Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Museum
Upper East Side, New York
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  • Stina P.
    Stina P.June 10
    one of the best places in NY. suggested donation and if time, try a guided tour. my favorite must sees include the roof, visible storage, FLW living room, and Neapolitan Baroque Christmas tree.
  • Camilla H.
    This is without doubt one of the most beautiful museums I've ever been to! When I was here they had the Manus x Machina exhibition which was breathtaking! Pay what you want admission..
  • Alexandros P.
    Huge museum with tons of exhibits to see from civilizations all around the world. Would easily take 5 hours to see everything. However I would recommend their "painting" section as a must.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerApril 12
    It's too big to see everything in one attempt. Look up a map in advance and make a game plan to ensure you see at least the stuff you want to the most. Otherwise, you'll get lost in the maze!
  • Ting
    TingFebruary 17
    Pay as you wish museum. Enormous collection which spans from antiquities to the contemporary. Many guided tours available daily. Fantastic docents, experts in their topics. Not to be missed!
  • Andrea O.
    Andrea OssiNovember 23, 2015
    World class institution, amazing collection of applied and decorative art. The American wing with its interiors is a must. Many free tours available every day with passionate and prepared volunteers.
  • Gergely N.
    Gergely NagyOctober 26, 2015
    An endless maze of artifacts to see. Make sure to pay a visit for at least an hour when in New York. But actually you should spend at least a day in it. :) You can withdraw cash in the basement floor.
  • Ance K.
    Ance KalejaSeptember 19, 2015
    You could spend days here, it's wonderful. What the staff doesnt tell you is that the admissions (25$) are donations and voluntary so you can also go there if you don't have the money to spend!!!
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengSeptember 11, 2015
    Bank of America cardholders get free access every first weekend of the month, but then again, admission fees are suggested, not required. The Egyptian, European, and Medieval exhibits are cool.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BeauchampSeptember 7, 2015
    This maybe my personal favorite museum- for as long as I can remember. In fact I used to ask to come here so often dad thought it most practical to become a member. A must visit as often as possible
  • Duke P.
    Duke PerkinsAugust 23, 2015
    That's my spot! The museum feels endless. The collections make your mouth water if you like history. Wear coZy shoes and if the day is nice, you can hit the roof for a glass of wine.
  • Liana C.
    Liana CascianiJuly 17, 2015
    You don't have to pay price to go in. The listed price is merely a "suggested donation" you can pay how ever much you want for a ticket. Do it and come back multiple times because you can't see it all
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BergerJuly 3, 2015
    The Met is really free. The donation is only suggested. You can pay as much or as little as you wish. If you can afford to pay full amount, great, but don't let it stop you from going with the family.
  • Vanessa D.
    Vanessa DantasJune 11, 2015
    BEST MUSEUM EVER. Even though you can't view everything properly in just one day, it's amazing to browse between galleries. And the building itself is wonderful!
  • Thelocaltripper
    ThelocaltripperJune 6, 2015
    Was in town for the weekend and was able to see the China through the looking glass fashion exhibition. It was beautiful! The museum is huge and has so much to offer! Highly recommend!
  • Harry A.
    Went with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The modern art, tribal art, and antique furniture sections were particularly interesting. Don't miss the view from the newly opened rooftop!!
  • Iro P.
    Iro ProdromouMay 14, 2015
    If you don't want to spend a lot of hours wandering,you should visit their site&mark all the exhibits you want to see and the galleries that they are located!Take a free map at the entrance and voilà!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Pamela P.
    Pamela PackerApril 25, 2015
    Native New Yorker who visits every month. Outstanding permanent collection and always at least one current exhibition worth viewing. Ticket to the Met includes visit to Cloisters during same week.
  • jessica c.
    jessica cannnonApril 16, 2015
    Take a fabulous course at the MET. I've had so many wonderful times here but at the Egyptian exhibit, Ithere has never been such peaceful and history that leave one speechless. Now, to live on MusM.
  • Elle S.
    Elle SegrestMarch 12, 2015
    You could spend days in this beautiful museum and not see everything. There is something for everyone here. From paintings to sculptures to costumes, this was one of the best museums I've been to!
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy ShannonFebruary 21, 2015
    You probably need two days (or lots of dedication and an early start) to see the Met in its entirety. Go in and grab a map to make your game plan ahead of time if you can. I loved the American wing!
  • Chad C.
    Chad CurryJanuary 31, 2015
    The halls are huge here. The Egyptian exhibit is a must for anyone with kids. We spent three hours at the museum & felt like we could have spent another 10 and still not seen everything.
  • Huseyin E.
    Huseyin EncDecember 21, 2014
    Sundays are good arrive early if you are a member have brunch first at members lounge make sure to make a reservation, try to sit by window which outlooks to CP then start your expedition through
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UDecember 19, 2014
    In addition to a number of recognizable arts, you get to see a huge collection of various arts as well as timed-exhibits. All included in ticket. And a beautiful Christmas tree during the season!
  • RoelandP
    RoelandPOctober 28, 2014
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistSeptember 10, 2014
    The new David H. Koch Plaza is now open, and includes "completely new fountains, paving, and facade lighting, along with allées and bosques of trees, and seating areas for visitors. Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    The Damascus Room is a wood-paneled 18th century Ottoman reception room in the gallery of Islamic art. It hails from an upper class Syrian home and was likely used in the winter to keep guests warm. Read more
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 12, 2014
    The best museum in NYC, you can return many times and continue to discover wings that you've never been to. This museum is not only about art but also a way to discover history through art.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PhillipsAugust 6, 2014
    The indoor courtyard in the Americas wing 1st floor (Room 700) is a great base, particularly when visiting with kids -- it's an effective hub with good seating and space for kids to move around.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackAugust 3, 2014
    if you're looking for a not-crowded area to sit and sketch, the new american wing is usually pretty empty (especially compared to the european paintings galleries).
    Upvoted May 14
  • Quoc C.
    Quoc ChangJuly 27, 2014
    Love this place and will visit again in the near future. I recommend their collection of European, Medieval and Egyptian art. You can pay what you want for admission - as long as it's above $0.00.
  • Crystal H.
    Crystal HarrisonJune 11, 2014
    You can spend all day here and not see it all! If you're short on time do some research before you get there! The European rooms will make feel like you're in Paris! Greek & Roman statues! And more
  • Gary C.
    Gary CrawfordJune 5, 2014
    Spent half a day here and was NOT enough time to absorb the history. This museum is a MUST stop for any visit to the city. The roof top area was the icing on the cake of a perfect day.
  • 🎀Ying🎀
    🎀Ying🎀April 9, 2014
    This museum is huge! You'll need to set aside a whole day just to explore every bit of it! Extremely impressive. Make sure it's on your list if you're visiting New York!
  • D&A Travel: A.
    D&A Travel: AndersDecember 29, 2013
    [Escapes] Largest art museum in the US. Endless collection, from Egyptian tombs to Impressionist paintings. Don't try to see it all in one go. Fee is just a recommendation, you can pay what you want.
  • Derek F.
    Derek FromsonDecember 27, 2013
    Aside from an iconic art collection, the Met offers engaging daily family programs for toddlers and small children, including storytelling and art walks, both included in the museum's admission.
  • Danith Y.
    Danith YongNovember 11, 2013
    So much things to see (Entry price is up to you) 7$ for audioguide. I like the weapon area, the modern painting, the egyptian and asian parts. Definetely one of my favorite museum in the world!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchlemmerAugust 18, 2013
    To avoid crowds, take advantage of the evening hours on Fri & Sat. Some galleries may be closed, but you'll be able to have a more intimate experience with the art. Also, live music on the mezzanine.
  • Claire M.
    Claire MundayJuly 13, 2013
    If the Met is overwhelming, why don't you contact Museum Adventures? Great for kid/ family tours but also adults- the tours are fun, insightful and speedy!
  • Eliane v.
    Eliane vdBApril 27, 2013
    It's the number one attraction in NYC. It has everything you need to clear your head & fill it with a fantastic dose of culture. No matter how often you visit, you'll always discover something new.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 4, 2013
    One of our favorite NY things to do is have cocktails after work on the roof of the Metropolitan, and take in the best views of Central Park. Open through late fall. Closed on Mondays.
  • Betsy B.
    Betsy BaxterJanuary 20, 2013
    The hidden jewel of this place is the Asian wing. Take your time here to spend at least one or more full days here to really enjoy and take it all in. This is one of the best museums in the world!!
  • Jumpman23
    Jumpman23January 11, 2013
    From street art to Met masterpieces, Carmelo Anthony has always appreciated the artistic offerings in NYC. Watch Melo talk about his passion for the arts:
  • Flor
    FlorAugust 25, 2012
    Remember that the admission fees are only a SUGGESTION, however you can tell to the people at the ticket box you want to "donate" just $1 . They may give you a look... but you'll save some bucks!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    Take the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries up to the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar. It’s open from May through the fall and offers panoramic views of the city.
  • River R.
    River RoseMay 17, 2012
    I don't know where to begin with the Met. If you are visiting, take a couple of days to explore the museum inside and out. If you are a local, keep up with the exhibits. This place is a treasure.
  • ArtNerdNewYork
    ArtNerdNewYorkMay 6, 2012
    Everyone knows The Met is the city’s most epic museum, with a vast collection from ancient to modern. I don’t have to tell you that it is a must see. I love to twirl around the period rooms alone... Read more
    It’s tricky to navigate, and overwhelmingly humongous, but that’s all part of the Met’s charm. We love losing ourselves in the miles of corridors and ogling over the many world famous treasures... Read more
  • Chris P.
    Chris PetesciaApril 2, 2012
    Do yourself a favor- find sec 501 on the map- "The Studiolo Gubbio"- and look closely at the detail. Pan slowly around the room with one eye covered and take in the surprising, incredible depth of it!
  • Bloompy B.
    Bloompy BonvivantSeptember 17, 2011
    Met Museum offers Associate Membership for those residing 200 miles radius outside of NY. Worth the buy to cut line during Special Exhibitions, and pays itself in a few visits. Art lovers, get yours!
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