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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  • GustinB
    Kansas City, Kansas73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!!
    Amazing. Our kids didn’t want to go. Then they made us go back a second day. Still didn’t get to spend near enough time there. I will def unitedly be going back. Impressive. Don’t skip it. Better than the other museums.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 27 April 2023
  • UNR91
    117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a tour!
    We've been to the museum many times. This time we took a highlight tour with Alan. What an amazing experience! He took us to a handful of personally selected varied pieces and beautifully described the history, significance, artist, and interesting arcana. He engaged our imagination and encouraged questions. It opened up the museum in a personal and memorable way. We will definitely take a tour on future visits. Thank you Alan for your memorable tour!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Eugene G
    Barcelona, Spain25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent guided tour of the Met Museum of Art
    took the "European Paintings" guided tour with Alan, an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable, interesting, friendly and professional, He had an enormous fund of knowledge and put the art and history together in a way that was accessible to all of our educational levels. I will certainly take more Met tours with him and his colleagues.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Thomas K
    Copenhagen, Denmark858 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book beforehand and plan ahead- great museum
    Was on a 2 hour tour of the highlights of the museum. We saw the best things of the museum, and the museum is huge. A good idea to go early if you want to avoid the crowds, and make a plan beforehand; what do you want to see? Because it is so huge, you are going to skip some parts. The giftshop is good, and the museum didn’t dissapoint.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 May 2023
  • GrantandTracey
    Bondi, Australia334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Need longer that the time you have
    Just amazing. Need a week here to see much more than we saw. Pity you cannot per purchase tickets, waiting in line for 45 minutes was a pain. A good few galleries were closed so check that out in advance.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2023
  • CVTravelers
    Castro Valley, California266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit or two or more !!
    My wife and I enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend. I am sure we could return several more times and not see everything of interest. The museum is huge and I would recommend focusing on the portions of high interest and saving the rest for another visit. The collections are truly world class.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Bi-coaster
    Bradenton, Florida1,300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    High fashion by Lagerfeld worth a visit!
    We went to this year’s Costume Institute annual exhibit and thought it was one of the best of recent years. Karl Lagerfeld was a fashion giant and “A Line of Beauty” is a stunning collection of his gowns, dresses, and suits over many decades! He designed for Chanel and Fendi and also his own studio. He was a talented sketcher and extremely versatile in his designs, adopting elements from the trends of the times. There are classic black gowns and suits, elaborate white wedding dresses, and some funky designs that are militaristic or incorporate items of pop-art. See Lagerfeld’s sketches for some gowns adds to the interest. Even my spouse, who was only going to do part of it, stayed to the end. And the Met’s use of a virtual queue meant that we didn’t stand in a long line to enter that space!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Cathy G
    Portland, Oregon162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Much Art, So Little Time
    So much to see at the museum. Staff very helpful and ticketing well organized. We went for a special exhibit, which is timed and you sign up on your phone. Lots and lots of galleries of lovely paintings and sculptures. They give a senior discount.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 May 2023
  • Beanbag2013
    131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb
    Excellent museum with a wide variety of arts exhibited. Unexpected treasures at every turn. The entrance procedure was laborious and long. Standing outside in blazing sun not pleasant. More tills open would have helped. What was on display and the prices were confusing. However a very helpful member of staff sorted us out. All staff we encountered were very helpful. A clearer map would have been a help. The cafe downstairs was a bit cafeteria like and basic, but adequate.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 May 2023
  • Charles E
    Montgomery, Alabama67 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
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Crossett1,639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I’ve been to NYC many times but had never experienced The Met! Strolling through these halls brings history and set and culture to life. The staff is so helpful and glad to answer questions. It is so well configured that you don’t realize how many visitors are viewing with you!
Written 23 April 2024
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA2,040 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The museum is huge, and therefore it may not be possible to see it all in one visit. We only had a half day and only saw a portion of the museum. There is something for everyone with paintings, textiles, carpets, pottery, mosaics, stained glass windows, etc. There were quite a few very interesting and unique exhibits. We bought tickets online in advance to “skip the line” when we arrived. However, and unfortunately there was a huge line to go through security – maybe a few hundred people. Be sure to account for that in your planning. You may think you have 4 hours to spend at the museum, but one of those hours may be outside waiting in line, even if you already have tickets.
Written 22 April 2024
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Gemma.Davies
Halifax, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This place is absolutely amazing! I came here with my son, who is 17! Staff are so friendly, and I definitely recommend it! The sensory is so good & we enjoyed every minute of it!
Written 21 April 2024
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AreeyaT
Singapore, Singapore43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Overcrowded with students. There was a chain of school buses parked outside the Met when i arrived. Inside, students galore. It was noisy, and chaotic. Walkways were jammed with students loitering. Overall, a disappointing experience. Left within an hour.
Written 15 April 2024
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The5MRanch
Calabasas, CA727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Met has to be one of the best museums in the world. The variety of collections is tremedous, there is something there for everyone. I have been there several times and never tire of seeing the beautiful impressionist paintings. You could easily spend a whole day an only see half of what is there.
Written 13 April 2024
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LarsieB
Denver, Colorado, USA1,540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Simply amazing museum and collections throughout. Not much else to say other than enormous and really amazing. A must see on a trip to NYC and definitely orgnanize and pay for tickets ahead of line and have on some good walking shoes!
Written 13 April 2024
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taramisoo
Pensacola Beach, FL66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This museum is fantastic. There are so many eras and artists to see. It’s well laid out and the employees are so helpful. It is clean and well organized.
Written 10 April 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Spent about 5 hours at the museum including a guided tour and could've spent at least a couple more days. There is too much to see in one visit, so I recommend having a plan and prioritizing your favorites.
Written 2 April 2024
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Kaique I.
Seattle, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Fine Arts! The structure of the museum is incredible, it looks like something from a movie. I loved visiting, it was worth the trip.
Written 2 April 2024
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JOHN C
Preston, United Kingdom9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is an impressive museum. The downside was having paid $60 entry and just under $50 for a light lunch we were told it is a dollar fifty for a hot water refill of the cup of tea. I also had to ask twice for a ‘plastic’ for my sparkling water.
Written 31 March 2024
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