The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met," is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 for the purposes of opening a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe.
The permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, Indian, and Islamic art. The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from first-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Tue

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Wed

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Thu

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Sun

    10:00 - 17:30

  • Fri

    10:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 21:00

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  • Nikita A

    5
    - 08 September 2018 -

    Full price worthy. Beautiful collection of history and art work. Make sure you go almost on the opening time to enjoy watching every part which is almost impossible if you take too long to look at one thing. It is advisable to take audio tour which was i guess $7, you can also hire a tour guide which i guess was fun because while wandering i heard them cracking jokes(i too had a laugh listening to them, i didn't take any tour guide or audio tour to save time and money so free laughs are always welcomed 😛) and also giving proper knowledge to the tourists. The admission fees for residents of New York and neighbourhood state students is $25 or pay as you wish and for Non-New Yorkers $25 has to be paid. Try visiting there on Fridays as it is opened for extra 4 or something hours which will give you more time to explore. From information stalls you can take the map of the MET and try to explore according to the map by planning. Food stalls are too available and also places to sit. Wheelchair assessable place. Beautiful place to be at.

  • Gabriel Garcia

    5
    - 02 September 2018 -

    Amazing museum that you can spend the whole day in and still not see everything. There is plenty of staff located through out the museum to answer any questions. The ancient Greek and Roman art; Fresco's, statues, jewelry, and tombs were great to see. The Egyptian displays were also really great, there is several tombs you can walk through. The American Wing Cafe is okay, place to grab a quick bite and look at the map. The Heavenly Body exhibit was displayed in the main corridor of the Medical art wing.

  • James R

    5
    - 29 August 2018 -

    There are museums, and then there is the Met. If you are going to see one attraction in NYC this is the one you need to check out. I have been here 3 times and still not seen everything. You could spend hours in one exhibit. It really does have everything: paintings, sculpture, tapestries, arms and armor, furniture, truly something for everyone and will surely pique your interest in some area that you previously may not have had much exposure to.You can also pay what you want for the entry fee. The suggested amount is $25 but if you go to an admissions associate you can tell them how much you want to pay for your ticket. The ticket kiosks will charge you full price however. Some of the most beautiful art in the history of the world is here. It's worth every penny and you will want to come back for more.

  • Emily Mairi Ruth Clyde-Parry Yaroszko

    5
    - 16 August 2018 -

    History in a building. This gallery has tons of originals of a huge range of famous people from all over the world and throughout history. If you don't like this place there's something wrong with you. Their temporary exhibition hall has the clout to bring in some very big names and lots of exciting stuff. If you live in New York you should have a membership here. Sure the restaurants inside or fairly pricey since they have a captive audience, but it's worth it not to have to leave and come through the long lines again.

  • Jeremiah Carlson

    5
    - 14 August 2018 -

    This museum is incredible. The architecture alone is outrageous and obviously the history inside of it is well organized and wonderful to experience. I would recommend everyone come here and spend hours looking around. I would recommend getting the device that you can listen two history in your ear as you're walking around. It is so cool to be able to learn things while you're moving around. It's like having a tour guide with you all the time.

  • Sayem Hossain

    5
    - 12 August 2018 -

    The Met must be among the finest museums in the United States. In addition to their impeccable service, organization, and cleanliness, the staff make the entire trip worthwhile, offering unique perspectives on artwork and giving wonderful tours. The collections the Met possesses are nothing less than diverse: from Ottoman carpets to Pollack's paintings, the museum has at least one thing to intrigue the visitor. If you desire to visit a museum that spans the historical timeline of art, look no further! From my time there, I truly enjoyed the Heavenly Bodies exhibit, which the Met did a remarkable job at hosting.

  • Priyansh Saxena

    4
    - 28 July 2018 -

    A very good place to visit to get insight about various forms of art in diverse cultures. Greek and Egyptian sections are particularly engaging. Roman section is catalogued a little less intuitively and is harder to understand. Be sure to take up the audio guide to help you understand better. The entrances from the Central Park side are not open. Requires around 4-5 hours to go see everything, but certain sections can be skipped.

  • Kenneth Neumann

    5
    - 27 July 2018 -

    Incredible exhibits and art galleries. Many ancient artifacts from countless different cultures and time periods. It is easy to become immersed in the rich history this museum exhibits. The prices for non-native New Yorkers are very reasonable, and the tickets last three days, which is a major plus, given that you will need at least that to fully appreciate all the art and history on display here. Just a suggestion though, if you are a non-native New Yorker, skip the lines at the main desk and head straight for the kiosks. When I was there, I was able to use the kiosk to buy a ticket without standing in line. You do not need to show your student ID if you are a student also. All in all, this is a must see for anyone visiting New York. One of the greatest museums I have ever visited. Highly recommended!

  • Alexandra Erickson

    5
    - 22 July 2018 -

    Most amazing museum I've ever been to. This place is massive. I wish there was a way that I could make sure I saw every room. With multiple doors in each room, it's easy to miss some of the pieces. There is something for everyone here. My favorite area was Egypt. This seems to be one of the more popular areas of the museum. I recommend going as soon as they open to avoid the massive crowds. The museum is so large, that even though it was full of people, often I was alone in whatever area I was in. I would like to go back several times just to make sure I've seen it all!

  • don willey

    5
    - 15 July 2018 -

    We had very limited time and my first step on arrival was to snagged a map and to discuss what to see in limited time with my wife. We picked the American art (with potentially historic items from New York) and the adjacent exhibits on musical instruments using the criteria that the first might be unique to this place, and that the second was relevant to us because she is a professional musician and I am an amateur. The scale of the museum is remarkable. To get where we were heading we passed by an exhibit about fashion and there were not only gowns, but also music and as my wife might describe it, good opportunities for people watching. This museum is a good place to wander, be surprised at the variety of things people have created, and to learn new things, and was a favorite among a wealth of favorites from a too short visit to NYC.

  • Lizzy Kim

    - 18 May 2018 -

    Wonderful view from the rooftop

  • Amy Johnson

    - 02 May 2018 -

    The Medieval Art collection is breathtaking!

  • Chantell R. Love

    - 28 April 2018 -

    Beautiful museum. Loved it!

  • Louise de Paus

    - 23 April 2018 -

    Waanzinnig museum

  • Linda Harrison

    - 23 April 2018 -

    It’s huge!

  • Eric Robert

    - 18 April 2018 -

    Awesome collection that needs multiple visits to be truly appreciated.

  • Erica Coles

    - 10 April 2018 -

    I wish I had more time to explore the museum. Don’t be fooled, it’s much larger than you think!

  • Maritza Sanchez

    - 10 April 2018 -

    The best events and activities!

  • David

    - 10 April 2018 -

    One of my favorites museums in the city, and one of the must see places. You can practically travel on time and revisit any major civilization in human history.

  • Joshefo Jacques

    - 08 April 2018 -

    Wonderful place to visit but you have to save all the day to visit all the place.

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