Tripadvisor recognizes Top museums in the World
TripAdvisor®, the travel site that helps you find the latest reviews and lowest prices, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice® awards for Museums. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. TripAdvisor has also highlighted top-rated bookable tours and passes on or near the site and the cost of admission for each winning museum.1
“As a traveller, exploring a famous museum or discovering a new one can be the highlight of a trip,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “This year’s Travellers’ Choice Museum award winners belong on your must-visit list. To beat the crowds at these popular attractions, travellers should consider booking a skip-the-line pass or taking a small group tour to save time and make the most of their visit.”
Top 10 Museums in Australia
National Gallery of Victoria— Melbourne
Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria has been cited as the oldest and most visited art museum in the country. The museum boasts one of the world’s finest art collections and has a dedicated Oceanic gallery that showcases the indigenous cultures of the Pacific area.
Bookable tour: Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket bookable on TripAdvisor from $36
National Anzac Centre — Albany
Overlooking King George Sound, the museum commemorates the lives of more than 41,000 men and women who set out for war in 1914. It offers visitors a chance to experience WWI by assuming the identities of 32 Anzac-related characters and following their life journeys through a series of interactive exhibits.
Bookable pass: National Anzac Centre General Entry Ticket on TripAdvisor from $24 per person
Admission: Adult – $24, First Child (5-15 years old) – $10, Every Child Thereafter – $5, Child under 5 – Free
Melbourne Museum — Melbourne
This award-winning museum is the largest in the Southern hemisphere, housing an IMAX theatre, a touring hall and seven main galleries showcasing outstanding exhibits on natural environment, culture and history, as well as a special gallery for younger visitors.
Bookable tour: Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie Heritage Trust on TripAdvisor from $209 per person
Admission: Adult – $14, Child- Free
Questacon — Canberra
As the national science and technology centre, Questacon inspires and educates its visitors with over 200 interactive experiences. Its eight galleries feature themed exhibits, from astronomy to zoology, catering to all age groups
Bookable tour: 3infun Canberra Attraction Pass Including the Australian Institute of Sport, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon on TripAdvisor from $45 per personAdmission: Adult – $20.50, Tertiary – $17.20, Child – $15, Under 4 – Free
Admission: Adult – $20.50, Tertiary – $17.20, Child – $15, Under 4 – Free
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory — Darwin
Ranked as the top attraction in Darwin, this museum is a new entrant to the top 10 Travellers’ Choice museums in Australia. As the Top End’s premier art and cultural institution, it houses the best travelling exhibitions from around the country and showcases the region’s natural and maritime history through its diverse collections of artefacts.
Bookable tour: Explore Darwin City Sights on TripAdvisor from $110 per person
National Gallery of Australia— Canberra
The National Gallery of Australia is the national art museum of Australia as well as one of the largest art museums in Australia, holding more than 166,000 works of art.
Bookable tour: Canberra Day Trip from Sydney Including Parliament House and Australian War Memorial on TripAdvisor from $149 per person
Art Gallery of New South Wales — Sydney
With over 30,000 Australian, European and Asian works in its collection, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is Sydney’s leading art museum. Visitors to the museum are also rewarded to magnificent vistas of the Sydney harbour in the backdrop.
Bookable tour: Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney on TripAdvisor from $385
Defence of Darwin Experience – Darwin
Featuring an interactive exhibition space that promises an immersive and multi-sensory experience, the museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore Darwin’s wartime heritage and the Territory’s involvement in WWII.
Bookable tour: Explore Darwin City Sights on TripAdvisor from $110 per person
Admission: Adult – $15, Child (5-16 years) – $8, Child under 5 – Free, Seniors – $13
Bendigo Art Gallery – Bendigo
Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest, and one of the oldest regional galleries in Australia. The Gallery’s collection is extensive and varied with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from 1800s onwards, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art.
Bookable tour: Golden Dragon Museum on TripAdvisor from $28 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Admission: Adult — $11, Children (5-14) – $6
Historic Village Herberton— Queensland
Travellers can see the real space shuttle Atlantis, touch a moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, tour a NASA spaceflight facility and get an up-close view of a real Saturn V moon rocket all in the same day.
Bookable tour: Historic Village Herberton Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda Village and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway on TripAdvisor from $199
Admission: Adult — $29, Child – $13, Child under 4 – Free
Top 10 Museums in the World:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York City, New York
Bookable pass: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Admission with Access to The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters on TripAdvisor from $32 per person
Recommended admission: Adult — $25, Senior — $17, Student — $12, Child Under 12 — Free
The National WWII Museum — New Orleans, Louisiana
Bookable pass: The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans on TripAdvisor from $34 per person
Admission: Adult — $27; Senior — $23.50; Child, College Student, Military — $17.50
Musée d’Orsay — Paris, France
Bookable tour: Semi Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Must-See Tour on TripAdvisor from $145 per person
Admission: Adult — $14, Under 18 — Free
Art Institute of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
Bookable pass: Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission on TripAdvisor from $45 per person
Admission: Adult — $25; Senior, Student, Teen — $19; Child Under 14 — Free
State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace — St. Petersburg, Russia
Bookable tour: State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour on TripAdvisor from $53 per person
Admission: Adult, Senior, Student — $12; Student, Child — Free
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum — New York City, New York
Bookable tour: 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Upgrade on TripAdvisor from $45 per person
Admission: Adult — $24; Senior, Veteran, College Student — $18; Youth (7-17) — $15; Child Under 7 — Free
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) — Mexico City, Mexico
Bookable tour: Viator Exclusive: Chapultepec Castle Early Access plus National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City on TripAdvisor from $43 per person
Admission: Adult — $4, Senior, Student, Child Under 13 — Free
Acropolis Museum — Athens, Greece
Bookable tour: Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour on TripAdvisor from $75 per person
Admission: Adult — $6; Senior, Student, Child Under 18 — $4; Child Under 5, Military — Free
Prado National Museum — Madrid, Spain
Bookable pass: Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid on TripAdvisor from $55 per person
V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum – London, UK
Bookable tour: Guided Highlights Tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum on TripAdvisor from $60 per person
For the complete list of winners from the 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for Museums, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to: TripAdvisor.com/TravellersChoice-Museums.
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