The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is more than just visiting an art museum. With more than 2 million works of art in its showcases, spread over an area of 185,806 square meters, this museum is a must-see. It is certainly justified that The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most popular attractions in New York.

1000 5th Ave, Upper East Side

Sun – Tue, Thu: 10 am.–5:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am–7:00 pm
Opening hours vary depending on the season

Adults: US$ 30
Students: US$ 22
Seniors (65+): US$ 17
Children (under 12): Free

How will you get there
Subway: 42nd Street-Times Square (trains 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W and S), 42nd Street & 8th Avenue (trains A, C and E) or 42nd Street & 6th Avenue (trains B, D, F y V). 
Bus: Lines M6, M7, M10 M20, M27, M42 and M104

What is nearby
Times Square (272 m)
Madison Square Garden (799 m)
Rockefeller Center (867 m)
Empire State Building (975 m)
St Patrick’s Cathedral (1 km)

The permanent exhibition features works of art from classical antiquity, Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures by many European masters, and an extensive collection of American and contemporary art. 6 million visitors annually visit this amazing collection.

The building in Central Park

The museum is impressive even from the outside. The architecture of the museum is amazing. In front of the building, the huge stairs give the museum its unique appearance that has been recognized worldwide. Founded in 1870, the famous MET continues to expand today, enriching its extensive collection of paintings and artefacts. The world-renowned collection spans 17 departments, from the historic pieces of ancient Egypt, the spectacular American wing, to inspired treasures from the Greek and Roman worlds, beloved impressionist paintings and the latest works in contemporary art. A world of high art awaits you at the MET.

The museum collection

The contents of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection represent a variety of age, medium, and geographic origin. The collection of Egyptian Art includes pieces from 300,000 BC. – 4th century AD Other elements of the permanent collection include musical instruments and modern art. The “battleship” project is unquestionably The Temple of Dendur. The temple was given to the United States by the Arab Republic of Egypt in 1965 and finally given (provided it provided a suitable setting) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967. It was installed in the purpose-built Sackler Wing in 1978.

Roof garden

Enjoy the amazing view from the rooftop terrace when visiting The Met. This art space and restaurant is open during the warmer months. It offers great views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The garden was the gift of philanthropists Iris and B. Gerald Cantor to the Metropolitan Museum.

How much time do you need?

It is not possible to see the entire Metropolitan Museum in one day. It is a good idea to study the map of the museum in advance and decide on the exhibitions you want to see. Maps can be found at the information desk as soon as you enter the main entrance. To give you an idea of the size of the museum, we note that the American wing alone is so huge that you could spend a whole day there. The Met is divided into different parts, which give you a direct way to the parts of the museum that interest you. If you want to see everything, we recommend planning full days for the Met during your stay in New York.