The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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#2 of 9,887 in Museums in United States
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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  • The visit to Metropilitan is indispensable and must be unmissable. We spent almost all day there and we didn't see everything. It is worth palmillhar every room, even if it is quickly. A spectacular stroll through the history of mankind.
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  • Helpful and efficient staff. So much to see. Find you niche and take your time. The entry way is busy but once you are in your element, you needn’t worry about crowding. Loved every minute of it. Make...  more »
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  • Hands down the best museum in New York city. The size of this museum is impressive. To adequately view all the immaculate pieces of art and history, you'll need multiple days to explore all the areas. With specific exhibits ranging from music history to medieval times to Papa New Guinea to Egyptian history, as well as the typical painting type art, this museum has housed it all. The museum has a "pay what you can afford" philosophy if you go to the desk instead of purchasing your tickets online, at the electronic kiosks or elsewhere. Highly recommend any trip to NYC include a visit to the "MET".
  • Where to start. Fantastic place. Such a variety of exhibitions and things to do. You must allocate a good proportion of time to fully explore this magical place. The staff are all fantastic and very helpful and informative. The food is slightly overpriced but that is to be expected. The history of the place is just mind blowing. I was lucky enough to see the ancient Egypt exhibition and it was simply breathtaking m I highly recommend this place to all. There is also plenty to do with children to keep them entertained.
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