The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArt Museums
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 86th St • 8 min walk
  • 77th St • 9 min walk
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  • Kate K
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    I went to see the Van Gogh exhibit, Karl Lagerfeld exhibit, and Dutch Masters exhibit. All were included in the admission ticket. You had to get a timed entry ticket to Van Gogh and Lagerfeld but both were easy to get and I didn't have to wait long. The cafe in the basement was tasty but confusing as it was all self service without much help.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Lynda F
    Idaho Falls, Idaho7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for Everyone
    My Granddaughter and I visited the Met last week. There are so many interesting exhibits, sculptures, art, and furniture. It was interesting, beautiful and fun. There are so many different exhibits. Something for everyone to see and enjoy.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 25 June 2023
  • MILOUW
    New York City, New York1,366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cecily Brown exhibition
    The Cecily Brown exhibition is small in size but allows you to discover a talented modern British painter. Her energy and vibrant use of colors are quite appealing. It takes awhile to discover the exhibition galleries in the vast Metropolitan Museum as the signage to get there is deficient.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Lindsey C
    Indiana102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wowza!
    Do I even need to leave a review? This place is beyond amazing! I need weeks to be able to explore it! There's something for everyone. If I had the time, I would have preferred to take a guided tour. Sure, you learn about a few different works of art, but you get a more in depth perspective. While we walked through at our leisure, we did hear a couple curators in different areas, and my family really enjoyed the tidbits that we learned. The MET is a must in NYC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Andrew M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING EXPERIENCE
    Great value and a wide array of art to appreciate. You will need time to explore though, so it's a full morning or afternoon. Only downside is the cafe(s) which are expensive for the content, but then again it's NYC and everything is expensive. A floor plan is essential. It's mind-blowing art so be prepared to take it all in!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 July 2023
  • disgustorama
    113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A feast for the eye!
    Today I visited the exhibit “Karl Lagerfeld: a line of beauty “. A wonderful installation and amazing designs on display: it will last only for one more week and if you like fashion this is a must! Every year the Costume Institute curates an exhibit about the work of one or more designers and it never fails to deliver. Bravo!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Linda D
    Niangua, Missouri26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! If you love art you don’t want to miss this.
    Amazing! So many wonderful works of art! It was a dream come true for me to be able to visit this museum and see artwork I have imagined viewing in person for years. We were the first in line to see The Starry Night along with the other beautiful, famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Cypresses exhibit! Around every corner throughout the museum was another surprise I didn’t know was on display here. The staff was wonderful! They were helpful, knowledgeable, and happy to help with directions or questions. I went to this museum with my adult daughter and my 6 year old granddaughter. We all enjoyed our visit very much. The Met was one of the highlights of our trip!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • mdgarbaciak
    Scottsdale, Arizona25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum
    This museum has to be a must for any NYC traveler. I spent over 4 hrs in aww of the rooms filled with incredible displays of history. One of their restaurants with views of Central Park was a dining experience. I would highly recommend this venue.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • 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, Missouri18 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
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MichiganMelissa04
Plymouth, MI782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This museum is wonderful. I recommend getting tickets in advance and arriving at least 20 minutes before opening to get in line, even on a weekday. I would hate to see what it is like on a weekend. The line is the same whether you have tickets or not, but if you have tickets you don't have to wait in an additional line inside. If possible, try to plan your visit in advance so you are sure to have time to see what you want. My favorites were the Impressionist Paintings and the American works. We also liked the Arms and Armor and Musical Instruments, as well as the French furnished rooms - not sure which part of the museum that was but it was wonderful. I have been here twice and still would like to return - there is just so much to see.
Written 18 June 2024
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Josh D
New York City, NY858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I am not trying to make you angry with my dumb title but sometimes I need to push the boundaries!! I am a fan of anything that is free and I want to save money to go to London and Cairo eventually!! They are very different from Tokyo but I am trying to be a world traveler!! There is a thing my parents looked up where museums on 5th avenue were free for one night so we went!! There were a lot of statues and headless people and also Egyptian things!! There was also a DJ which was cool!! I know this is one of the top tourist places in NYC so you all should become global city tourists and come!!
Written 18 June 2024
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asheemu
Brookings, SD79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
My husband, daughter (15), and I spent a few hours at The Met and loved it. There is so much to see, I know we didn’t see it all. There is a wide range of exhibits and art styles. All three of us would visit again and recommend allowing at least three hours minimum for your visit.
Written 15 June 2024
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RedStar
Memphis, TN92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Buy tickets online for quicker entry. So much to see with beautiful paintings and artifacts! Make sure you have at least a couple of hours but really need more to see most of everything.
Written 13 June 2024
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,921 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - its oft photographed facade, with its stone steps populated by resting tourist is one of THE iconic images in world tourism.
Why on earth, though, do the authorities allow the row of cheap and nasty food vendor trucks to totally line up out front??
There's plenty of road side just along the street. They should be moved to there
Written 12 June 2024
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disgustorama
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We visited the Harlem Renaissance exhibit: a wonderful collection of paintings from the 1920’s. Vibrant colors and interesting history.
Absolutely worth seeing!
Written 9 June 2024
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Christopher S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Jessie gave us a great tour of Hamilton's New York. Her knowledge of Hamilton and his life made for a wonderful afternoon
Written 7 June 2024
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RachL2407
Rainbow Beach, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Spent almost five hours exploring The Met and could have spent many more hours taking it all in. There was so much to see - a huge range of incredible, world-class art. I will definitely go back next time we're in New York.
Written 7 June 2024
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RaleighFrench
Raleigh, NC265 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
On the website, it talks about Friday and Saturday night "date night". You still pay the $30.00 entry fee, but there were supposed to be drink and food specials and music. We got to the rooftop 30 minutes after the event started and the bar tender told us they were already out of the BOGO wine special. So we paid $16.00 for a mediocre glass of wine. The food "specials" were things like party mix. The party mix was $8.00 and not a lot of it. There was no music. We had gotten to the museum 3 hours earlier to see all the wonderful art, which we enjoyed. But when the museum is pushing a "date night" they really should try harder. We liked the museum but found "date night" to be extremely lacking.
Written 6 June 2024
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Ansar K
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
It was crowded, finding restroom is very difficult, unfortunately the Iran hall was closed and the said it will not open until 2026. The Egypt and Roman hall were good. It worth if you wanna see for the first time.
Written 2 June 2024
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