The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets & Tours

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Guided Tours
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Extended Guided Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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3 hr.
  • Dive deep into the world of art in a 3-hour tour at the Met, led by an art historian who'll bring alive works spanning 5000 years.
  • Make the most of your visit with a specially devised route that ensures you see the iconic and less-known masterpieces, not offered elsewhere.
  • Get access to an eclectic mix of artefacts, from an intact Egyptian temple to a Roman bedroom that survived Pompeii's ruins.
  • Enjoy the privilege of an intimate tour, limited to 15 guests, for an enriching experience accessing the Met's rich art and history.
  • Top off your tour with a visit to the rooftop garden, offering breathtaking views over Central Park, a hidden gem not commonly included in regular tours.
  • Dive deep into the world of art in a 3-hour tour at the Met, led by an art historian who'll bring alive works spanning 5000 years.
  • Make the most of your visit with a specially devised route that ensures you see the iconic and less-known masterpieces, not offered elsewhere.
  • Get access to an eclectic mix of artefacts, from an intact Egyptian temple to a Roman bedroom that survived Pompeii's ruins.
  • Enjoy the privilege of an intimate tour, limited to 15 guests, for an enriching experience accessing the Met's rich art and history.
  • Top off your tour with a visit to the rooftop garden, offering breathtaking views over Central Park, a hidden gem not commonly included in regular tours.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Expert art historian tour guide
  • Small group tour of 15 people or fewer
  • Tip: Be prepared for the unexpected – Henry VIII's armour is one of the many quirky artefacts housed in the Met.
  • Non-flash photography is allowed.
  • Flash photography and video cameras are not allowed inside the Museum.
  • Selfie sticks are prohibited.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Although the tour lasts for 3 hours, guests are welcome to remain at the museum beyond its conclusion.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Flexible Duration
  • Skip lines and navigate the Met with an expert guide on a 2-hour tour, perfect for art enthusiasts on a tight schedule.
  • This intimate experience allows you to ask your guide questions, discuss art history, and gain a deeper appreciation for the museum's treasures.
  • Discover the fascinating history behind iconic artworks and lesser-known gems, from Egyptian tombs to ancient sculptures.
  • Explore the controversial Antioch Chalice, rumored to be the Holy Grail, and hear the whispers surrounding this enigmatic artifact.
  • See Monet's serene Water Lilies and lose yourself in Van Gogh's vibrant brushstrokes.
  • Skip lines and navigate the Met with an expert guide on a 2-hour tour, perfect for art enthusiasts on a tight schedule.
  • This intimate experience allows you to ask your guide questions, discuss art history, and gain a deeper appreciation for the museum's treasures.
  • Discover the fascinating history behind iconic artworks and lesser-known gems, from Egyptian tombs to ancient sculptures.
  • Explore the controversial Antioch Chalice, rumored to be the Holy Grail, and hear the whispers surrounding this enigmatic artifact.
  • See Monet's serene Water Lilies and lose yourself in Van Gogh's vibrant brushstrokes.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour guided tour of Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights
  • English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
  • Ancient Egyptian Galleries
  • Temple of Dendur
  • Tomb of Perneb
  • Greek and Roman Galleries
  • Auguste Rodin (Sculptures)
  • Vincent van Gogh (Paintings)
  • Picasso and Degas (Paintings)
  • Claude Monet (Water Lilies)
  • John Singer Sargent (Madame X)
  • Tip: Just a short walk from the Met, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) houses modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for mobility issues.
  • Some galleries or artworks on the tour itinerary might be unavailable on the day of your visit due to unforeseen closures or loan arrangements.
  • For visitors using wheelchairs, the museum offers a more accessible entrance located to the left of the main entrance (ground level). Please inform the staff there that you're meeting a tour group in the main lobby.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Discover millennia of art & history 

Explore over 5,000 years of global art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, housed in two iconic locations—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Founded in 1870, The Met goes beyond being a mere repository of rare treasures. It brings art to life through dynamic galleries, exhibitions, and events, fostering a rich tapestry of ideas and connections spanning diverse cultures. 

Finding your way around The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets guide

  1. Why visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  2. Things to know before booking your The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets
  3. Which ticket is best for you?
  4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights
  5. Must-see artwork at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  6. Plan your visit
  7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art map
  8. Beyond The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  9. Frequently asked questions about The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets

Things to know before booking your The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets

Now that you’ve decided that The Met is on your New York bucket list, take a beat and have a look at what you need to know about your The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets.

  1. The Met comprises two main branches. Apart from the main building on Fifth Avenue, there is also a gallery in Fort Tryon Park called The Met Cloisters. Your ticket gives you entry and a guided tour of The Met on Fifth Avenue.
  2. New York State residents and New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students can pay what they can for admission to the museum. But they must pay a minimum of $00.01 per ticket.
  3. If you are a caregiver accompanying a person with disabilities, you can access free tickets at the Museum ticket counter.
  4. Entry into the museum and in the galleries is only guaranteed for the date printed on your ticket.
  5. There will be security checks at the entrance. So expect queues and plan accordingly.
  6. Don’t discard your ticket once you’ve entered the museum since you can be asked to re-validate your ticket while moving in and out of the galleries.
  7. You may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded by the museum. By visiting, you grant the Museum permission to use photographs and/or audiovisual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.
  8. The Met is accessible to wheelchair users and those who need step-free access, you can find accessible entrances at the venue and wheelchairs on rent.
  9. Accessibility at The Met Cloisters is somewhat limited for wheelchair users since there are about 60 steps in the main staircase, other small staircases and cobblestones from the main entrance to the admissions desk.
  10. If you require step-free access at The Met Cloisters, you can avail the free shuttle service near the Postern entrance that will transport you to and from an accessible entrance inside the courtyard.
  11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a large venue and you will definitely spend 3-5 hours to fully enjoy the permanent collection. If you are clubbing visiting attractions, keep this in mind.

Which ticket is best for you?

If you’re short on time

Go for: Highlights guided tour with skip-the-line tickets

Are you on a tight schedule? No problem! Book the skip-line-line ticket and navigate The Met with a quick expert guided tour getting the best of the museum in a short period of time.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Access to permanent collections: Yes
  • English-speaking Guide: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Pram/stroller accessible: Yes
  • Visit to rooftop garden: No

Recommended tours:

Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

If you are an art enthusiast

Go for: Extended guided tour

Let an expert historian take you on a deep dive of the artwork on display at The Met spanning 5000 years in a specially devised route that ensures you see all the iconic and less-known masterpieces. This intimate tour is limited to 15 guests.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Access to permanent collections: Yes
  • English-speaking Guide: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Pram/stroller accessible: Yes
  • Visit to rooftop garden: Yes

Recommended tours:

Metropolitan Museum of Art Extended Guided Tour

Plan your visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Getting there
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Address: Queens, NY 11430, United States | Find on maps
Nearby landmark: Central Park ( 0.8 mile )

  • By subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. 
    Nearest stop: 86th Street 
  • By bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue to reach the nearest stop.
    Nearest stop: 82nd Street or 83rd Street.
  • By Metro-North railroad: Take the Hudson, Harlem, or New Haven Line. 
    Nearest stop: Grand Central
  • By car: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is 18 miles from John F Kennedy Airport.
    Parking: You can make use of the complimentary city parking in Fort Tryon Park.

Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY, 10040 | Find on Maps
Nearby landmark: Fort Tryon Park ( 0.3 mile )

  • By subway: Take the A train to 190th Street and walk north along Margaret Corbin Drive for approximately 10 minutes.
    Nearest stop: 190th Street 
  • By bus: If you are coming from The Met Fifth Avenue, take the M4 bus directly from Madison Avenue/83rd Street to the last stop.
    Nearest stop: Margaret Corbin Dr/Cloisters 
  • By car: Take Henry Hudson Parkway northbound to the first exit after George Washington Bridge (Fort Tryon Park & The Cloisters). This exit is only accessible from the northbound lane.
    Parking: Make use of the free city parking available in Fort Tryon Park.
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  • Parking: You can park your vehicles at the museum parking garage located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street.
  • Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are also available across the museum.
  • Changing stations: An all-gender, family restroom is present on the Ground Floor, and a Mothers’ Room on Floor 4. Most restrooms have changing stations.
  • Gift shop: The Met Store is located at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. 
  • Elevators: There are several elevators across the Met.
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  • All visitors undergo security checks, with lines at entrances. Step-free entrance is available at 81st Street and Fifth Avenue.
  • New York State residents can pay as they wish, and advance ticket holders can proceed directly to galleries. Tickets may need re-validation when re-entering.
  • Strollers are allowed (except oversized/jogging), and a limited number of wheelchairs are available for use.
  • Small front or side-worn backpacks are allowed. Visitors can bring water in secure bottles. 
  • Visitors may be photographed, videotaped, or recorded for various purposes. 
  • The museum prohibits large objects, marking materials, pets (except service animals), costumes covering the face, weapons, and more, at the discretion of The Met Security Team.
  • While cameras are allowed in the museum, selfie sticks aren't.
  • Don’t bring outside food and drinks inside the museum.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers various dining options to choose from:

  • The Dining Room at The Met Cloisters: Savor a refined dining experience surrounded by medieval European art at The Met Cloisters.
  • The Great Hall Balcony Bar: Enjoy light bites and beverages in the iconic Great Hall, overlooking the stunning architecture of The Met Fifth Avenue.
  • The American Wing Café: Relish American and European-inspired cuisine amidst the artistry of The Met's American Wing.
  • Petrie Court Café: Delight in a diverse menu of global flavors in the European Sculpture Court at The Met Fifth Avenue.
  • The Cantor Roof Garden Bar: Experience al fresco dining with breathtaking views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline at The Met Fifth Avenue.
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Your trip to The Met is incomplete without taking home a small reminder of your culturally enriching visit to the museum. Take a look at the diverse range of art-inspired merchandise, gifts, and exclusive items. You can shop for jewelry, home decor, apparel, books, and more, featuring designs influenced by The Met's extensive art collection.

Here, you can find the perfect gift for art lovers, with a curated selection of items reflecting the museum's rich cultural heritage.

Here is a look at how your 2 and 3-hour tours will look and what attractions within the museum they’ll include:

2-hour tour

  • Ancient Egyptian Galleries
  • Temple of Dendur
  • Tomb of Perneb
  • Greek and Roman Galleries
  • Auguste Rodin (Sculptures)
  • Vincent van Gogh (Paintings)
  • Picasso and Degas (Paintings)
  • Claude Monet (Water Lilies)
  • John Singer Sargent (Madame X)

3-hour tour

  • The Temple of Dendur
  • 'Washington Crossing the Delaware'
  • 'Madame X'
  • Sculpture Gallery
  • Ancient Pompeiian Room
  • Met Rooftop (seasonal)
  • Greek and Roman Statuary
  • Even before you visit The Met, have a look at the museum map to make a plan on how you will navigate the vast halls of the museums beforehand to save time and energy.
  • The distance to cover within the museum is bound to be plenty. We recommend you take advantage of the many resting spots available across the museum to give your feet a break.
  • Keep aside at least 3-5 hours and take your time to go through each exhibit in the museum. It is definitely worth the time spent and is one of New York’s best attractions.
  • Access a step-free entrance at 81st Street and Fifth Avenue on the ground-level.
  • You will have to spend some time in queues at the entrance as part of a security check.
  • Let your artistic inclination take over and carry a sketch pad and a pencil along.
  • If photography is more your forte, The Met is a great place to take pictures you’ll always cherish. But remember, these pictures are only for personal use.

Frequently asked questions about The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets

What do The Met tickets include?

Your tickets provide access to the vast collection of art at the iconic museum spanning over 5,000 years, including special exhibitions and events.

Do tickets to The Met include access to special exhibitions?

Your The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets include access to special exhibitions on the day your tickets are dated.

Can I use my ticket to visit the museum on multiple days?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets are only valid for the date they are purchased for. Admission is for one day only.

Do I need to print my ticket, or can I show it on my mobile device?

You don’t need to print your ticket. All you need to do is show your mobile voucher that will be sent to you by email.

Are there separate tickets for different parts of The Met, such as the main building and The Met Cloisters?

Your ticket will include admission to all exhibits in The Met in Fifth Avenue and to The Met Cloisters. But the guided tour is only for the museum on Fifth Avenue.

What are the best days or times to visit The Met?

Try and visit the museum on weekday mornings for a less crowded and easy experience. The Met is one of the most popular tourist attractions in NYC so visiting on a weekday will ensure a breezy experience.

When is the last entry?

You can enter the museum up to 30 minutes before closing.

Is The Metropolitan Museum of Art wheelchair-friendly?

Yes, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is wheelchair-friendly, with accessible pathways and services for visitors with mobility needs. The entrance to The Met Cloisters has several steps and a large staircase, but there is an alternate step-free entrance that you can access.