Do you want to see a prehistoric skeleton of a 40 feet T-rex? Or how about magnificent paintings by the likes of Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, and Leonardo da Vinci. All of these artifacts and art collections help to tell the story of life on this planet, and indeed is an exciting story full of drama, wonder, beauty, and mystery. No wonder so many people visit museums! Here are 25 Most Visited Museums In The World.
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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2.5 million visitors annually)
Located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum is a museum dedicated to arts and history of Netherlands. The total collection of the museum includes one million items spanning the period from 1200 until now but only about 8 thousand of them can be accessed by the public at any given time.
National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea (2.7 million visitors annually)
Established by the US Government in 1945, the National Folk Museum of Korea boasts an impressive collection of objects illustrating the history and traditions of Korean people. Situated in Seoul, the museum is divided into 3 main exhibition halls.
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2.9 million visitors annually)
Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over 3 million items including works by author such as Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Velázquez, Michelangelo and Goya.
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA (3.1 million visitors annually)
Considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world, the Museum of Modern Art is located in Manhattan, New York City. With extensive collections of paintings, books, sculptures, photography, architectonical pieces etc, the museum receives over 3 million visitors every year.
Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (3.2 million visitors annually)
Officially known as The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Reina Sofia Museum is the largest and most visited museum of Spain. Found in Madrid, it is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. The museum boasts particularly excellent collection of works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.