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world's most-visited museums: Victoria and Albert Museum

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


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