12 of the best city museums in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Our tipsters reveal brilliant museums from Reykjavík to Pristina, shining a light on everything from dinosaurs and Vikings to Mozart and the history of cinema

The collection is breathtaking – true colour photographs commissioned by the banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn in the early 20th century and taken all over the world. The idea was to create an archive of the planet, and it is considered one of the world’s most important collections of early colour photographs. The colour makes views from a hundred years ago very fresh, and yet somehow alien. Few people, colourful clothes, countryside without much construction. Some places have not changed, for instance Mostar’s bridge (now reconstructed) looks just as it did 100 years ago. Exhibits change regularly enough and every time I was taken by how remarkable the collection is. The Japanese gardens attached to the museum are gorgeous as well.
€4/€3, albert-kahn.hauts-de-seine.fr

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