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Most Popular Museums

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Most Popular Museums by Visitor Number

  1. National Museum of China, Beijing
  2. National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
  3. Louvre, Paris
  4. National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC
  5. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
  6. British Museum, London
  7. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai
  8. National Gallery, London
  9. National Palace Museum, Taiwan
  10. Vatican Museums, Vatican City
  11. Tate Modern, London
  12. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  13. State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
  14. China Science and Technology, Beijing
  15. National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.
  16. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  17. National Museum of Korea, Seoul
  18. Centre Pompidou, Paris
  19. London Science Museum, London
  20. Museo del Prado, Madrid
  21. Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  22. Zhejiang Museum, Hangzhou
  23. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  24. National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan Taichung
  25. Museum of Modern Art, New York City

The “Most Popular Museums” list is based on the most visited museums in the world. The list includes museums of art, science, history, natural history and others. It only contains museums and art galleries with an attendance of approximately three million or more visitors a year.

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