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museum British & World English

A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited

wax museum British & World English

An exhibition of wax dummies, typically representing famous people and fictional characters

museum beetle British & World English

A small dark beetle whose larvae can cause severe damage to carpets, stored goods, and zoological and entomological collections

museum piece British & World English

An object that is worthy of display in a museum

British Museum British & World English

A national museum of antiquities in London. Established with public funds in 1753, it includes among its holdings the Magna Carta, the Elgin Marbles, and the Rosetta Stone

Science Museum British & World English

A national museum of science, technology, and industry in South Kensington, London

Ashmolean Museum British & World English

A museum of art and antiquities in Oxford. It opened in 1683 and was the first public institution of its kind in England

Ashmolean Museum New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

museum of art and antiquities in Oxford

Natural History Museum British & World English

A museum of zoological, botanical, palaeontological, and mineralogical items in South Kensington, London

Metropolitan Museum of Art British & World English

A museum of art and archaeology in New York, founded in 1870

Victoria and Albert Museum British & World English

A national museum of fine and applied art in South Kensington, London, created in 1852 and having collections principally of pictures, textiles, ceramics, and furniture