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

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  • 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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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
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"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
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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!
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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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Brian F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
"Lots of exhibits but noisey with schoolchildren"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
Visited in December 2017. Disappointed that some exhibits were placed in dark rooms where the lighting didn't help when trying to read the information cards placed next to the exhibits. A lot of bulbs weren't working on the display card cases and we just walked by. As you walk into the museum you will see any amount of yellow school busses parked outside and a roundabout the streets. This should be a warning that it will be noisey inside. The museum was inundated with large numbers of noisey schoolchildren running about barely unsopervised by school staff . Spoil tour visit a bit.
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Joyce M
Trumbull, Connecticut
"Busy"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
Never disappoints. The angel tree with the beautiful scenes never disappoints. However it was very crowded especially so close to the holidays.
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James H
"The Met at Christmas"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
You can’t go to NYC without making a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. What an artistic treasure! From the Vermeer and Rembrandt to the Advent Tree the collections were stunning. And to leave the museum in a light NYC snowfall was magical.
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Cesar P
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
"Michelangelo's drawings in a fog."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
Amazing assembly of never to be seen again together drawing masterpieces and sculptures.Since the lighting had to be dim to protect them, it would have been helpful for the Museum to provide magnifying glasses to get a closer look.
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ChrisCof
Auckland Central, New Zealand
"Amazing experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
We visited with 2 teens mid Dec. It was a great experience - amazing artwork that was well spaced out. Not crowded at all.
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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.