With exhibits from Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as some of the most famous European paintings ever created, the New York MET museum is one of the finest in the world.
What is the MET?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, popularly known as the MET, is one of the most important museums in the world, with exhibits on history, archeology, sculpture, painting and decorative arts. The importance and breadth of its collection make it an unmissable attraction when in the Big Apple.
The permanent Met museum is so huge that its various pieces and famous works of art are distributed among three different buildings in New York:
The Met Fifth Avenue
Found on Fifth Avenue itself, right alongside Central Park, this is the largest of the three. Its collection includes many pieces from throughout the history of humanity, from the Neolithic to the modern day: sarcophagi and reconstructions of temples from Ancient Egypt, pots from classical Greece, sculptures from the Roman Empire, armour from the Middle Ages, works of Islamic art...
And you simply can't miss the art gallery, where you'll find works from masters such as Rafael, Van Gogh, Picasso, Velázquez and more...
Following the link below you can download the complete map of the Fifth Avenue Met:
The museum is open at the following times:
- Sunday to Thursday: From 10 am to 5:30 pm.
- Fridays and Saturdays: From 10 am to 9 pm.
The Met Breuer
This MET location, found on Madison Avenue, is dedicated to contemporary art. Here you can find how painting has evolved since the beginning of the 20th century up until the modern day.
Clicking the link below, you can see the map of the museum:
Opening times for the MET Breuer are as follows:
- Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 5:30 pm.
- Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm.
- Sundays: 10 am to 5:30 pm.
- Mondays: closed.
The Met Cloisters
Found in Fort Tryon Park, The Met Cloisters is a museum that recreates various Medieval cloisters and abbeys from throughout Europe. Unmissable for lovers of history, art, and architecture alike!
And as well as the stunning reproductions, the museum stands out for its medieval-inspired gardens: an oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.
Following the link below you can check out a full map:
The Met Cloisters is open daily at the following times:
- From March to October: 10 am to 5:15 pm.
- From November to February: 10 am to 4:45 pm.
Skip The Line Access
With your reservation, you'll get a ticket valid for three consecutive days, and for all three MET locations. As well as this, your ticket will allow you to skip the lines at the ticket offices, which thanks to the popularity of the museums, can save you a lot of time.
Your ticket is valid both for permanent and temporary exhibitions, which are also popular: the MET regularly organizes major retrospectives from famous artists.
It also offers you a discount at the MET Store, the official museum shop: 10 dollars off the final price of 50 dollars or more.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Over 65sUS$ 17
Accredited StudentsUS$ 12
Children under 12Free
Skip the line access to visit The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloister on 3 consecutive days.
US$ 10 discount on purchases of US$ 50 or more in the MET Store official shop.
Discounted audio guide available in 10 languages.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in New York).
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Yes (most areas are accessible).