Most Famous Art Museums and Galleries Around the World


Museums are among the most visited historic places across the world. Majority of us would get confused when it comes down to art, but one will get undoubtedly impressed with these renowned institutions.

There are thousands of museums in the world which are worth visiting. Here is a quick list of such best museums in the world.

The Louvre, France

They say that it will take 100 days for you to see everything in Louvre if you look at each item for 30 seconds. This is undoubtedly one of the most popular museums in the world. It was a medieval palace and fortress of the French kings before it got transformed into a museum about 200 years ago. The collections range from the artefacts from the beginning of the civilisations to the early 19th century days – easily housing the planet’s most important pieces under one roof. The chief among them all is the Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

The Vatican Museums, Italy

This museum contains 22 different collections – from Egyptian and Etruscan art to modern religious art. The grandeur and sheer beauty of the Sistine Chapel, Bernini’s spiral columns and Michelangelo’s dome will blow away even the least religious of us. This museum complex is the biggest in the world with more than 1,000 museums and galleries.

The British Museum, UK

With over four million displayed artefacts, this museum is easily among the greatest and well-known museums in the world. The place attracts over six million visitors every year. It has approximately 8 million objects and 94 galleries spanning across 75,000 square meters. It is also the first national public museum in the world.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York

One can find everything- from European paintings to Islamic arts to collection of arms. With works of Botticelli, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Rodin, Degas etc. this one here is easily the most important museum of the western hemisphere. It includes more than two million works of art and is the largest art museum in the United States. It has an extensive collection of African, Asian, Byzantine, Oceanian and Islamic art.

Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

It is the world’s biggest research organisation and museum complex, composed of sixteen museums and galleries including the National Zoo. With more than 142 million objects representing America’s most cherished memories, it is undoubtedly one of the most important and famous museums in the world “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge”.