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
  • Audio available in 8 languages.
  • Flash photography not allowed.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Includes rooftop terrace access (seasonal).
  • The largest art museum in US.
  • Avoid waiting in line with skip-the-line tickets.
  • View works by Pollock, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and more.

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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.

General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.
INCLUDES:
• 3 Day General Admission Access to all three Met locations
• Met Store Offer: $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at The Met Store.
• Entry to all exhibitions
Addresses:
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
NY, NY
The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
NY, NY

TripAdvisor has named The Met the #1 Museum in the World in their Travelers’ Choice Award!

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.
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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!
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Tip: Dress in comfortable shoes because the museum is spacious with lots to see.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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thwsf
San Francisco, California
"So much to see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
This is a breathtaking museum! Sometimes it can be over crowded, but there is so much to see! I am disappointed that they no longer have their sliding scale entrance fees, because I often like to go to museums for brief amounts of times and not have to pay the entire fee is I will only be there forty five minutes or so. That being said, one could spend and entire day at the Met, or an entire week!
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Elbroth
Margate
"One of NY finest"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
Make sure you get a docent tour. They are so knowledgeable. You look at the art with a different eye. I grew up in NYC and always loved the Egyptian exhibit. It is dtill stunning.
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Mauro M
Curitiba, PR
"Awesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
Nothing line the MET... one of the top museuns around the world. Don't miss whiling visiting NYC. Culture above all.
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mlaylor25
Melbourne, Australia
"Great collection"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
The collection at the Met is phenomenal. I would recommend knowing what artwork you want to see otherwise it can be quite disorientating when you arrive. I was unaware that videography was prohibited and was advised by a security guard to stop otherwise he may “have to accidently crush me” which I found to be a very threatening remark given his size. A simple “videography is not permitted” would have sufficed.
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mrenner625
Denton
"Amazing Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2018 NEW
This is a great museum, that could take you days to see! We especially love the Met Gala exhibit each year!
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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.