Two Scots museums in TripAdvisor’s UK top 10

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, home to Salvador Dali's painting, Christ of St John of the Cross. Picture: Contributed
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, home to Salvador Dali's painting, Christ of St John of the Cross. Picture: Contributed
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THE National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum have been named in TripAdvisor’s top 10 UK museums.

London’s National Gallery came out on top in the website’s Travellers’ Choice awards, with the British Museum second and the Victoria and Albert Museum in third place.

The National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery. Picture: Contributed

The National Museum of Scotland's Grand Gallery. Picture: Contributed

The final rankings were determined using an algorithm taking into account the number of, and quality of reviews for museums over the past 12 months.

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art was named the leading museum in the world, with the Musee d’Orsay in Paris - housed in a converted railway station - topped the European list.

One of the top reviews for Kelvingrove said: “Great museum with plenty to see and do. A much loved family attraction in the west end of Glasgow. A great way to spend a few hours if you have never been and still worth a return if you have” while a fan of the National Museum of Scotland added: “A fantastic museum with something to interest just about anyone. We spent about three hours here on a rainy Saturday but still didn’t feel it was too busy.

“We could easily have stayed another two hours, and we will most definitely be back.”

Kelvingrove is perhaps best known for being home to Salvador Dali’s painting Christ of St John of the Cross, which has been on display in the museum since 1952.

The top 10 UK museums on the list are:

1. National Gallery, London

2. British Museum, London

3. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

4. Natural History Museum, London

5. The Roman Baths, Bath

6. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

7. Churchill War Rooms, London

8. National Railway Museum, York

9. Titanic Belfast, Belfast

10. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow