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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 The Art Newspaper annual survey of the number of visitors to major art museums in 2018, published April 7, 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    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

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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.