I’m lucky enough to live in New York City where there are tons of museums to explore and new exhibits to see. Still, one of my favorite things to do whenever I visit a new city is to get lost in a great museum.
To find the ones worth going to, I read the reviews that Local Guides like you share on Google Maps. Here are some tips for making your museum reviews stand out.
Include information about hours, parking, and pricing
Tell others whether you thought the admission price was worth the cost and explain why. Are there certain days a week when the museum is free, discounted, or open late? Is the museum closed on unusual days? Share your experience visiting on a particular day and be sure to share what the crowds were like.
Describe what kind of crowd you think would enjoy the museum
Some museums are great for solo travelers who don’t mind large crowds. Others are perfect for families with kids who would enjoy more casual, interactive exhibits. In your review, tell others who you would recommend the museum to.
Share accessibility info
Is there an accessible entrance? How about large elevators to take you from floor to floor? Are there assistive listening devices or sign language interpreters? Benches in the galleries? These important details can help people of all abilities enjoy the museum.
Tell us what makes the museum special
Stunning architecture, can’t-miss collections, or amazing guided tours are just a few things that can make a museum stand out. Sometimes it can be just one extraordinary piece (or the perfect background for a selfie) that makes the entire trip worthwhile.
Don’t forget to tell us about gift shops and restaurants
Is there a gift shop to find great souvenirs? Did you buy anything you love? Is there a place to eat at the museum or is there a better or cheaper place to dine across the street?
Add helpful hashtags
Now that you can search for hashtags on Google Maps, add a few that may be helpful for other museum goers such as #guidedtours, #freefriday, #a11y, or #studentdiscount.
What’s the best museum you’ve ever been to? Tell us in the comments below—and be sure to link to your review on Google Maps!