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Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

Open Sun - Thurs 10am - 5:30pm, Fri & Sat 10am - 9pm
1000 Fifth Avenue, 10028

The Basics

Valid for three consecutive days, basic Met tickets include access exhibits at the museum’s three branches: the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Breuer, and the Met Cloisters. Visit on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and peruse the Met’s vast collection on your own, or see the highlights on a private tour with an expert guide. Skip-the-line tickets and VIP after-hours admission are also available for visitors who want to save time and escape the crowds. Similarly, travelers can choose an EmptyMet tour to visit before the museum opens and partner up with an art expert to enjoy an intimate view of the collection’s most famous exhibits.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
$100.70 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Good tour
Robin was very knowledgeable and familiar with the museum. We got a nice overview of this massive place.
Janelle_L, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Wonderful tour
Yeji_C, Dec 2021
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
We spent on very fun and informative tour with Kevin. We were late on time but fortunately his colleague could bring us to him. We were able to learn lots of new things that we would never be able to know without his explanation. You must get this tour if you are planning to visit the MET.
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Interesting tour
Nancy_F, Dec 2021
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
A way to focus your attention when visiting such a large, crowded museum and to hear stories and backgrounds you might never discover on your own.
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Interesting and...
Liyao_W, Dec 2021
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Interesting and interactive tour. It will be hard to cover all halls in the Met for fist comers without a guide.
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Another fun tour with Matt at The Met.
Kenneth_V, Dec 2021
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Matt, was fantastic, as always. We love our private tours with him. He’s very knowledgeable of NYC and describes each place with a comprehensive knowledge and in a manner that is both captivating and fun.
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Katie was informative and...
Misti_L, Dec 2021
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
Katie was informative and fun! We really enjoyed it and highly recommend. Thanks for all of the great info.
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Met Private Tour - Matt!
Amy_O, Dec 2021
Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Tour
Matt was awesome! The tour went by so quickly, and we learned so much. But we weren’t bored! You gotta do this tour.
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Outstanding Personalized Tour for older kids
Gretchen_M, Nov 2021
Skip the Line Kids and Families New York Metropolitan Museum Private Tour
Our guide, Jared, had such a vast knowledge of and several personal stories/behind the scenes anecdotes about the museum that were so interesting. He was prepared to entertain and inform older kids and adults alike who already knew a lot about the Met. Our family learned so many new things about one of our favorite places.
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Our girls enjoyed Jared’s tour!
Vera_K, Nov 2021
Skip the Line Kids and Families New York Metropolitan Museum Private Tour
Jared was excellent! He engaged kids of different ages well, and they look forward to going with him again!
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Mark was wonderful!...
Stacy_L, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Tour
Mark was wonderful! ..friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The tour was great with lots of "insider" info.
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Excellent Met Museum Tour
CHRIS_W, Dec 2021
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
Katherine is an excellent guide. Her art and historical knowledge is extensive. The museum is large so it’s a quick paced tour. There’s still much to see. I highly recommend this tour.
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great trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
martin_g, Dec 2021
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
We saw many of the most famous works housed at the Met and skipped the lines. We would never have gotten to see these if we went on our own.
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An excellent time saving Met experience
Dmitry_A, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: Metropolitan Museum of Art and 2 Self-guided tours
I have been to Metropolitan before, but it was a great experience to visit again with an interesting and structured tour. It was easy to navigate through the most important exhibits and I picked up a lot of useful information. Moreover, I was excited to use one of the bonus New York tours which came as a freebie. I would really recommend this tour for first time visitors to the Met, because it save you time and guides you through the most important exhibits.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Fee-based audio tours are available in several languages.

  • Food and drink, other than water in plastic bottles, are not allowed into the museum.

  • There are eight onsite dining options, ranging from casual cafés and cafeterias to fine dining spots.

  • Flash photography and video cameras are not permitted inside the museum.

  • Luggage, carry-on bags, musical instruments, oversize backpacks, and other large items are not allowed in the museum and cannot be stored at the coat check.

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How to Get There

Set back from Fifth Avenue on the eastern edge of Central Park in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the star attraction of Museum Mile. To get there, catch a Fifth Avenue bus or take the subway to 86th Street (4, 5, or 6 train); from the Upper West Side, take the M86 bus across the park and get off at Fifth Avenue.

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When to Get There

The Met is open year-round and daily from 10am to 5:30pm, with extended hours until 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Summer visitors can enjoy incredible views of Central Park from the rooftop café and bar, open May through October. In winter, the museum can be a cozy retreat from chilly weather. Weekends are the busiest time to visit, so visit on a weekday if you want to avoid crowds. For a sophisticated evening treat, visit on Friday or Saturday night, when the Met serves cocktails and snacks with live music on the Great Hall Balcony Bar.

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Met Museum Highlights

Since the Met opened to the public in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than 2 million square feet (186,000 square meters). While there is something for everyone here, highlights include the collections of European paintings, classical antiquities, medieval armor, Islamic art and artifacts, and American decorative arts. Don’t miss masterpieces such as Canova’sPerseus with the Head of Medusa, Monet’sThe Water Lily Pond, and Vincent van Gogh’sWheat Field with Cypresses. The roof garden showcases a different temporary installation each year.

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