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This article lists the most visited art museums in the world in 2020, those having an attendance of over one million visitors in 2020. The primary source is The Art Newspaper annual survey of the number of visitors to major art museums in 2020, published 30 March 2021. Due to the COVID virus, the museums listed were closed for long periods of time; for example, the Louvre, the top museum on the list, was closed for 150 days in 2020. Globally, attendance showed an overall drop of 72 percent from 2019.[1]

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N. Museum City Annual visitation figures for 2020 as reported by the Art Newspaper Image
1
Musée du Louvre Paris 2,700,000 (2020)
2
National Museum of China Beijing 1,600,000 (2020)
3
Tate Modern London 1,432,941 (2020)
4
Vatican Museums Vatican City (Rome) 1,300,000 (2020)
5
British Museum London 1,275,466 (2020)
6
Museo Reina Sofía Madrid 1,248,480 (2020)
7
State Russian Museum Saint Petersburg, Russia 1,203,324 (2020)
8
National Gallery London 1,197,143 (2020)
9
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York 1,124,759 (2020)
10
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Tokyo 971,256 (2020)
11
State Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg 968,604 (2020)
12
Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou) Paris 912,803 (2020)
13
Tretyakov Gallery Moscow 894,374 (2020)
14
Victoria and Albert Museum London 872,240 (2020)
15
Musée d'Orsay Paris 867,724 (2020)
16
Museo del Prado Madrid 852,161 (2020)
18
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro 790,357 (2020)
19
National Museum of Korea Seoul 773,621 (2020)
20
National Gallery Singapore Singapore 736,132 (2020)
21
National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C. 730,408 (2020)
27
Galleria degli Uffizi Florence 659,043 (2020)
14
National Palace Museum Taipei 3,832,393 (2019)
18
Moscow Kremlin Museums Moscow 3,101,550 (2019)
19
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne 2,936,480 (2019)
20
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo 2,873,806, (2019)
21
Somerset House London 2,841,772 (2019)
26
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 675,000 (2020)
24
Tokyo National Museum Tokyo 2,431,073 (2019)
27
National Folk Museum of Korea Seoul 2,286,276 (2019)
28
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh 2,210,024 (2019)
29
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam 2,190,000 (2019)
30
Shanghai Museum Shanghai 2,070,270 (2019)
31
Museum of Modern Art New York City 1,992,121 (2019)
32
The National Art Center, Tokyo Tokyo 1,921,526 (2019)
33
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna 1,839,027 (2019)
34
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow 1,832,097 (2019)
36
Tate Britain London 1,808,523 (2019)
37
Acropolis Museum Athens 1,760,315 (2019)
38
Belvedere Vienna 1,721,399 (2019)
39
Galleria dell'Accademia Florence 1,704,776 (2019)
40
Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG and SAAM) Washington D.C. 1,700,000 (2019)
41
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago 1,665,516 (2019)
42
National Portrait Gallery London 1,634,934 (2019)
43
National Museum of Western Art Tokyo 1,587,363 (2019)
44
Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh 1,583,231 (2019)
45
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brasília 1,519,033 (2019)
46
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Moscow 1,481,300 (2019)
47
Getty Center Los Angeles 1,439,084 (2019)[a]
48
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul 1,420,161 (2019)
49
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Tel Aviv 1,322,439 (2019)
50
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto 1,309,345 (2019)
51
Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney 1,289,195 (2019)
52
Guggenheim Museum New York City 1,283,209 (2019)
53
Museum of Fine Arts Boston 1,261,623 (2019)
54
Royal Castle, Warsaw Warsaw 1,256,720 (2019)
55
Gyeongju National Museum Gyeongju 1,251,196 (2019)
56
Royal Academy of Arts London 1,248,882 (2019)
57
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1,248,624 (2019)
58
Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) Marseille 1,207,663 (2019)
59
National Museum in Krakow Krakow 1,196,207 (2019)
60
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal 1,174,890 (2019)
61
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Bilbao 1,190,669 (2019)
62
Saatchi Gallery London 1,160,729 (2019)
63
Museo Soumaya Mexico City 1,115,922 (2019)
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64
Musée du quai Branly Paris 1,112,423 (2019)
65
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Brussels 1,091,280 (2019)
66
Grand Palais Paris 1,075,187 (2019)
67
Serralves Museum Porto 1,074,200 (2019)
68
Imperial War Museum London 1,073,935 (2019)
69
Museu Picasso Barcelona 1,072,887 (2019)
70
De Young Museum San Francisco 1,070,157 (2019)
71
Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris 1,065,000 (2019)
72
Berardo Collection Museum Lisbon 1,060,544 (2019)
73
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid 1,129,270
74
Whitney Museum New York City 1,030,945 (2019)
75
Musée de l'Orangerie Paris 1,029,975 (2019)
76
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Sydney 1,014,021 (2019)
77
Albertina Vienna 1,001,294

See also

Notes

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

References

  1. ^ The Art Newspaper", March 30, 2021
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