Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Museum · Upper East Side
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY 10028, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments.


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  • Iro P.
    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!
    Iro Prodromou · May 14, 2015
  • Nikki B.
    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
    Nikki Beauchamp · September 7, 2015
  • AFAR Media
    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
    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
  • Harumi U.
    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!
    Harumi U · December 19, 2014
  • Huseyin E.
    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
    Huseyin Enc · December 21, 2014
  • Charis 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!!
    Charis Adraktas · May 30, 2015
  • Ting
    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!
    Ting · February 17
  • Stacy S.
    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!
    Stacy Shannon · February 21, 2015
  • Duke P.
    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.
    Duke Perkins · August 23, 2015
  • RoelandP
    ℹ Walk around and be overwhelmed by The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York in the travel guide "The Money Tour" with Tales & Tours for your smartphone Read more
    RoelandP · October 28, 2014
  • Derek F.
    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.
    Derek Fromson · December 27, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group
    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.
    The Corcoran Group · March 4, 2013
  • Thelocaltripper
    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!
    Thelocaltripper · June 6, 2015
  • Gothamist
    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
    Gothamist · September 10, 2014
  • Eliane v.
    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.
    Eliane vdB · April 27, 2013
  • Claire M.
    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!
    Claire Munday · July 13, 2013
  • Chad C.
    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.
    Chad Curry · January 31, 2015
  • Jeff B.
    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.
    Jeff Berger · July 3, 2015
  • Gergely N.
    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.
    Gergely Nagy · October 26, 2015
  • ArtNerdNewYork
    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
    ArtNerdNewYork · May 6, 2012
  • Jumpman23
    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:
    Jumpman23 · January 11, 2013
  • 🎀Ying🎀
    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!
    🎀Ying🎀 · April 9, 2014
  • Betsy B.
    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!!
    Betsy Baxter · January 20, 2013
  • D&A Travel: A.
    [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.
    D&A Travel: Anders · December 29, 2013
  • Andrea O.
    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.
    Andrea Ossi · November 23, 2015
  • Quoc C.
    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 $0.00.
    Quoc Chang · July 27, 2014
  • Crystal H.
    You can spend all day here and not see it all! If you're short on time do some research before you get there! The European rooms will make feel like you're in Paris! Greek & Roman statues! And more
    Crystal Harrison · June 11, 2014
  • Matthew P.
    The indoor courtyard in the Americas wing 1st floor (Room 700) is a great base, particularly when visiting with kids -- it's an effective hub with good seating and space for kids to move around.
    Matthew Phillips · August 6, 2014
  • Jon S.
    if you're looking for a not-crowded area to sit and sketch, the new american wing is usually pretty empty (especially compared to the european paintings galleries).
    Jon Steinback · August 3, 2014
  • Mark S.
    To avoid crowds, take advantage of the evening hours on Fri & Sat. Some galleries may be closed, but you'll be able to have a more intimate experience with the art. Also, live music on the mezzanine.
    Mark Schlemmer · August 18, 2013
  • Liana C.
    You don't have to pay price to go in. The listed price is merely a "suggested donation" you can pay how ever much you want for a ticket. Do it and come back multiple times because you can't see it all
    Liana Casciani · July 17, 2015
  • Elle S.
    You could spend days in this beautiful museum and not see everything. There is something for everyone here. From paintings to sculptures to costumes, this was one of the best museums I've been to!
    Elle Segrest · March 12, 2015
  • jessica c.
    Take a fabulous course at the MET. I've had so many wonderful times here but at the Egyptian exhibit, Ithere has never been such peaceful and history that leave one speechless. Now, to live on MusM.
    jessica cannnon · April 16, 2015
  • Ance K.
    You could spend days here, it's wonderful. What the staff doesnt tell you is that the admissions (25$) are donations and voluntary so you can also go there if you don't have the money to spend!!!
    Ance Kaleja · September 19, 2015
  • Bloompy B.
    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!
    Bloompy Bonvivant · September 17, 2011
  • Dave S.
    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!
    Dave Sawyer · April 12
  • Pamela P.
    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.
    Pamela Packer · April 25, 2015
  • Flor
    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 $1 . They may give you a look... but you'll save some bucks!
    Flor · August 25, 2012
  • Alexandros P.
    Huge museum with tons of exhibits to see from civilizations all around the world. Would easily take 5 hours to see everything. However I would recommend their "painting" section as a must.
    Alexandros Plexidas · 2 weeks ago
  • Danith Y.
    So much things to see (Entry price is up to you) 7$ for audioguide. I like the weapon area, the modern painting, the egyptian and asian parts. Definetely one of my favorite museum in the world!
    Danith Yong · November 11, 2013
  • Caroline D.
    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.
    Caroline Deng · September 11, 2015
  • Travel + Leisure
    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.
    Travel + Leisure · July 30, 2012
  • What's Good Here
    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.
    What's Good Here · August 12, 2014
  • Chris P.
    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!
    Chris Petescia · April 2, 2012
  • Runner's World Magazine
    You often see the NYC Marathon being won behind the museum, where only one or two runners will be holding on at the front. The crowds aren't too thick, and you're not far from the family meeting area.
    Runner's World Magazine · November 1, 2011
  • Vanessa D.
    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!
    Vanessa Dantas · June 11, 2015
  • River R.
    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.
    River Rose · May 17, 2012
  • Gary C.
    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.
    Gary Crawford · June 5, 2014
    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 · May 2, 2012
  • Eric H.
    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.
    Eric Highland · August 31, 2015

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