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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198
Phone Number: +1 212-535-7710
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Description: At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience...
At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience the best of human creativity from across the globe. With collections spanning more than 5,000 years of culture, from prehistory to the present, the Metropolitan is a journey through the world's greatest art. One Met. Many Worlds. Where will the Met take you?
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A fine way to spend a few hours

This gallery is modern and airy. It has the art work spread out over 6 floors. it houses works by Monet, Mondrian , Warhole and many more. Exehibitions are regularly changed. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This gallery is modern and airy. It has the art work spread out over 6 floors. it houses works by Monet, Mondrian , Warhole and many more. Exehibitions are regularly changed. It has free entry on Friday`s from 4 pm so I don`t recommend visiting any time around then because it gets very busy and is less comfortable to view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wow, this museum has everything! Cost $25 each to get in but we needn't have paid that amount. Being British we did, but wished I hadn't when I read about how much the museum is given in grants etc. The art works were amazing, I have never seen so many van goughs and monets in one place before. We spent... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of different areas and all very interesting, you won't get bored! Get there first thing in the morning as it's very big and it will take all day to get around.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The gem still stands on the east side of Central Park with awe inspiring entry stairs and columns, amidst the greenery of the park, facing a street lined with old mansions and town homes. Crowds were sizeable on this rainy Saturday afternoon. Given the size however, once you make your way past the entry lines, you can still find quiet... More 

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portland, or
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

OK, I admit I am biased. I have been going to the Met for years and it is always amazing, You can spend days in there and still not see it all. It is on par with the best museums in the world. Everything from painting to ancient Egypt! The entrance in steep ($25) but this is a suggested donation... More 

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The World
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I went for the Christmas tree, but, oddly enough, I especially enjoyed an exhibit of large format1850's photos of Yosemite, and some Tiffany stained glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

You need days to do the MMA justice. But even if you only have a few hours, don't miss this wonderful museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting New York then this museum has to be on your must see list. There are a lot of wonderful museums in NY but the Met encompasses so many different styles of art that if your stressed for time in going to more than one, don't leave this one out.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I spent nearly three hours just wondering and gazing in awe at the range of art in this beautiful place. For me the Egyptian section was incredible - they have more than the Alexandria Museum in Egypt! Highlights also include seeing Monet, Rodin and Constable. Kids will love the armour section. The American section with all the gorgeous furniture was... More 

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Lutherville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It seemed to me that people were rushing around the museum trying to see everything in an hour but actually seeing nothing. I am no art enthusiast but I did take the time to browse from room to room. I tried to appreciate what was in each area I saw; in some cases I could and in several cases I... More 

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