The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from €35.00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 86th St • 8 min walk
  • 77th St • 9 min walk
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5.0
54,672 reviews
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Poor
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Jim A
Portland, ME1,086 contributions
Spend the week!
Oct 2021
If you really want to take in all the The Met has to offer, its gonna take awhile! This place is enormous! Art from around the world and the collection is so amazing, that it takes so much time to see it all.
Do yourself a favor and make it an entire day. There is a place to eat lunch so you won't go famished. Under 5-8 hours here will not do it justice.
Written 21 October 2021
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Bi-coaster
Bradenton, FL1,165 contributions
Surrealism Beyond Borders worth a visit!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Always informative and a learning experience to visit this huge art museum. We went for the Surrealism exhibit. It’s far ranging geographically as it brings together surrealistic art from around the world from Egypt to Europe to the U.S. I don’t know that I liked the art, but still found the exhibit a worthwhile experience.
Written 21 October 2021
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HBB&HB
Granville, OH6 contributions
Best in NYC! Don't miss
Oct 2021
Huge and astonishing collections. I love to see little William and Blue Hippo in Gallery 111. Most picture tasking is discouraged.
Written 18 October 2021
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Juan F. Lara
San Jose, Costa Rica4 contributions
The best museum in NYC
Oct 2021
Do yourself a favor and spend a few hours in the lavish and enlightening exhibition rooms of the MET.
Written 17 October 2021
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Anna B
1 contribution
good
Oct 2021
everyone entering the mesum was checked for covid test which was good to keep visitor safe. overall all was good.
Written 17 October 2021
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Virginia Pro
San Antonio, TX36 contributions
Extensive
Oct 2021
Lots and lots to see. Plan to stay for a few hours. We should had tried doing the 2-3 hour tour. Our family was split up and it was hard to communicate. No reception inside!
Written 16 October 2021
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NorwoodScott
Norwood, MA341 contributions
A spectacular collection
Oct 2021
If you're a fan of art museums, even just a little, then The Met is a must-see when you visit New York. It's arguably the best art museum in the United States and it more than holds its own against the most prestigious institutions in the rest of the world. I've been to The Met multiple times and each time I'm still stunned by the breadth of the collection and the wealth of masterpieces. The signage and information about each piece is also of commendable quality. I can't even imagine how many days (or weeks) it would take someone to browse every piece in the endless galleries. Visiting for a single morning or afternoon will allow you enough time to visit a favorite era or style, but will leave you wanting to come back as soon as possible. Monet fan (like me)? They have nearly 30 hanging on the walls. Prefer Picasso? You'll find about 20 of those. More of a sculpture fan? You'll find about 50 from Rodin alone. And all of this is to say nothing of some of the more unique collections, like the galleries of arms and armaments, or the honest-to-god Egyptian temple that has its own custom-built wing of the museum. The Met is a national treasure.
Written 13 October 2021
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Hannah D
8 contributions
Glad we were checked for Vaccination
Oct 2021
Everyone entering the museum was checked for vaccination. Even though it was very crowded we were still able to see things. The overall signage and directions in the museum could use some work. Some of the docents weren't very friendly.
Written 11 October 2021
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Pop
Coppell, TX1 contribution
Fraudulent time slots for tickets
Oct 2021 • Solo
At 1pm, I went online looking for a ticket. Their website said there was ample availability at 2:00. So I grabbed a ticket and arrived at 2:00 for my 2:00 slot. But, when I arrived, I was sent to the end of a 90-minute long line to get in. That is not what a 2:00 ticket is supposed to mean. And, no, I couldn’t get my money back. That’s the term you accept when they fraudulently sell you a ticket.
Written 11 October 2021
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,373 contributions
Don't miss the Surrealist Exhibition
Oct 2021
One thing I have to say about the Met is that it is getting busy again. The place was mobbed on a rainy day. I could not believe the people in the museum that I have not seen in over a year.

I went to see the Surrealist exhibition and was very impressed by the unusual works from all over the world. I thought it was just one or two countries and for just a certain period of time. It gave a good perspective of the movement from various artists and some the media art was very unusual. It was like a bad dream.

As always it is just nice to walk around the museum and wonder through all the exhibitions and just enjoy the art. This is what a day in New York should be like.
Written 10 October 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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