When people travel to new places, they often choose the local museums as a must-see place. Sometimes the museums are even more attractive than the most famous place of interest. The phenomenon can be easily explained if the functions of museums are taken into account. As we have known, museums can help us understand the history, the customs and the most representative arts and crafts of a place. Different place has different history. And the most convenient way to understand the history is to visit the local museum. To a tourist, the most interesting aspect of a new place is usually its customs, which can be demonstrated by the local museum. Thus, with the help of museums, tourists can have a deeper understanding of local people’s life and their customs. Every place has its own representative arts and crafts. Tourists can have the access to a wonderful show of these arts and crafts in the local museum
In a word, museums serve as a bridge between tourists and the place they visit. That is why people are so eager to visit museums when they travel to new places.