Often during air travel, travelers are faced with an unpleasant phenomenon - a transfer. Sometimes at airports you have to sit for several hours without the opportunity to leave the neutral zone, if the transfer is at a foreign airport, where the passenger does not have a visa. People who are forced to wait for their flight for a long time usually just sit on a chair waiting for the cherished landing and get bored.
But some airports have come up with a way to diversify the expectation of passengers - to open a museum right on the territory of the airport! Many of them are not devoted to the topic of aeronautics, which will help bored travelers to be distracted and even gain new knowledge.
NEMO – Science Museum, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
The main premises of this museum is located in the center of Amsterdam, but the management decided to open its branch right at the airport so that tourists could get acquainted with the theme of their complex without entering the city. The museum offers tourists a scientific exhibition, the exhibits of which will tell about the structure of the world. Although the museum is focused more on a children's audience, adults will also be interested to see the manufacturability and modernity of the exhibits.
Branch of the Rijksmuseum, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
In the same Amsterdam airport there is a branch of another museum, the main building of which is one of the most famous museum complexes of the planet dedicated to art. You can get to this branch for free, in addition, on its territory you can buy souvenirs.
Museum dedicated to cosmonaut Leonov, Kemerovo Airport, Kemerovo
Alexey Leonov is the first person in the world who managed to get into outer space. A whole museum is dedicated to the legendary cosmonaut, where not only exhibits related to his feat are presented. On the territory of the complex, visitors can see beautiful paintings that Leonov painted with his own hand: the cosmonaut loved painting and was engaged in it almost professionally.
Museum of National Culture, Incheon Airport, Incheon
An interactive museum entirely dedicated to South Korean culture gives visitors the opportunity to create traditional Korean things themselves, such as "bags of happiness." Also here you can see with your own eyes the national dances of koreans and listen to their folk songs, souvenirs related to the theme of the museum are also sold.
SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport
Americans are among the first to come up with the idea of opening museums right on the territory of the airport, and SFO is considered one of the oldest museum complexes at air stations. The museum has more than 20 halls, which are located throughout the airport: here you can visit libraries, thematic exhibitions and expositions of contemporary art.