Which Museum In Korea Has Ranked Sixth In the World For Visitor Numbers?

The National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관) Ranked Sixth In The World For Museum Visitor Numbers Last Year

According to a survey by <Art Newspaper>, the National Museum of Korea had 4,182,855 visitors. Surpassing 4 million visitors annually was a first for the National Museum of Korea last year. In this ranking, the top spot was taken by the Louvre Museum, followed by the Vatican Museums, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Tate Modern ranking second to fifth, respectively.

The history of the National Museum of Korea dates back to November 1909 during the time of the Korean Empire, when it first opened as the Je-sil Museum, the first museum in Korea, in Changgyeonggung Palace.

Focused on Korean fine arts and artifacts, it houses approximately 1.5 million artifacts in its collection, with over 10,000 items on permanent display. It is the largest museum in Korea and holds significant global prominence due to its extensive collection.

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