The Met is the Only Museum to Receive #1 U.S. and World Ranking for Three Years in a Row
(New York, September 20, 2017)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been named the world’s #1 museum in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for an unprecedented third consecutive year, making it the only museum to receive the valued ranking for three years in a row. TripAdvisor highlights the top museums around the world based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings, gathered over a 12-month period.
“We’re incredibly honored to receive this recognition from our visitors,” said Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met. “We care deeply about the experience our visitors have at the Museum, and strive every day to present our collection, exhibitions, and programs in an exciting and engaging manner, and to provide amenities that make everyone feel at home here.”
“Everyone should go to The Met at least once in their lifetime, and travelers can take advantage of the insightful reviews and experiences available on TripAdvisor to enhance their visit,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.
The Met welcomed 7 million visitors across its three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer—in the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY17). In addition to its robust program of exhibitions—including the upcoming Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer (opening November 13, 2017)—the Museum also offers tens of thousands of classes, programs, and activities for visitors each year.
Amenities for Visitors at The Met
The Met offers a variety of amenities at each location. The Audio Guide, which is available on a free web app for smartphones and on a rental player at the Museum, features various itineraries in 10 languages as well as over 3,000 audio and video messages. Over a dozen tours are offered each day in multiple languages, and printed and downloadable maps and itineraries offer additional guidance through the galleries. The Museum also offers EmptyMet tours, which allow visitors to experience The Met Fifth Avenue before it opens to the public. EmptyMet tickets are booked via TripAdvisor and include same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer (Tuesday–Sunday), and The Met Cloisters.
The Museum’s free app on iPhone, iPad, and Android offers a simple yet personalized way to find art, exhibitions, and events at all three locations.
Various types of refreshments are offered throughout the Museum’s three locations. Favorites include The Dining Room and The American Wing Café at The Met Fifth Avenue, and Flora Bar and Flora Coffee at The Met Breuer.
The Met Store offers a wide selection of gifts inspired by the Museum’s works of art and exhibitions at each location and online at store.metmuseum.org. Purchases at The Met Store support The Met's collection, study, conservation, and presentation of art.
Through its website and social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, The Met expands its visitor experience to people all over the world.
For all of TripAdvisor’s 2017 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.
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September 20, 2017
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