Museums are very useful places to learn in depth about the history of different things. Sports are an important part of the culture and idiosyncrasies of different societies around the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that there are multiple museums dedicated to this activity. Today, we will show you some of those places you should visit if you are curious about the history of world sports.
PUERTO RICAN SPORTS MUSEUM (GUAYNABO – PUERTO RICO):
A place that immortalizes the most distinguished athletes who have contributed to the development of sports in that country, extolling their unforgettable feats.
OLYMPIC MUSEUM OF THESSALONIKI (GREECE):
A place you must visit if you want to know in depth the history of the modern Olympic Games, with four exhibition halls and articles from all over the world. There is also an interactive exhibition called “The Science of Sports” where you will find a track and field that simulates a stadium.
DEUTSCHES SPORT & OLYMPIA MUSEUM OF COLOGNE (GERMANY):
This place will give you the opportunity to learn about the history and evolution of sport with a sensational interactive experience in a space of 2,000 square meters. You will have 2,500 years of history in front of your eyes, from the primitive sport of the Ancient Age and the first Olympic Games to the current sport. It includes a priceless collection of medals, trophies, photos. Among the most striking objects are a broken racket of Boris Becker and Michael Schumacher’s shoes.
MUSEUM OF THE OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE IN AMSTERDAM:
Here you will learn about the history of the sport in the Netherlands. Here you can participate in competitions that will test your sporting knowledge, feel like a professional ice skater in a sophisticated simulator and enjoy exquisite collections of sports such as soccer, tennis, field hockey, swimming, judo, equestrian and athletics.
JOAN ANTONI SAMARANCH OLYMPIC AND SPORTS MUSEUM (BARCELONA – SPAIN):
This fantastic 4,000-square-meter facility offers a historical, educational and playful vision of sport and the Olympics. If you are a lover of visuals (videos, still and moving images, etc.) this place is for you. Old and new objects are on display, showing the evolution of sport. Among the most valuable pieces are a bicycle of Miguel Indurain, a motorcycle of Angel Nieto and a McLaren Mercedes F1 car that was piloted by Pedro de la Rosa.
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