Top 10 museums in the world, according to TripAdvisor

The travel guide announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards.

The museum building was originally a railway station (Photo: Musée d’Orsay)

If you’re the kind of traveller who needs to clock in a dose of culture no matter where you holiday, don’t miss this list. TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of its 2018 Travelers’ Choice awards for museums.

The 10 winners were determined using an algorithm that considered the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. New York City and Paris emerged tops with two museums each, while Europe is well represented by deserving facilities in London, Athens and Madrid.

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York honours the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks (Photo: The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum)

Asia made it to the list with the stomach-churning War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, with Mexico City and New Orleans rounding things up. Art remains a major theme — as expressed by the choices of Musee d’Orsay, Prado, the Met and the Louvre, for example — while exploring the history behind the world’s major wars and disasters are also of major interest, explained by the popularity of New York’s 9/11 museum, Louisiana’s WW2 museum and Ho Chi Minh’s tribute to its own storied war. See below for the full list.


Top 10 museums in the world:

  1. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  2. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York
  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  4. The British Museum, London
  5. Prado National Museum, Madrid
  6. Acropolis Museum, Athens
  7. Louvre Museum, Paris
  8. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans
  9. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
  10. War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City



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