The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
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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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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.
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N0rmalee
Bossier City, LA616 contributions
Couples
Very good, so happy we made it to this art museum, it’s a classic spot with wonderful art. Always heard about it and great to view in person.
Written September 30, 2022
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Mary S
Novato, CA107 contributions
There is so much to see. You should plan multiple visits if your schedule allows. We barely made it out of Egypt, and we've been there before. The exhibits are very informative - take the time to read all of the descriptions. We stopped walking after 2 hours; we were getting a little tired. Trust me, 2 hours is not enough time to explore this museum.
Written September 30, 2022
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mmitch15
Dallas, United States12 contributions
The Met clearly has one of the most extensive collections of antiquities, paintings and sculpture anywhere in the world. The Met provides a lot of valuable information on the signs that explain the art and put them into context of what was happening in the world of art at the time it was created. It was fun and enjoyable to view with everything placed in easy to view locations. Unlike some museums in Europe, you don't need to stand in long lines and can actually see many of the classic paintings late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Written September 28, 2022
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Bruce
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Friends
Prepurchased tickets and used my phone and Metro self guided tour. Lunchtime at the cafeteria.
Had a terrific few hours
Written September 25, 2022
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Stephanie S
5 contributions
Less Warhol and Lichtenstein than I remember but a fantastic resource and a must see for all modern art and modern art history fans
Written September 25, 2022
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TheLatteGirl
Bury St. Edmunds, UK309 contributions
I read other reviews stating how big this museum is - I confirm it certainly is! Loads to see, so leave enough time. Recommend booking tickets ahead in advance to avoid the long queue to get a ticket. You simply then show your QR code on your phone / print out to access all areas. On arrival, get a map from the information desk when you enter. The greyed out parts on the map indicate rooms which you cannot enter due to long-term refurbishment. This caused us a bit of trouble navigating different routes, but there are plenty of staff around to point you in the right direction.

You can purchase an audio guide (around $8), but you need your own headphones. We opted not to, but there were plenty of info boards around, telling you about various collections.

The Egyptian Art section was fascinating.

There are several eateries throughout the museum. Would recommend 'The Eatery' on the ground floor. Choice of burgers, soups, pizza (inc. GF base), sushi, sandwiches. There is also a dedicated cake section, including a section for GF cakes - the muffins were really nice, I noticed were from a local GF bakery, 'By the Way Bakery'. Later on we wanted a coffee; we were going to head for the American Wing Cafe on Floor 1, but saw the queue so went back to the Eatery which was less busy.

Gift shop is very expensive, but cool to look around.

A good half day spent, although you could easily spend the whole day looking around.
Written September 25, 2022
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,428 contributions
Couples
This is a truly incredible museum.

It is a huge and stunning building with an incredible array of art and artefacts from around the world.

You should put aside at least two hours to explore and could easily spend an entire day exploring.

There are multiple food outlets within the building, including a rooftop bar.
Written September 24, 2022
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CaroanF
Leuven, Belgium10 contributions
Came for the modern and contemporary art. very well organised museum with great temporary exhibitions. Labelling informative and not patronising. Elegant and calm environment
Written September 22, 2022
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GigiM
18 contributions
Family
World class museum, arrive early! There is Much to see!
Variety, clean bathrooms, access for stroller everywhere.
Written September 20, 2022
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Jules060617
Lausanne, Switzerland1,204 contributions
Remains one of the world's greatest museums with excellent special exhibits (Winslow Homer, Japanese kimonos) and always new sections to explore (here the Islamic Arts).
Written September 19, 2022
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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