The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArt Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Voyage828015
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Almost Perfect
    Fantastic place. Map is a bit hard to follow. Also, I wanted to be sure to leave time to visit the gift shop - so i asked how late it was open. I arrived 20 minutes prior to that time, only to be told they were closed.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • moonstream
    Saint Louis, Missouri26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Artful Wayto Dodge a Rainstorm
    We arrived inside just as the heavens opened with a summer rainstorm. We didn't mind and loved walking through the many galleries. At every turn we enjoyed many well-known and beloved artists. Also enjoyed the special Karl Lagerfeld Exhibit. Wish we would have had another day to visit. Well worth the entrance fee!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • TrashCat316
    New York1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of NY’s best museums
    One of my favorite all time museum. A great place to visit as a broke college student as it’s pay what you wish for NY students and there are SO MANY COOL THINGS! I would spend hours on ends from open to close just admiring everything. Bonus points that the bathrooms are always immaculately clean, you don’t get that a lot in NYC
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 July 2023
  • linochat
    Seminole, Florida118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even Impressed Teenagers!
    We visited the MET TWICE during our visit to NYC. The variety of art from various periods impressed our son (19) and his girlfriend (19). We only planned one day, but our son loved it so much, he wanted to go back on our last day in town. The kids loved the medieval section of the museum, specifically suits of armor, shields, and guns. My son also loved the landscapes throughout the museum (mostly the 2nd floor). I’m always a sucker for the impressionists—mainly Monet—and my husband was a fan of the American Wing, as he is a history buff. (In the American Wing, they did make everyone take off backpacks and hold them low to the ground.) The greatest thing was that even though we each had preferences, we all enjoyed each part of the museum. There was a special exhibit on VanGogh, which only I saw because the others had bags with them that were too large. I strongly recommend leaving bags home and bringing only a wallet & phone. The restaurant was a little pricey $70+ for a sandwich, sushi, cookie, drinks, and a fruit cup, so on our second day, we visited Lexington Candy Shop for lunch as it was just a few blocks away.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • The Wandering Reviewer
    Melbourne, Australia11,970 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Allow the whole day to see just some of it
    Tick. At last. #themuseumofmodernart A Sunday at The Met = busy! But fortunately, it’s so large that the thousands of visitors dissipate through the entire museum, leaving you with a feeling of limited privacy. I was somewhat awestruck at the architecture as we entered, then paid our ticket. But where to begin? So big. So much to see. Where do I start? Unfortunately I turned right. Big mistake (not)! This was the #egyptiancollection which meant I ended up down a rabbit hole soaking up each display. I’m a huge fan of the @prof_alice_roberts and @bettany_hughes two of the most talented and professionals in their field, each who’ve made docos in Egypt and I’ve viewed their work many times. Jim was patient with me as I read each display’s description, took photos and stopped in awe at the breadth of the exhibition. I squealed with delight at seeing some of the rarer pieces and nearly overcome with tears that I was fortunate enough to view the Egyptian Art before me. There are over 26,000 objects of artistic, historical, and cultural importance, dating from the Paleolithic to the Roman period (ca. 300,000 B.C.–A.D. 4th century) and I did my best to see them all. Alas, in the three hours we spent exploring, I had to drag myself to other exhibits but probably only viewed 10% of The Met which means I’ll be back in 2024 and see if I can find another rabbit hole to dive into. In the meantime, here are just a few of my Egypt highlights. Notes: plenty of toilets, wheelchair accessible, kid friendly, biggest gift shop I’ve ever seen, plenty of staff to help out with any queries, cafe available for refreshments and food. #themet #thewanderingreviewer #themetnyc #themetnewyork #bettanyhughes #professoraliceroberts #themetegyptianwing
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • flo220
    New York City, New York349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Major art museum -- can only do a portion of it at a time
    The main art museum in NYC, the museum is massive and full of all kinds of art. The best way is to choose some of the exhibits and focus on that. Pay what you wish for NYC residents; pricey for others but one of the must sees in the City.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • PacificTrails
    Vancouver Island, Canada76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum and Van Gogh Exhibit Too
    We attended the Van Gogh exhibit in July and was blown away! Well curated and thought out-with some of Van Gogh's most famous and inspiring works. Did not book online and went Monday AM and the wait was only 10 minutes to get in. After an exhibit like that you only have energy for about another few hours but we tried our best. Not sure how you can give a museum that showcases some of the most amazing art on the planet anything less that 5 stars. Really-if you are visiting NYC for your first, second or tenth time-you have to visit The Met!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Toria ⭐️
    San Francisco, California331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Absolute Must
    Easiy one of the best museums in the world, you absolutely can not miss it. Don’t underestimate how much time you’ll spend there. I planned an hour and a half and stayed close to four hours.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Nomad
    Lakewood Ranch, Florida251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arms and Armor: “Must See”
    The Arms and Armor section on the first floor is stunning. A “must see” on your way to the paintings upstairs. How that Arms and Armor collection ended-up at an “art museum” seems odd because many of the lethal weapon displays are purely functional. And have undoubtedly seen use in battle. There are priceless swords, shields, suits of armor and firearms that would put any European museum to shame. One could spend a couple of hours on that section alone.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 August 2023
  • nycmom22
    New York City, New York3,022 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlights tour. Free with admission.
    This museum is too big to try to explore all of it at once. Also it often is quite crowded. Here are some ways of visiting that have worked for me. Yesterday, I took my first ever tour. This was the Highlights tour. The information desk just inside the main entrance offers the times these frequent, free, one-hour walks. These are free and offered in 11 languages. Our volunteer guide (docent) showed us 8 disparate objects and increased my knowledge of each. It was much more meaningful han just walking by, as I usually do. And I prefer a live person to a tape. Last time I was there, I joined the virtual line for one of the special exhibits. That way, I got a text when I could enter it and look at other exhibits rather than stand in actual line. Bravo. I don’t love the stores at this museum and I never use the eateries. I wish bathrooms were easier to find. For food, I recommend Sweetgreens at 85 th and Third Avenue. For frozen yogurt and benches to sit, I recommend Butterfield Market at 85 th and Madison. The walk up window offers 4, 5 flavors.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
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CasaHoffa
Huatulco, Mexico12,391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We think the views from the rooftop of the Met Museum of Art are wonderful. It is a great place to relax and have a cocktail.
Written 12 July 2024
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Carrick M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-visit in NYC! Incredible collections, stunning exhibits, and a beautiful setting. Perfect for art enthusiasts of all ages.
Written 10 July 2024
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Miss Sally
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A huge awe inspiring building full of inspiration that left us breathless. Tip- stay somewhere overnight and come back the next day, as there’s a lot to take in here!
Written 9 July 2024
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Incredible collections, impossible to see in one visit. Choose what you want to see, otherwise it is really too much to take in.
Written 6 July 2024
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Hanson C
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I believe it's greater than british museum in london. In terms of the size and diversity of arts in NYC where the most expensive place in the world is.
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Written 29 June 2024
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Louisa B
Bucharest, Romania119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A really cool experience. The museum is huge and has a lot to offer. You would need a few years to properly explore it, so don’t worry, you won’t run out of things to see. When we visited, the Van Gogh exhibit was there and we were extremely happy, as we are a family of artists. Don’t get discouraged if you see a long line at the entrance. It moves very fast. However, I recommend you buy the tickets in advance. We got ours in May and visited in July. Beautiful through and through.
Written 28 June 2024
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Chris
Massachusetts24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This is a world-class museum. I try to attend every time I am in New York. Both the permanent collection and the special exhibits are amazing. I especially like the collection of American art.
Written 26 June 2024
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moraia
West Hollywood, CA270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
So much to see. Don't forget to go up to the rooftop to get the most amazing views of the skyline and Central Park! Staff is very friendly
Written 25 June 2024
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Andreas T
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Beautiful museum with more than modern art. Specially if you like bible history. The rooftop was closed because the high temperature
Written 24 June 2024
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Sally H
Upland, CA215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We have visited other renowned museums around the world. This one delighted us very much! It was an experience of pure BLISS. Not to be missed!
Written 23 June 2024
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