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Your Visit to The MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tips for visiting the MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – MET  is visited by over seven million people every year.  The main building is on the eastern edge of Central Park in Manhattan. A second much smaller location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art and architecture from Medieval Europe. The third location is called the Met Breuer museum on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side; its focus is the MET’s modern and contemporary art program.

Before your visit, please check the museum’s website to confirm hours of operations.

The Met Fifth Avenue

  • 1,000 5th Avenue, New York City

The Met Breuer

  • 945 Madison Avenue, New York City

The Met Cloisters

  • 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, New York City

Tips for visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art – MET

Topics covered in our MET book:

  • Avoiding Peak Times
  • Admission Fees
  • Photography Policy
  • Where to Start
  • Tours
  • Best places to take Photos
  • Just-in-time-Information
  • Warnings
  • What You Should Bring

For more insights, see our book, "TREASURES of the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of ART".

"TREASURES of the MET" E-book covers the essential highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and provides background information to help you to appreciate its many exhibits. This book offers insights to help make the museum's many wonders more accessible and meaningful. This book covers The Met Fifth AvenueThe Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.

Available Now

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - MET is a museum where every visit brings something new. This new book includes over 75 Chapters featuring the Treasures in the MET.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is organised into departments and this book is similarly organised into parts to reflect the departments of the MET. This book is organised as follows:

  • Introduction to the MET
  • European Paintings
  • Ancient Near Eastern Art
  • Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
  • Asian Art
  • Egyptian Art
  • European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
  • American Wing
  • Greek and Roman Art
  • Islamic Art
  • Drawings and Prints
  • Costume Institute
  • Arms and Armor
  • Medieval Art
  • The Cloisters Museum
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Photographs
  • Met Breuer
  • Musical Instruments


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