Ever dream of visiting The Met like a VIP? An EmptyMet tour is your opportunity to see The Met before it opens to the public. One of the Museum’s most engaging guides leads you through an intimate view of 5,000 years of human history housed in NYC’s most visited museum and attraction. The EmptyMet tour is your chance to experience the depth and breadth of The Met’s collection in an exclusive way.
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  • Min price: $175.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 1.5 hour
  • Departure Point: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Departure Times:

  • Operates: Days vary by season
  • Inclusions:
    • Exclusive access to The Met
    • Same day admission to The Met, as well as The Met Breuer (Open Tuesday-Sunday) and The Met Cloisters
    • Special Offer: $10 off with purchase of $50 or more at The Met Store. Valid on the same day of your tour. Valid at Met Museum locations only. 1 coupon per customer. Certain restrictions apply. Ask The Met Store for more details. Present your ticket stub to redeem.
  • Exclusions:
    • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please arrive on time. Any guest arriving 15 or minutes after their group has entered the galleries will not be permitted entry.
    • Coat check will be available for small bags and coats.
    • Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum.
    • Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not allowed in the museum.
  • Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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  • Richard S

    - 19 March 2018 -

    AWESOME !!!!!

  • Peta N

    - 07 March 2018 -

    Amazing being in with no other people being able to see a huge selection of items and get the history behind them. Gives a great start to what you want to go and look at in depth later on. Highly recommended!

  • Edward W

    - 25 February 2018 -

    Having the museum all to yourself was epic. The tour guide was super knowledgeable also. The only downside is that some of the iconic paintings were outta town in Paris (for a Louis Vuitton best of MoMA event...lol). It would have been nice to know that beforehand.

  • Lynne B

    - 19 February 2018 -

    Great overview of the Met, its development of collections and its facilities. Very knowledgeable guide and she was very helpful in answering questions from us. I am a Met veteran lots of visits since 1973! and this tour was a total delight and I learned so much in just 90 minutes!

  • Rosanne F

    - 30 January 2018 -

    This tour was worth every penny. Our guide was amazing and to be able to see so much in 90 minutes was truly extraordinary. With over 2 million square feet it can be daunting but by seeing highlights we knew where we wanted to go back and spend more time. Take a few minutes for tea/coffee and look out at the beautiful views of Central Park. The David Hockney and Michelangelo special exhibits just added to the experience.

  • franciscomendiburu

    - 26 January 2018 -

    Great visit, but I would prefer that the tour guide spent more time in galleries that are more interesting for most people.

  • Jeanette V

    - 23 January 2018 -

    If you're an art lover, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-visit attraction for you when you visit NYC, of course. If, upon your return, you want to experience the space and its amazing collection in a special way, definitely take the EmptyMet tour. The tour also serves as a great introduction to the important American museum for a first-time visitor. We we led through the space--whizzing through department after department--by a Columbia University professor of education, whose extensive knowledge of The Met's galleries and holdings is enthusiastically shared throughout the tour. She has an infectious passion for the museum, its history, and its future. Once the tour concludes, guests are able to then direct themselves to the areas that most interest them for the rest of their stay. We highly recommend starting your sightseeing early guests must report to the museum by 8:30 a.m. and take the tour!

  • Joanna M

    - 17 January 2018 -

    If you only have a few days in New York then I highly recommend this tour. So many museums to visit in NY but there is no time wasting here. Straight to the interesting exhibits, informative guide and the general public are nowhere to be seen. Maybe a little pricey otherwise would have given 5 stars but we were so please we did it.

  • Mike C

    - 08 January 2018 -

    Outstanding guide and a delight to have the museum to our small group of 22 visitors.

  • nicoletattersall

    - 08 January 2018 -

    The guide was great - very knowledgeable and personable. Loved the tour - learned so much and it was awesome to be in the Met without the crowds!

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. It was founded to bring art to the American people. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

The Met Cloisters

The Cloisters is a museum in Upper Manhattan, specializing in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts. Its architectural and artistic works are from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Its four cloisters; the Cuxa, Bonnefont, Trie and Saint-Guilhem. It has over 5000 medieval works.

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