List of most visited art museums

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]

ListEdit

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  
6
British Museum London 5,820,000  
7
National Gallery London 5,735,831  
8
National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C. 4,404,212  
9
State Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg 4,220,000  
10
Victoria and Albert Museum London 3,967,566  
11
Reina Sofía Madrid 3,898,309  
12
National Palace Museum Taipei 3,860,644  
13
Museo del Prado Madrid 3,672,853  
14
Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou) Paris 3,551,544  
15
National Museum of Korea Seoul 3,304,453  
16
Musée d'Orsay Paris 3,286,224  
17
Somerset House London 3,143,626  
18
Moscow Kremlin Museums Moscow 2,867,295  
19
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo 2,787,770  
20
Museum of Modern Art New York City 2,774,103  
21
The National Art Center, Tokyo Tokyo 2,717,565  
22
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne 2,565,474  
23
Tokyo National Museum Tokyo 2,431,073  
24
Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture Washington D.C. 2,304,404  
25
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2,300,000  
26
Galleria degli Uffizi Florence 2,230,914  
27
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh 2,227,773  
28
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam 2,190,000  
29
Tretyakov Gallery Moscow 2,148,538  
30
Shanghai Museum Shanghai 2,111,730  
31
National Folk Museum of Korea Seoul 2,054,719  
32
National Gallery Singapore Singapore 1,803,340  
33
Acropolis Museum Athens 1,774,304  
34
Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh 1,739,128  
35
Galleria dell'Accademia Florence 1,719,645  
36
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago 1,621,861  
37
Royal Academy of Arts London 1,594,140  
38
National Portrait Gallery London 1,586,451  
39
Belvedere Vienna 1,510,468  
40
Getty Center Los Angeles 1,509,196[a]  
41
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane 1,463,448  
42
Australian Centre for the Moving Image Melbourne 1,412,630  
43
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro 1,388,664  
44
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto 1,381,712  
45
National Museum of Western Art Tokyo 1,436,941  
46
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations(MUCEM) Marseille 1,335,000  
47
Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney 1,303,789  
48
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Moscow 1,301,832  
49
Tate Britain London 1,272,523  
50
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Bilbao 1,265,756  
51
Musée du quai Branly Paris 1,261,817  
52
Museum of Fine Arts Boston 1,249,080  
53
Petit Palais Paris 1,203,810  
54
Saatchi Gallery London 1,200,000  
55
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul 1,185,168  
56
National Museum in Krakow Krakow 1,147,140  
57
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brasília 1,146,995
58
Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris 1,142,731  
59
Hong Kong Heritage Museum Hong Kong 1,142,235  
60
National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo 1,129,270  
61
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1,117,269  
62
Grand Palais Paris 1,106,868  
63
Dalí Theatre and Museum Figueres 1,105,169  
64
National Museum of the American Indian Washington, D.C. 1,104,751  
65
Gyeongju National Museum Gyeongju 1,102,837  
66
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles 1,096,741  
67
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Sydney 1,089,551  
68
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow 1,054,562  
69
Guggenheim Museum New York City 1,031,085
70
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Tel Aviv 1,108,323  
71
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco 1,014,000  
72
Whitney Museum New York City 1,006,918  
73
Albertina Vienna 1,004,800  
74
Musée de l'Orangerie Paris 1,004,287  
75
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal 1,004,287  
76
Louvre Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi 1,000,700  
77
National Art Museum of China Beijing 1,000,000  

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.