The album, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, topped Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath in a special HMV poll to commemorate the Jubilee.
"We're astonished and delighted," said singer Bruce Dickinson. "Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the running so it's a testament to our incredibly loyal and ever-supportive fans who voted for us."
The top ten British albums of the past 60 years according to the poll are as follows:
- Iron Maiden - 'The Number Of The Beast'
- Depeche Mode - 'Violator'
- The Beatles - 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
- The Beatles - 'Abbey Road'
- Pink Floyd - 'The Dark Side Of The Moon'
- The Beatles - 'Revolver'
- Queen - 'A Night At The Opera'
- Oasis - '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'
- Adele - '21'
- The Beatles - 'The Beatles (White Album)'