The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY

1000 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10028
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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.

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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.


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
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
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"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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Lockport, Illinois
"Right up there with the Louvre and Hermitage!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
The Robert Lehman rooms were so good. He gave the art he had in his house and the museum recreated those rooms. The art was so outstanding.
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"Visual delights on a hot day in NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
Mother's Day week's weather led to some changes in plans for my son & I when I was visiting. We had planned some outdoor walking adventures..The Highline,Brooklyn Bridge,...etc but 90+ weather did not agree with me. Decided to do the MET & what a delight! Cool air conditioning,artifacts & art from some of the greatest artisans from the beginning of time & all parts of the world. Good lunch in the cafe also. This was the 2nd time I had been to the museum in the last 5 years & will not be the last. My son & I discussed how wonderful it is that it is available to all due to sliding scale entry fee. Also it's location by Central Park is a bonus. Don't miss this gem on your trip to Manhatten!
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Rachael K
"Favourite Museum in the Wold!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
I visited the Met with a group of friends in November last year and absolutely loved every second of it. The only issue was we left visiting the museum until our final day in NYC, one day just isn't enough time to see everything. I could easily spend a few days just getting lost inside! (we did actually get separated and lost each other for a few hours) but the museum is spectacular. Well worth a visit! I'll be back soon!!
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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
"A must for every NYC trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
This is by far one of the best museums of the world. It's got a world class collection, pieces ranging from Ancient Egypt to modern art. The museum is huge and you're going to need a full day or probably more to see everything. So my recommendation is: take it easy, walk around and you're going to love what you see - again, the collection is just amazing. The museum is a perfect spot for a rainy day - it is so big that it does not get crowded as other museums. Make sure to book online or get a City Pass to jump the queues.
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new zealand
"Extensive art collections of many periods and cultures"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
ALmost overwhelming in its size and complexity and variety of exhibits. I was looking for modern art which I found, but I also enjoyed the African Art and the statues.
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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.