Marie Curie Museum, Warsaw
Marie Curie discovering radioactivity as a result of her experiments on Uranium, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize with her works on physics and chemistry. In the museum, being opened to commemorate the fact that she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, you can watch Marie Curry’s and her husband Pierre Curie’s works, documents, letters and inventions, plus videos on physics and chemistry.
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
Hiding with her family for 2 years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Anne Frank’s journal depicting those days has shed light to the period. Published in various languages, the journal was listed in the best books of the 20th century. Anne Frank’s house was museumized in 1960. In the Museum, the secret room where Anne Frank and her family hid, an exhibition on Anne Frank’s life and exhibition areas against torture and discrimination can be visited.
Florence Nightingale Museum, London
Florence Nightingale was an English social reformer and statistician, as well as the founder of modern nursing; and she rose to prominence as the director of nurses trained during the Crimean War. Making rounds of wounded soldiers at each and night, she became an icon of history as “The Lady with the Lamp”. In the Museum named after her, you can learn how the legend of “The Lady with the Lamp” was born, witness her struggle after the war for an health reform, and you can see the medicine bag she carried with her during the Crimean War.
Amelia Earhart Museum, Kansas
The world-famous pilot Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe, she disappeared with her colleague Fred Noonan over the Pacific Ocean. Although an extensive search and rescue operation was undertaken, no trace of her was ever found. The house, in which Amelia Earhart was born, was converted into a Commemorative Museum where her works are exhibited.
Jane Austen’s House, Hampshire
One of the most important novelists in history, Jane Austen’s portrayal of the era she lived in and the characters she created turned her novels into classics. The house, in which she spent her last 8 years, was opened to public in 1949 and has an annual average of 40,000 visitors. In addition to the belongings and furniture of the Austen family, her works, music books that she transcribed herself and her jewelries are exhibited in the museum.
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London
During her lifetime, Princess Diana worked in various charitable organizations especially for children. She committed herself to raise awareness for issues like AIDS, cancer and mental illnesses. A Memorial Fountain was built as tribute to Princess Diana after she passed away in a car accident in 1997. This Fountain is specially designed to express Diana’s life, personality, and her love for children.
Elizabeth Blackwell Memorial, New York
Elizabeth Blackwell was first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman member of the General Medical Council. Her place was eternally engraved in history as a famous scientist and human rights advocate. Being rejected from 16 medical schools in male dominant society could not hinder her. Blackwell Memorial is located in the garden of her alma mater, Geneva Medical School.
Coco Chanel’s Apartment, Paris
As the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, Coco Chanel was a pioneer in liberating women from the constraints of the ‘corseted silhouette’ in the post-World War I era. She played an important part in popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style. In the apartment, which reflects the flamboyant personality of Chanel, you can visit her workspace, personal belongings and the gifts she recieved.
Virginia Woolf Cottage, Essex
Considered as one of the foremost modernist authors of English literature, Virginia Woolf, whose books have been translated into more than fifty languages, contributed significantly to the development novel writing. This house where she wrote many of her works with her husband Leonard Woolf, was museumized after she passed away. You can see the personal spaces of the Woolf couple as well as visit their workshop in the garden.
Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico
Painter of the world-famous self-portrait, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo rose to prominence with her works reflecting pain and passion, courage and energy in her colors. Her house, which has been museumized, is also known as the “Blue House” for its blue colored façade. Frida Kahlo Museum also houses the works of other Mexican artists like her husband Diego Riviera. You can see Kahlo’s art collection, photographs, letters and postcards.