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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
The MET done right!
If you are visiting New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must! And the condensed private tour is an absolute requirement! Our tour guide, Jonathan was amazing! His knowledge and stories that accompanied his tour was something that cannot be replicated any other way. Jonathan made it very interactive and his insights and knowledge of the art was very thought provoking.
Drew_K, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Our guide Jonathan was...
Soojin_M, Aug 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Our guide Jonathan was super knowledgeable and friendly! I learned a lot about the historical background of the Met and found the Egyptian Art fascinating!
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Excellent!
Zlatko_M, Aug 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
It all was great! Jonathan made the visit an exceptional experience. I believe the whole group share this opinion.
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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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Our guide was so...
Andrea_E, Aug 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Our guide was so knowledgeable about everything that we looked at. And he made even the most minute details entertaining.
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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Awesome
Tanvi_C, Jul 2022
Private Guided Tour Metropolitan Museum of Art - Highlights and Hidden Treasures
Kevin was an excellent guide through the tour. He was very well read and knew lots of stories which made the Tokyo even more interesting. Will love to go back again!!
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5-star Semi-Private Tour of the Met
Catherine_L, Jul 2022
Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Tour
My family did a semi-private tour of the Met. Our tour guide, Mark, was phenomenal. He was personable, friendly, and super knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience for my family.
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Awesome Tour
Kayla_F, Jul 2022
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
We had a great tour guide!!! Roberta was funny, personable, and most importantly….. a wealth of knowledge throughout the tour. I highly recommend the guided to and ROBERTA🥳
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Excellent 2 Hour Highlights Tour
MargaretEllen_E, Jul 2022
Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
This was the best museum tour I have ever had. Our tour guide Steve was personable, very knowledgeable and funny. I could have listened to him all day. He was also very considerate of the fact that I had a wheelchair and we had to take elevators. I would rate it at the highest level. I plan to return and will request Steve.
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30th Anniversary at the MET!
Adrian_B, Jul 2022
NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art Self-Guided Tour & Ticket
It was my 30th Anniversary! I spent 2 days at the MET and 1 of those days with a guide, it was an amazing experience! Thank you Adrianna's Travel Services!
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Our guide Robin made the...
Caroline_T, Aug 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Our guide Robin made the tour very enjoyable and interesting. She was very knowledgeable and we definitely learnt quite a bit from her! Highly recommended!
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Matt is a great tour guide!
Steve_P, Aug 2022
Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Matt is super Knowledgeable, fun, and gave a great tour. We highly recommend him. And of course the MET is fantastic.
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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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