““We foresee huge losses for the next few years, and just a very slow return to normal. We expect that in 2024 we might be back to our normal visitor numbers. Financially, it’s quite a disaster.”
Visitor information from across Europe tells a fairly consistent story: Museums that have reopened have about a third of the visitors they had this time last year. The Louvre in Paris reports about 4,500 to 5,000 visitors a day, compared with about 15,000 a year ago. The State Museums of Berlin, a group of 18 museums in the German capital, reports about 30 percent of its usual attendance.