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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 Louvre

      Paris More
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      British Museum

      London More
      97
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      Florence More
      93
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      Metropolitan Museum of Art

      New York City More
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      Paris More
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      Rijksmuseum

      Amsterdam, Netherlands More
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      St Petersburg More
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      Madrid More
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      Van Gogh Museum

      Amsterdam More
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      Florence More
      87
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      Art Institute of Chicago

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      Athens More
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      Vatican City More
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      Parthenon

      Athens More
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      Amsterdam More
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      New York City, New York, United States of America More
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      London More
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      Dublin, Republic of Ireland More
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      Vienna, Austria More
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      Rome, Italy More
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      Bilbao, Spain More
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      Altes Museum

      Germany More
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      Philadelphia Museum of Art

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America More
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      San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

      California, United States of America More
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      Amsterdam, Netherlands More
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      Pergamonmuseum

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      Bavaria, Germany More
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      Beijing, China More
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      Taipei, Taiwan More
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