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 2017 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 5,906,716
2
Tate Modern London  England 5,656,004
3
National Gallery London  England 5,229,192
4
Natural History Museum London  England 4,434,520
5
Victoria and Albert Museum London  England 3,789,748
6
Science Museum London  England 3,251,000
7
Royal Museums Greenwich London  England 2,607,099
8
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh  Scotland 2,165,601
9
Tate Britain London  England 1,777,877
10
Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh  Scotland 1,600,761
11
Riverside Museum Glasgow  Scotland 1,355,359
12
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow  Scotland 1,304,072
13
National Portrait Gallery London  England 1,271,920
14
National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth  England 1,081,909
15
Imperial War Museum London  England 992,690
16
Horniman Museum and Gardens London  England 942,971
17
Ashmolean Museum Oxford  England 937,568
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
Oxford University Museum of Natural History Oxford  England 768,487
22
National War Museum Edinburgh  Scotland 764,079
23
Beamish Museum County Durham  England 747,651[2]
24
National Railway Museum York  England 718,000
25
World Museum, Liverpool Liverpool  England 672,120
26
Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow  Scotland 670,485
27
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester  England 664,000
28
Tate Liverpool Liverpool  England 628,024
29
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham  England 602,634
30
Churchill War Rooms London  England 534,723
31
Ulster Museum Belfast  Northern Ireland 533,153
32
National Museum Cardiff Cardiff  Wales 509,981[3]
33
St Fagans National Museum of History Cardiff  Wales 504,402[4]
34
National Science and Media Museum Bradford  England 493,000
35
Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford  England 480,663
36
V&A Museum of Childhood London  England 406,101
37
International Slavery Museum Liverpool  England 398,221
38
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge  England 397,169
39
London Transport Museum London  England 382,405
40
Black Country Living Museum Dudley  England 332,778

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visits made in 2017 to Visitor Attractions in Membership with ALVA". Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Record visitor numbers for Beamish". Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales Visitor Figures". Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales Visitor Figures". Retrieved 11 December 2017.