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
  • 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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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.
• 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
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park

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
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
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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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"Great museum, but lots closed"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2018 NEW
I was so sad that so many exhibits were not accessible during our trip. I would have loved to see the Monet and Van Gogh. My kids were not very excited by much, but it’s a great museum- they liked the Egyptian exhibit. We went the next day to the American Natural History museum and it was like two totally different kids. They loved that one. I’d say check the website and see when the museum reopens the big stuff, because it’s not like you get a discount despite not being able to see some of the most famous paintings they have...
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"So much to see, maybe a little too much"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2018 NEW
4 star because of the amount of time you need to spend to have a good look, probably 4 to 5 hours. I personally think it is a little bit too much to see and you lost interest at the end. Overall worth a visit tho.
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"A bucket list item - three days admission for one ticket a real deal!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2018 NEW
We spent over five hours at the Met and it was not enough. Its collection of Rembrandts and Monets is astounding. There was SOOO much to see. Unknown to me, the ticket to MET is actually good for three consecutive days and to any of their venues - including the Cloisters. Had I known that, I would have planned for that but alas, my schedule only allowed for a single day. We tried to jam in as many exhibits as possible, but really how can you just glance at the Monets and Rembrandts, not to mentioned the Picassos and so many others. Next time I will plan for two days for sure.
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London, United Kingdom
"This Should be on the Must See List"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2018 NEW
Loved this place. Could have come back for days. If you have a disability enter by the 81st street entrance and pick up a wheelchair from there rather than queue at the main coatcheck. The free tours are great if you have a special interest. Amazing collections.
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"Huge museum "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2018 NEW
We spent two hours here and only visited less than 15% of the exhibits. We mainly focus on the European paintings (ie Monet), Asian and Egyptian pieces. The whole place is packed. Highly recommend not to bring bags so as to avoid the mandatory inspection. Photography are allowed but no flash. We were spotted a few artists painting or forging some of the famous paintings. The staff are mostly sleeping on the job though. Wonder where did our entrance fees go to?!
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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.