The best museum on Earth is the Muséé d’Orsay in Paris, followed by New York’s National 9/11 Memorial and Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museums are the literal storage of human heritage. They are the places we look for when we want to learn and to understand the world around us, where we simply appreciate beauty, or the see the accomplishments of others.
To recommend the best such institutions, one of the most popular travel forums, TripAdvisor, has analysed museums worldwide and has selected the best 10 to visit this year.
In the process of identifying this year’s Travel Choice, the site used an algorithm that evaluated quality and quantity of reviews for each museum listed and analysed data gathered over a 12-month period.
Being home to masterpieces from the Old Masters and Impressionists such as Cézanne, Monet or Renoir, it is no wonder the Parisian Musée d’Orsay was named the very best museum for 2018. The former railway station attracts visitors for paintings such as A burial at Ornacs by Gustave Coubert, Bal du Moulin de la Galette from Renoir, or Dinner at the Ball by Edgar Degas.
New York is not only a city that never sleeps but also home to the second and third best museums in the world. The National 9/11 Museum and Memorial, second in the ranking, commemorates the victims of the tragic events of 11 September 2001, while The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the third best museum in the world, maps more than 5,000 years of art production.
“Travellers can learn more about local culture and make trips more memorable by visiting famous museums,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.
According to TripAdvisor booking data, museum ticket sales last year grew 29 per cent for US travellers and globally, bookings increased by 40 per cent. This year’s award-winning museums serve as inspiration for travellers wanting to join the trend and discover some of the world’s finest collections of art, science, culture and history.
Top 10 Museums in the World according to TripAdvisor users:
- Musée d’Orsay – Paris, France
- The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum – New York City, New York
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, New York
- The British Museum – London, United Kingdom
- Prado National Museum – Madrid, Spain
- Acropolis Museum – Athens, Greece
- Louvre Museum – Paris, France
- The National WWII Museum – New Orleans, Louisiana
- National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City, Mexico
- War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam