Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Central Park, New York
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  • 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 Jul 25
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerFebruary 26, 2013
    3/4/13: The Museum's Islamic wing is open again, after 8 years of expansion and renovation. (Trying to see all [fifteen galleries] in one day will wreck you; come back repeatedly.) Read more
  • 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
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Guest of a Guest
    Tucked away in a back wing of the Met, the Astor Chinese Garden offers a cultured respite from the city. With its imperfectly beautiful rock and shrub formations, it may be just the calm you need. Read more
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Matt
    MattJuly 21
    Almost too overwhelming, I think it would take a week to see everything. I thought all the furniture was cool. I definitely appreciate the museum more now than as a teenager. Get a map, you'll need it
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • May ♍.
    May ♍August 21
    I'm a sucker for art museums, and the Met is in the top tier of art musems around the world. A gold standard in the world of museums. There are not enough superlatives to describe how incredible it is
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 31, 2011
    The best place to gawk at priceless art has a collection that is seemingly endless, spanning creepy Egyptian tombs to the shimmering Impressionist paintings to an unparalleled costume collection. Read more
  • 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.
  • Jordan T.
    Jordan TaylorAugust 21
    Admission is just a suggestion - if you are brave enough to say something when they ask you for the admission fee, you won't have to pay. Also sit on the Met Steps for a Blair moment. 
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • 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!
  • 🎀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!
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaOctober 18, 2014
    Simply one of the greatest museums in the world for art. Sit on the steps and be cool. Don't miss the roof and the greatest views of Manhattan.
  • 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.
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MacedoJune 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!
  • Che F.
    Love love love this place! Awesome collection of paintings and sculptures. One week will be sufficient to explore everything. Did I say I love it??
  • 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! Www.ClairesCreativeAdventures.com
  • Andrea O.
    Andrea Ossi-PerrettaNovember 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.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    There are several ways to impress those in the art world. Shouting out “Show me the Monet!” while perusing the impressionist section is, I promise you, not one of them.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiMarch 13
    Pay as you wish entry! Enter the beautiful place by paying even 1$. The Rose Garden rooftop offers gorgeous views of the city on a sunny evening!
  • annlou
    annlouNovember 22, 2015
    It's huge so pick out the artists or time periods you want to see. I went for the modernists. Beautiful architecture....also with Central Park outside
  • Eric H.
    Eric HighlandAugust 31, 2015
    An original container of the Dead Sea Scrolls. One of countless treasures in this magnificent collection. Allow a full day! This is a don't miss museum.
  • 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
  • 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 $0.00.
  • Betsy B.
    Betsy BaxterJanuary 20, 2013
    The hidden jewel of this place is the Asian wing. Take your time here to spend at least one or more full days here to really enjoy and take it all in. This is one of the best museums in the world!!
  • William G.
    William GeroncoSeptember 1, 2015
    One of our favorite spots to go in NYC. Easily accessible, affordable and they always have new and interesting attractions. Fun for the entire family!
  • Alexandros P.
    Huge museum with tons of exhibits to see from civilizations all around the world. Would easily take 5 hours to see everything. However I would recommend their "painting" section as a must.
  • Danith Y.
    Danith YongNovember 11, 2013
    So much things to see (Entry price is up to you) 7$ for audioguide. I like the weapon area, the modern painting, the egyptian and asian parts. Definetely one of my favorite museum in the world!
  • 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: http://youtu.be/ublkAty-wAk
  • 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.
  • Abdulrahman F.
    We came here in the morning🌞 around 10 a.m. Good time to start touring around Met, me and my brother almost finish all the lobbies and halls, I loved the Roman and Mesopotamian sections 😱😍
  • Erin R.
    Erin RathJuly 18
    Tons and tons to see! Lots of good signage, though it is lacking or unclear in places, particularly the Egypt wing. **Remember, admission is suggested! So you can get in for as little as a dollar!**
  • 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).
  • Violeta A.
    Architecture is amazing & there's so much to see it's easy to get overwhelmed; go in with a plan for what you want to make sure you see & then just wander, or take one of the tours.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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