The British Museum in London, and the Prado National Museum in Madrid, came fourth and fifth respectively.
Top 10 Museums in the World
1 Musée d’Orsay, Paris
2 The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York
3 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
4 The British Museum, London
5 Prado National Museum, Madird
6 Acropolis Museum, Athens
7 Louvre Museum, Paris
8 The National WWII Museum, New Orleans
9 National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico
10 War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
Acropolis Museum among best in Europe
The Acropolis Museum also ranked fourth in Europe among 25 museums, with Musée d’Orsay ranking first; the British Museum second and the Prado National Museum third on the TripAdvisor list.
Furthermore, it topped the list of the Top 10 Museums in Greece.
Top 10 Museums – Greece
1 Acropolis Museum, Athens
2 Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion, Crete
3 National Archaeological Museum, Athens
4 Greek National Football Team Museum, Chania, Crete
5 Cyclades Olive Museum, Andros
6 Silversmithing Museum, Ioannina
7 Municipal Museum of the Kalavritan Holocaust, Kalavryta
8 Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Metsovo
9 PavlosVrellis Museum of Greek History, Ioannina
10 Delphi Archaeological Museum, Delphi
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.
“This year’s award winning museums serve as inspiration for travelers wanting to join the trend and discover some of the world’s finest collections of art, science, culture and history,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.
The Acropolis Museum had been announced eighth best in the world at the 2017 Travelers’ Choice awards for Museums and third among Europe’s best.