Te Papa named in top 20 museums of world

September 26, 2017

Te Papa has been named as one of the top 25 museums in the world.

The national museum of New Zealand came 19th in the annual Traveler’s Choice Awards as ranked by users of travel website TripAdvisor.

Others in the top 25 included New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace in St. Petersburg and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

“This list puts us in very fine company globally,” Te Papa chief executive Geraint Martin says.

He said Te Papa would celebrate 20 years since opening in 2018, with celebrations including the launch of a new art gallery space.

The top 10

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, New York
The National WWII Museum – New Orleans, Louisiana
Musée d’Orsay – Paris, France
Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum – New York City, New York
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) – Mexico City, Mexico
Acropolis Museum – Athens, Greece
Prado National Museum – Madrid, Spain
V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum – London, UK

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wow that is incrediable


This is so cool!!! I love going there it has a great range of visual and interactive exhibits it's great that it gets some well-earned recognition.




Wow!! Go Te Papa!!


Cool! I have been there 😀


wow.I never knew that te papa was named in the top 20 museums in the world.