The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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The country's largest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses vast series of collections, with more than 2 million works divided among 17 departments. Within this single building view thousands of pieces of American and European art, including notable works by Whistler, Sargent, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. The museum also notably contains what's considered the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo. One of the world's most prestigious centers of art and culture, the museum welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year. Step inside to see Roman statues, musical instruments, antique weapons, costumes, period rooms, Egyptian artifacts, and modern photographs. Consider a guided tour of the museum highlights. You may want to end your visit with a drink in the rooftop bar. Using our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • For the uninitiated British visitor, this museums is the equivalent of the British museum plus the National Gallery + the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Egyptian Gallery is in my opinion better than ...  more »
  • The Met is a must-see if you are visiting NYC. But definitely book your tickets ahead of time because there can be long lines. We used Art Smart for a 2-hour guided tour and they secured the tickets i...  more »
  • It was the last great Museum we wanted to see after Paris, St-Petersburg, Madrid, and London. The collection is huge and amount of masterpieces will be in front of you during this visit. It's not the prettiest of museums. As say a lot of opinions, the Museum is very large and we spent 4 hours pacing the halls, because we know that we will not. The collections are very varied between furniture, the Egyptian to painting and his fabulous plays period. You can imagine the number of excessively known paintings that will be in front of your eyes. Not to be missed during your visit to NY
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  • The best of the best! You can pay-as-you-wish ONLY before March 1, 2018!!! "Pay-as-you-wish policy will continue for New York State residents and students from across the tristate region, while visitors from outside New York will be required to pay mandatory admissions; admission for children under 12 will remain free. The Museum will also now honor full-priced admissions tickets for three consecutive days, giving all visitors more time to experience each of The Met's three locations." (The Met's Updated Admissions Policy). Музей потрясающий, запасайтесь временем! Одного раза мало! Система "плати сколько хочешь" отменяется с 1 марта 2018. По одному билету можно за три дня посетить все филиалы. Рекомендую один из них: Клойстер музей- средневековый замок- монастырь. Второй на Мэдисон авеню. Там современное искусство, временные выставки- ни о чем... Простите, почитатели современного искусства!
  • Love it. I enjoy the museum set up the whole garden of China, or a whole temple of Egypt, or a whole church setting from Europe. Make you feel the cultural and each art pieces purpose to the set. Not just some arts inside a glass box. Awesome setting and collection. The gift shop is worth to take time to explore. They carry not only typical books and postcards. They carry a lot if recreate art pieces. Scarves, bags, mugs, and all different things that with notable and famous art pieces you can use every day life.
  • To begin with: staff is really kind. I had a little problem reading one of my tickets and a girl at a desk just printed me a new one. Coat and bag check is easy to find and flows really well. This museum is gigantic! What I did to now exactly where to find the pieces I wanted to see was going previously to their website and searching for each and every one in their database, they'll tell you it the piece is on view and in which gallery to find. Once you're inside, grab a map near any help desk and you'll know exactly where to go. Fridays and Saturdays the museum is open until 21:00, which is very handy. I had an amazing time! With the same ticket I could still go to two more locations, I'll do it if I have the time. You can use your ticket within the first and third day after validating it at one of the three locals.
  • Everyone should go at least once. But once it's not enough to see all this museum has to offer. From paintings from the Masters to statues from antiquity it has a little of everything from the art world. I know little kids will find it boring but they really should get a little culture. The museum is amazing. The new admission policy to the museum is pay as you wish if you are a NY, NJ, or Conn. Resident. For visitors from outside New York State, there will be a mandatory admission fee: $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students. Admission for all children under 12 and Members and Patrons are free.
  • Definitely a MUST SEE. I wish there’s a six star to rate for it. I’m not a museum person, but next time when I come back to NY, I’m planning a two day trip to the Met. Everything was so beautiful and breathtaking the way themselves are with the perfect lighting and placement. It’s also a good place to chill with friends and family in the cafe. Best art museum experience there could ever be.

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