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
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from £36.42
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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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bluesmama11
Castleton On Hudson, NY3,232 contributions
May 2022
Enjoyed a return visit here to see a few special exhibits. Every time I visit here I forget how big it is, so you must get a map to start with! I always love seeing the new exhibits plus visiting some of my old favorites.
This was our first time going up on the rooftop which was quite pleasant with amazing views. It’d a bit hard to find the elevator but worth it.
The water fountains aren’t working but they do allow you to have bottles of water.
Please note if you are a NYS resident, it is pay what you will as long as you have proof of residency - you can’t do that in advance on the website but at the ticket desks when you arrive.
Written 25 May 2022
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cityspotter
san francisco11 contributions
May 2022
My many visits to this museum reveal the depth of the collections; the layering of historical information provided and always superb special exhibits.
Written 23 May 2022
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Angela W
New York City, NY6 contributions
Aug 2021
Wow what an amazing place. Whether you are a New Yorker of visitor this place needs to be on your list of places to visit.
Written 22 May 2022
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Alex
10 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This is my favorite museum in the world. Incredible art everywhere you look, informative and interesting insights, and an excellent layout. The Anthology of American Fashion is an absolute gem. The Tom Ford section was the most impactful exhibit room I've seen in a long time. Go, it's fully worth it.
Written 22 May 2022
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Waterloonie
Waterloo, Canada1,332 contributions
May 2022
The Met is one of the most sensational art museums on the planet. Period.

Besides the outstanding permanent collection, currently there are two excellent temporary exhibits worth noting. A poignant exploration of the life and work of Winslow Homer is especially noteworthy, and a wonderful exhibit of the whimsical art of Charles Ray is first-rate.

You can easily spend several days exploring this fabulous museum.
Written 21 May 2022
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jvanscha1
New York City, NY36 contributions
May 2022
I love The Met - I'd like to live there. However, recently it's been in chaos, and I want to alert visitors, and hopefully, staff, to the problems: Information is different with everyone I called about Friday nights. Times, locations, what would happen for that evening, reservations. Nobody called back, and I was told at the Lobby Lounge that "we haven't returned our today's messages." Music was provided, I was told, but didn't hear it, at the Petrie Court Cafe. Go there.

Has anyone else noticed that the Petrie Court is a really poor venue?
Windows are not washed, seating is uncomfortable, the hall echoes, and the selections of food and drink are abysmal. So it was shocking to hear that Friday Date NIght event would happen there. Of all events! We sat down with special guests (we went but there had been no announcements or telephone responses about the Balcony Bar - which is GONE), and saw that the first five tables got up and left before ordering anything.

Try to plan your trip, but be aware of a lack of coordination around events. The Met web site still shows the Balcony Bar to be open, and Friday nights seem to be unexplained and not coordinated , messaging to be not consistent. Events seem to be lacking all grace and hospitality at present. Help!
Written 21 May 2022
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beth d
Cheshire, CT29 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Anthology of Fashion…don’t miss any of the rooms as each was room decorated by well known directors. I’m glad I went.. the line was fast moving and once in it wasn’t a linear experience.. by the way you must wear a mask. And you can’t take your rolling luggage in.
Plus it’s the Met…then go outside and hang for awhile on the steps to people watch..
Written 21 May 2022
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Mana
Toronto, Canada172 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Visiting MET was one of my top priorities while travelling to NY, but unfortunately I couldn’t finish all sections as it was huge! I tried to focus on Iranian Arts , Egypt section & Greek art but it’s not really possible to see all sections in 1 day! I need to visit it again hopefully soon!
Written 20 May 2022
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Richard T
Crozet, VA42 contributions
May 2022
Must see. Plan on spending at least one day though you could go every day of the year and not exhaust it’s treasures
Written 14 May 2022
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JEFSUSHAY
Hartselle, AL312 contributions
May 2022
Really enjoyed the museum and had so much to offer I could have stayed all day. Can’t wait to go back soon.
Written 14 May 2022
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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