List of Famous Museums in the World

List of famous world museums in no particular order:

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, Egypt, was founded in 1902. It has the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic and ancient Egyptian antiquities, as well as many treasures of King Tutankhamun. Some 120,000 items altogether. One of the most famous items displayed in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun, composed of 11 kg of solid gold.

Museo del Prado is a national art museum in Madrid, Spain. Its location is in the center of Madrid, a main national art museum. It was established in 1819 from a Spanish Royal Collection. Today the museum has around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints, and 8,200 drawings. It displays about 1,300 works while the rest is in the vaults or on loan.

Hermitage - most famous museum

The Louvre in Paris is one of the largest museums in the world. Its collection is around 35,000 art objects from prehistory until today. It opened on 10 August 1793. Some of the most famous art objects in the Louvre are Venus de Milo, an Assyrian human-headed winged bull, The Seated Scribe from Saqqara, and Mona Lisa.

Hermitage Museum is a museum of art in Saint Petersburg. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Its collection has over three million items and is the world's largest collection of paintings. Items range from prehistoric to post-Impressionist.

Museum of Modern Art is an art museum in New York City. It was established in 1929. It is considered the world’s most influential museum of modern art. The most famous items displayed in the Museum of Modern Art are The Starry Night of van Gogh, Dali’s The Persistence of Memory, Matisse’s The Dance I, and many more.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. It is a museum of modern and contemporary art. It was founded in 1997. It features permanent and visiting exhibits.

Museo Nacional de Antropología is a name of a national museum of Mexico. It was founded in 1964 and is located in Mexico City. It has 23 rooms and covers an area of 79,700 square meters. Museum has important archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the pre-Columbian history of Mexico.

Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum of art and history established in 1800. In its history, it moved a few times until it finished in Amsterdam. It has a collection of 1 million items from the 13th century until today, but only some 6,000 are on display. Among them are paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Steen.

Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum, founded in 1872 in Tokyo. Its collection consists mainly of art and archeological findings from Asia, focusing on Japan, and it consists of some 110,000 items.

Guggenheim Museum

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world. It is located in Florence and has been open to the public since 1765. It is one of the most popular museums because it holds works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giotto, Raphael, and Titian.

Hermitage - most famous museum
Guggenheim Museum
Uffizi Museum