Museums are one of the most visited places during the holidays.
In 2017, AECO and TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) compiled the list according to the attendance report and global attractions.
Below you will find the 10 most visited museums in the world.
1. France | The Louvre
The Louvre in Paris is on the list of the world’s largest museums. It can contain the most valuable arts and a huge historical collection. Inside there is also the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. In the late 12th to 13th centuries, the museum in the Louvre was built as a fortress and officially opened in 1793. In addition, more than 8,100,000 people visited the museum in 2017.
2. China | National Museum
The National Museum, built in the Chinese capital Beijing, shows historical artifacts and art collections from their country. It has the combined National Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of Chinese Revolution.
The National Museum is located in the historic site of Tiananmen Square. The number of tourists visiting this place reached up to 8,063,000 in 2017.
3. United States | National Aerospace Museum
The National Aerospace Museum shows a large collection of aerospace objects of historical importance. It is located in Washington, DC (state capital). In 2017, 7,000,000 tourists visited this place.
4. United States | Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in New York and shows an extensive art collection in the 19 departments. In 2017, the Metropolitan Museum of Art attracted 7,000,000 visitors.
5. Vatican City | Vatican Museum
The Vatican City Museum, which welcomed more than 6,000,000 people last year, jumped from number 5 to number 3 on the list of the 10 best known museums. Most visitors are interested in the history of Catholicism during the Renaissance, and some of them are Catholics who make pilgrimages to the Vatican
6. China | Shanghai Science & Technology Museum
In 2001, the Chinese Science and Technology Museum in Shanghai was opened, in which a comprehensive technology collection was displayed, which made the visit of the children interesting. The museum attracted more than 6,000,000 visitors last year due to its interactive features.
7. United States | National Natural History Museum
After the release of Hollywood’s famous film Night at the Museum, which was filmed in the National Museum of Natural History, the museum became increasingly popular. The museum shows American history, including fauna, flora, giant fossils and minerals. In 2017, the National Museum in Washington DC welcomed 6,000,000 visitors.
8. England | British Museum
The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. It shows and preserves essential historical objects from different periods of human civilization. The museum’s collection can hold up to 8,000,000 objects that make people visit the site in London, England. In 2017, more than 5,000,000 visited the museum.
9. England | Tate Modern
The Tate Modern Museum is located in the English capital of London. It houses a collection of modern art. This museum often hosts exhibitions of modern art by famous artists. Around 5,600,000 people visited the museum.
10. United States | National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC completes the range of museums in the US capital. In 2017, more than 5,200,000 people visited the National Gallery of Art.