List of most visited museums

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This article lists the most visited museums in the world, including museums of art, science, history, natural history and others. It includes only museums with an attendance of more than one million visitors a year. it is based on 2016 visitor numbers reported in the Museum Index of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the engineering firm AECOM (June 2017); the Art Newspaper Review Visitor Figures 2016 (April, 2017) and, in the UK, the annual survey of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), the Paris Visitors and Convention Bureau, and other national sources.

National Museum of China, Beijing, China.
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C., United States
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.
National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C., United States
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States.
The British Museum, London, United Kingdom
The National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Vatican Museums, Vatican City.
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States.

List[edit]

Museums
Name Country (flag), City Visitors annually Year reported
National Museum of China China Beijing 7,550,000 2016[1]
National Air and Space Museum United States Washington, D.C. 7,500,000 2016[1]
Louvre France Paris 7,400,000 2016[1]
National Museum of Natural History United States Washington, D.C. 7,100,000 2016[1]
Metropolitan Museum of Art United States New York City 7,006,000 2016[2]
British Museum United Kingdom London 6,420,000 2016[1]
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum China Shanghai 6,316,000 2016[1]
National Gallery United Kingdom London 6,263,000 2016[1]
National Palace Museum Taiwan Taipei 6,142,892 2016[3]
Vatican Museums Vatican City Vatican City 6,067,000 2016[1]
Tate Modern United Kingdom London 5,839,000 2016[1]
American Museum of Natural History United States New York 5,000,000 2016[1]
Natural History Museum United Kingdom London 4,624,113 2016[1]
National Gallery of Art United States Washington, D.C. 4,260,000 2016[4]
State Hermitage Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 4,119,000 2016[1]
China Science and Technology Museum China Beijing 3,830,000 2016[1]
National Museum of American History United States Washington, D.C. 3,800,000 2016[1]
Reina Sofía Spain Madrid 3,649,000 2016[5]
National Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 3,396,000 2016[6]
Centre Pompidou France Paris 3,335,509 2016[7]
London Science Museum United Kingdom London 3,245,000 2016[8]
Museo del Prado Spain Madrid 3,033,754 2016[9]
Victoria and Albert Museum United Kingdom London 3,022,000 2016[10]
Zhejiang Museum China Hangzhou 3,060,000 2016[11]
Musée d'Orsay France Paris 3,000,000 2016[1]
National Museum of Natural Science Taiwan Taichung 2,994,000 2016[11]
Museum of Modern Art United States New York City 2,790,000 2016 [11]
National Folk Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 2,714,000 2016[6]
National Gallery of Victoria Australia Melbourne 2,668,000 2016[6]
Russian Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 2,528,550 2016
Rijksmuseum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,500,000 2016[1]
Royal Museums Greenwich United Kingdom London 2,451,023 2016[1]
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan Kaohsiung 2,350,000 2016[12]
Tretyakov Gallery Russia Moscow 2,325,759 2016[1]
Museo Soumaya Mexico Mexico City 2,246,000 2016[13]
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie France Paris 2,196,000 2016[14]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2,216,000 2016[13]
National Museum of Natural Science Japan Tokyo 2,200,000 2016[15]
Van Gogh Museum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,100,000 2016[16]
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Poland Oświęcim 2,053,000 2016[17]
Galleria degli Uffizi Italy Florence 2,010,631 2016[1]
Victoria Memorial India Kolkata 2,000,000 2016[18]
National Portrait Gallery United Kingdom London 1,949,330 2016[19]
Tokyo National Museum Japan Tokyo 1,901,000 2016[6]
Shanghai Museum China Shanghai 1,896,000 2016[20]
National Galleries of Scotland[iv] United Kingdom Edinburgh 1,810,000 2016[13]
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[21]
Science City Kolkata India Kolkata 1,597,000 2016[11]
National Museum of Natural History France Paris 1,586,000 2016[14]
J. Paul Getty Museum[ii] United States Los Angeles 1,570,000 2016[6]
Chimei Museum Taiwan Tainan 1,500,000 2016[22]
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Brasília 1,468,818 2016[13]
Galleria dell'Accademia Italy Florence 1,461,185 2016[23]
Acropolis Museum Greece Athens 1,409,000 2016[13]
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco[iii] United States San Francisco 1,402,000 2016[13]
Skansen Sweden Stockholm 1,369,431 2016[24]
Dalí Theatre and Museum Spain Figueres 1,368,755 2016[25]
Royal Ontario Museum Canada Toronto 1,350,000 2016[26]
Art Gallery of New South Wales Australia Sydney 1,349,000 2016[13]
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan Taichung 1,341,773 2016[27]
Vasa Museum Sweden Stockholm 1,341,676 2016[24]
Doge's Palace Italy Venice 1,333,000 2016[13]
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Australia Melbourne 1,316,000 2016[13]
Canadian Museum of History Canada Gatineau 1,300,000 2015[28]
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum United Kingdom Glasgow 1,259,318 2016[19]
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo Italy Rome 1,234,443 2016[23]
Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA[v] Australia Brisbane 1,240,000 2016 [13]
MCA Australia Australia Sydney 1,206,000 2016[13]
SAAM/Renwick Gallery United States Washington, D.C. 1,200,000 2016[13]
Guggenheim Museum United States New York City 1,169,000 2016[13]
Guggenheim Museum Spain Bilbao 1,169,404 2016[29]
National Museum of Western Art Japan Tokyo 1,162,000 2016[13]
Musée du quai Branly France Paris 1,151,000 2016[13]
Museum of Fine Arts United States Boston 1,164,000 2016[13]
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Russia Moscow 1,133,200 2016[30]
Grand Palais France Paris 1,130,000 2016[13]
National Museum of the American Indian United States Washington, D.C. 1,100,000 2016[31]
Tate Britain United Kingdom London 1,081,542 2016[19]
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Spain Madrid 1,064,835 2016[32]
Palace of Venaria Italy Turin 1,012,033 2016[23]
Imperial War Museum United Kingdom London 1,011,172 2016[1]
Museo di Capodimonte Italy Naples 1,007,564 2016[23]
Saatchi Gallery United Kingdom London 1,003,000 2016[13]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^i Includes the Northern Branch of the National Palace Museum and the Southern Branch
^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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