- 360,000 square metre(s)
- France (Paris)
The largest art museum in terms of total area is the Louvre in Paris, France, which covers 360,000 m² (3,875,000 sq ft) on the Right Bank of the River Seine. Of this, 86,000 m² (925,700 sq ft) is open to the public and includes a shopping precinct, restaurants and cafes, and the collection occupies a display area of 70,000 m² (753,470 sq ft).
The 2019 Louvre report documents the collection size at 615,797 items, nearly 35,000 of which are on permanent display to the public. The central Paris landmark - a former palace, located in the 1st arrondissement - is the most visited art museum in the world, admitting 9.6 million visitors during 2019. The Louvre also holds the record for the largest palace used as a museum.
If the Tuileries gardens are included, the Louvre palace and grounds cover an combined total of 37 hectares (370,000 m²; 4 million sq ft).