List of most visited museums

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This article lists the most visited museums in the world in 2017, as ranked by Art Newspaper Review Visitor Figures Survey (April 2018) and the Museum Index of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and engineering firm (AECOM) (May 2018). It includes notable museums with more than two million visitors. The list includes art museums, history museums, natural history museums and science museums, but does not include archeological sites or historical monuments.

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

List

Museums by number of visitors per year
Name Country flag, city Visitors per year Year reported
Louvre France Paris 8,100,000 2017[1][2][3]
National Museum of China China Beijing 8,062,625 2017[3][4][2][3]
National Air and Space Museum United States Washington, D.C. 7,000,000 2017[5][2]
Metropolitan Museum of Art[i] United States New York City 6,692,909 2017[2][3]
Vatican Museums Vatican City Vatican City 6,427,277 2017[2][3]
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum China Shanghai 6,421,000 2017[2]
National Museum of Natural History United States Washington, D.C. 6,000,000 2017[5][2]
British Museum United Kingdom London 5,906,716 2017[6][2]
Tate Modern United Kingdom London 5,656,004 2017[6][2][3]
National Gallery of Art United States Washington, D.C. 5,232,000 2017[2][3]
National Gallery United Kingdom London 5,229,192 2017[6][2]
American Museum of Natural History United States New York City 5,000,000 2017[2]
National Palace Museum[iii] Taiwan Taipei 4,435,000 2017[7][2]
Natural History Museum United Kingdom London 4,435,000 2017[6][2]
State Hermitage Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 4,220,000 2017[2][3]
China Science and Technology Museum China Beijing 3,983,000 2017[2]
Reina Sofía Spain Madrid 3,897,000 2017[2][3]
National Museum of American History United States Washington, D.C. 3,800,000 2017[5][2]
Victoria and Albert Museum United Kingdom London 3,789,748 2017[6][2]
Zhejiang Museum China Hangzhou 3,670,000 2017[2]
National Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 3,476,606 2017[3]
Centre Pompidou France Paris 3,371,000 2017[2][3]
Gansu Provincial Museum China Gansu 3,350,000 2017[2]
Nanjing Museum China Nanjing 3,300,000 2017[2]
London Science Museum United Kingdom London 3,251,000 2017[6][2]
Somerset House United Kingdom London 3,223,350 2017[3][6]
Musée d'Orsay France Paris 3,178,000 2017[2]
National September 11 Museum United States New York City 3,100,000 2017[8]
National Art Center Japan Tokyo 2,987,000 2017[2]
Museo del Prado Spain Madrid 2,824,000 2017[2]
Chongqing Museum of Natural History China Chongqing 2,830,000 2017[2]
Museum of Modern Art United States New York City 2,750,000 2017[2]
National Folk Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 2,714,000 2017[2]
Shaanxi History Museum China Xi'an 2,713,465 2017[2][9]
Royal Museums Greenwich United Kingdom London 2,607,099 2017[6]
National Museum of Nature and Science Japan Tokyo 2,600,000 2017[2]
Chongqing Science and Technology Museum China Chongqing 2,560,000 2017[2][10]
China Art Museum China Shanghai 2,550,000 2017[2][3][11]
National Gallery of Victoria Australia Melbourne 2,522,696 2017[2][3]
Mevlana Museum Turkey Konya 2,500,000 2017[12]
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie France Paris 2,439,000 2017[2]
National Museum of African American History and Culture United States Washington, D.C. 2,400,000 2017[5][2]
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan Kaohsiung 1,981,000 2017[2]
National Museum of Anthropology Mexico Mexico City 2,336,115 2017[13]
Houston Museum of Natural Science United States Houston 2,295,000 2017[2]
Galleria degli Uffizi Italy Florence 2,200,000 2017[2]
Rijksmuseum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,160,000 2017[2]
National Museum of Scotland United Kingdom Edinburgh 2,165,601 2017[6]
National Museum of History Mexico Mexico City 2,135,465 2017[13]
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Poland Oświęcim 2,100,000 2017[2]
Van Gogh Museum Netherlands Amsterdam 2,100,000 2017[2]
Three Gorges Museum China Chongqing 2,112,000 2017[2]
Shanghai Museum China Shanghai 2,109,200 2017[2][14]
California Science Center United States Los Angeles 2,106,000 2017[2]
Tretyakov Gallery Russia Moscow 2,024,000 2017[2]

See also

Notes

^i Includes visitors recorded at all three Metropolitan Museum of Art sites, such as the 505,590 visitors recorded at the Met Breuer.[15]
^ii Statistics refer to the fiscal year ending 30 June 2017.[15]
^iii Includes only the visitors recorded at the main museum in Taipei, and not the 991,666 visitors recorded at the Southern Branch.

References

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