Meaning of “museum” in the English Dictionary

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"museum" in British English

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museumnoun [ C ]

uk /mjuːˈziː.əm/ us /mjuːˈziː.əm/

A1 a building where objects of historical, scientific, or artistic interest are kept:

a museum of modern art
the Natural History Museum

More examples

  • The museum is full of rare and precious treasures.
  • Make sure you visit the maritime museum if you're interested in anything to do with ships or seafaring.
  • This exhibit is on loan from another museum.
  • The museum houses the biggest collection of antique toys in Europe.
  • Do you know whether the Science Museum charges for admission?

(Definition of “museum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"museum" in American English

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museumnoun [ C ]

us /mjʊˈzi·əm/

a building where people can go to view works of art or objects of interest to science or history:

(Definition of “museum” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)