The National Anzac Centre in Albany has added to its growing list of accolades by being ranked the #1 museum in Australia 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 coming in ahead of the National Gallery of Victoria at #2 and the Melbourne Museum at #3.
Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said it was worthy recognition for the National Anzac Centre, which opened on November 1, 2014 to mark the 100-year anniversary of the departure of the first convoy of Anzac troops from King George Sound.
“The City of Albany is thrilled the National Anzac Centre has received this TripAdvisor recognition,” Mayor Wellington said.
“Albany is extremely proud of the museum and the tribute it is to our Anzac heroes. It is a deeply moving and spiritual experience to visit and provides greater insight into what our diggers endured and their bravery during World War I.”
Since opening, more than 136,000 people have visited the National Anzac Centre.
“That so many Australians are among the visitors from around the world visiting the museum is a sign of the immense respect our country has for the Anzac’s sacrifice and pride in the legacy they have,” Mayor Wellington said.