The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY

1000 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10028
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Situated just outside of Central Park on Museum Mile, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers one of the most comprehensive art across the globe. The largest museum and highest attended museum in NYC, the attraction offers nearly two million pieces of art from over the past 5,000 years. Guests can also enjoy on-site dining, an audio guide and shopping at The Met Store.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Audio available in 8 languages.
  • Flash photography not allowed.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Includes rooftop terrace access (seasonal).
  • The largest art museum in US.
  • Avoid waiting in line with skip-the-line tickets.
  • View works by Pollock, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and more.


from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes its Main Building on Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters Museum, is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the 10 largest museums in the world. Founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens who wanted to create a "national institution and gallery of art" to bring art and art education to the American people. Today, more than two million pieces of art and tens of thousands of objects and are on view at any given time in the Museum's two-million-square-foot building.

General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.
• 3 Day General Admission Access to all three Met locations
• Met Store Offer: $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at The Met Store.
• Entry to all exhibitions
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park

TripAdvisor has named The Met the #1 Museum in the World in their Travelers’ Choice Award!

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Katherine Barr
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love this Museum"
July 2015
Virtually every time i am lucky enough to make a trip to New York City i visit the Met. It has so many fantastic works of art and there is never enough time to see and enjoy even a small portion of them.
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Tip: Take advantage of buying your tickets in advance online to get a discount and to possibly skip the lineups.

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Chip Hammonds
Charlotte, NC
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"Total Enjoyment"
February 2015
My first visit to NYC was made complete by my visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spacious and full of terrific exhibits. Definitely will visit again!
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Tip: Dress in comfortable shoes because the museum is spacious with lots to see.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Melbourne, Australia
"Too much for a day but give yourself a fewhours"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020 NEW
Great gallery signage makes it easy to work out which bits you want to see. Like all galleries you will have your favourites but there is definitely something for everyone. Staff are very friendly. We bought the NYC FlexiPass with 5 locations we could choose to visit in 30 consecutive days, so you have to redeem your voucher for actual museum entry tickets-this is a bit tricky to find out where to go but staff are really helpful. For us this was a great option as our first full day in NYC was pretty wet & this gave us a guaranteed dry option and not waste valuable time. We opted to start on L5 and work back to L2 -oldest works to newest works. We spent about 30 mins a level & then dropped down to level below. We also met some great young Graduate Students at NYU doing the Creative Writing course - I was v jealous! Definitely a place I will drop into whenever in NYC
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New York City, New York
"fantastic museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020 NEW
Amazingly beautiful museum, architecturally as well as for its multifaceted collections and exhibitions. You could spend a whole month there and not have seen and enjoyed all there is to see and learn. Visit great at any time of the year, during any type of weather. There is a beautiful rooftop where the show a new exhibition every year from May through October. Besides the art the view from up there is breathtaking.
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England, United Kingdom
"So much to see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020 NEW
A fantastic place to see. Well worth a visit. Its huge. It's in sections, China, American, Egyptian etc. So much to see takes a while to get round. But worth it.
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Deb W
"A must do New York experience - visit the MET"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 25, 2020 NEW
My favourite gallery in the world and my third overseas visit to the MET. Always something new to see and do. If you have visited the Louvre then you will like this even better. One of the best collection of impressionist paintings. The museum even boasts full reconstructions of actual building facades from various eras and a temple and tomb from Egypt. If you go look for the lift to the roof and check out the magnificent view of Central Park. Unfortunately was not open in December but I had previously done it in April and October.
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Cary, North Carolina
"Wonderful "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 25, 2020 NEW
We really enjoyed The Met. Having seen most of the top Museums in the world, it was nice to check this one off the list. Although the layout was a bit difficult to navigate due to construction, the staff was very friendly. Such an amazing space.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Is parking available?
The Museum parking garage, located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Fees vary per hour.

Are cameras allowed?
Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the Museum's galleries devoted to the permanent collection. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas designated as "No Photography"; works of art on loan from private collections or other institutions may not be photographed. The use of flash is prohibited at all times and in all galleries. Movie and video cameras are prohibited.

Do you offer a coat check?
Yes, all backpacks, large bags, and large umbrellas must be checked in at the coat-check facilities. To ensure the safety of the collection, the Museum does not permit visitors to carry bags on their backs in the galleries.

What items are not allowed?
Visitors are discouraged from bringing large bulky items such as backpacks or luggage into the Museum. Food and drink cannot be brought into the Museum and may not be checked at the coat checks. The use of pens and markers is prohibited. Musical instruments cannot be brought into the Museum and may not be checked at the coat checks.

Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are permitted in most areas—inquire at Information Desks for gallery limitations. Oversize and jogging strollers are prohibited.

Are wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available free of charge at coat-check areas on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not available.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Accessible entrances are located at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street and through the parking garage at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street.