before it was closed; all the exhibits will now be displayed in the MUZA.


Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, USA

In May 2018 the first museum in the United States of America dedicated to history and culture of fived Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland) will open. This impressive museum is 57,000 square feet, designed by Mithun and will display Nordic culture and experience. Expect to find spellbinding displays evoking glacial landscapes inside.


Imagine Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, USA

With a focus on the development and diversity of the studio glass movement in the USA since the sixties, this new fine art museum opens this month. There will also be displays of contemporary glass.

 Sculptures of heads in dark museum

Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

This impressive new museum will be the largest in Western Canada standing at 419,000 square feet. Two of the many exhibitions will focus on natural and human history, a gallery for kids, a bug room and a Manitou Stone gallery.


Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

This one is due to open in the spring, covering 55,000 square feet. The displays at this museum will showcase innovative art by Canadian and international artists whose work addresses current challenging issues.