8 Most Visited Museums Around The World

    Western Australian Museum
    Western Australian Museum

    A museum is a place or a building in which objects of cultural, historical, artistic, scientific interests are preserved and exhibited for the current and generations to come to have knowledge about their background and roots to which they are connected.  Earlier museums were wholly owned by private individuals and it was owner’s wish whether to open museums for public or not. On the other hand, nowadays museums are the place to exhibit and study artifacts, arts etc. Evidently, there are some best collections in the museums around the globe and now we are going to throw light on some of the best museums of the world.

    Melbourne Museum, Australia

    1.  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum view from outside
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum view from outside

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is an art gallery which exciting from inside as well from outside established in 1939 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation based on the theme of Non-Objective Painting, under the supervision of artist Hilla von Rebay the first director of the museum. Movements of 90s artworks by Monet, Picasso, and Renoir also regular exhibition on traveling from all over the globe. This museum has seven floors you may reach to each floor you have to walk in a counterclockwise direction from the first floor, guides are also available to help you for a tour of a whole museum.

    Inside view of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    Inside view of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    Gallery of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    Gallery of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Famous For: Top-level of a collection of modern,  impressionist, and contemporary art, and a unique architectural design.

    Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright, Peggy Guggenheim, and Solomon R. Guggenheim,

    Architectural Style: Modern

    Visitors every year: 1 million and above

    How to reach: Cabs and Public transportation are easily accessible to reach this museum.

    Tickets: For Adult $25.00- normal entry in case of the child it’s free. Excluding for the last two hours on a Saturday, which follows ‘pay-what-you-like’ system.

    Nearby attractions: If you have plenty of time you may also visit Central Park, Church of the Holy Trinity, and Carnegie Hill.

    Address:1071 5th Avenue, the corner of East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128, USA.

    Timings: Usually the opening hours are between 10AM–5:45PM. Closed on Thursdays.

    Contact Number: +1 212-423-3500

    2. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    Smithsonian Institution, Washington
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington

    The largest museum and research complex of the world was established on 10 August 1846, that comprised of the National Zoological Park, 19 museums, and a number of research stations. Detailing of 137 million objects about America’s story is also provided, so you must plan for at least a long weekend. There is a lot of stuff to focus that is exhibited in the museums of Smithsonian. One must explore this museum if you ever visit Washington.

    Interior view of Smithsonian museum natural history
    Interior view of Smithsonian museum natural history
    Dianosour and fossil hall Smithsonian Institution natural history
    Dinosaur and fossil hall Smithsonian Institution natural history

    Famous For: Research work, realistic art from the early 90s, sculpture, contemporary American crafts and  media arts

    Architect: James Renwick Jr.

    Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival architecture, Gothic Revival architecture, Norman architecture, and Victorian architecture.

    Visitor Every Year: More than 25 million people visit this museum each year

    How to reach: You may opt for taxi, bus or Metro easy to access to reach the Smithsonian Museum Washington D.C.

    Tickets: Entrance is free for Smithsonian museums and the zoo, except Culture Museum and the African American History.

    Nearby attractions: The dresses of the First Ladies, the Wright brothers’ 1903 Flyer, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers,  and the Apollo 11 command module at the National Air and Space Museum.

    Address: 600 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20002, USA

    Timings: Open every day of the week from 10 AM to 5:30 PM

    Contact Number: 00 1 800-766-2149 (Customer care)

    3. The Louvre Museum, Paris, France

    Night view of louvre museum
    Night view of louver museum
    The Louvre is largest historical monument and museum of the world established on 10 August 1793. In the sixteenth century King Francis I has his private collection at this place, he was the person who has purchased one of the best artwork Mona Lisa painting. During the French revolution in the year 1793, the Louvre became a national art museum and open for public since then and it was also reconstructed as a royal palace.
    Inside view of Loure museum
    Inside view of Louvre Museum
    The museum has a collection of famous artworks that are above one million, out of that 35,000 are exhibited over the three wings of Louvre Pyramid. Basically, people spend roughly 1.5 hours here, surprisingly, the Sphinx at Louvre is another masterpiece of work and is 4,000 and above years old.
    View of pyramid shape Loure museum from outside
    View of Pyramid shaped Louvre museum from outside

    Famous For: Artworks like Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci’s, the Venus of Milo, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo, the Nike of Samothrake.

    Architects: I. M. Pei, Pierre Lescot, Claude Perrault, and Louis Le Vau

    Architectural styles: modern and futurist architecture.

    Visitors Every Year: Around 9.72 million  

    How to reach: You may board metro, bus, car (underground car parking accessible from every day 7 AM to 11 PM).

    Tickets: For adult €12.00 normal entry in case of a child it’s free.

    Nearby attractions: Statue of Molière, Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde

    Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

    Timings: Open usually 9 AM to 6 PM, closed on Tuesday

    Contact Number: +33 1 40 20 50 50

    4. Britain’s Museum London, England
    Outside view of Britain’s museum London
    Outside view of Britain’s Museum London

    The British Museum landmark of museums all over the world covering million of collections. The museum is devoted to human art, culture, and history that has the collection of over eight million objects, a national collection of finest ethnography and archaeology. A most important library collection of the world is housed at this museum. Museum open to the public for the first time on 15 January 1759 and it was designed to give a similar appearance as a  Grand Greek temple.

    Inside view of Britain’s museum London
    Inside view of Britain’s Museum London
    Art Gallery Britain’s museum London
    Art Gallery Britain’s Museum London

    Famous For: an exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities and gallery boasts comprising of Rosetta Stone,  the Parthenon sculptures, and Portrait of Isabella Brandt.

    Architects: John James Burnet, John Russell Pope, Robert Smirke, Sydney Smirke, Spencer de Grey, and John Taylor.

    Architectural style: Greek Revival architecture

    Visitors Every Year: 4.5 to 5 million visitors

    How to reach: The museum is easily accessed by bus or tube

    Tickets: Entry to Britain’s Museum London is free

    Nearby attractions: Nuts Pub Crawl London, Victoria House, Victoria House

    Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK

    Timings: Open every day from 10 AM to 5:30 PM

    Contact Number:+44 20 7323 8299
    5. The Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy
    Night view of the Capitoline Museums, Rome
    Night view of the Capitoline Museums, Rome

    These Museums are the collection of art and archaeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio situated on top of the Capitoline Hill, the oldest public collection was established in 1471, these museums were open for public after 1734. Collections bronze statues or ancient sculptures of Capitoline Museums were donated by Pope Sixtus IV donated to the people of Rome. The collection comprised of paintings, coins, porcelain, metals and materials related to archeological.

    Interior view of the Capitoline Museum
    Interior view of the Capitoline Museum
    Inside view of the Capitoline Museums, Rome
    Inside view of the Capitoline Museums, Rome

    Famous For: Renaissance and Medieval art; coin and jewelry collections and a lot more.

    Architects: Michelangelo, Giacomo, Della Porta

    Architectural Style: Renaissance

    Visitors Every Year: an average of 7-10 million visitors

    Tickets: The Museums fees is €12 or €10 comprising entry to exhibitions. The card for Capitolini costs a slight more and comprised entry fees to Museo Centrale Montemartini.

    Nearby attractions: Trajan’s Market, Campidoglio, Altare Della Patria, Circus Maximus

    Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma, Italy

    Timings: Open daily from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM

    Contact Number: +39 06 0608+

    6. Royal Armouries Museum, England

    Royal Armouries museum
    Royal Armouries Museum

    This museum is the oldest in Britain, located in the Tower of London in the White House, in 1660 it was opened to the public, world’s oldest tourist attraction.This museum has the collection of armour, arms, comprising the National Firearms and artillery. Merely, UK museum has permanent existences at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky in the US. Royal Armouries museum’s collection is situated at three sites across U.K:

     (i) Built Museum in Leeds, West Yorkshire;

     (ii)  a Victorian fort at Fort Nelson, Portsmouth, Hampshire;

     (iii) the historic home at the Tower of London in the White Tower.

    View of Men-at-Arms, Royal Armouries museum leeds
    View of Men-at-Arms, Royal Armouries Museum Leeds
    View of Royal Armouries Museum in leeds
    View of Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds
    Inside view of Royal Armouries museum
    Inside view of Royal Armouries Museum

    Famous For: Galleries such as War Gallery, Tournament Gallery, Oriental Gallery, Self-Defence Gallery; Tower of London.

    Architects: Derek Walker

    How to reach: You may board bus or train to reach Royal Armouries Museum

    Tickets: Entrance to this museum is free

    Nearby attractions: Leeds Dock, Dino Jaws, Leeds City Sightseeing, Tick Tock Unlock, Victoria Leeds.

    Address: Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT, UK

    Timings: Open every day of the week from 10 AM to 5 PM

    Contact Number:+44 113 220 1999

    7. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA

    Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New YorkMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
    Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
    The Museum of Modern Art presents the contemporary as well as modern art. MoMA exhibition took 630,000 square feet (59,000 m) of redesigned and new space. It has unique as well as familiar things with a new touch to offer everyone a mind-opening experience. In conjunction to this, architecture work and design, painting, prints, photography, artist’s books, drawing, film, sculpture, electronic media and illustrated books. This museum housed the finest art collection in the world, surprisingly, three million above visitors every year.
    Inside picture of Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Inside picture of Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Famous For: Best paintings, artwork, and decor
    Architects: Yoshio Taniguchi, Philip Goodwin, and Edward Durell Stone
    Architectural Style: Modern, international, and contemporary
    Visitors every year: Around 3 million

    How to reach: You may board bus or train to reach MOMA

    Tickets: Entrance to MoMA is $25.00 for adults

    Nearby attractions: Paley Park, King Cole Bar, Rockefeller Center, Sony Wonder Technology Lab,  St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manolo Blahnik

    Address:  11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Timings: Usually opens from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Contact Number: +1 212-708-9400

    8. The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    The State Hermitage Museum
    The State Hermitage Museum
    This museum comprised of three million artifacts and artworks of the world. The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg established in 1764 and since 1852 the museum has been open to the public. The heart of the collection, Masterpieces of European Art, the work of art includes graphic works, paintings, sculptures, numismatic material and applied art, archaeological finds. This museum attracts 2.5 million visitors every year around the globe.  Hermitage guide is also available in which detail of every section of the museum is provided separately.
    Inside picture of the State Hermitage Museum
    Inside picture of the State Hermitage Museum
    Interior of the State Hermitage Museum
    Interior of the State Hermitage Museum
    Famous For: Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy, Statues of Atlantes, Treasure Gallery, Paintings, Leonardo Da Vinci Room, Knight’s Hall
    Architects: Catherine the Great, Giacomo Quarenghi
    Architectural style: Historicism
    Visitors every year:  Around 1 million

    Tickets: Entrance fees are 700 RUB, however free entry for preschool children, school children, students. For all the visitors first Thursday of every month is free entry.

    Nearby attractions: Petersburg Free Tour, Millionnaya Street, Zimnyaya Kanavka Canal.

    Address: Palace Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000

    Timings: Usually open from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Closed on Monday

    Contact Number: +7 812 710-90-79

    So, now you have a glance of some very famous museums of the world, don’t miss the chance to visit these amazing museums if ever you visit the above-mentioned places it will offer you awesome and lifetime experience.  Guys, we hope this post is informative for you, so visit again to our website for more and latest updates and don’t forget to like, comment, and share. Thanks for reading, keep reading, keep motivating!!!

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