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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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Like all big museums looks crowded and overwhelming at first, but after the busy entrance the crowds seemed to distribute evenly and the several open areas between the wings made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Like all big museums looks crowded and overwhelming at first, but after the busy entrance the crowds seemed to distribute evenly and the several open areas between the wings made it possible for the kids to unwind a bit. Impossible to take it all in in one or more visits, but still a must. My favourite was the ancient Middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We walked from our hotel through Central Park on a very hot day. Loved the museum but were definitely flagging part way through. Saw the restaurant and decided to give it a try. Nice mid-afternoon tea-type meal if a lovely airy room surrounded by exhibits and overlooking the gardens.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Museum has loads of things for everyone. This site is a must for everyone as it has so much to offer

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Spectacular collections from all time periods from all around the world. You need at least 5 hours here or more to really just walk through it all. Loved the Van Gough and Monet collections. Excellent Egyptian collections and exhibits. A must see in NYC.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Generally, I spend several hours at the Met when I visit NYC, but this trip, I only had a couple of hours -- barely enough to see the full exhibit. This years' Costume Institute exhibit highlights the impact of Chinese art and culture on Western fashion. The exhibit is on three floors and also includes many artifacts from China, some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It's vast. It's full. Pace yourself! And know that the posted admission rates are "suggested" not required-give generously but don't skip going because of the cost.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We only had about 3 hours to spare there. A bit taken aback/surprised - not sure if this always happens but the ticket price? Whatever we wanted to pay. They had a recommended amount - something like $25-$30 apiece but don't recall as they told us "whatever you want to pay." So, considering there were only two of us and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Plan to spend the day - and still not see everything. No matter your interests, there is something at the museum that will please you. Take time to visit the roof / terrace garden which has an impressive view of the NYC skyline an Central Park. If you have time to plan ahead visit the url and scope the collection.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

everything is wonderful. Visit Friday or Saturday Evening and enjoy the music on the mezzanine while having a glass of wine and light appetizers.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I hated the MET. It was pretentious. It wasn't laid out very well. The people working there were hateful. I will never go back. It was a horrible experience all the way around. It felt like a funeral home and not a museum. Go to the American Museum of Natural History and save yourself the time and money of the... More 

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Additional Information about The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Address: Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198
Phone Number: +1 212-535-7710
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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