List of most-visited art museums

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The 100 most popular art museums in the world in 2022, divided by countries and continents.

The primary source for 2022 figures is The Art Newspaper "Visitors Survey 2022", published in March 2023 and updated periodically, as well as annual national museum surveys in France, the UK, and other countries.

Some 2023 attendance figures are available now and are published here, but most will not be published before the end of March 2024.

Total attendance in the top one hundred art museums in 2022 was 141 million visitors, double the number in 2021 and three times the number for 2020, but still well below the 2019 figure of 230 million visitors.[1]

Visitorship numbers for museums in mainland China are traditionally released by the government in May each year, several months after the publication of The Art Newspaper's list. Museums in China included on the 2021 list are noted at the bottom of this list with the prior year's statistics and will be incorporated into the main listings when 2022 statistics are released.[2]

Visitors in 2022 and 2023[edit]

Rank in 2022 Museum Country and city Visitors annually Image
(1) Louvre France Paris 8.9 million (2023)[3]
(2) Vatican Museums Vatican City Vatican City (Rome) 5,080,866 (2022)
(up 215 percent from 2021)[1]
(3) British Museum United Kingdom London 4,097,253 (2022)
(up 209 percent from 2021)[1][4]
The British Museum, London, England
(4) Tate Modern United Kingdom London 3,883,160 (2022)
(up 202 percent from 2021)[1][4]
(5) National Museum of Korea South Korea Seoul 4,18 million (2023)[5] National Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
(6) Musée d'Orsay France Paris 3.9 million (2023)
[6]
The Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
(13) Museo del Prado Spain Madrid 3,209,285 (2023)[5]
(7) National Gallery of Art United States Washington, D.C. 3,829,812 (2023)[7]
(8) Metropolitan Museum of Art United States New York City 3,208,832 (2022), figure does not include visitors to the Met Cloisters
(up 64 percent from 2021)[1]
(9) Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou) France Paris 2.6 million (2023)

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The Centre Pompidou in Paris
(10) State Hermitage Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 2,812,913 (2022)
(up 71 percent from 2021)[1]
(11) National Gallery United Kingdom London 2,727,119 (2022)
(up 285 percent from 2021)[1][4]
The National Gallery, London, England
(12) State Russian Museum Russia Saint Petersburg 2,651,688 (2022)
(up 17 percent from 2021)[1]
(14) Victoria and Albert Museum United Kingdom London 2,370,261 (2022)
(up 176 percent from 2021)[1][4]
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
(15) Somerset House United Kingdom London 2,346,580 (2022)
(up 138 percent from 2021)[1][4]
Somerset House, London, England
(16) Uffizi Gallery Italy Florence 2,222,692 (2022), figure does not include visitors to the Palazzo Pitti or Boboli Gardens
(up 129 percent from 2021)[1][10]
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(17) Museum of Modern Art United States New York City 2,190,440 (2022)
(up 89 percent from 2021)[1]
(18) M+ Hong Kong Hong Kong 2,034,331 (2022)
(up 448 percent from 2021)[1]
(19) National Museum of Scotland United Kingdom Edinburgh 1,973,751 (2022)
(up 199 percent from 2021)[1]
(20) Tretyakov Gallery Russia Moscow 1,910,000 (2022)
(up 21 percent from 2021)[1]
(21) National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul branch) South Korea Seoul 1,806,641 (2022)
(up 93 percent from 2021)[1]
(22) Wawel Castle Poland Kraków 1,791,000 (2022)
(no previous data)[1]
(23) Rijksmuseum Netherlands Amsterdam 1,766,084 (2022)
(up 183 percent from 2021)[1]
(24) Royal Castle, Warsaw Poland Warsaw 1,755,267 (2022)
(up 50 percent from 2021)[1]
(25) NGV International (National Gallery of Victoria) Australia Melbourne 1,580,303 (2022), figure does not include visitors to the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
(up 97 percent from 2021)[1]
(26) Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Japan Tokyo 1,509,970 (2022)
(up 44 percent from 2021)[1]
(27) Humboldt Forum Germany Berlin 1,500,000 (2022)
(up 191 percent from 2021)[1]
(28) Acropolis Museum Greece Athens 1,451,727 (2022)
(up 165 percent from 2021)[1]
(29) Galleria dell'Accademia Italy Florence 1,428,369 (2022)
(up 220 percent from 2021)[1]
(30) The National Art Center, Tokyo Japan Tokyo 1,400,096 (2022)
(up 59 percent from 2021)[1]
(31) Louis Vuitton Foundation France Paris 1,500,000 (2023)
(32) Tokyo National Museum Japan Tokyo 1,372,132 (2022)
(up 102 percent from 2021)[1]
(33) National Museum in Kraków Poland Kraków 1,365,425 (2022)
(up 101 percent from 2021)[1]
(34) Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brazil Rio de Janeiro 1,364,208 (2022)
(up 471 percent from 2021)[1]
(35) Van Gogh Museum Netherlands Amsterdam 1,364,023 (2022)
(up 272 percent from 2021)[1]
(36) Kunst­historisches Museum Austria Vienna 1,345,617 (2022)
(up 132 percent from 2021)[1]
(37) Palacio de Cristal del Retiro (Museo Reina Sofía) Spain Madrid 1,318,823 (2022), figure does not include visitors to the main Museo Reina Sofía complex
(no previous data, venues newly split)[1]
Palacio de Cristal del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
(38) Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain Bilbao 1,324,000 (2023)[11]
(39) Scottish National Gallery United Kingdom Edinburgh 1,277,230 (2022)
(up 322 percent from 2021)[1]
(40) National Gallery Singapore Singapore Singapore 1,262,189 (2022)
(up 69 percent from 2021)[1]
(41) Museo Reina Sofía Spain Madrid 1,253,183 (2022), figure does not include visitors to the Palacio de Cristal del Retiro
(no previous data, venues newly split)[1]
(42) Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) France Marseille 1,300,000 (2023)
[12]
(43) Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Russia Moscow 1,225,397 (2022)
(up 60 percent from 2021)[1]
(44) Gyeongju National Museum South Korea Gyeongju 1,121,949 (2022)
(up 72 percent from 2021)[1]
(45) Doge's Palace Italy Venice 1,118,443 (2022)
(no previous data)[1]
(46) National Museum of African-American History and Culture (Smithsonian Institution) United States Washington, D.C. 1,092,552 (2022)
(up 178 percent from 2021)[1]
(47) Petit Palais France Paris 1,180,000 (2023)[13]
(48) Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Spain Madrid 1,073,183 (2022)
(up 60 percent from 2021)[1]

(49) Tel Aviv Museum of Art Israel Tel Aviv 1,070,714 (2022)
(up 124 percent from 2021)[1]
(50) Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens United States San Marino, California 1,041,881 (2022)
(no previous data)[1]
(51) Art Institute of Chicago United States Chicago 1,037,158 (2022)
(up 20 percent from 2021)[1]
(52) Art Gallery of New South Wales Australia Sydney 1,021,983 (2022)
(up 138 percent from 2021)[1]
(53) Musée de l'Orangerie France Paris 1,239,539 (2023)[14]
(54) Musée du quai Branly France Paris 1,400,(2023)[15]
(55) Getty Center United States Los Angeles 989,302 (2022), figure does not include visitors to the Getty Villa
(up 95 percent from 2021)[1]
(56) Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum United Kingdom Glasgow 971,412 (2022)
(up 237 percent from 2021)[1]
(57) Donald W. Reynolds Center
(contains two museums, the National Portrait Gallery and
Smithsonian American Art Museum)
United States Washington D.C. 953,653 (2022)
(up 189 percent from 2021)[1]
(58) Tate Britain United Kingdom London 913,395 (2022)
(up 74 percent from 2021)[1]
(59) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston United States Houston 903,443 (2022)
(up 82 percent from 2021)[1]
(60) Musée des Arts Decoratifs France Paris 901,593 (2022)
(up 130 percent from 2021)[1]
(61) Museo Egizio Italy Turin 898,500 (2022)
(up 126 percent from 2021)[1]
(62) Upper Belvedere Austria Vienna 879,640 (2022), figure does not include visitors to the Lower Belvedere or Belvedere 21
(up 168 percent from 2021)[1]
(63) Los Angeles County Museum of Art United States Los Angeles 867,322 (2022)
(up 40 percent from 2021)[1]
(64) Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa New Zealand Wellington 863,129 (2022)
(up 7 percent from 2021)[1]
(65) Moscow Kremlin Museums Russia Moscow 861,341 (2022)
(up 49 percent from 2021)[1]
(66) Munch Museum Norway Oslo 851,623 (2022)
(up 323 percent from 2021)[1]
(67) Whitney Museum United States New York City 838,721 (2022)
(up 70 percent from 2021)[1]
(68) De Young Museum United States San Francisco 797,444 (2022)
(up 102 percent from 2021)[1]
(69) Royal Ontario Museum Canada Toronto 796,579 (2022)
(no previous data)[1]
The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
(70) Museu Picasso Spain Barcelona 794,806 (2022)
(up 167 percent from 2021)[1]
(71) National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Norway Oslo 794,533 (2022)
(new museum, no previous data)[1]
(72) National Gallery of Ireland Republic of Ireland Dublin 788,650 (2022)
(up 212 percent from 2021)[1]
(73) Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod Russia Moscow 780,000 (2022)
(no previous data)[1]
(74) National Museum of Western Art Japan Tokyo 776,814 (2022)
(closed in 2021, down 51 percent from 2019)[1]
(75) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum United States New York City 750,000 (2022)
(up 152 percent from 2021)[1]
(76) Museum of Fine Arts Hungary Budapest 696,000 (2022)
(up 346 percent from 2021)[1]
(77) Albertina Austria Vienna 743,015 (2022)
(up 103 percent from 2021)[1]
(78) Ashmolean Museum United Kingdom Oxford 728,006 (2022)
(up 243 percent from 2021)[1]
(79) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston United States Boston 709,019 (2022)
(up 49 percent from 2021)[1]
(80) Royal Academy of Arts United Kingdom London 696,000 (2022)
(up 48 percent from 2021)[1]
(81) CaixaForum Madrid Spain Madrid 696,797 (2022)
(up 127 percent from 2021)[1]
(82) Hong Kong Palace Museum Hong Kong Hong Kong 695,000 (2022)
(new museum, no previous data)[1]
(83) Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park United States Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan 694,799 (2022)
(up 3 percent from 2021)[1]
(84) Imperial War Museum United Kingdom London 684,909 (2022)
(up 114 percent from 2021)[1]
(85) Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Australia Sydney 677,546 (2022)
(up 180 percent from 2021)[1]
(86) CaixaForum Valencia (L'Àgora) Spain Valencia 670,655 (2022)
(new museum, no previous data)[1]
(87) Triennale di Milano Italy Milan 661,234 (2022)
(up 50 percent from 2021)[1]
(88) Denver Art Museum United States Denver 656,342 (2022)
(no previous data)[1]
(89) National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon branch) South Korea Gwacheon 653,842 (2022)
(up 128 percent from 2021)[1]
(90) Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Belgium Brussels 652,249 (2022)
(up 115 percent from 2021)[1]
(91) Palazzo Pitti Italy Florence 652,249 (2022)
(up 172 percent from 2021)[1]
(92) Bourse de Commerce (Pinault Collection) France Paris 650,000 (2022)
(up 28 percent from 2021)[1]
(93) Fondation Monet in Giverny France Giverny 645,460 (2022)
(up 155 percent from 2021)[1]
(94) Museo Picasso Málaga Spain Málaga 641,216 (2022)
(up 152 percent from 2021)[1]
(95) The Broad United States Los Angeles 638,326 (2022)
(up 226 percent from 2021)[1]
(96) ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark Aarhus 629,679 (2022)
(up 57 percent from 2021)[1]
(97) Pergamon Museum Germany Berlin 622,959 (2022)
(up 240 percent from 2021)[1]
(98) Louvre Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 622,399 (2022)
(up 130 percent from 2021)[1]
(99) Berardo Collection Museum Portugal Lisbon 617,684 (2022)
(up 116 percent from 2021)[1]
(100) Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark Humlebæk 612,992 (2022)
(up 83 percent from 2021)[1]
(Figures below are for 2021)
(2021) National Museum of China China Beijing 2,377,600 (2021)[16]
(up 49 percent from 2020)
(2021) Shanghai Museum China Shanghai 880,457 (2021)
(up by 46 percent from 2020)
(2021) West Bund Museum China Shanghai 592,000 (2021)
(up 62 percent from 2020)
(2021) UCCA Center for Contemporary Art China Beijing 585,621 (2021) (up 52 percent from 2020)
(2021) China Art Museum, Pudong, Shanghai China Shanghai 450,000 (2021)
(new museum)

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References[edit]

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