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New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has been voted best in the world for the third consecutive year in the latest ratings from TripAdviser.
The travel firm’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards used the opinions of millions of visitors from around the world to rank the most popular museums.
By using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, The Met took the top accolade, thanks to its varied collection that spans more than 5,000 years.
The USA was home to the runner-up as well, with New Orleans’ top rated tourist destination, the National WWII Museum, taking second.
In third was the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, which houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, was voted in fourth closely followed by the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
In sixth place was the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York, which means that four of the top six are found in the USA.
London is home to the tenth best museum in the world, with the Victoria and Albert Museum recognised for its amazingly diverse collections – it was also named as the best heritage attraction in the UK.
Tim Reeve, Deputy Director of the V&A museum, said: “2017 has been an exciting year for the V&A, with innovative and popular exhibitions and the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter; the biggest architectural intervention at the Museum in over 100 years.”
Making up the rest of the top 10 were the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City; the Acropolis Museum in Athens and the Prado National Museum in Madrid.
The rankings for Europe, saw five of London’s attractions make the top 25, meaning the capital is home to more winning museums than any other European city, including the likes of Paris and Berlin.
If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, be sure to organise your worldwide travel insurance in advance
Date Created: 22/09/2017