Top 10 Largest Museums In The World

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10. Art Institute of Chicago: 26,000m² (280,000 sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museums In The World - Art Institute of Chicago

The second largest museum in The United States and 10th in the world, Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest museums in North America, The museum was founded in 1879 and located in Chicago city, the collection of Art Institute of Chicago is known for early Japanese prints, the art of Bizantine empire, and it’s famous specifically by its exceptional collection of paintings of the western culture.

9. National Museum of Korea:  27,090m² (291,600sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- National Museum of Korea

South Korea’s largest museum and Asia’s third largest museum, the National Museum of Korea is located in the capital city Seoul, The museum was established in 1945 and it represents Korea’s interesting history from ancient times to the modern era, with over 220,000 objects in its collection National Museum of Korea is the cultural institution that represents the art and the culture of Korea.

8. Victoria and Albert Museum: 30,000m² (320,000 sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- Victoria and Albert Museum

United Kingdom’s largest museum and Europe’s third-biggest museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum is located in London and it was founded in 1852, The museum is known for its decorative arts and design and a collection of 2.27 million objects in 145 galleries, the former name of the museum was “Museum of Manufactures” before it’s changed it to Victoria and Albert Museum after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

7. National Museum of Anthropology: 33,000m²(360,000 sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- National Museum of Anthropology

 Mexico’s largest museum was founded in 1964 and it is located in Mexico city, The museum contains the largest collection of the ancient Mexican art, National Museum of Anthropology is the most visited museum in Mexico by around 2 million visitors in 2017.

6. Tokyo National Museum: 38,000m² (410,000 sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- Tokyo National Museum

Japan’s largest and oldest art museum, the Japanese national museum was established in 1872 and it is located in Tokyo city, The museum is known for its largest collection of Japanese art, and its ancient Japanese culture including Samurai swords, beautiful kimonos and more, Tokyo National Museum is the most visited museum in Japan with over 2 million visitors in 2017.

5. Vatican Museums: 43,000m² (460,000sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- Vatican Museums

The oldest museum on this list, Vatican Museum was founded in 1506 located in Vatican City, a single tour in this museum can take you easily more than 2 hours, Vatican Museums is known for its gorgeous collection of vast store of artworks from the ancient time to the modern era, the museum is one of the most visited museums in the world by over 6 million visitors annually.

4. Metropolitan Museum of Art: 58,820m² (633,100sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- Metropolitan Museum of Art

The collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art has over two millions works of art and it represents more than 5000 years of art from all around the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in New York City and it was established in 1870 in purpose to bring art education to the American people, today The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes more than 7 million visitors to its three locations.

3. National Museum of China: 65,000m² (700,000sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- National Museum Of China

China’s largest art museum is located in Beijing and it’s the second most visited art museum in the world by 8.6 million visitors annually, National Museum of China was founded in 1959 and it was made in purpose to educate about the history and arts of China, The museum’s collection contains about 1 million items covering Chinese history of 1.7 million years ago to the end of the Qing Dynasty.

2. State Hermitage Museum: 66,842m² (719,480sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- State Hermitage Museum

The second largest museum in the world is State Hermitage Museum, It is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia and it was founded in 1764, The museum is one of the most famous museums in the world and it contains over 3 million works of art as well as the largest collection of paintings in the world, In 2017 State Hermitage museum received more than 4 million visitors.

1. Louvre: 72,735m² (782,910sq.ft)

Top 10 Largest Museum In The World- Louvre

World’s largest art museum and the most famous one, Louvre is located in Paris and it was established in 1792, Nowadays Louvre becomes an attraction for every visitor to Paris, The museum originally was a Royal Palace before it turned out to a museum, Louvre contains more than 380,000 items and 35,000 works of art including the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo, In 2018 Louvre welcomes 10.2 million visitors which make the most visited museum in the world.

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