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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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
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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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Wayne D
Marquette, Michigan
"Overwhelming in a Good Way"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
Huge is an understatement when describing "The Met"! You could a week here and never see it all, let alone spend enough in any hall. Definitely a "don't miss" on any trip to NYC.
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"Not to be missed - needs a couple of days"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
A massive museum with so much to see. The queuing can be 10+ minutes but it is worth it. Entry is a recommended $25 but, as American tourists to the UK get into UK museums free, we decided not to pay all of that! Would have been worth it though. The building is massive with a huge spectrum of exhibits. I enjoyed muttering "Let's play ball" as Pearce Brosnan did in "The Thomas Crown Affair" as I entered the main hall. Not to be missed.
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Cold Spring
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
We ran out of time to see everything but will go back in the spring. only got to see the first floor.
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Dave D
"Great afternoon in a great museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
It is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the amount of things to see in this amazing museum so pace yourself! The highlight for us was having a relaxing drink on the roof garden on a beautiful summer's afternoon - spectacular views over Central Park and Manhattan. Not to be missed.
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Manuel M
"Impressive but must plan your visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
The museum is huge, with hundreds of different exhibitions that goes from the ancient Egypt, going through the Greeks, the middle age (art, weapons and armors), to modern art. If you want to visit all the museum probably you will need two or three days, and very good legs to walk through all the exhibition rooms, so my recommendation are: 1-Do not go with children under 8 years old. 2-Go early, so you would avoid the crowd at the entrance and you will take advantage of the day. 3.- Select what you want to see, and go there. If you try to see everything you will need too much time, and probably you won’t be able to make it anyway. 4-Once inside and your interest, look for a map and plan an efficient route, so you can use your time well. A final recommendation, even though the American Museum of Natural History is close enough, do not try to do both museums at the same day. It is too demanding and for sure you will not enjoy one of them. It was included in the City Pass we bought.
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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.