World's Most-Visited Museums
Courtesy of The Victoria and Albert Museum
No. 20 Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Annual Visitors: 2,629,065
Queen Victoria renamed this massive museum of decorative arts and design in 1899 (it was originally known as the South Kensington Museum), in memory of Prince Albert’s support of the museum’s founding. Today, nearly 57,000 items are on display, everything from ceramics and photographs to oil paintings, furniture, and a pirate outfit designed by Vivienne Westwood. And don’t forget about special exhibits such as last summer’s “Grace Kelly: Style Icon,” whose 50 featured outfits included the satin gown she wore to the Academy Awards in 1955.
Source: The Art Newspaper