Visits to museums

This indicator shows visits to museums per 1 000 inhabitants in the Nordic region. A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment (ICOM, 2007). Museums include national museums and affiliated institutions, local museums, art museums and scientific museums. The number of visits is monitored physical visits at the location. Data is available for Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland. Faroe Islands: Data only covers national museums not local museums. For more information on Nordic Statistics:


Keywords: leisure, gallery, collection, museums: culture, visits, galleries, art