Museum Schedule: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 PM
Closed on holidays
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) is the second most visited museum in the world after the Louvre in Paris. The most important objects of the Metropolitan museum are treasures of classical cultures; The museum's collection is more than two million works of art from around all the world.
To admire, there is a gallery of knights, weapons and armor, its the only of this kind in the United States, installed on the first floor. Visitors can get a dozen furnished rooms according to different periods of time. Greek and Roman art is represented in more than 50,000 pieces, many philanthropists donated their collections of Asian art, so the Met contains more than 60,000 pieces of it, with a span of more than 4000 years.
Although most of the Met on Egyptian art came from private collections, almost half of the current collection comes from discoveries made through archaeological excavations organized by the same museum. The Met has a collection of 5,000 musical instruments from all over the world. Sometimes you dont have time to stop and see one by one of this gems, so you should be selective, Roman and Egyptian's areas are really interesting as well as the pieces on the 2nd floor.
The Cloisters museum and gardens, it’s a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. For more information visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters
In order to make your visit to the Met successful we recommend not to take food and drinks, because are not allowed to enter the galleries, just plastic bottles of water are allowed at the museum’s admission, cameras are not allowed inside the museum, the use of pens in the galleries is prohibited. Strollers are usually allowed in all the galleries. In the cloakroom section, wheelchairs are offered. Backpacks and packages must be left in the cloakroom, but you can bring coats and a small umbrella to the galleries, if you want to avoid long lines, we recommend not to take backpacks or packages with you.
The Museum’s parking is located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, is open 24/7. There are spaces reserved for handicap visitors. In advance, it is possible to provide other facilities for handicap visitors traveling in larger vehicles. Call 212-879-5500, ext. 3561, from 9:00 to 17:00 pm, Monday through Friday. See ‘Getting Here’ section for rates and hours of parking.
The museum manages an entrance fee but can be paid according to your budget.
When visiting the museum, try to get a guide, so you do not miss anything.