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).

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Friday and Saturday nights have the added bonus of smaller crowds and live music at the Great Hall Balcony Bar.

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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tahoequeen21
Denton, Texas
"New Yorks finest"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
This place is huge! I had no idea and I only set aside 4 hours to see it. The "suggested" admission is just that. I didn't pay the full price since we weren't going to be there that long. I liked that they had a coat check room. There are a few good eating places here that, considering it's NY, wasn't terribly expensive. One can easily get lost in here. I wish it was designed a little easier as the set up is a bit confusing. We loved the African artwork as well as the Egyptian area. Next time I'm in New York, I am going to the Met for the whole day. They also have great gift shops.
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Marito2014
Banos, Ecuador
"Huge!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
Probably is the most interesting place near to the Central Park , if you are planning to visit it , at least take more than 3 hours because you will take that time
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Catherine B
"Well worth a visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
We didn't have long at the met but what we were able to see was great. There was a good range of art on show. My favourites were the impressionists - Degas is always my favourite.
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Paul J
Leeds, United Kingdom
"My surprising fave"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
I'm not really an art/gallery person, but on a trip to NY we thought we should do one of the big institutions. We had a few recommendations saying The Met was worth a visit and I'm so glad we followed this advice. It's huge, so don't try and do it all in one visit, we picked a few galleries and spent time in those. Fabulous Monet, Van Gogh and Pollock. Beautifully laid out, helpful informative staff.
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Spartan621
Phoenix, Arizona
"Amazing collection"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The art was beautiful, the staff was nice and the place is well kept. So much to see! Truly a treasure. I like the "donate what you wish" admission prices to keep the art accessible.
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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.