What are the best museum apps?

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    #1Rijksmuseum

    Rijksmuseum

    Rijksmuseum is an app that is ideal for museum lovers. Discover the collection and the inspiring commentaries of the art experts on your way to the museum.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Edward Peterson
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "A must have if you go visit the Rijksmuseum, museum of the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. I went with my family and loved it, and this app really helps you enjoy it even more. It is like your own personal tour of the museum. Make sure that location services are enabled though or you will have trouble."
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    #2MoMA Audio

    MoMA Audio
    This app, which supports up to 10 different languages, will provide you information and new ways of understanding your favorite MoMa's works of art.



    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Xu Ding
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "The MoMA audio app is an amazing app for a museum. For all fans of the museum or modern art is a great companion to get insights on the artwork from the people who know it best. The app is very well designed and easy to use. I can't recommend it enough."
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    #3Uffizi

    Uffizi

    Uffizi is an app that will tour you around the oldest museum in modern Europe- Uffizi Gallery. It will serve as your guide as you explore the works of the famous painters. It can also help you plan your next trip!

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Nathan Peters
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "I love to explore museums. I also am a bit lost sometimes when I do so. Uffizi is great for what I need. I think I use this just about everytime I am out exploring new places. This was a great tool to really get to know where things are and not be so out of touch."
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    #4Bob Greenberg Selects

    Bob Greenberg Selects

    The Bob Greenberg Selects is an app that will give you a unique experience in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Bob and other design experts will be your guide as you explore the place.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Chirag Pawar
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "This app is based on a unique concept, as Bob and other experts show you around the Cooper Union Design Museum in New York City. I love visiting the Cooper Union Museum when I'm in NYC; this app is the next best thing. "
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    #5Love Art: National Gallery, London

    Love Art: National Gallery, London

    Love Art is an app containing the huge collection of some of the best Western European paintings in the world. Discover and explore the works of Leonardo, Renoir, Botticelli, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4

    Pari Chavan
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I am able to take a closer look at different paintings. The voices of the commentators are soothing, they make me feel so relaxed. "
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    #6Musée du Louvre

    Musée du Louvre

    My Visit to the Louvre is an app that will help you find your way around in Louvre Museum. Locate places and get the information you need quickly while traveling.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchase

    Cynthia Howell
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "This is a great app for viewing all of the art at the Louvre without paying to get there. Most people will never get to see the Louvre in person but with this app, they can get a feeling of what it would be like. It would be nice if there more background on the pieces of art and how they came to be created. "
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    #7The State Hermitage Museum

    The State Hermitage Museum

    The State Hermitage Museum is the only app that gives you a virtual sense of being inside the museum while exploring the artworks of Da Vinci and other renowned artists.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchase

    Roger Fox
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "A great museum app is The State Hermitage Museum. I have it on my phone, and it's great to be able to look at all the great artworks throughout history. It's amazing to have such a great virtual experience on your phone and it's free too! "
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    #8Art Authority

    Art Authority

    Art Authority is the best reference app for iPad that will take you to the most fascinating museums in the world filled with works of the greatest artists of the ancient and modern times.

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Angela Gomez
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "The $15 price seems pretty high, especially since the images aren't really high res. But it is 100,000 works of art. It would take a very long time to look through everything, and the amount of entertainment may be worth it."
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    #9The Broad

    The Broad

    The Broad is a free mobile museum app which allows users to enhance their museum experience the through audio, video and descriptive features of this app. Developed by The Broad.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Hannah Daniels
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "The interface is nice and simple. The detailed maps gave me easy time locating the arts in the museum."
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    #10Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a museum app which features audio, images, texts, and videos for a self-guided tour, as well as an interactive map and online ticketing to plan museum trips. Developed by Tristan Interactive, Inc.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Julia Carlson
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Even tho I haven't been in CMHR I got to feel its ambiance with just this app! As a human rights advocate I've looked around the web for bits of information about the materials I can include for my human rights presentations and this app just took me to the right place. Amazing!!"
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    #11LACMA

    LACMA

    LACMA or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an app (application) which features browsing, planning, searching and discovering functions for museum visitors. Developed by Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Louis Bryant
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Buying tickets has never been easier for me! For a museum app LACMA really has this convenient feature in their app. "
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    #12Asian Art Museum

    Asian Art Museum

    Asian Art Museum is a multimedia tour app that will serve as your personal guide if you are taking an interest in Asian heritage and culture. The audio and video will provide you with significant information about the artworks.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Keith Nguyen
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Wow! I'm glad I've found this app. I am planning to move to Thailand within this year and this is a good thing to start with. Asian culture rocks!"
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    #13Google Arts and Culture

    Google Arts and Culture

    Google Arts and Culture is an app that allows you to discover works of art, artists, museums, exhibits, and more. Plus, it has a cool feature that allows you to take a selfie and find out if you look alike to any painting recorded in the history of art. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Debra Salazar
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I may not be a big fan but I really like this app. It's very informative and I get to learn an exhibit's background so I got to appreciate it more upon seeing it on the exhibit."

Summary

Best What are the best museum apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1RijksmuseumApps 21 Free
2MoMA AudioApps 15 Free
3UffiziApps 14 Free
4Bob Greenberg SelectsApps 11 Free
5Love Art: National Gallery, LondonApps 9 Paid
6Musée du LouvreApps 6 Free
7The State Hermitage MuseumApps 3 Free
8Art AuthorityApps 1 Paid
9The BroadApps 0 Free
10Canadian Museum for Human RightsApps 0 Free
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