The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s finest museums and a must-see on your visit to New York City.
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City – The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
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With nearly two million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years of culture, the museum presents the best of human creativity from across the globe.
The collection and some 30 special exhibitions a year are included with your Museum admission. Individual visitors may join one of the many public Guided Tours that are free with your admission.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open 7 days a week
Plus, admission to the Met includes same-day admission to:
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
The Met Breuer
Friday and Saturday: 10am–9pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens,
a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in northern Manhattan’s Fort
Tryon Park devoted to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval
Europe. See magnificent sculpture, exquisite illuminated manuscripts,
glorious stained glass, and the celebrated Unicorn Tapestries.
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens Hours
Daily, March–October: 10am-5:15pm
Daily, November–February: 10am-4:45pm
Closed January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.
The Met Breuer,
on Madison Avenue and 75th Street, representing an exciting new chapter
in the cultural life of New York City. Here, visitors will experience
modern and contemporary art in a thoroughly unique way: through the lens of a historical collection that reflects visual expression across cultures.
The Met Breuer Hours
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am–5:30 pm
Thursday and Friday: 10 am–9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5:30pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1
Location and Directions
The Met Museum is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
The Cloister Museum is located in Fort Tryon Park
The Met Breuer is located on Madison Avenue at 75th Street
By Subway or Bus to The Met Museum:
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- From East Side of Manhattan: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue or take M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue (from uptown locations) to 82nd Street or along Madison Avenue (from downtown locations) to 83rd Street
- From West Side of Manhattan: C or 1 train to 86th Street, then M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue
- From The Cloisters: M4 bus directly to 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue
- From Penn Station: Take M4 bus to 83rd Street and Madison Avenue