In this lively post in Architectural Digest, Stephanie Strasnick reveals seven of the world’s best-kept museum secrets
Ms. Strasnick starts by highlighting the fact that “unbeknownst to many museum goers, real-life architectural Easter eggs can be found in well-trodden museums around the world—you just have to know where to look.”
And she does! Ms. Strasnick “scours the globe for some of the best-kept museum secrets—ranging from escape hatches designed to foil the Nazis to an underground bowling alley dating back to the Gilded Age,” not to mention architectural devices like trap doors, false walls, and secret library stairs.
And many of them were used to protect invaluable cultural treasures.