Museums worldwide

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Statista Dossier on museums worldwide

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts on museums worldwide. It provides key financial data, as well as figures on attendance, and this industry's digitalization. Aside from presenting a regional breakdown of the most visited museums worldwide, the dossier also analyzes the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on this market.

Table of contents

  • 1. Industry overview
    • Global number of museums 2020, by UNESCO regional classification

    • Number of museums per million inhabitants 2020, by UNESCO regional classification

    • Leading countries worldwide with the highest number of museums 2020

    • Global university museums and collections 2021, by region

  • 2. Attendance
    • Leading museums by highest attendance worldwide 2019

    • Attendance at most visited museums worldwide 2019, by country

    • Leading art exhibitions worldwide 2019 by total visitor numbers

    • Leading art exhibitions worldwide in 2019, by number of daily visitors

  • 3. COVID-19 impact
    • Share of global museums before and after COVID-19 in 2020, by average visitor count

    • Expected revenue loss of museums worldwide during COVID-19 in 2020, by region

    • Main issues concerning museums worldwide during COVID-19 in 2020

  • 4. Digitalization
    • COVID-19 impact on digital activities of museums worldwide as of May 2020

    • Share of global museums with dedicated personnel for digital activities 2020

    • Budget share dedicated to digital activities by museums worldwide 2020

  • 5. Museums in North America
    • U.S. museum industry market size 2011-2021

    • Most visited Smithsonian museums and institutions in the U.S. 2019

    • Number of visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York 2007-2020

    • Value and costs of Canadian galleries, libraries, archives, and museums 2019

    • Museum visits to the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada 2014-2020

    • Mexico: most visited museums 2019

  • 6. Museums in Western Europe
    • Most visited museums in Europe 2019

    • Number of visitors to the Louvre in Paris 2007-2019

    • Number of visitors to government funded museums in England 2020, by museum

    • Most visited free attractions in Scotland in 2019

    • Leading museums in the Netherlands 2019, by attendance

    • Number of visitors to museums & attractions in the Brussels-Capital Region 2014-2019

    • Number of museum visitors in Germany 2015-2018, by museum type

  • 7. Museums in Southern Europe
    • Most visited museums in Italy 2019, by number of visitors

    • Tourist attractions with the highest income in Italy 2019

    • Number of visitors to the main art museums in Madrid (Spain) 2019

    • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: annual number of visitors 2010-2019

    • Number of visitors to museums and ruins in Turkey 2001-2019

  • 8. Museums in Northern Europe
    • Number of museums in Denmark 2009-2019

    • Most visited museums in Denmark 2019, by number of visitors

    • Number of museums in Norway 2009-2019

    • Number of museum visits in Norway 2009-2019

  • 9. Museums in CEE
    • Number of museums in Poland 2015-2019

    • Museums with the highest attendance in Poland 2019

    • Number of museum visits in Hungary 2010-2019

    • Number of museums in Romania 2018-2019, by type

  • 10. Museums in other regions
    • Number of museum visitors in China 2019, by region

    • Most visited museums based on number of visitors in China in 2019

    • Number of visitors to the National Palace Museum in Taipei 2011-2020

    • Visitor numbers to National Museum of Singapore 2011-2020

    • Museum visitors in the UAE by emirate 2019

    • Latin America: number of museums 2021, by country

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