Best Museums in the World

The best museums in the world are of course a matter of debate. Your favorite museum may not be mine.

Perhaps you love ancient art and I enjoy modern art. Or maybe you like science museums and I prefer history. Maybe you only like the museum architecture and go to see the buildings that house the art and artifacts.

On this website we highlight all kinds of different museums, always searching for those museums that are the most unique and interesting.

TripAdvisor recently ranked the top museums in the world in 2018. They used visitor reviews to compile the list which they call the Travelers’ Choice Awards. The 25 best museums in the world according to this list are:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
  • National WWII Museum in New Orleans
  • Musee d’Orsay in Paris
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
  • National 911 Museum in New York
  • National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
  • Acropolis Museum in Greece
  • Prado National Museum in Madrid
  • Victoria and Albert Museum in London
  • National Gallery in London
  • Vasa Museum in Stockholm
  • Louvre Museum in Paris
  • Egyptian Museum of Turin
  • Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
  • Uffizi Galleries in Florence
  • Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  • Instituto Ricardo Brennand in Recife
  • Museum of New Zealand in Wellington
  • Pinacoteca do Estato de Sao Paolo
  • War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Museo Larco in Lima
  • Gold Museum in Bogota
  • Museum of Qin Terra-cotta in Xi’an
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh

Do you agree with this list? How many of the top museums have you been to already? Are any of these best museums on your bucket list?

I have not been to all of these yet, but I have been to quite a few. I agree that some of these are interesting and wonderful museums. But sometimes I prefer the smaller and less known museums to the large and famous ones.

Read on to discover some of my favorite museums around the world >>>

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