15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See

30 May 2022

We list the World's 15 Most Impressive Museums for 2022. From the Art Institute of Chicago to the Hermitage and the Louvre, including the British Museum, there are many impressive museums in the world.

1. The Art Institute of Chicago (USA)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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Founded in 1879 and guarded by two bronze lions, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the World's largest art collections. It exhibits more than 300,000 works. 

  • Location: Chicago - USA
  • Average Ticket Price: USD 25 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Open Monday and Thursday–Sunday: 10–11 am for members only, and 11 am–5 pm for all visitors
  • Number of visitors: 1.5 million visitors annually
  • Architectural style: Art and Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 0.4 from Chicago

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2. The Gallery of The Academy of Florence (Italy)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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The Academy of Florence is famous for its impressive collection of statues. Among them is the famous David by Michelangelo. Among the first drawing schools in Europe, the Academy houses paintings by a wide range of masters, from Sandro Botticelli to Domenico Ghirlandaio, including Pontormo and Andrea del Sarto.

  • Location: Florence - Italy
  • Average Ticket Price: EUR 12 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: From Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 am to 6:45 pm
  • Number of visitors: 1,332,711 visitors annually
  • Architectural style: Art Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 1 km from Florence

3. The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

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The Hermitage Museum's collection presents more than 3 million works from all over the World. The Hermitage Museum, one of the most impressive museums in the World, is known for having housed the Russian monarchs until the Red Revolution of 1917 ( 20th Century ).

  • Location: Saint Petersburg - Russia
  • Average Ticket Price: 700 RUB - USD 17.95 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Daily 10:30 am to 6 pm. The last admission is at 5:30 pm.
  • Number of visitors: 1,649,443 visitors annually
  • Architectural style: Art and Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 6.5 km from Saint Petersburg

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4. J. Paul Getty Museum, in Los Angeles (USA)

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J. Paul Getty Museum is renowned for its architecture, gardens and spectacular views. The centre also houses an extensive collection of works by the greatest. The collection includes the masterpiece of Vang Gogh, Monet and Cézanne.

  • Location: Los Angeles - USA
  • Average Ticket Price: Free (reservations required) (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Daily :10am–5:30pm / Monday: Closed
  • Number of visitors: 2.023.467 visitors annually
  • Architectural style: Art and Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 18 miles from Los Angeles

5. The Orsay Museum in Paris (France)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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The Musée d'Orsay is known for its collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works. It exhibits paintings by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Rodin, Renoir and Monet.

  • Location: Paris - France
  • Average Ticket Price: EUR 12.40 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, five days a week
  • Number of visitors: more than three million visitors annually
  • Architectural style: Art and Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 10 Km from Paris

6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (USA)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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It is one of the largest museums and galleries in the World. The permanent collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art feature work from almost every period and region of the World. Classical antiquity, ancient Egypt, modern art, African art, Asian art, Slavic art....everything is here!

  • Location: New York -USA
  • Average Ticket Price: USD 25 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. / Sunday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Number of visitors: 1.958.000 visitors annually
  • Architectural style: Art and Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 1.3 miles from New York

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7. The Acropolis Museum in Athens (Greece)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum that exhibits finds from the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The Museum, seen as an impressive Museum, opened in 2009. It presents nearly 4000 artworks.

  • Location: Athens - Greece
  • Average Ticket Price: EUR 10 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Monday. 8 am - 4 pm / Last entry: 3:30 pm ; Tuesday - Sunday. 8 am - 8 pm / Last entry: 7:30 pm.
  • Numbers of visitors: More than 1.28 million annually
  • Architectural style: Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 05.0 Km from Athens

8. The Prado Museum in Madrid (Spain)

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The Prado Museum houses one of the largest art collections in the World; it is known for displaying works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco. Its collection currently includes approximately 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures and 8,200 drawings.

  • Location: Madrid - Spain
  • Average Ticket Price: EUR 15 (for 1 Adult)
  • Opening time: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 7 pm.
  • Numbers of visitors: More than 852,161 annually
  • Architectural style: Art Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 2,3 km from Madrid

9. The British Museum in London (United Kingdom)

The British Museum contains the largest number of Egyptian mummies and ancient Greek sculptures. The impressive Museum is also full of treasures such as the Easter Island statue

  • Location: London - United Kingdom
  • Average Ticket Price: Free (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays: 20.30)/Last entry: 16.00 (Fridays: 19.30)
  • Numbers of visitors: 6.02 million annually
  • Architectural style: Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 0,9 miles from London

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10. The Louvre Museum in Paris (France)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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The Louvre Museum, a Museum of natural history, houses 35,000 masterpieces, including some of the most famous in history, such as the Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, The Raft of the Medusa and the Mona Lisa.

  • Location: Paris - France
  • Average Ticket Price: EUR 17 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday · Closed. Tuesday
  • Numbers of visitors: 9.6 million annually
  • Architectural style: Art and Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 4 km from Paris

11. The Borghese Gallery in Rome (Italy)

The Borghese Gallery contains an important collection of art that belonged to his family. Today it exhibits some of the most important masterpieces of Italian sculpture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Four rooms are dedicated to the artist Bernini.

  • Location: Rome - Italy
  • Average Ticket Price: EUR 15 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday between 9 am to 7 pm / Closed: Mondays, 1 January, 25 December
  • Numbers of visitors: 1.5 million annually
  • Architectural style: Art Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 2 km from Rome

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12. The Vatican Museums in Rome (Italy)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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The Vatican Museum includes ancient art effects from Egypt, sculptures from the Roman era, a collection of tapestries from the 15th and 17th centuries, a map gallery and modern and contemporary religious art.

  • Location: Rome - Italy
  • Average Ticket Price: EUR 17 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Monday to Saturday: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm / Days Closed: 1 November, 8 December, and 25 December
  • Numbers of visitors: 1.3 million annually
  • Architectural style: Art and Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 2 km from Rome

13. Egyptian Museum in Cairo (Egypt)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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The impressive Egyptian Museum has the World's biggest and most remarkable collection of old Egyptian antiquities, including the famed Tutankhamun display (at least for the time being).

  • Location: Cairo - Egypt
  • Average Ticket Price: USD 7 (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Friday from 9:00 is to 5:00 pm. from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • Numbers of visitors: 5 million annually
  • Architectural style: Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 2 km from Cairo

14. The Vasa Museum in Stockholm (Sweden)

The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum that houses the only surviving 17th-century warship, the Vasa. The ship sank in the middle of Stockholm in 1628 and was restored 300 years later. Today, the 69-meter long ship is almost intact. It is seen as the national museum of nature.

  • Location: Stockholm - Sweden
  • Average Ticket Price: SEK 150 (ca. USD 15,50) (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time: Daily: September - May: 10:00-17:00 / Wednesdays until 20:00/ Daily: June - August 08:30 - 18:00
  • Numbers of visitors: 1.5 million annually
  • Architectural style: Archaeological Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 2,4 km from Stockholm

15. National Palace Museum in Taipei (Taiwan)

15 Most Impressive Museums in the World You Must See
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The National Palace Museum exhibits an extraordinary collection of about 700,000 old Imperial Chinese treasures, including Jade, artworks, bronzes, and porcelain, which were once housed in Peking's Forbidden City and only kings could see. Its national gallery is amazing.

  • Location: Taipei - Taiwan
  • Average Ticket Price: NTD $350 (ca. USD 11.50) (for 1 Adult)
  • Hours, Opening time:  Open from Tuesday to Saturday between 09:00 and 17:00.Closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays
  • Numbers of visitors: 640,000 annually
  • Architectural style: Archaeological and Art Museum
  • Get the ticket from this link
  • Distance from city centre: 10,2 km from Taipei

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