Courtesy of The Victoria and Albert Museum

No. 20 Victoria and Albert Museum, London

21 of 22

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

World's Most-Visited Museums

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

Courtesy of The Victoria and Albert Museum

World's Most-Visited Museums

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