5 Museums and galleries opening in 2019

2019 promises to be an exciting year in the heritage world, with countless fresh new galleries and exhibits launching all over the globe.

With every new year comes new galleries and museums around the world, opening their gates to the general public. Whether you want to see classic artwork or a particular niche part of history, there’s something, somewhere, perfect for everyone, so check out our top picks to visit over the next twelve months.

Science Museum Medicine Galleries, London

The Medicines Gallery in the legendary Science Museum in Kensington is set to open in 2019. Covering over 3000m2, the galleries will exhibit over 500 years of medical history and showcase to the public how medical research changed human life forever.

Statue of Liberty Museum, New York

With three gallery spaces aiming to give visitors an in-depth history of New York’s most famous statue, the Statue of Liberty Museum will feature the original torch among other artefacts. The new museum was built because the existing museum inside the statue itself was too small to accommodate visitors.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Visitor Centre, Wakefield

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park welcomed over 480,000 people in 2017 and is set to increase this figure even further with a restaurant, gallery space and shop. The Visitor Centre will open at the end of March and will be known as The Weston as a result of significant support from family grant-maker, The Garfield Weston Foundation.

National Museum of Qatar, Doha

With a FIFA World Cup and extraordinary architectural projects on the horizon, Qatar has a lot to look forward to, but the country also has a rich past which is set to be showcased in the National Museum of Qatar. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the building is suitably impressive and will feature 40,000m2 of artwork and artefacts.

Street Art Museum, Amsterdam

It doesn’t have a name yet, but the Street Art Museum in Amsterdam is set to open in 2019. Over a hundred works of art have already been collected to display inside the museum; with it being a street art showcase, of course, a giant mural has already gone up on the outside of the museum too.