List of most visited art museums

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This article lists the most visited art museums in the world in 2018. It includes museums with more than one million visitors annually where the display of art, for the art itself, is the museum's primary purpose. The primary source is The Art Newspaper annual survey of the number of visitors to major art museums in 2018, published 7 April 2019, unless otherwise noted.[1][2]

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Art museums
N. Name City Annual visitation figures as reported in 2019 by the Art Newspaper Image
1
Musée du Louvre Paris 10,200,000
2
National Museum of China Beijing 8,610,092
3
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City 6,953,927
4
Vatican Museums Rome - Vatican City 6,756,186
5
Tate Modern London 5,868,562 Tate Modern, London, England
6
British Museum London 5,820,000 The British Museum, London, England
7
National Gallery London 5,735,831 The National Gallery, London, England
8
National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C. 4,404,212 The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States
9
State Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg 4,220,000 State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
10
Victoria and Albert Museum London 3,967,566 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
11
Reina Sofía Madrid 3,898,309 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
12
National Palace Museum Taipei 3,860,644 The National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
13
Museo del Prado Madrid 3,672,853 Madrid-1758045.jpg
14
Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou) Paris 3,551,544 The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
15
National Museum of Korea Seoul 3,304,453 National Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
16
Musée d'Orsay Paris 3,286,224 The Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
17
Somerset House London 3,143,626 Somerset House, London, England
18
Moscow Kremlin Museums Moscow 2,867,295
19
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo 2,787,770 Tokyo metropolitan art museum01 1920.jpg
20
Museum of Modern Art New York City 2,774,103 MoMa NY USA 1.jpg
21
The National Art Center, Tokyo Tokyo 2,717,565 National Art Center Tokyo 2008.jpg
22
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne 2,565,474 National Gallery of Victoria Australia Winter 2019.jpg
23
Tokyo National Museum Tokyo 2,431,073 Tokyo National Museum, Honkan 2010.jpg
24
Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture Washington D.C. 2,304,404 Old Patent Office, Washington, D.C. 2011.jpg
25
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2,300,000 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, front, detail
26
Galleria degli Uffizi Florence 2,230,914 Florence, Italy Uffizi Museum - panoramio (5).jpg
27
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh 2,227,773 Museum of Scotland.jpg
28
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam 2,190,000 Van Gogh Museum, Kurokawa wing
29
Tretyakov Gallery Moscow 2,148,538 Moscow 05-2012 TretyakovGallery.jpg
30
Shanghai Museum Shanghai 2,111,730 Shanghai Museum exterior 1.jpg
31
National Folk Museum of Korea Seoul 2,054,719 Korea-Seoul-National.folk.museum-01.JPG
32
National Gallery Singapore Singapore 1,803,340 Singapore Old Supreme Court 5.jpg
33
Acropolis Museum Athens 1,774,304 New Acropolis Museum 5.jpg
34
Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh 1,739,128 National Gallery of Scotland restitch1 2005-08-07.jpg
35
Galleria dell'Accademia Florence 1,719,645 David by Michelangelo in The Gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti.jpg
36
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago 1,621,861 Interrior view, Art Institute of Chicago.jpg
37
Royal Academy of Arts London 1,594,140 Burlington House.jpg
38
National Portrait Gallery London 1,586,451 National Portrait Gallery (40400017530).jpg
39
Belvedere Vienna 1,510,468 Oberes Belvedere Wien.jpg
40
Getty Center Los Angeles 1,509,196[a] Getty Center patio.jpg
41
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane 1,463,448 Gallery of Modern Art Main Entrance.JPG
42
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Melbourne 1,412,630 Australian Centre for the Moving Image.jpg
43
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro 1,388,664 Rio-CCBB.jpg
44
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto 1,381,712 Royal Ontario Museum edit3.jpg
45
National Museum of Western Art Tokyo 1,436,941 National museum of western art01 1920.jpg
46
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations(MUCEM) Marseille 1,335,000 Fort Saint-Jean&Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée.jpg
47
Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney 1,303,789 NSWAG.jpg
48
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Moscow 1,301,832 Gmii.jpg
49
Tate Britain London 1,272,523 Tate Britain (5822081512) (2).jpg
50
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Bilbao 1,265,756 Bilbao - Guggenheim aurore.jpg
51
Musée du quai Branly Paris 1,261,817 Musee du quai Branly exterieur.jpg
52
Museum of Fine Arts Boston 1,249,080 2018 Museum of Fine Arts Boston Huntington Avenue facade from east.jpg
53
Petit Palais Paris 1,203,810 Petit-Palais-Paris-02-2018.jpg
54
Saatchi Gallery London 1,200,000 SaatchiGallery.jpg
55
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul 1,185,168 MMCA-Gwacheon.jpg
56
National Museum in Krakow Krakow 1,147,140 Building of the National Museum in Kraków, 01.jpg
57
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brasília 1,146,995
58
Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris 1,142,731 Fondation Louis Vuitton 5.jpg
59
Hong Kong Heritage Museum Hong Kong 1,142,235 Hong Kong Heritage Museum 201305.jpg
60
National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo 1,129,270 The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (Crafts Gallery).jpg
61
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1,117,269 MFA houston.jpg
62
Grand Palais Paris 1,106,868 Le Grand Palais depuis le pont Alexandre III à Paris.jpg
63
Dalí Theatre and Museum Figueres 1,105,169 Teater Museu Gala Salvador Dali building from outside.jpg
64
National Museum of the American Indian Washington, D.C. 1,104,751 Museum of the American Indian DC 2007.jpg
65
Gyeongju National Museum Gyeongju 1,102,837 Korea-Gyeongju.National.Museum-04.jpg
66
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles 1,096,741 Highsmithmaycompanywilshire.jpg
67
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Sydney 1,089,551 MCA Sydney.jpg
68
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow 1,054,562 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 1.jpg
69
Guggenheim Museum New York City 1,031,085
70
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Tel Aviv 1,108,323 PikiWiki Israel 15635 The new wing of Tel Aviv museum of art.JPG
71
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco 1,014,000 2017 SFMOMA from Yerba Buena Gardens.jpg
72
Whitney Museum New York City 1,006,918 The Whitney Museum, New York City in 2015.JPG
73
Albertina Vienna 1,004,800 Albertina1.JPG
74
Musée de l'Orangerie Paris 1,004,287 Musée de l’Orangerie exterior.JPG
75
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal 1,004,287 Museum of Fine Arts, main entrance, Montreal.jpg
76
Louvre Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi 1,000,700 AbuDhabiLouvre2.jpg
77
National Art Museum of China Beijing 1,000,000 National Art Museum Of China.jpg

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes the Getty Center only. Does not include Getty Villa (379,214).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharpe, Emily; Da Silva, José (24 March 2019). "Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums". The Art Newspaper. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Exhibition and museum visitor figures 2018". The Art Newspaper. 311: xv. April 2019.