20 Most Popular Museums Worldwide

The Louvre is back.
After being toppled from its spot as the world’s most visited museum in 2016, the Paris institution has regained its

No. 1 position.
The venerable museum — home to masterpieces including “Venus de Milo,” the “Winged Victory of Samothrace” and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” — welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, a nearly 10% increase over its 2016 attendance numbers.

World’s most popular museums in 2017

1. Louvre, Paris, France
2. National Museum of China, Beijing, China
3. National Air and Space Museum, Washington, United States
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States
5. Vatican Museums, Vatican City
6. Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Shanghai, China
7. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, United States
8. British Museum, London, United Kingdom
9. Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
10. National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States
11. National Gallery, London, United Kingdom
12. American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States
13. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
14. Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
15. State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
16. China Science Technology Museum, Beijing, China
17. Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
18. National Museum of American History, Washington, United States
19. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
20. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

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