Metropolitan Museum of Art

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5 Famous Artworks Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As the largest art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection is unparalleled, with works ranging from Ancient Egypt all the way to American and modern artists. Find a map at Information and spot these famous pieces.

Planning Your Visit

  • Hours

    The museum is open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 10 AM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday.

  • Tickets

    Admission is on a pay as you wish basis, but a ticket is still required to enter. The recommended amount for adults is $25. Be clever and book online!

  • Transportation & Directions

    Parking begins at $20, so take the train to save on transportation. The museum is located at 82nd Street and 5th Avenue. Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.

  • Visit the Rooftop Garden

    Be sure to take a trip to the sculpture garden for an incredible view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Sun - Thurs: 10AM - 5:30PM. Fri - Sat: 10AM - 9PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    $25 recommended and encouraged, but not required
  • Will I need a guide?
    Both tours and audio guides are available, but you can also grab a map and wander as you please.
  • How to get there
    Take the 1, 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west.
  • Additional information
    All backpacks and large bags must be checked at coat check. Save some time by leaving your large items behind.

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What people are saying about Metropolitan Museum of Art

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,802 reviews

My experience was great. I was trained as an art historian. Having said that, the experience that an individual walks away with depends on the level of the knowledge an individual has relating to the objects they have witnessed. In particular, I look for works of are that I can relate to because I have studied that specific work. For example. When I walked into the Baptistry at the rear of the Siena Cathedral, I was blown away at a specific work by Donatello, that I wrote a 23 page paper on.

The MET is an amazing museum. Reserved a 10:00 time slot because they said to do that online, but when we checked in with our tickets they didn’t care about the time. There is SO much to see and not enough time. My friends and I tried to see as much as we could in 2 hours but it barely scratched the surface!

The offer of the attractions is very varied, redeeming the tickets to enter the museums and centers was practical and fast. The tour guides were very friendly, attentive, and always aware of all the details to fully enjoy the experience.

Get Your Guide does not provide the ticket to bypass the ticket booth inside the museum. We had to wait a long time to get the tickets at the counter. It is not very helpful if we cannot skip the line.

Bobby was beyond expectations. Wonderful tour of the city from a knowledge, delightful guide. Thank you!