Five Reasons Why Museum Visits Are Good For You

Five Reasons Why Museum Visits Are Good For You

Charis Gambon February 27, 2022

I enjoy visiting museums immensely. In fact, it is one of my favourite activities. I believe that visiting museums is incredibly good for you.  There is something for everyone there is a museum out there that covers any area or subject of interest a person could possibly have.

Expanding your horizons

One of the best outcomes of visiting museums is that it allows you to change your perspective, forcing you to put yourself in the position of an individual from that specific time period.  Visiting a museum allows you to look at the object, art, gallery, or historic house in the context that it was created for. Having the context accessible means that visitors to museums can engage with content that they usually wouldn’t, expanding one’s knowledge.

Lessons in humanity

Visiting a museum often allows you to engage with some beautiful content, but sometimes visitors will be faced with the harsh reality of horrific historic events. This is vital, ensuring that the events of history are never forgotten, are fully understood, and are never repeated.  Additionally, by observing art you can gain insight into the mindset of individuals in specific time periods and countries, including their beliefs, morals, cultures, and more. This brief but vital glimpse into the past provides a basis for visitors to understand how humanity reached its current point.


Every visitor is bound to find at least one aspect that they enjoy and feel inspired by from a trip to the museum. Inspiration is different for everyone, you could become inspired to  visit more museums, create your own art, write about a certain topic, or attend a class on a specific era. If you are feeling uninspired, visit the right museum and I promise you will walk out changed.


Museums are calm and respectful places. If you are looking for some alone time, or some peace and quiet with friends, you will find what you are looking for at a museum. They can also serve as a site for self-reflection.

Engaging with likeminded individuals

Visiting a museum allows you to engage with people who have similar interests; people who you might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. Other visitors may engage in conversation with you about a topic that you both are enjoying, or a member of staff will be able to provide more in-depth information about an aspect of an exhibition that you have enjoyed. Having a chance to talk about a passion of yours with others will always leave you feeling good about yourself.

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Hi my name is Charis, I am a MA History of Warfare student at University of Birmingham. I have always enjoyed writing and I enjoy researching and writing about history, life, television, film and culture. I also enjoy new opportunities.