The National Anzac Centre in Albany has again been recognised as one of the top museums in the country after being ranked one of Australia’s top two museums in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards for Museums announced this week.
The honour is awarded based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums gathered over the past 12 months, with the National Anzac Centre ranked second ahead of the Melbourne Museum, Canberra’s Questacon and Darwin’s Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. This year’s top accolade went to the National Gallery of Victoria who came in at number one.
This latest honour comes as the National Anzac Centre recently welcomed its 200,000th visitor since opening on November 1, 2014 for the 100-year anniversary of the departure of the first convoy of Anzac troops from King George Sound.
Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the continued recognition as one of Australia’s top museums demonstrates the Centre’s role as an important cultural pilgrimage for Australians and overseas visitors wishing to honour and remember the Anzacs.
"The high number of positive reviews received via TripAdvisor is a reflection of the state-of-the-art experiences on offer and the exemplary customer service delivered by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers" Mayor Wellington said.
"The National Anzac Centre strives to deliver an experience of immense national importance for visitors and locals".