Trip Planner USA  /  New York State  /  New York City  /  Museums  /  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Categories: Art Museums, Landmarks, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 36,000+ reviews on the web
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. Make The Metropolitan Museum of Art a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City trip itinerary maker.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • The Met was fabulous! So much to see that 5 hours barely touched on it all. Try and get there early and do a free highlights tour which goes for 2 hours. Then wander around and see your favourite thin...  read more »
  • Fantastic museum packed with so much history but dear oh dear,what miserable staff. Our experience was spoiled by unfriendly and unhelpful staff with faces like a back of a bus !!! But still visit as ...  read more »
  • The Met is more than anything you imagine Spacious entrance halls, lots of light and airiness that enhances the pleasure of viewing the wonderful displays. From the mysterious customs of the South Sea...  read more »
  • Amazing collection of impressionist art. Check out the rooftop bar and art exhibit if it's pretty out for amazing Central Park views. It is also a donation based admission. Pay as little or as much as you want.
  • The Met is widely considered one of the best museums in the country. The permanent exhibits include Egyptian temples, ancient Roman ruins, wonderful sculptures, period rooms from a variety of countries and just about the best collection of uniforms and armor from around the world. The contemporary and traveling exhibits range from fashion to technology and beyond. Dining is available on the premises, as are excellent gift shops. If you have the time, I would recommend a self guided audio tour.
  • the metropolitan museum of art colloquially "the Met", is situated in New York city and it's the main craft museum in the country, plus among the most seen craft museums on the earth. It has the long-lasting group features through not one but 2 ,000,000 will work, torn concerning seventeen curatorial section. The chief establishing, to the east fringe with Fundamental Store down Manhattan's Museum Distance, is definitely by way of vicinity among the list of global premier free galleries. Your a great deal lesser secondly site, A Cloisters during Ft Tryon Store around Superior NY, features an in depth collecting craft, design, plus artifacts out of Middle ages The EU.
  • By far, this is my favorite museum out of all the ones I have visited. I love art and history, so this museum is the perfect place for me. I would recommend looking at the map before you visit, though, as it can take a while to get through the entire museum. I personally love the Egyptian section and the European Paintings the best. It is also amazing how the admission fee is only a suggestion, so you only have to pay however much you can. That feature is something that not many museums have, but is amazing because it makes art accessible to all.
  • One of the best art museums in the world. Amazing collection of classical and modern art in a beautiful building in an amazing location. Largest collection of art in the world (supposedly) in a single location. The costume Institute usually hosts exhibitions here that are amazing. The temple of Dendor looking out on central park is the quintessential new York museum scene. Getting drinks on the rooftop bar in the summer is a must and provides you with a beautiful view of the park that gives you a brief escape from the chaos that is Manhattan. The members dining room usually has very nice lunch or early dinner options but is not in any way cheap.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m