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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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.

General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.
INCLUDES:
• 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
Addresses:
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
NY, NY
The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
NY, NY

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
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
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!
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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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Chrisa P
"Unforgettable experience!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2018 NEW
Very interesting museum...many civilizations and cultures... planetarium is an exciting experience!!!
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Kabelo T
"Overwhelming but still a beauty"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2018 NEW
The MET is a museum full of treasures. We paid $25 dollars for a three days pass. Although I never used it on all three days I still spent a considerable amount of time in the museum. Although I'm a lover of all artistic forms I found the MET very overwhelming and almost uninviting due to the sheer mass of the building. The exhibitions I did see were curated wonderfully I had a an overall wonderful time.
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Sedgwall
Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Plan your visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
The Met is enormous and comprehensive, on the order of the Louvre and the Nation in London, so you should check its website and plan your visit beforehand. If you can, take the Q to 86th and get off the 83rd exit -- just to see the Chuck Close murals in the station. If you're from out of town, you have to buy a ticket -- skip the tellers, go to the machines. One ticket gets you access to the main museum on 5th Avenue, the Cloisters uptown, and the Bauer. It also buys you access for three consecutive days. all three museums offer tours and special events, which you should check out. The tours are free, the events often require not only a reservation, but some payment. It's always worthwhile to check out the current exhibits at the Met, and, if you're not taking a tour, to spend $7 for an audioguide. I generally wouldn't recommend eating at the Met, since the food is generally bland and overpriced; the Dining Room, for which you need a reservation, is also overpriced, but it is a white-cloth restaurant overlooking the park, and the food is much better (except for the soup the waiter urged on me, which was bland). The Cloisters are a bit out of the way, but they are truly a handsome installation -- several medieval buildings purchased outright by American millionaires from the stricken Europeans after the First World War, stocked with medieval artifacts and surrounded by medieval gardens, atop a bluff overlooking the Hudson. You will not be able to do all of this even in the full three days allotted.
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Ken B
Dublin, California
"Try Not to Get Lost"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
This is a big museum with lots of different artworks to enjoy. We really enjoyed walking around in the museum. Occasionally, we got so turned around in it that asking directions was the key for us to find the next exhibit, even with their map. Expect to spend at least 8 hours to see the whole thing; we broke it up into 2 days. The ticket at the door is for 3 days - use it! We ate at the American Wing Cafe; it was too expensive for being "just OK".
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Enrique Irving H
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico
"It is incredible!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
I love the museum, it's like in the movie, big awesome and the time is not enough to see it all in the same day! The Museum staff is extraordinary thank you very much !!
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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.