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How many museums in the world?

How many museums in the world?

There are approximately 55,000 museums in the world.  The Museums of the World 2017 by De Gruyter Saur lists a total of 55,000 in 202 countries.  Of the approximately 55,000 museums in the world the ILMS lists 33,100 museum in the USA.

Museums Asia –

Museums Africa –

Museums North America –

Museums South America –

Museums Antarctica –

Museums Europe –

Museums Australia – 1,184 Museums

Museums Oceania –

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at mark@walhimer.com.

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