The Louvre, in Paris, is the most visited gallery in the world. It has existed for more than 200 years and displays 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. In 2012, the Louvre opened a sister gallery in the town of Lens in northern France, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi is scheduled to open in 2015.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, has the second highest number of visitors. It is unusual because it has one of the most impressive collections on the planet but no fixed admission fee; visitors pay whatever they can afford.
The third, fourth, and fifth most popular art museums—the British Museum, the Tate Modern, and the National Gallery—are all in London. Although the British Museum and National Gallery were founded in 1752 and 1824, respectively, the Tate Modern didn’t open its doors until 2000. It is located inside a former power station.
巴黎的羅浮宮是全球最受歡迎的美術館，擁有超過200 年的歷史，展出35000 件以上的藝術品，包括達文西的《蒙娜麗莎》。2012 年，羅浮宮於法國北部的朗斯鎮設立姊妹館，而羅浮宮阿布達比分館則預計於2015 年開幕。
排名第三名、第四名和第五名的熱門美術館分別為位於倫敦的大英博物館、泰特現代藝術館以及國家美術館。雖然大英博物館成立於1752 年；國家美術館成立於1824 年，但泰特現代美術館一直到2000 年才開幕，且館址前身為發電廠。