The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArt Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 86th St • 8 min walk
  • 77th St • 9 min walk
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  • Charles E
    Montgomery, Alabama65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!
    I dont know where to start. This has to be one of the top museums in the world. It opens at 10 am. You could easily spend the whole day here. Not mush for food options inside unless you are a member which we were not. A must see while in NYC!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 21 May 2023
  • AbsolutelyDubrovnik
    Seattle, Washington1,085 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    A great afternoon at the museum. Bought tickets online just before entering that really saved time. There are senior prices too. Unfortunately a v busy holiday weekend so hard to get around. Really needed the staff for guidance on getting from place to place. Trying to find coffee had also… 😀 Enjoyed the Van Gogh Cypress exhibition with its great explanations of the period and each piece of art. You do need to sign up for entry to Van Gogh and then come back when it’s your turn so do this as soon as possible.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • 234katr
    Portland, Oregon1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Art Museum I've Ever Been
    The Met is easily the best art museum I have ever visited. The place is simply huge and has everything you can think of. They have historical art from all over the world - Egypt, Asia, Polynesia, Europe and much more. The art is divided into geogrpahic region for easy navigation. This is a must visit attraction for any visitor to New York City.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Bethany G.
    Spartanburg, South Carolina22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a Unique Experience!
    The Met was such a fun activity on our school trip to New York City. It is fun but also a learning experience. While we were there Van Gogh’s Cypresses we’re on display, and it was very fun to go see them. There is also a lot of art from around the world such as an Asian or Egyptian section. There is something for everyone!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Leisa J
    36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the art!
    A lot of great art in one place - we could have spent a day per floor! We were in awe (and lost) for much of our visit. The information desk personnel were NOT friendly or particularly helpful. A little smile would have gone a long way. I was made to check my backpack but there were people all over the museum with backpacks. Hmmmm.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Catherine C
    Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive museum
    very impressive with the collections of artwork and artifacts. securities were every where and staffs were all knowledgeable and friendly. there's cafes in the museum. we spent 4.5 hours in the museum and love every corner of it. A place one should not missed.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Kate K
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    I went to see the Van Gogh exhibit, Karl Lagerfeld exhibit, and Dutch Masters exhibit. All were included in the admission ticket. You had to get a timed entry ticket to Van Gogh and Lagerfeld but both were easy to get and I didn't have to wait long. The cafe in the basement was tasty but confusing as it was all self service without much help.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Lynda F
    Idaho Falls, Idaho7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for Everyone
    My Granddaughter and I visited the Met last week. There are so many interesting exhibits, sculptures, art, and furniture. It was interesting, beautiful and fun. There are so many different exhibits. Something for everyone to see and enjoy.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 25 June 2023
  • MILOUW
    New York City, New York1,366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cecily Brown exhibition
    The Cecily Brown exhibition is small in size but allows you to discover a talented modern British painter. Her energy and vibrant use of colors are quite appealing. It takes awhile to discover the exhibition galleries in the vast Metropolitan Museum as the signage to get there is deficient.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Lindsey C
    Indiana102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wowza!
    Do I even need to leave a review? This place is beyond amazing! I need weeks to be able to explore it! There's something for everyone. If I had the time, I would have preferred to take a guided tour. Sure, you learn about a few different works of art, but you get a more in depth perspective. While we walked through at our leisure, we did hear a couple curators in different areas, and my family really enjoyed the tidbits that we learned. The MET is a must in NYC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
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Graham
Wishaw, UK204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Loved the Met first of all is an iconic building which has been tastefully modernised and looks great throughout. Secondly the art and artefacts housed in the Met are fascinating and often beautiful. Many very old attracts such as pots that are thousands of years old. Egyptian, Roman and Greek items are on display with many sculptures and reliefs. With, American and Indian art in display. World class
Written 18 May 2024
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ur mom
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
sigh

this would have been a solid three stars, but my experience was not SUPERB

guys...hear me out...

it...it is a great place...but not for them young chaps🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠

when i walked into the museum, with a young chap of my own, the big ig (maybe the little iggen instead i will choose)

we walked in...
and the first thing we saw...
was a pp :(((((((

and even worse when we were leaving a group of seven year olds came in and were traumatized by the realism of the parts

and even even worse all the pps were brandon sized
Written 17 May 2024
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Maeve O
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The art is incredible, and there is such a range of things to see. However we were very unhappy with the American Wing Cafe inside. It is extremely expensive ($7 for a no-refill filter coffee!), loud, and although it was self-service we were still charged 15% service charge. Considering that tickets are so expensive already in the museum, to pay so much for mediocre food in plastic containers is not right. We felt very ripped off. Therefore, I would advise NOT to eat here, but the museum itself was incredible.
Written 16 May 2024
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Etienne P
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is a must-visit! With its vast collection spanning thousands of years, there's something for everyone. From ancient artifacts to modern masterpieces, each exhibit is meticulously curated. The building itself is stunning, and the rooftop views are a bonus. It's easy to spend hours here, and still want to return for more.
Written 15 May 2024
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Kulbida C
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our family was awestruck by The Met’s renowned architecture, diverse cultural treasures, and expansive galleries. The vibrant atmosphere made our visit an exhilarating journey through art and history.
Written 14 May 2024
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MariaLuz G
Imola, Italy354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This was not my first time at the The MET. Yet it felt that way...

It is so majestic that takes your breath away!
Since we did not have much time, with my friends we decided to go see some specific art. And it was easy to navigate and find what we were looking for as it was to get lost and discover pieces we did not know where there...

It is so spacious and at moments you can be alone in front of a piece.

The cost of the ticket is totally worth even 1 hour visit, but give yourself more time...
To get lost in ages, times and movements...
Written 7 May 2024
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Denise J
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Exploring The Met with friends is an enriching experience. The diverse collection sparks engaging discussions and offers something for everyone. Don't miss the rooftop garden for stunning views and a serene atmosphere. It's a memorable journey through human creativity that inspires and delights.
Written 7 May 2024
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busconi
Wenatchee, WA5,358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Raining cats and dogs today, so what better place to go than the MET, a World Class Museum holding so many priceless treasures!!! We LOVE this museum and can spend hours looking at collections. We tend to gravitate to the European Painters, particularly those of the Impressionists. But everywhere is such amazing collections. The Egyptian area is astounding. American Wing....spectular. Same with African Art, Arms and Armory, ancient Near Eastern Art, sculpture....this museum has it all. The only negative we have was the attitude of some of the docents....just didn't seem to want to help or even put on a smile....example....I'm a lover of the art of Edward Hopper and was looking forward to seeing several of his pieces here in the MET...but I just couldn't find any...so I asked a docent if he might know where they might me. He looked at me in disgust and said, "You are the second person to ask me that today. If you can't find him here (American Wing) then good luck." That was it. We finally just gave up asking as we never received anything helpful. Oh well...not sure how they can be grumpy in a place like this, but que sera!!! Highly recommend you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art!!!!
Written 5 May 2024
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Gail C
Burlington, VT16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a treasure trove of artistic wonders spanning centuries. From captivating Egyptian artifacts to majestic European paintings, every corner holds something extraordinary. Despite its size, navigating is easy with helpful signage. A must-visit for anyone seeking to be inspired by the richness of human creativity and history.
Written 4 May 2024
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Cheryl P
Little Rock, AR26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The New York Metropolitan Museum is a must-visit in the city. It's a cultural treasure trove that beautifully showcases the diversity of human experience, leaving a lasting impression.
Written 30 April 2024
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