List of most visited art museums

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This article lists the most visited art museums (significant museums where art is the major focus; i.e., some museums that contain art are not included such as the Natural History Museum) based in part on an attendance survey for 2014 compiled by The Art Newspaper.[1] Many of the most visited art museums also feature on the overall list of the most visited museums. Figures may be unreliable due to conflicting sources or self-reporting.

Palace Museum, Beijing, China.
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.
The British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States.
The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Vatican Museums, Vatican City.
National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States.
The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
The Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.

List[edit]

Art Museums
Name City Visitors annually Year reported
Palace Museum China Beijing 16,000,000 2016[2]
Louvre France Paris 7,300,000 2016[3]
British Museum United Kingdom London 6,820,000 2015[4]
Metropolitan Museum of Art United States New York City 6,700,000 2016[5]
National Gallery United Kingdom London 6,262,839 2016[6]
Vatican Museums Vatican City Vatican City 6,002,251 2015[7]
Tate Modern United Kingdom London 5,839,197 2016[8]
Pergamon Museum Germany Berlin 5,260,000 2017[9]
National Palace Museum Taiwan Taipei 4,665,725

2016[10]

National Gallery of Art United States Washington, D.C. 4,104,331 2015[11]
State Hermitage Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 3,668,031 2015[12]
Reina Sofía Spain Madrid 3,646,598 2016[13]
Victoria and Albert Museum United Kingdom London 3,460,500 2016[14]
Somerset House United Kingdom London 3,443,220 2016[15]
Musée d'Orsay France Paris 3,440,000 2015[16]
Musée National d'Art Moderne France Paris 3,335,509 2016[17]
Museum of Modern Art United States New York City 3,066,337 2013[9]
National Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 3,052,823 2013[9]
Museo del Prado Spain Madrid 3,033,754 2016[18]
National Folk Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 2,705,814 2013[9]
Rijksmuseum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,500,000 2016[19]
Wilanów Palace Poland Warsaw 2,404,573 2015[20]
National Gallery of Victoria Australia Melbourne 2,273,907 2015[21]
Van Gogh Museum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,100,000 2016[19]
The Royal Łazienki Museum Poland Warsaw 2,100,000 2015[22]
The National Art Center Japan Tokyo 2,039,947 2013[9]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2,034,397 2013[9]
Galleria degli Uffizi Italy Florence 2,010,631 2016[23]
Victoria Memorial India Kolkata 2,000,000 2016[24]
J. Paul Getty Museum[ii] United States Los Angeles 2,000,000 2016[25]
National Portrait Gallery United Kingdom London 1,949,330 2016[26]
Shanghai Museum China Shanghai 1,946,420 2013[9]
MuCEM France Marseilles 1,824,000 2013[9]
National Museum of Scotland United Kingdom Edinburgh 1,810,948 2016[27]
Moscow Kremlin Russia Moscow 1,758,460 2013[9]
Los Angeles County Museum of Art United States Los Angeles 1,600,000 2016[28]
Art Institute of Chicago United States Chicago 1,539,716 2013[9]
Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection Poland Kraków 1,531,819 2015[29]
Saatchi Gallery United Kingdom London 1,505,608 2013[9]
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco[iii] United States San Francisco 1,500,907 2015[30]
Astan Quds Razavi Central Museum Iran Mashhad 1,496,971 2013 [31]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Brasília 1,468,818 2013[9]
Galleria dell'Accademia Italy Florence 1,461,185 2016[32]
National Galleries of Scotland[iv] United Kingdom Edinburgh 1,460,324 2013[9]
Acropolis Museum Greece Athens 1,425,100 2015[33]
Grand Palais France Paris 1,422,013 2013[9]
Tokyo National Museum Japan Tokyo 1,403,909 2013[9]
Dalí Theatre and Museum Spain Figueres 1,368,755 2016[34]
Tretyakov Gallery Russia Moscow 1,360,000 2013[9]
Musée du quai Branly France Paris 1,307,326 2013[9]
Doge's Palace Italy Venice 1,307,230 2013[9]
Canadian Museum of History Canada Gatineau 1,300,000 2015[35]
Gyeongju National Museum South Korea Gyeongju 1,276,165 2013[9]
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Australia Melbourne 1,260,577 2013[9]
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum United Kingdom Glasgow 1,259,318 2016[36]
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo Italy Rome 1,234,443 2016[37]
Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA[v] Australia Brisbane 1,224,964 2013[9]
Mori Art Museum Japan Tokyo 1,223,198 2013[9]
SAAM/Renwick Gallery United States Washington, D.C. 1,200,000 2013[9]
Guggenheim Museum United States New York City 1,199,123 2013[9]
Guggenheim Museum Spain Bilbao 1,169,404 2016[38]
Art Gallery of New South Wales Australia Sydney 1,162,792 2013[9]
National Museum of Western Art Japan Tokyo 1,155,975 2013[9]
Museum of Fine Arts United States Boston 1,134,289 2013[9]
Museo Soumaya Mexico Mexico City 1,095,000 2013[9]
National Portrait Gallery United States Washington, D.C. 1,083,815 2013[9]
Tate Britain United Kingdom London 1,081,542 2016[39]
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Spain Madrid 1,064,835 2016[40]
National Art Museum of China China Beijing 1,050,000 2013[9]
Royal Academy of Arts United Kingdom London 1,018,378 2013[9]
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Canada Montreal 1,015,022 2013[9]
Palace of Venaria Italy Turin 1,012,033 2016[41]
Museo di Capodimonte Italy Naples 1,007,564 2016[42]
Israel Museum Israel Jerusalem 966,502 2013[9]
Belvedere Austria Vienna 957,802 2013[9]
Royal Ontario Museum Canada Toronto 956,498 2013[9]
Serpentine Galleries United Kingdom London 945,161 2013[9]
Neues Museum Germany Berlin 940,000 2013[9]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil São Paulo 931,639 2013 [9]
Museu Picasso Spain Barcelona 911,342 2013[9]
Ashmolean Museum United Kingdom Oxford 910,419 2016[43]
Musée de l'Orangerie France Paris 900,000 2013[9]
MCA Australia Australia Sydney 894,876 2013[9]
CaixaForum Barcelona Spain Barcelona 892,806 2013[9]
Art Gallery of Ontario Canada Toronto 852,904 2013[9]
Museo Egizio Italy Turin 852,095 2016[44]
Museum of Fine Arts United States Houston 850,395 2013[9]
Melbourne Museum Australia Melbourne 850,194 2013[9]
Merseyside Maritime Museum United Kingdom Liverpool 840,675 2016[45]
Louvre-Lens France Lens, Pas-de-Calais 824,898 2013[9]
The Broad United States Los Angeles 823,216 2016[46]
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark Aarhus 816,468 2015[47]
Royal Palace of Milan Italy Milan 806,677 2013[9]
Museum of Liverpool United Kingdom Liverpool 802,722 2016[48]
CaixaForum Madrid Spain Madrid 790,732 2013[9]
Kunsthistorisches Museum Austria Vienna 778,853 2013[9]
National Gallery of Australia Australia Canberra 770,243 2013[9]
Minneapolis Institute of Art United States Minneapolis 752,444 2015[49]
Palais de Tokyo France Paris 723,259 2013[9]
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark Humlebæk 705,854 2016[50]
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris France Paris 700,088 2013[9]
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art China Beijing 700,000 2013[9]
Cleveland Museum of Art United States Cleveland 700,000 2016[51]
Seattle Art Museum[vi] United States Seattle 689,582 2013[9]
Palace of Caserta Italy Caserta 683,070 2016[52]
World Museum Liverpool United Kingdom Liverpool 671,171 2016[53]
Royal Castle in Warsaw Poland Warsaw 669,962 2015[54]
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Belgium Brussels 662,389 2013 [9]
Huntington Library United States San Marino, California 660,640 2013 [9]
Art Gallery of South Australia Australia Adelaide 660,358 2013[9]
National Portrait Gallery Australia Canberra 652,759 2013[9]
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam 650,000 2016[19]
Hirshhorn Museum United States Washington, D.C. 645,343 2013[9]
MACBA Spain Barcelona 643,274 2013[9]
National Gallery of Ireland Republic of Ireland Dublin 641,572 2013[9]
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Philadelphia 639,810 2013[9]
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya Spain Barcelona 635,917 2013[9]
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Israel Tel Aviv 630,000 2013[9]
Detroit Institute of Arts United States Detroit 630,000 2014[55]
İstanbul Modern Turkey Istanbul 628,000 2013[9]

Notes[edit]

^ii Includes the Getty Center and the Getty Villa
^iii Includes the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor
^iv Scottish National Gallery: 933,296; Scottish National Portrait Gallery: 261,937; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: 265,091
^v Queensland Art Gallery: 597,157; Queensland Gallery of Modern Art: 627,807
^vi includes the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park

See also[edit]

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