The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY

1000 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10028
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$25.00
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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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simonfung888
Guangzhou, China
"Art lover's paradise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
Among the top five in the world, that is, each in the Big Five countries, The Met represents the highest level of exhibits in America, of histroy and of art. The only problem is how much time you are going to spent here. Of course, browsing or perusing is only a choice, at $25 each:-) And in downtown Manhattan, public transport seems to be only viable way of transit - traffic and parking will drive you crazy.
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California88
San Francisco, California
"Fabulous Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
The Met has everything including an Egyptian Temple and a Frank Lloyd Wright living room. We spent three days here and didn't see everything.
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smir21
mooresville, in
"Fantastic Art"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
I was very excited to see the Met, having heard so many good things. I went with my son and saw so much. I was finally able to see 2 authentic Botticelli paintings. These paintings had been on my bucket list and I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to truly see them for myself ! There is an amazing Egyptian exhibit featuring many beautiful items. Last but not least was this crazy costume exhibit which my son loved. We finished up with a glass of wine on the roof and it was the highlight of my visit to NY !
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GOM99
Wherever
"A Must Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
You need at least a full day here. You could spot one of two exhibits from the "Night at the Museum" films!
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damienk2016
Houston, Texas
"Back Again"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
Came here in 2003 for the first time and loved it. Never seem to have enough time to take it all in. Highly recommended, I will be back, this is a must do in NY.
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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.