The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.
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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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  • Brett Z
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incomplete
    Visited early March 2023 and many galleries were under renovation. At least four of their iconic pieces were off display (Rembrandt, Pollock, Bosch and Raphael) still an amazing museum and spent many hours there but a let down to international visitors who may only get one chance to visit. New entry price is too high considering how much was closed/off display and exchange rates.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Busy Traveler
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best museums in the world
    We never miss this place when we’re in New York. The collections are breathtaking you’re never disappointed. This time we were lucky enough to see the Mayan art exhibition, another beautifully curated and designed exhibition at the standard you know you’ll get here. It’s one not to miss
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Dean S
    Long Island, New York119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immense Historical Collective
    The Metropolitan Museum Of Art is truly an Immense collective of history from all continents. It is indeed one of the well preserved and renowned museums in the world. Upon arrival, you walk up the grand steps, take some time for a photo op, walk through security scanners and you’re in to the grand hall. Local residents may enter for free but must queue in a rather long line to take advantage of this. There are several visual and audiovisual guides so be sure to take advantage of those materials at the center console upon entry. It is rather difficult to see the museum in its entirety in one day, especially if you are taking it all in and moving at a casual pace. The museum holds incredibly well curated artifacts and truly is a must-see when in New York.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Divmercy
    Naples, Florida56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in NYC!!!!
    The MET is a must see for anyone! I’m not really a big art person, but the MET offers something for anyone. I can’t say this enough, but do your research on lone to what sections and rooms you might to visit. This will allow you to get the most out of your visit. It can be a very overwhelming place as there is so much to see. After about three hours one can feel a bit over stimulated. I will definitely come back and tour other areas ! My favorite sections were the Music Instruments, The American Wing, European Painting 1250-1800, 19th and early 20th Century European Paings and Sculptures, and Medieval Art. And of course the gift shop was also very good. Nice selection of Met art, jewelry, books, and so much more.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Aisling F
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum - give yourself half a day.
    Amazing Museum - give yourself half a day to get the full experience. Once you get your ticket which we paid 20 dollars each for, you can come and go as you please. We went in the morning, but there was music on later that evening which we didn't get to attend so give yourself plenty of time to get the full experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 21 March 2023
  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge! Full of History! Incredible!
    I went in March 2022 and it was an amazing experience! There is so much history! French, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, American, Turkish, Indian, Chinese, Native American, etc. It takes multiple days to fully see the whole museum. I recommend seeing the Temple of Dendur, European section, Egyptian, Roman, and Greek sections and the American section. I highly recommend this museum and I can proudly and confidently say that this is the best in NYC!
    Visited April 2022
    Written 21 March 2023
  • Mariia Sydorenko
    New York City, New York39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great
    Fantastic way to spend an afternoon. So much history and amazing works of art all throughout. Avoid the MASSIVE ticket lines by buying online or using the mobile kiosk by the Egyptian section entrance. There are also some spots to grab a quick snack or drink that are beautifully hidden so as to not be distracting. Most visitors are respectful and there are employees at every corner. Be sure to visit every exhibit and area! There are great pieces in the American and European paintings but also the Greek and Roman sculptures and Asian works of art. Truly a massive display of artistic history!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • Laurene M
    379 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New York City Must-See--the Metropolitan Museum
    Great exhibits! We thoroughly enjoyed the Mayan and Dutch art exhibits. The crowds tend to congregate in the Impressionist paintings room, but it's possible to find exhibits that are just as interesting and not as crowded. We loved eating in the subdued dining room upstairs. Fantastic food and service.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • Explorer
    158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating museum
    Enormous museum set in 8 buildings. We went on wet Thursday so it was very busy. There were long queues to buy tickets at the counter but on the opposite side of the central hall were a row of automatic ticket machines so we used this and paid by card. No queue there. Then we went to complimentary cloakroom to leaves coats - worth a visit to see the racking system! As you move around the museum you need to show your ticket. There is a free floor plan with a red dotted route but this is out of date as many rooms closed. The staff were friendly and helpful which was needed as the signage was poor. That said the exhibits were amazing - one of the staff recommended we view exhibition of 1929 B&W photos of NYC which was amazing. Huge variety of exhibits from Ancient Egyptian (including a temple)to American furniture. We ate in the basement eatery - again signing poor and queued for a while for hot food before realising there was separate area for sandwiches and salads. We weren’t the only ones. Food was very tasty.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,053 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the world's great museums
    "The Met" is one of the world's great museums. In NYC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is simply known as "the Met." Its collection of art and antiquities numbers almost half a million artifacts. Among the most popular items on display are these from Ancient Egypt and classical Greece and Rome. The art collection includes examples of almost every prominent European painter, from Old Masters to Impressionists. It's easy to spend hall a day at the Met, and still not see everything.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 April 2023
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uteochreserminsann
66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Perfect art break at sightseeing in New York. Modern art with a broad range of artist's and form, something for everyone. Book in advance if tourist season.
Written 27 February 2024
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Farwriter
London, UK97 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Solo
I spent 3 and a half hours here and saw some of the medieval collection, plus the British galleries and the American Wing. For $30 I think it is excellent value - not much more expensive than other museums and there is so much to see, although you have to be selective and can't see everything in a day. Also, when a small bottle of water in the cafe costs $5.70, that makes the amazing art seem even better value! ;-) I visited at about 12.30 on a Monday - the entrance hall was busy and there was around a 10 minute wait in the queue for tickets but once inside I was surprised that it never felt crowded or noisy in the rooms I visited. There were plenty of people of course, but the museum is an absolute rabbit warren of interconnecting rooms and I was frequently the only person in a room at one time. I enjoyed seeing a mix of paintings, ceramics, furniture, and I particularly liked the period rooms in the American Wing, where fixtures and fittings have been transported from historic buildings and recreated. Amazing museum.
Written 27 February 2024
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Rita T
Porto, Portugal21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Extraordinary!! A must see in NYC!
Good for older children too - and they don’t pay.
You can spend many hours in there, the variety of art never gets boring! And the museum building is beautiful!
Super friendly staff.
The queue for the cloakroom was a bit long.
Written 26 February 2024
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JaneE
Worcestershire, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Blown away by it and I’ve visited lots of famous museums.
It’s huge, wish I’d had time in NY to visit twice as after 4hr in there I hit artefact and art overload.
Really didn’t expect to be impressed with the European history parts as there’s so much of this to see in the uk, but it was great.
Exhibits are very spaced out making it easy to walk around and also shows off artefacts brilliantly.
Art galleries also amazing, just wished I’d given the Guggenheim a total miss and spent 2 days at the Met.
Written 15 February 2024
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Matt Rogers
Louisville, KY137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Blown away by the number of Impressionist master pieces in this collection! Some of the sculpture gardens and floor to ceiling displays in the medieval collection were spectacular. We only had a few hours to spend at the MET, but I wish we could have spent half a day exploring the different collections.
Written 9 February 2024
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M G
Arlington, VA95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Met is a world-class museum featuring a dizzying collection of art. Works span the entire history of human creativity and are well-labeled. The collection is huge. We spent four to five hours here and still felt that there was even more to see.

My personal favorites include the medieval art gallery (which was nicely decorated during the holiday season), the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, the Roman and Greek art galleries, and the numerous period rooms.

The museum suffers from its own success and certain galleries can be quite crowded. My only other complaint was that, during the day of our visit, certain galleries were closed to museum members only for some reason. Fortunately, we were able to buy a membership at the front desk, and the cashiers were able to credit our ticket prices to that cost.
Written 1 February 2024
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kfsvc78
Springfield, IL113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I’m not a fan of artsy stuff but I appreciate coming here. Very informative of the different art and artifact all over the world. Be prepare to walk, walk and walk some more wear a comfortable shoes. Plus very expensive souvenir. I only got a $10 magnet 😆
Written 1 February 2024
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RF
New York City, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The MET is a delicious museum - world class collections in a superb venue - every visit is an opportunity to tour art & culture worldwide. The late night weekend visits are the most cherished hours exploring this truly New York institution of the highest creative caliber.
Written 30 January 2024
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN2,315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Met is easily one of the best museums in the world, by far, and it's one we've had the pleasure of visiting a few times over the years. We came back this past summer to see the Van Gogh Cypresses and it was a lovely exhibit. Timed entry worked well and we were able to view all of the paintings without being rushed. They were beautiful and while Starry Night is typically at The MOMA, many of the cypresses are at the Met year-round. The rest of the museum is staggeringly beautiful from the Ancient Greece and Egypt areas to the Arms and Armor wing. It's one that you really have to come back time and time again and view as you cannot see even a fraction of it in one day. It's 100% worth it to come here and I highly recommend The Met!

If you like The Met, definitely also see The Cloisters, which is the Medieval wing of The Met at the northernmost tip of Manhattan!
Written 26 January 2024
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Debra A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
As always The Met does not disappoint - I could spend a week in here and still find treasures I have not seen before... amazing place !
Written 23 January 2024
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