12 Great Museums You've Never Heard Of

03/28/2013 12:47pm ET | Updated May 28, 2013
This undated photo courtesy of Keiko Niwa shows the interior of the recreated apartment of the Rogarshevsky Family, who lived at 97 Orchard Street in the early 20th Century, at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. (AP Photo/Keiko Niwa)

It's easy to add the the Louvre, the Getty and other world-famous museums to any travel itinerary. But smaller, lesser-known collections are often just as deserving of a visit, and the subjects they tackle, from tsunamis to the art and history of salt, often leave you feeling as refreshed and enlightened as any big-ticket destination can.