Top 20 most visited museums in the world

By Fan Junmei
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Having received nearly 7.6 million visitors last year, the National Museum of China was the most popular museum in the world, according to the 2016 Museum Index released in June by the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM.

Receiving7.4 million visitors, the Louvre fell to No. 3 after four consecutive years as the top draw.

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington also came ahead of the Louvre, ranking second with 7.5 million visitors recorded.

The world's top 20 museums all together received about 108 million visitors, according to the report.

The National Museum of China saw a 3.6 percent jump in attendance. Population size, free admission and the museum's location in a major tourist destination all contributed to the increase, said the report.

Three other Chinese museums are also on the top 20 list, with the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum ranking 7th, the Taipei Palace Museum 12th, and the China Science Technology Museum at 16th.

The following is the full list of the top 20 most visited museums in the world.

The Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou was inaugurated on January 31, 1977. From the moment it opened to the public on February 2, 1977, it was met with immense success, rapidly becoming one of the most popular cultural venues in the world and one of the most visited monuments in France. [centrepompidou.fr]

The Centre Pompidou was inaugurated on January 31, 1977. From the moment it opened to the public on February 2, 1977, it was met with immense success, rapidly becoming one of the most popular cultural venues in the world and one of the most visited monuments in France. [centrepompidou.fr]



Type: Culture and leisure

Location: Paris, France

Attendance: 3.3 million visitors in 2016

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