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The National Gallery has been named the best museum in the UK

Isabelle Aron

Founded way back in 1824, The National Gallery is an oldie, but a goodie - and its just been named the best museum in the whole of UK. The gallery scooped the number one spot on a list of UK museums as part of TripAdviser Travellers’ Choice awards. And if art isn't your thing, four other London museums also made the top 10 list in the UK, including the British Museum, the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Churchill War Rooms. TripAdviser measured the quantity and quality of reviews for museums across the world and also put together a global list, where The National Gallery came in seventh place, losing out to New York's Metropolitan of Art and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, which came in first and second.

But who cares about the rest of the world, number one in the UK ain't too shabby. And can it be a coincidence that The National Gallery also banned selfie sticks this year? We think not.

Think London could do better? Read Chris Waywell's column on why our city needs a new gallery.

Or take a look at 16 tree-mendous Instagrams of Ai Weiwei's 'Tree' installation.

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