Simple Definition of museum piece
: a valuable object that is in a museum or that is suitable for a museum
: something or someone that is very old or old-fashioned
Full Definition of museum piece
1 : something preserved in or suitable for a museum
2 : one that is out-of-date : a thing of the past
Examples of museum piece
That old computer will soon be a museum piece.
<that old wooden ironing board she uses is a museum piece>
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