10 Most Visited Museums Worldwide

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Sometimes, following the crowd isn’t the best course of action but in situations like this, we recommend you run with everyone and check out these highly visited museums. From dinosaur skeletons to world-class artwork, this is where the action is and everyone is raving about it.

10. The National Palace Museum

Located in Taipei, Taiwan, this museum receives about 5.4 million visitors annually. With a collection full of bronzes, paintings, ceramics, jades, calligraphy, rare books and much more the National Palace Museum draws crowds interested in Chinese artefacts and arts.

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9. The Tate Modern

Every year, about 5.8 million people come to see the international modern and contemporary art at the Tate Modern in London, UK. Their permanent collection includes Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and others.

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8. The Vatican Museums

This museum has its roots dated back to the 1700s and has prehistoric artefacts from Rome, Egypt and much modern religious art. The Vatican Museums receive about 6.2 million visitors annually.

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7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

‘The Met’, as it is commonly known, is the largest and most famous art gallery in New York, USA. Their collection spans over 5,000 years from different civilizations and draws about 6.3 million visitors yearly.

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6. The National Gallery

Over 6.4 million visitors come to London annually to see 13th to 19th century Western European artwork. Significant work like Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflower, The Rokeby Venus and JMW Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire are there.

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5. The British Museum

Entry to this museum in London, UK is free and 6.7 yearly visitors come to see prehistoric Egyptian sculptures, Rosetta Stone and more.

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4. The National Air and Space Museum

Drawing about 6.7 million people yearly, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC has the biggest collection of human flight artefacts including the oldest picture of an aircraft.

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3. The National Museum of Natural History

Also located in Washington DC, this museum draws over 7.3 million visitors on a yearly basis. The collection includes more than 126 million cultural artefacts and natural science samples.

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2. The National Museum of China

This is one of the biggest museums worldwide and is free to the public. More than 7.6 million people come to Beijing, China to see prehistoric and modern history of China.

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1. The Louvre

The number one spot goes to The Louvre in Paris, France. This museum houses the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa and thousands of other art pieces. About 9.3 million people visit each year, and we recommend you do too.

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