Something Like the Real Thing

Brooklyn Museum

Most museum shops are a letdown, filled with cheap imitations and tacky souvenirs. Fortunately there are some that offer faithful replicas — of everything from cutting-edge architecture to millennium sold jewelry — as well as items that reflect the spirit of their collections. And it's all available online. You can't have the originals, but here's where to get the next best thing.

British Museum
The shop at the world's oldest national museum has replica sculptures to match every décor. The winged head of Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep ($1,018) suits serene surroundings, and a head of Apollo, god of music, would look good on any piano ($4,024). Eggheads will enjoy playing...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!