New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has beat out nearly 600 institutions to be named the world’s favourite museum.
In TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Museums list, the Met edged out the Musee d’Orsay in Paris and the Art Institute of Chicago that came in second and third spots respectively, to take the top spot.
Winners are determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums around the world gathered over a 12-month period.
Predictably, most of the top-ranked museums are world renowned, with the US and France boasting two institutes each on the top 10 list.
Interestingly, however, while the Louvre boasts bragging rights to being the most visited museum in the world, having received 9.3 million visitors in 2014, TripAdvisor travellers seem to have enjoyed the Musee d’Orsay more: Orsay placed second on the worldwide ranking, while the Louvre was ranked fifth.
The Met, meanwhile, was universally lauded on the TripAdvisor forum for its size and the diversity of exhibits.
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