In my Guns & Butter Travel Guide I detail what to do in great cities if you have limited time with limitless options. I describe party places, great beaches, local food, and landmarks that can’t be missed. I hardly ever mention visiting museum because I prefer to visit living history. For example, it’s much more informative to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam than go to the War Remnants Museum in Saigon.
Obviously, if you’re in Paris you have to see the Louvre but it’s in your best interest to go with someone who is more of a cultural attaché than Mr. TPOL.
Having said that, the real reason I don’t visit museums is so I don’t get fined. This was the case with a Taiwanese boy who on tour of a museum tripped and inadvertently punched a hole in a 1.5 million dollar painting. Luckily, insurance is covering the restoration.