These Are The Most Popular Museums in the World
The Croatian cruise pros used search data to look at the average monthly global search volume for the word ‘museum’ in every country, discovering which cultural institution came out on top. And of course, while plenty of the big heavy hitters — including the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, and the Museo Del Prado — took top honors in their respective countries, there are plenty of lesser-known museums on the list absolutely worth a visit.
If you’re in Mexico City, the Soumaya Museum is a must-visit, with its breathtaking silver structure serving as a work of art well before you even step inside. Coin collectors will especially love this pick, as the museum features the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic and colonial-era coins.
Music lovers will want to head to the Bob Marley Museum in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, as it offers an unmatched peek inside the reggae icon’s life and legacy… it’s even located inside his former home. In Stockholm, Sweden, disco fans can visit ABBA The Museum, a fully interactive museum where you can virtually try on ABBA’s costumes, sing, play, mix original music, and become the fifth member of the iconic pop act.
Other unique museums on the list include Lindt Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg, Switzerland (yes, a museum devoted to Lindt chocolate), the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech, Morocco, which pays tribute to the legendary fashion designer, and Australia’s Melbourne Museum, which is home to over 17 million items on display related to Indigenous Australian and Pacific Islander cultures, geology, historical studies, paleontology, technology and society, and zoology, as well as the world’s largest IMAX theater screen.
Check out the full list to see the most popular museums in every country.