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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: +1 212-535-7710
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Massive, just absolutely huge. Loads to see and you can easily lose a day in here. Make sure you get a map as you go in - we had to get directions to find our way out

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a truly amazing museum, and to me one of the highlights is the enormous variety of exhibits. My review is geared to families from outside NYC, who will perhaps only visit once. I would NOT do the highlights tour; I did, but it was not much fun for the children. I had done a highlights tour before, which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Be sure to go all the way up to the rooftop to take in the view of Central Park, terrific photo spot that isn't very well known.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the Met on a Friday afternoon to kill a bit of time with my friend, Jenny and I can safely say I wasn't blown away. If you've kept up with my reviews, you'll know that I went to the Great Cathedral and Mosque in Cordoba (Spain) with Jenny and had similar thoughts of feeling unimpressed upon leaving. She... More 

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Sydney,Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Thai is truly one of the great museums of the world. With so many things to see and special exhibits on a regular basis I come to this museum whenever I am in NY. You need at least two hours to see the objects on display but be prepared to spend longer here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place with beautiful displays. Wasn't expecting the range and diversity of material, was happily stunned. Captivating.

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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have lived in the NYC area for several years and have been to most of the major museums and sites in the city, but this is one I keep coming back to time and again... and I still feel like I haven't seen everything! The sheer size of the museum helps to thin out the crowds and there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It is also a maze!! we spent an entire day here and managed to get around the whole thing (Just) although we probably didnt spend enough time in some areas. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone visiting or local to come here and explore. Unlike the other museums we visited in NY because it was so large it didnt seem crowded,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great Museum no matter the time of year... Is a must do if in NYC, is a great area, the exhibitions had my son talking for days. Not only is a staple of the city but has a great collection that never gets old

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The MoMA is usually the first place we go when we are in NY. There is always something to see in addition to the excellent special exhibits. Go see the Matisse Cut-Outs before they are gone...they are amazing. If you are a member you can go an hour early and avoid the crowds and it was quite crowded.

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