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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
    97
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    Uffizi Gallery

    Florence More
    93
  4. 4
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    New York City More
    93
  5. 5
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Musée d'Orsay

    Paris More
    92
  6. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Van Gogh Museum

    Amsterdam More
    89
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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
    87
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    Florence More
    87
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    Madrid More
    86
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Art Institute of Chicago

    Chicago More
    84
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    National Gallery of Art

    84
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    ranked low on reranks
    National Gallery

    Athens More
    81
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    often listed
    Hermitage Amsterdam

    Amsterdam More
    80
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    Vatican City More
    79
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    ranked low on reranks
    Parthenon

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

    77
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    Paris More
    76
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    75
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Museum of Modern Art

    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    73
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Victoria and Albert Museum

    London More
    72
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    Washington, D.C. More
    70
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    ranked low on reranks
    National Air and Space Museum

    Washington, D.C. More
    68
    added by: clash1977
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    Ireland, Ireland, Europe More
    67
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    ranked low on reranks
    Kunsthistorisches Museum

    Europe, Austria, Vienna More
    67
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    Europe, Hunnic Empire, Eurasia More
    65
    added by: clash1977
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    California, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    65
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

    Europe, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona More
    64
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    California, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    64
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    ranked low on reranks
    Galleria Borghese

    Lazio, Europe, Eurasia More
    63
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    Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France More
    63
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    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    62
    added by: clash1977
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    62
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    ranked low on reranks
    Altes Museum

    Europe, Hunnic Empire, Eurasia More
    61
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    often listed &controversial
    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    61
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    61
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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
    60
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    59
    added by: clash1977
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pergamonmuseum

    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    National Art Museum of China

    China, Beijing, Eurasia More
    59
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    Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands More
    58
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    ranked low on reranks
    Amsterdam Museum

    Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands More
    56
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    ranked low on reranks
    Deutsches Museum

    Eurasia, Bavaria, Germany More
    56
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    Alameda County, Northern California, California More
    55
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    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago More
    55
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    Europe, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona More
    55
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    54
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    ranked high on reranks
    Toledo Museum of Art

    54
    added by: ChristopherM.Brown
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    National Gallery of Victoria

    54
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