List of most visited art museums

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This article lists the most visited art museums in the world, as listed by Art Newspaper Review Visitor Figures Survey (April 2018) and the Museum Index of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and engineering firm (AECOM). The list only includes museums found in those sources, it includes notable museums with more than one million visitors where the display of art, for the art itself, is the museum's primary purpose.

List[edit]

Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States
Vatican Museums, Vatican City
The British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States
The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Somerset House, London, England
The Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
Art museums
N. Name City Visitors annually Year reported
1
Louvre France Paris 8,100,000 2017[1][2]
2
National Museum of China China Beijing 8,062,625 2017[3]
3
Metropolitan Museum of Art United States New York City 6,692,909 2017[4]
4
Vatican Museums Vatican City Vatican City 6,427,277 2017[5]
5
British Museum United Kingdom London 5,906,716 2017[6]
6
Tate Modern United Kingdom London 5,826,927 2017[7]
7
National Gallery of Art United States Washington, D.C. 5,232,277 2017[8]
8
National Gallery United Kingdom London 5,229,192 2017[9][10]
9
National Palace Museum Taiwan Taipei 4,436,118 2017[11]
10
State Hermitage Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 4,200,000 2017[12]
11
Reina Sofía Spain Madrid 3,880,812 2017[13]
12
Victoria and Albert Museum United Kingdom London 3,789,748 2017[14]
13
National Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 3,476,606 2017[15]
14
Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou) France Paris 3,370,000 2017[16][15]
15
Somerset House United Kingdom London 3,223,350 2017[17]
16
Musée d'Orsay France Paris 3,177,842 2017[18][15]
17
The National Art Center, Tokyo Japan Tokyo 2,986,908 2017[15]
18
Museo del Prado Spain Madrid 2,824,404 2017[19]
19
Museum of Modern Art United States New York City 2,752,719 2017[15]
20
Moscow Kremlin Museums Russia Moscow 2,746,405 2017[15]
21
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Japan Tokyo 2,723,955 2017[15]
22
National Gallery of Victoria Australia Melbourne 2,522,696 2017[15]
23
National Museum of American Art United States Washington D.C. 2,363,090 2017[15]
24
Van Gogh Museum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,255,010 2017[15]
25
Galleria degli Uffizi Italy Florence 2,235,355 2017[15]
26
Tokyo National Museum Japan Tokyo 2,178,825 2017[15]
27
National Museum of Scotland United Kingdom Edinburgh 2,165,601 2017[15]
28
Rijksmuseum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,160,000 2017[15]
29
Shanghai Museum China Shanghai 2.087,597 2017[15]
30
Tretyakov Gallery Russia Moscow 2,024,000 2017[15]
31
National Folk Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 1,813,626 2017[15]
32
Saatchi Gallery United Kingdom London 1,809,568 2017[15]
33
Tate Britain United Kingdom London 1,777,877 2017[20]
34
Galleria dell'Accademia Italy Florence 1,623,677 2017[15]
35
Art Institute of Chicago United States Chicago 1,619,316 2017[15]
36
Scottish National Gallery United Kingdom Edinburgh 1,600,761 2017[15]
37
Acropolis Museum Greece Athens 1,590,410 2017[15]
38
National Gallery Singapore Singapore Singapore 1,544,000 2017[15]
39
Getty Center [iii] United States Los Angeles 1,451,801 2017[15]
40
National Museum of Western Art Japan Tokyo 1,436,941 2017[15]
41
Belvedere Austria Vienna 1,427,225 2017[15]
42
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art AustraliaBrisbane 1,425,826 2017 [15]
43
Kunsthistorisches Museum Austria Vienna 1,424,149 2017[15]
44
Grand Palais France Paris 1,412,060 2017[21][15]
45
Louis Vuitton Foundation France Paris 1,402,245 2017[15]
46
Royal Ontario Museum Canada Toronto 1,389,696 2017[15]
47
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Australia Melbourne 1,353,176 2017[15]
48
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Rio de Janeiro 1,337,566 2017[15]
49
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Canada Montreal 1,323,837 2017[15]
50
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain Bilbao 1,322,611 2017[15]
51
SAAM/National Portrait Gallery United States Washington, D.C. 1,310,936 2017[22][15]
52
Los Angeles County Museum of Art United States Los Angeles 1,306,553 2017[15]
53
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum United Kingdom Glasgow 1,304,072 2017[20]
54
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Russia Moscow 1,301,832 2017 [15]
55
National Museum in Krakow Poland Krakow 1,278,210 2017 [15]
56
National Portrait Gallery United Kingdom London 1,271,920 2017[20]
57
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations France Marseille 1,255,000 2017[15]
58
Art Gallery of New South Wales Australia Sydney 1,349,000 2017[15]
59
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Brasília 1,229,432 2017[15]
60
Museum of Fine Arts United States Boston 1,226,431 2017[15]
61
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art South Korea Seoul 1,218,504 2017[15]
62
Dalí Theatre and Museum Spain Figueres 1,207,149 2017[15]
63
Musée du quai Branly France Paris 1,173,712 2017[15]
64
Petit Palais France Paris 1,171,220 2017[15]
65
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo Italy Rome 1,155,244 2017[15]
66
Hirshhorn Museum United States Washington, D.C. 1,131,886 2017[23]
67
Royal Palace of Milan Italy Milan 1,119,607 2017[15]
68
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States San Francisco 1,113,984 2017[15]
69
Hong Kong Heritage Museum China Hong Kong 1,106,419 2017[15]
70
De Young Museum United States San Francisco 1,099,854 2017[15]
71
Whitney Museum United States New York 1,095,058 2017[15]
72
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston United States Houston 1,082,255 2017[15]
73
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art South Korea Deoksugung 1,071,606 2017[15]
74
National Gallery of Ireland Republic of Ireland Dublin 1,065,929 2017[15]
75
Museo Soumaya Mexico Mexico City 1,064,460 2017[15]
76
MCA Australia Australia Sydney 1,061,311 2017[15]
77
Royal Academy of Arts United Kingdom London 1,049,962 2017 [20][15]
78
Museu Picasso Spain Barcelona 1,046,190 2017[15]
79
Art Gallery of Ontario Canada Toronto 1,023,436 2017[15]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^iii Includes the Getty Centeronly; (Does not include Getty Villa (379,214)
^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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ The Art Newspaper Review Visitor Figures Survey for 2017 (April, 2018)
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