The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY

1000 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10028
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Overview

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.

Description

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.
INCLUDES:
• 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
Addresses:
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
NY, NY
The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
NY, NY

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

New York City Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Katherine Barr
CA
2 Reviews
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"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
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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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ChantillyLace28
NY
"Amazing museum "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2019 NEW
No matter how many times you have been here, there is always enjoyment in seeing it again or seeing things you've missed. Pre school age (4) and up is my recommendation. It's an amazing museum and will not disappoint. There is also a cafeteria restaurant and clean restrooms. Prices are high, but food is decent. Great gift shop too.. It's hours of roaming if you wish to spend the day, or cut it short, it's up to you..
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erbear50
Ladera Ranch, California
"Moon Exhibit Amazing! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
If you’re passionate about the moon you need to see the exhibit going on for the Moon’s 50th anniversary!
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Caroline L
"Fascinating"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
Great visit. Long queues due to the rainy day, but it went really quickly! Over all a nice visit. Good gift shops as well.
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687camid
Ridgecrest, California
"Amazing museum "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
Don’t make the mistake an only give yourself a couple of hours here. You need at least three to four in my opinion. If there are certain exhibits you want to see specifically go there first (as with any museum). Everything to me was interesting and we ended up going a second day because we didn’t see the stuff I planned on seeing. It’s a very diverse collection. Loved the Degas, Monet collection. The American collection is also really interesting. Don’t miss this! And don’t forget your admission here also gets you into The Met Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park where the Unicorn tapestries are. It’s gorgeous and has a much more laid back (and less crowded) vibe.
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lisa9962
Saratoga Springs, New York
"Camp exhibit is amazing. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
Always great exhibits here! Very crowded on a July day (especially because it was raining outside). Don’t try to see it all or even half - this museum is huge. Just focus on an exhibit or two. Had coffee at the balcony cafe which was a nice break. Camp exhibit is wonderful!
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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.