TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Museums in the World 2017
New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) is not only named the #1 Museum in the US but also in the World for three straight years. It is also New York City’s most visited museum and attraction. Let’s take a look at 2017 travelers’ choice for the top 10 museums in the world.
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), New York City, New York
At New York City’s most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.
Bookable pass: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Admission with Access to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters on TripAdvisor
Opening hour: Sunday-Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Friday-Saturday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
2. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor’s #2 museum in the world and #2 in the US. The Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.
Bookable pass: The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans on TripAdvisor
Opening hour: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
3. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Once a railroad station, this beautiful museum now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914.
Bookable pass: Semi Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Must-See Tour on TripAdvisor
4. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Top-ranked by TripAdvisor four years in a row. Experience the greatest Impressionist collection outside Paris, and view contemporary masterpieces in the spectacular Modern Wing. Stand before classics like Nighthawks, and travel the globe through galleries devoted to the art of ancient Greece, Japan, Africa, and the Americas.
Bookable pass: Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission on TripAdvisor
Opening hour: Thursday 10:30am-8:00pm, Friday-Wednesday 10:30am-5:00pm
5. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in the Winter Palace, and contains over 2.7 million exhibits including some of the world’s greatest works of art.
Bookable pass: State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour on TripAdvisor
6. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York City, New York
A place of remembrance to honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The Museum displays monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11. In addition, it also presents intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and the aftermath.
Bookable pass: 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Upgrade on TripAdvisor
7. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City, Mexico
Considered one of the world’s most comprehensive natural history museums, National Museum of Anthropology houses four square kilometers of exhibits in 23 exhibition halls.
Bookable pass: Viator Exclusive: Chapultepec Castle Early Access plus National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City on TripAdvisor
8. Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited in this one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens.
Bookable pass: Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour on TripAdvisor
Read also: 12 Top Tourist Attractions in Athens Greece to explore
9. Prado National Museum, Madrid, Spain
The Prado houses one of the largest art collections in the world, and is best known for its diverse assortment of works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco.
Bookable pass: Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid on TripAdvisor
10. V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum), London, UK
One of the world’s greatest museums of art and design. The V&A’s collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world’s richest cultures. Admission is free.
Bookable pass: Guided Highlights Tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum on TripAdvisor
Read also: 20 Top Attractions in London
For the complete list of winners from the 2017 Travelers’ Choice awards for Top Museums in the world, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to: TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Museums.
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