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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  • I'm a resident of the City and fortunately live on W86th and can walk across the Park to visit. It's an extraordinary museum. It's so immense that a visitor should plan in advance where to go and... 
    I'm a resident of the City and fortunately live on W86th and can walk across the Park to visit. It's an extraordinary museum. It's so immense that a visitor should plan in advance where to go and...  more »
  • No matter what taste you have in art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has it. In addition to art from all over the world and different ages, it has several galleries devoted to demonstrating life from....  more
    No matter what taste you have in art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has it. In addition to art from all over the world and different ages, it has several galleries devoted to demonstrating life from....  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!

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