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The Best Museums in the World

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A list of the most visited museums in the world, with pictures. For some, "the most popular" means "the best", and these are definitely some of the most famous museums anywhere. Top museums are often major tourist attractions, and can be a museum of natural history, art, science, or many others. Early museums were collections owned by private individuals.

Whether these collections were open to the public was up to the owner. Today, museums are institutions dedicated to the study and exhibition of art, artifacts, and other objects of importance. One can only imagine the collections necessary to make the museums on this list some of the best museums in the world.

What are the best museums in the world? This list contains the top 50 museums in the world, so there won't be a shortage of famous places on this list. 

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    the people's #1
    The Louvre

    Paris More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    British Museum

    London More
    96
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    Uffizi Gallery

    Florence More
    94
  4. 4
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Musée d'Orsay

    Paris More
    91
  5. 5
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    New York City More
    90
  6. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Van Gogh Museum

    Amsterdam More
    88
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    ranked low on reranks
    Hermitage Museum

    St Petersburg More
    88
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    ranked low on reranks
    Rijksmuseum

    Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands More
    88
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    Florence More
    86
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    Madrid More
    85
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Art Institute of Chicago

    Chicago More
    82
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    National Gallery of Art

    82
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    Athens More
    80
  14. 14
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    Vatican City More
    80
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    often listed
    Hermitage Amsterdam

    Amsterdam More
    78
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    ranked low on reranks
    Parthenon

    Athens More
    77
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    76
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    often listed &controversial
    Tate Modern, London

    74
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    Paris More
    72
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    71
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Museum of Modern Art

    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    70
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Victoria and Albert Museum

    London More
    69
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    Washington, D.C. More
    69
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    ranked low on reranks
    Kunsthistorisches Museum

    Europe, Austria, Vienna More
    67
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    Washington, D.C. More
    67
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    Ireland, Ireland, Europe More
    64
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    Europe, Hunnic Empire, Eurasia More
    63
    added by: clash1977
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    ranked low on reranks
    Galleria Borghese

    Lazio, Europe, Eurasia More
    62
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    often listed
    Getty Center

    California, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    61
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    Europe, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona More
    61
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    often listed &controversial
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    California, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    61
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    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    60
    added by: clash1977
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    ranked low on reranks
    Altes Museum

    Europe, Hunnic Empire, Eurasia More
    60
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    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France More
    59
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    59
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    57
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    57
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    57
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pergamonmuseum

    56
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    55
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    National Art Museum of China

    China, Beijing, Eurasia More
    55
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    ranked high on reranks
    Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

    Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands More
    54
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    ranked low on reranks
    Deutsches Museum

    Eurasia, Bavaria, Germany More
    54
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    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Amsterdam Museum

    Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands More
    54
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    ranked low on reranks
    Musée du Louvre

    53
  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Galleria degli Uffizi

    51
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    ranked high on reranks
    Alcatraz Island

    Alameda County, Northern California, California More
    51
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    Europe, Madrid, Madrid More
    51
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    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago More
    51
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    51
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