Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Established in 1870, the MET Museum is the world's second-most visited museum, where you can learn, discover, and engage with the art. With over 2 million works in its permanent collection, spread over 17 departments, there is something for everyone. It not only houses art works, but also has costumes, weapons and armor from across the globe, and an entire floor dedicated exclusively to musical instruments.
The MET also has two other centres located in the city - The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.
The Met Cloisters, also a part of the MET, are home to medieval art from the Mediterranean and Europe. It also has various chapels and gardens to complement its Romanesque and Medeival architecture.
The MET Breuer is the most recent addition to the MET, having opened it doors in 2016. It is dedicated to contemporary and modern art from the 20th and 21st centuries, and has unique exhibitions from this period.
Your tickets give you same-day access to all three museums. You can skip the admissions line and enter the museums. Once inside, feel free to explore however you'd like.
The Ground floor houses the Costume Institute, and 1M houses musical instruments. The first floor has sections dedicated to Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Medeival Art. It also houses art from Oceania, Africa, and the Americas, and also houses a section on Arms and Armor among others. The second floor houses Asian, European, and Central Asian art, and much more.
Popular works at the MET:
- Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889), Vincent Van Gogh
- The Harvesters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder
- Fragment of a Queen's Face (ca. 1353–1336 B.C.), Egyptian Collection
- Head of a Queen Mother (Iyoba) from Nigeria (1750–1800)
- The Death of Socrates (1787), Jacques Louis David
The entrance to the Met Breuer is on Madison Avenue. The building has exhibits on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors.
Current exhibitions at the Met Breuer:
- Modernism on the Ganges, Raghubir Singh (Photography)
- Between the Clock and the Bed, Edvard Munch
- Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980
The Met Cloisters
The Courtyard entrance is located on the Ground floor, where you can also find the Gothic Chapel. There is also an entrance on the first floor, where you can find the Unicorn Tapestries Room and the Romanesque Hall, among other attractions.
Popular works at The Met Cloisters:
- The Unicorn is Attacked, Unicorn Tapestries Room
- Apothecary Gardens
- The Cross of Edward the Confessor
Know Before You Go
Please note that all museums are closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
The MET is open throughout the week. Please note that galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.
Sunday-Thursday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 9 PM
The MET is also closed on the first Monday in May.
Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10 AM - 9 PM
The Met Cloisters
The Cloisters are open throughout the week. Timings vary based on months:
March-October: 10 AM - 5:15 PM
November-February: 10 AM - 4:45 PM
The nearest subway station to the MET is the 86th St station on the Green Line.
To get from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Met Breuer, you can either take a 10-minute walk via 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue, or take the M2 from 5 Av/East 81 St to 5 Av/East 75 St.
To get to The Met Cloisters from the MET, take the M4 bus directly from Madison Av/83 St to the last stop.
- Access to all three museums
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
- Ticket is valid for a year from the date of purchase, and gives you access to all the public exhibitions.
- Children below 12 years of age may enter for free.
- Accessible entrances for the MET Museum are located at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street and through the parking garage at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street.
How to Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your Skip the Line Metropolitan Museum tickets in an email. Please take a printout of the same and skip the admissions line, by showing your printed voucher.
The ticket is valid for up to a year from the date of your purchase.