Paris museum emerges world's most popular museum for the 4th year running

Louvre dominated the recently released TEA/AECOM Global Attractions Attendance Report's museum rankings, attracting 8.7 million visitors.

For the 4th time running, located in Paris has emerged the most popular museum in the world.

Louvre dominated the recently released TEA/AECOM Global Attractions Attendance Report's museum rankings, attracting 8.7 million visitors, according to the 2015 Museum Index.

The report further revealed that about 106.5 million people visited the top 20 museums in the world last year.

According to the index, this was a slight drop from 107.3 million in 2014.

Fluctuation in museum attendance numbers is often driven by popular temporary exhibits, such as Tate Modern's "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" in 2014.

English capital city, had a total of 6 museums in the top 20 which was more than any other city.

Check out the most popular museums in the world below:

1. Louvre, Paris, France (8,700,000 visitors)

2. National Museum of China, Beijing, China (7,290,000)

3. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., United States (6,900,000)

4. British Museum, London, United Kingdom (6,821,000)

5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States (6,300,000)

6. Vatican Museums, Vatican, Vatican City (6,002,000)

7. Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Shanghai, China (5,948,000)

8. National Gallery, London, United Kingdom (5,908,000)

9. National Palace Museum (Taiwan), Taipei, Taiwan (5,288,000)

10. Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom (5,284,000)

11. American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States (5,000,000)

12. Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (4,713,000)

13. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States (4,104,000)

14. National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C., U.S. (4,100,000)

15. State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia (3,668,000)

16. Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France (3,440,000)

17. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom (3,432,000)

18. China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing (3,360,000)

19. Science Museum (South Kensington), London, United Kingdom (3,356,000)


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