arts The Best Museums in the United Kingdom  

Kim Martinez
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A list of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom, with pictures. For some, "the most popular" means "the best", and these are definitely some of the most famous British, Scottish, Welsh, & Irish 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 most popular in the world.

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British Museum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
British Museum London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom - Visitors: 5,569,981

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Victoria and Albert Museum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Victoria and Albert Museum London, United Kingdom - Visitors: 2,269,900

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Imperial War Museum London is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Imperial War Museum London United Kingdom - Visitors: 833,893

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National Gallery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
National Gallery Athens, Greece - Visitors: 4,780,030

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Tate Britain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Tate Britain Visitors: 1,501,837

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Royal Academy of Arts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Royal Academy of Arts Visitors: 1,267,784

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National Portrait Gallery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
National Portrait Gallery City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom - Visitors: 1,961,843

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Tate Liverpool is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Tate Liverpool Visitors: 541,638

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Bristol City Museum and Art Ga... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery Bristol, United Kingdom - Visitors: 564,504

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St Fagans National History Mus... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
St Fagans National History Museum Cardiff, United Kingdom - Visitors: 628,318

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Serpentine Gallery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Serpentine Gallery City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom - Visitors: 734,353

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The Guernsey Museum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
zxray added The Guernsey Museum Channel Islands

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow, Scotland - Visitors: 1,368,096

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Design Museum, London is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
MicheleHood added Design Museum, London

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Imperial War Museum North is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
BenNicholson added Imperial War Museum North United Kingdom

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Churchill War Rooms is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
BenNicholson added Churchill War Rooms City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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National Gallery Complex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
National Gallery Complex Visitors: 894,161

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Saatchi Gallery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Saatchi Gallery Visitors: 1,260,840

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Tate Modern is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom
Tate Modern London, United Kingdom

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Gallery of Modern Art is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Museums in the United Kingdom