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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).


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
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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Boonton township
"Family day in NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2017 NEW
I have been here many times in the past although my wife and boys were never here before so we headed off the the city and enjoyed the day at the met. Great time as I knew it would be. Sad part we did on street parking on 80th street followed all the directions for parking loaded the app to add more time on to our parking meter and figured since you could only pay for 1 hr at a time we set our alarm on the phones to go off ever hr. Think we had it all covered right? Wrong it's NYC parking hell. At 105pm we started to load another hour on our time which would expire at 112 pm the app wouldn't let us load more time so we waited till the time ran down and tried again the app wouldn't let us add time we tried for the next 7-10 minutes while we walked back to the car to be sure we put the correct meter in for the app well as you guessed they wrote us a ticket at exactly 112 the time our meter expired hummmmm🤔makes me wonder we saw a parking enforcement officer and showed him all the problems he just said call 311 and complain. Oh well we decided to leave the car with ticket on it and go back to museum. When we got home we received emails saying the app charged us 25.00$ for minimum amount you can load to the app then charged at least one time 3.50 for another hour even though we were ticketed. Yes I will fight this and put a hold on all payment from the credit card. But the MET is a great place to go and would highly recommend it.
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Ellen B
Bear, Delaware
"There is so much to see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2017 NEW
We stopped here on a grey day in NYC. This museum is huge, so it is impossible to see everything. Get a map when you arrive and pick a few galleries to really take some time to go through. We chose the modern and Egyptian galleries and they did not disappoint. Also took a tour of jewelry from around 400 AD - amazing!
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Mister A
"the MET"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2017 NEW
museum contains totally different collections. starting from Egypt temple and ending with Moneth paintings. place is really interesting for self education. I would also indicate good organization of all processes. Really must see place for visit.
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Michelle T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
"Fantastic Egyptian Section"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2017 NEW
I spent a day here with my 13year old son, we loved this museum, my advice don't bother buying a ticket in advance, you can pay what you feel is appropriate upon arrival, I paid $10 for bot of us.
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"Could get lost for hours!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2017 NEW
I am certainly no museum buff but you could spend hours wandering through the fantastic collections here. With two teenagers in tow, we kept our visit to a couple of hours and mainly spent time in the Egyptian artifacts section, Temple of Dendur, Arms and Armoury and European paintings. I loved seeing famous Van Gough's, Monets and Picasso's at close quarters. Entry is pay what you wish although when you see the amazing collections I think you would struggle to justify not paying the suggested entry price!
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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.