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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
$115.54 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Highly recommended tour
Mark was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. He far exceeded our expectations in terms of hitting the highlights of the museum while diving deeply Into individual works. He knew exactly how to make our way through the museum to beat the crowds. And he was responsive to our questions.
AnneMarie_S, Sep 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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A must do
Corinne_T, Sep 2022
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
Amazing way to experience the museum that adds so much value to the trip. We were given history and fun facts of the exhibits while expertly navigating the museum. You will not be disappointed.
star-5
Great tour
Saranne_K, Sep 2022
Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Tour
Could never have navigated ourselves through this museum because of its massive size. Our guide Jeff was informative and gave us an appropriate sampling of what the museum offers
star-5
Katherine is an excellent...
Charity_W, Sep 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Katherine is an excellent guide. Highly recommended. Unlike other guides we saw, she is not an annoying loudmouth know it all. Discreet, informative and willing to customize the tour.
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Met private tour
Kerry_G, Sep 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Robin our guide was brilliant! Her passion was infectious, and she waisted no time showing us everything she could! We had a wonderful time.
star-5
Brilliant way to see The Met Museum.
Lisa_N, Sep 2022
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
Our group guide, Kevin was both personable and knowledgeable. As well as sharing his own highlights of the museum, he was eager to find out what the interests of the group were and to give us the chance to experience those. He was frank about the areas he knew and the areas he didn’t and was happy to let members of the group who did have done knowledge share it with the group - such as the architecture student who lit up when she saw the section on German architecture.
star-5
Mark was a great tour guide!
Sam_M, Sep 2022
Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Tour
Mark was a fantastic tour guide. We loved his enthusiasm and he clearly had cast knowledge of the Met. He made our experience excellent!
star-4
Informed visit to Met
christina_g, Aug 2022
NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art Guided or Self-Guided Tour
Chris was very knowledgeable! He shared many details about the exhibits that we would have missed on our own. I just wish we would have started on time so we had more time to explore on our own.
star-5
Great tour at the Met
Armando_B, Sep 2022
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
Katie was a fenomenal tour guide with a vast knowledge of the museum and a great personal touch that make our tour a great experience.
star-5
Good place for family with a pre-teen
zky9wf6t2n, Aug 2022
Skip the Line: Metropolitan Museum of Art and 2 Self-guided tours
Our grandson loved all of the armor, guns and weapons on display. We spent a lot of time looking at all of the musical instruments too. This was a great place to take a pre-teen boy.
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The Met small group tour
Julie_M, Sep 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
We had an unforgettable tour of The Met with Mark. He made the artists come alive for us. His passion and enthusiasm for art are infectious. Myself, my Mum and my 2 daughters aged 18 and 16. Loved every minute of this tour. Highly recommend Mark and this tour. We will always remember our first experience of The Met. Thank you
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Lessons on Art & Life at the Met
TammyNguyen_L, Sep 2022
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
Katie, our Tour Guide, was warm, friendly, personable, helpful, and a great story teller who gave us so much insight and understanding into the museum and art. Her small touches (like giving us coins to make a wish and book marks at the end) and anecdotes made this a wonderful and memorable art experience, and I would highly recommend her and this guided tour.
star-5
My favorite museum in New York
Dersan_B, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: Metropolitan Museum of Art and 2 Self-guided tours
Excellent. My favorite museum in New York. I always come when I am in the city. Their collections are incredible. So you can spend days there. This booking had an advantage, it includes several city walking tours. They are all self-guided, so if you are fond of walking as I am, that is an option for you!
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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