International Museum Day

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When Celebrated

Always on May 18th


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About the Holiday

International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums. The aim of this holiday is to increase public awareness about the role of museums in the development of society. Today is the perfect day to visit, appreciate and support your local museum.

The most visited museum in the world is Musée du Louvre, Paris with annual visitors of 8,500,000. Close second most visited is Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. with annual visitors of 8,300,000. Click here to see Travel & Leisure's world's most visited museums.

Gift Guidelines

  • Night at the Museum DVD
  • Visit a museum
  • Volunteer at a museum
  • Donate to a museum

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