List of most visited museums in the United Kingdom

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British Museum, London
Tate Modern, London
National Gallery, London
Natural History Museum, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This article lists the most visited museums in the United Kingdom (including art galleries). The list of 40 is based on the 2016 attendance numbers of the members of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions unless otherwise noted.[1]

Rank Museum Location Country Visitor count
1
British Museum London  England 6,420,395
2
National Gallery London  England 6,262,839
3
Tate Modern London  England 5,839,197
4
Natural History Museum London  England 4,624,113
5
Science Museum London  England 3,245,750
6
Victoria and Albert Museum London  England 3,022,086
7
Royal Museums Greenwich London  England 2,451,023
8
National Portrait Gallery London  England 1,949,330
9
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh  Scotland 1,810,948
10
Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh  Scotland 1,544,069
11
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow  Scotland 1,259,318
12
Riverside Museum Glasgow  Scotland 1,259,042
13
Tate Britain London  England 1,081,542
14
Imperial War Museum London  England 1,011,172
15
National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth  England 925,476
16
Horniman Museum and Gardens London  England 917,961
17
Ashmolean Museum Oxford  England 910,419
18
Museum of London London  England 856,559
19
Merseyside Maritime Museum Liverpool  England 840,675
20
Museum of Liverpool Liverpool  England 802,722
21
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham  England 750,779[2]
22
Beamish Museum County Durham  England 747,651[3]
24
National War Museum Edinburgh  Scotland 678,982
25
World Museum, Liverpool Liverpool  England 671,171
26
Oxford University Museum of Natural History Oxford  England 668,279
27
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester  England 651,473
28
Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow  Scotland 646,567
29
Tate Liverpool Liverpool  England 638,554
30
National Football Museum Manchester  England 574,000
31
St Fagans National Museum of History Cardiff  Wales 504,402[4]
32
Churchill War Rooms London  England 488,021
33
Ulster Museum Belfast  Northern Ireland 460,028
34
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge  England 441,514
35
V&A Museum of Childhood London  England 436,911
36
Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford  England 433,945
37
National Media Museum Bradford  England 415,891
38
International Slavery Museum Liverpool  England 382,757
39
Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh  Scotland 322,219
40
Black Country Living Museum Dudley  England 308,457

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visits made in 2016 to Visitor Attractions in Membership with ALVA". Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Birmingham Post, 31 August 2017, page 5
  3. ^ "Record visitor numbers for Beamish". Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales Visitor Figures". Retrieved 11 December 2017.