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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY

1000 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10028
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Overview

Situated just outside of Central Park on Museum Mile, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers one of the most comprehensive art across the globe. The largest museum and highest attended museum in NYC, the attraction offers nearly two million pieces of art from over the past 5,000 years. Guests can also enjoy on-site dining, an audio guide and shopping at The Met Store.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Largest art museum in US.
  • Avoid waiting in line with skip-the-line tickets.
  • View works by Pollock, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and more.
  • Temple of Dendur.
  • Ancient Egyptian Tomb Models.
  • Armor of King Henry VIII.
  • Greek and Roman Statuary.
  • Audio available in 8 languages.
  • Flash photography not allowed.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Includes rooftop terrace access (seasonal).

Description

from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes its Main Building on Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters Museum, is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the 10 largest museums in the world. Founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens who wanted to create a "national institution and gallery of art" to bring art and art education to the American people. Today, more than two million pieces of art and tens of thousands of objects and are on view at any given time in the Museum's two-million-square-foot building.

TripAdvisor has named The Met the #1 Museum in the World in their Travelers’ Choice Award for the second year in a row

Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Katherine Barr
CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love this Museum"
July, 2015
Virtually every time i am lucky enough to make a trip to New York City i visit the Met. It has so many fantastic works of art and there is never enough time to see and enjoy even a small portion of them.
Tip: Take advantage of buying your tickets in advance online to get a discount and to possibly skip the lineups.

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Chip Hammonds
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Total Enjoyment"
February, 2015
My first visit to NYC was made complete by my visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spacious and full of terrific exhibits. Definitely will visit again!
Tip: Dress in comfortable shoes because the museum is spacious with lots to see.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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happytraveler4209
Arlington, Texas
"A must see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2017 NEW
This is the place that makes me think I will someday return to NY. I need to spend at least a week going though this detailed museum. It is fascinating. It is a bit hard to find staff to help you or answer questions. The prices in the stores are so high they are laughable, but the art work is breath taking and well worth the trip. Have lunch in the cafe and perhaps you will be treated to a quartet concert. Plan to spend hours here.
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Cyoes
Houston
"Excellent museum, great restaurant. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2017 NEW
Great works of art. Good variety. Helpful staff. The American Wing Cafe had excellent chicken salad sandwich and quinoa salad. Highly recommend.
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Catherine G
Woking, United Kingdom
"Incredible selection and quality"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2017 NEW
You could come here every day for a year and not see it all. My highlights were the amount (Henry VIII's armour!) and the preserved rooms in the American wing. There really is something for everyone.
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Christina A
Vancouver, Canada
"AMAZING!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2017 NEW
We love our museums, and this one does not disappoint! It's on par with the Louvre; dare I say even better in some parts. This museum is a MUST! It's massive and hands tons of amazing things to see. Plan on making a day of it. Also, try to have lunch at Petrie Court, inside the MET. Great food and great service!
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Sudarshan R
"One of the world's great museums"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2017 NEW
I think what makes the Met unique is the way some of the rooms are organized to display the works. Had just visited the Uffizi, etc. and this clearly is one of the great museums.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Is parking available?
The Museum parking garage, located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Fees vary per hour.

Are cameras allowed?
Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the Museum's galleries devoted to the permanent collection. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas designated as "No Photography"; works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions may not be photographed. The use of flash is prohibited at all times and in all galleries. Movie and video cameras are prohibited.

Do you offer a coat check?
Yes, all backpacks, large bags, and large umbrellas must be checked in at the coat-check facilities. To ensure the safety of the collection, the Museum does not permit visitors to carry bags on their backs in the galleries.

What items are not allowed?
Visitors are discouraged from bringing large bulky items such as backpacks or luggage into the Museum. Food and drink cannot be brought into the Museum and may not be checked at the coat checks. The use of pens and markers is prohibited. Musical instruments cannot be brought into the Museum and may not be checked at the coat checks.

Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are permitted in most areas—inquire at Information Desks for gallery limitations. Oversize and jogging strollers are prohibited.

Are wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available free of charge at coat-check areas on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not available.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Accessible entrances are located at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street and through the parking garage at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street.