Most visited museums in Europe 2019

The Louvre in Paris is the most visited museum in Europe, recording an attendance of approximately 9.6 million visitors in 2019. As the largest art museum in the world, it is known across the globe for exhibiting some of the world’s most famous artworks including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. It ranks not only as the most visited art museum in Europe, but also worldwide. The Vatican Museums followed with approximately 6.9 million visitors.

London – the museum capital of Europe?

Of the 20 most popular museums in Europe, six are located in London. The six museums accounted for over 30 million visitors combined in 2019. The most visited of the museums in London is the British Museum, dedicated to human history and culture. It was the first public national museum in the world and attracts roughly six million visitors annually.

Tourism to Europe boosts museum attendance

London and Paris rank as two of the top city tourism destinations in Europe, continually recording the highest number of overnight stays of any city. Both are home to some of the countries’ most important national cultural attractions and monuments, which help to attract high numbers of international tourists every year.

Leading 20 museums in Europe in 2019, based on attendance

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July 2020



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