This map shows the number of professional museums and the number of visits to professional museums per municipality in the Nordic Region in 2015. A professional museum is here considered to have staff employed during the year corresponding to at least one full-time equivalent in total.
The orange circles indicate the number of visits to professional museums in 2016. The larger the circle, the greater the number of visits to professional museums. The green bars indicate the number of professional museums per municipality. The higher the bar, the greater the number of professional museums.
Stockholm and the Greater Copenhagen area, a cross-border metropolitan region encompassing Eastern Denmark and Skåne in southern Sweden, have most museums and visits in the Nordic Region. The capital city regions have both the highest number of museums and the most museum visits. In the Nordic Region, professional museums are not located in all municipalities. In the Faroe Islands, professional museums are entirely limited to the capital region. In Sweden, Norway and Finland there are numerous municipalities without a museum. For these countries it is also clear that the second-tier cities host the highest number of professional museums outside the capitals. That said, in the parts of Denmark, Norway and Sweden where rural municipalities have museums, they do in many cases experience a substantial number of visits, often between 50,000 and 100,000 per year.