Yad Vashem has been ranked fourth among the top museums in the world by foremost travel website TripAdvisor.

Visitors called the Jerusalem-based Shoah memorial – which is visited by some one million people annually – an “emotional, educational and inspiring experience” that is a “must-see” for any traveller to the country.

TripAdvisor also awarded Yad Vashem its 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award – an honour given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, sites or businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Yad Vashem is currently listed as number one among 146 recommended sites to visit in Israel’s capital. 

Presidents and Prime Misniters from around the globe including Barack Obama have been among those to tour Yad Vashem during the  past year. England football manager Roy Hodgson and FA chief David Bernstein also visited during the recent European under-21 Championships.