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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  • What a museum! I started in the Ancient Egyptian area and was very lucky that no one else did as I had it to myself for a good 40 mins. I have seen many an Egyptian display, from London to Egypt... 
    What a museum! I started in the Ancient Egyptian area and was very lucky that no one else did as I had it to myself for a good 40 mins. I have seen many an Egyptian display, from London to Egypt...  more »
  • Amazing experience. The art was beautiful and pristine. Was very clean on the inside and staff where very helpful. 
    Amazing experience. The art was beautiful and pristine. Was very clean on the inside and staff where very helpful.  more »
  • The met had so many exhibits for the whole family. A lot of art fascinates me and this museum had it all. You could see art from all over the world. By far this is one of my favorite museums i have.....  more
    The met had so many exhibits for the whole family. A lot of art fascinates me and this museum had it all. You could see art from all over the world. By far this is one of my favorite museums i have.....  more »
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  • One of the best museums that I've ever been to, aside from the Louvre in Paris. It's one of the few places that is always on my list whenever I'm in New York. The MET is a big museum with lots to see, it's hard to see all the art and artifacts within a day so if you're looking to explore as much of the museum as possible I recommend going early. You can grab a ticket from the ticketing desk when you're there or from the automated kiosk, I highly recommend the automated kiosk since it is much faster. There's audio guides for the art and artifacts within the MET which I highly recommend, since it gives context to what you're looking at. The museum is beautifully set up and built, they have permanent and temporary exhibits. Every exhibit is made with such care that you feel as though you're transported back in time. The Chinese courtyard inside the museum is one of my favourites. I also got a chance to see a lot of beautiful dresses for their fashion week exhibit, which was very tastefully displayed and set up. I highly recommend the MET for anyone looking to checkout a museum with lots of interesting arts and artifacts! It's definitely an experience like no other.
  • The museum was phenomenal! It is huge with art work from many different regions! The museum is divided into regions and there was definitely more than enough to see in each section, so be prepared to walk a lot! (Don't worry though, there are many places to sit) I highly recommend buying tickets online ahead of time because if you wait to buy it in person, be prepared to stand in line for a while. Be sure to check online what unique exhibits they have going on at the time, because they are definitely worth seeing and you don't want to miss out on it!
  • This has been one of the biggest and one of my favorite museums I’ve visited. In summary, it contains art from all over the world. A large part of the paintings are European. The art includes not just platings but also sculptures and other works of art. Some of the highlights there are a full size Egyptian temple, a weapons and armor gallery, and a diverse Southern Asia gallery with large pieces of art. I would recommend booking tickets in advance and you do have to where a mask everywhere in the museum (except while taking pictures).
  • Came here for the first time and loved it so much. The exhibits were beautiful but it’s easy to get lost if trying to get out even with a map. The folks who worked here were nice except for a older white gentleman who was extremely unhelpful and borderline rude compared to how he responded to the Caucasian family before us and how he responded to us. Other than him, we had a good time. The cafe was open but we didn’t go because of the excessive amount of people who were inside of it. Many areas to stop And sit and I really adored how much of a variety the exhibits had: almost every culture was represented in some Fashion. We also didn’t get to see the fashion exhibit because of the long line but maybe next time. Or maybe not. It’s best to buy tickets before so you don’t have to deal with the kiosks. Also, bring a bottled water because it’s pricey here. One of the atm’s doesn’t work to get cash. We will def come back but for family’s I do not recommend you bring a stroller. Some Of the areas you will pass are not very accessible to strollers or wheelchairs and to be honest, there are so many people so close to each other I likely wouldn’t even bring a kid unless you Come when it’s not so crowded.
  • This museum is great but definitely be prepared to spend hours there. There is so much to see you could dedicate an entire day to just this attraction if you want to see everything. The lobby was very busy but since the rest of the museum is very spread out, it wasn’t too crowded to walk through all the rooms. I really enjoyed the music exhibition.

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