(New York, September 13, 2016)— The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been named the world’s #1 museum in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for the second sequential year. TripAdvisor highlights the top museums around the world based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings, gathered over a 12-month period.
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Met, commented: "We’re thrilled that The Met is the recipient of this major travel award for the second year in a row. It is especially gratifying since the award is based on feedback from our visitors themselves. The Met had record attendance in 2015 and 2016, with our annual visitor numbers recently topping 6.7 million. With collections and exhibitions that extend from ancient artifacts to contemporary art, and with our three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and the new Met Breuer—there is truly something for everyone at The Met.”
“From revered art galleries to thought-provoking memorials, these Travelers’ Choice award-winners showcase the best the world has to offer in culture, science, and history,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travelers planning to go to one of these top museums can save valuable time and have a better experience by booking special access tours or skip-the-line passes before they go.”
For all of TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice award-winning museums, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Museums.
Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.
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About The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
Through its website and social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, The Met expands its visitor experience to people all over the world.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, May 2016
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September 13, 2016
Photos by Brett Beyer