List of most visited art museums

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Map of the world showing the location of the top twenty most visited art museums.
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
List of most visited art museums
Location of the top twenty most visited art museums.

This article lists the most visited art museums in the world, it includes notable museums where the display of art is the primary purpose. The sources are the Art Newspaper Review Visitor Figures Survey (April 2017) and the 2016 Museum Index of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and engineering firm (AECOM), published in June 2017. Other sources include the annual survey of the British Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), the Paris Visitors and Convention Bureau, and other national sources.

Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States.
The British Museum, London, United Kingdom
The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Vatican Museums, Vatican City.
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 Country (flag), City Visitors annually Year reported
Louvre France Paris 7,400,000 2016[1][2]
Metropolitan Museum of Art United States New York City 7,006,000 2016[2]
British Museum United Kingdom London 6,420,000 2016[2]
National Gallery United Kingdom London 6,263,000 2016[2]
Vatican Museums Vatican City Vatican City 6,067,000 2016[2]
Tate Modern United Kingdom London 5,839,000 2016[2]
National Gallery of Art United States Washington, D.C. 4,260,000 2016[3]
State Hermitage Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 4,119,000 2016[2]
Reina Sofía Spain Madrid 3,649,000 2016[2]
Victoria and Albert Museum United Kingdom London 3,460,500 2016[2]
Musée National d'Art Moderne France Paris 3,335,509 2016[2]
Museo del Prado Spain Madrid 3,033,754 2016[2]
Musée d'Orsay France Paris 3,000,000 2016[2]
Museum of Modern Art United States New York City 2,790,000 2016 [8]
National Gallery of Victoria Australia Melbourne 2,668,000 2016[8]
Russian Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 2,528,550 2016[1]
Rijksmuseum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,500,000 2016[1]
Tretyakov Gallery Russia Moscow 2,325,759 2016[1]
Museo Soumaya Mexico Mexico City 2,246,000 2016[9]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2,216,000 2016[10]
Van Gogh Museum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,100,000 2016[11]
Galleria degli Uffizi Italy Florence 2,010,631 2016[1]
National Portrait Gallery United Kingdom London 1,949,330 2016[12]
National Galleries of Scotland[iv] United Kingdom Edinburgh 1,810,000 2016[9]
Art Institute of Chicago United States Chicago 1,800,000 2016[13]
Los Angeles County Museum of Art United States Los Angeles 1,600,000 2016[14]
J. Paul Getty Museum United States Los Angeles 1,570,000 2016[8]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Brasília 1,468,818 2016[15]
Galleria dell'Accademia Italy Florence 1,461,185 2016[16]
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco[iii] United States San Francisco 1,402,000 2016[17]
Dalí Theatre and Museum Spain Figueres 1,368,755 2016[18]
Art Gallery of New South Wales Australia Sydney 1,349,000 2016[9]
Royal Ontario Museum Canada Toronto 1,267,000 2016[9]
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum United Kingdom Glasgow 1,259,318 2016[12]
Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA[v] Australia Brisbane 1,240,000 2016 [19]
MCA Australia Australia Sydney 1,206,000 2016[9]
Belvedere Austria Vienna 1,154,000 2016[9]
SAAM/Renwick Gallery United States Washington, D.C. 1,200,000 2016[20]
Guggenheim Museum United States New York City 1,169,000 2016[9]
Serpentine Galleries United Kingdom London 1,187,000 2016[9]
Musée du quai Branly France Paris 1,151,000 2016[9]
Museum of Fine Arts United States Boston 1,164,000 2016[9]
National Museum of Western Art Japan Tokyo 1,162,000 2016[9]
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Russia Moscow 1,133,200 2016[21]
Grand Palais France Paris 1,130,000 2016[9]
National Portrait Gallery United States Washington, D.C. 1,200,000 2016[9]
Tate Britain United Kingdom London 1,081,542 2016[12]
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Spain Madrid 1,064,835 2016[22]
Royal Academy of Arts United Kingdom London 1,285,000 2016[9]
National Art Museum of China China Beijing 1,050,000 2016[23]
Museo di Capodimonte Italy Naples 1,007,564 2016[24]
Saatchi Gallery United Kingdom London 1,003,000 2016[9]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil São Paulo 965,000 2016[9]
Museum of Fine Arts United States Houston 960,000 2016[9]
Museu Picasso Spain Barcelona 954,000 2016[9]
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Canada Montreal 933,000 2016[9]
CaixaForum Madrid Spain Madrid 921,000 2016[9]
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art China Beijing 921,000 2016[9]
Ashmolean Museum United Kingdom Oxford 910,419 2016[12]
Art Gallery of Ontario Canada Toronto 873,000 2016[9]
Museo Egizio Italy Turin 852,095 2016[25]
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark Aarhus 835,000 2016[9]
National Portrait Gallery Australia Canberra 820,000 2016[9]
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Philadelphia 792,936 2016[26]
Art Gallery of South Australia Australia Adelaide 780,000 2016[9]
Musée de l'Orangerie France Paris 780,000 2016[9]
Kunsthistorisches Museum Austria Vienna 769,000 2016[9]
Minneapolis Institute of Art United States Minneapolis 767,000 2016[9]
National Gallery of Ireland Republic of Ireland Dublin 755,000 2016[9]
The Broad United States Los Angeles 753,000 2016[9]
CaixaForum Barcelona Spain Barcelona 743,000 2016[9]
Neues Museum Germany Berlin 740,000 2016[27]
National Gallery of Australia Australia Canberra 723,000 2015-16[9]
Pergamon Museum Germany Berlin 712,000 2016[28]
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark Humlebæk 705,854 2016[29]
Cleveland Museum of Art United States Cleveland 700,000 2016[30]
Hirshhorn Museum United States Washington, D.C. 659,000 2016[31]
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam 650,000 2016[11]
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Belgium Brussels 497,000 2016 [9]

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

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