Yad Vashem Rated Among World’s Top 10 Museums


yad-vashem-museumIsrael’s Yad Vashem Museum, one of the world’s biggest Holocaust memorials in the world, has been named the 10th best museum in the world by the popular TripAdvisor travel website, which relies on reviews and comments of tourists and travelers from around the world, Ynet reported.

The museum received excellent reviews from its visitors. “Not an easy place to visit, but I cannot think of any place more important to go,” one review said. “Everyone should go to see how plain and common the faces of evil were.”

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev told Ynet in response that “the visitors’ selection of Yad Vashem – the Memorial Mountain as a recommended and important site to visit also reflects the Holocaust’s place as a pivotal cultural-historic event for the entire human society. This impressive and significant achievement is the result of a joint effort made by all the employees of Yad Vashem who are working, each in his own field, to provide the Memorial Mountain’s visitors with a significant and high-quality experience.” Shalev added that “the creation of high standards at Yad Vashem is shared by all employees at the front of the visits or behind the scenes.”

The Israeli Holocaust memorial was included in TripAdvisor’s list of the world’s top 25 museums, which was published last week alongside a ranking of the 25 best museums in the United States. The Art Institute of Chicago ranked first in both categories.

The world’s top 10 museums according to TripAdvisor:

Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City, Mexico
State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. St. Petersburg, Russia
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Galleria dell’Accademia/Statue of David, Florence, Italy
Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel

{Ynet/Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Only pity is that the museum has a very minimal orthodox atmosphere.By that I mean that the entire exhibit is almost entirely presenting the Holocaust from the secular “side of the story”,all but one or two video presentations are witness accounts from secular survivors,as if the millions of heimisher victims and survivors with their courageous stories of mesirus nefesh for yiddishkait,rescue and post-war rebuilding was just a fairy tale that never happened.This point has been raised many times,but I’ve yet to hear Yad Vashem state that they tried to involve orthodox survivors,but they refused to co-operate.I know what i’me saying,because I’ve visited three times in recent years,each occasion hoping that the situation had changed.Maybe fourth time lucky?….