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The Metropolitan Museum of Art – or just The Met – has one of the world’s largest and most famous collections of art at its two sites: Fifth Avenue and Met Cloisters. Opened on April 13, 1870, The Met hosts around 7.9 million visitors each year.

The museum's collections date back over 5,000 years from around the world. Paintings, sculptures, fabrics, jewels, pottery, armaments, photographs, and musical instruments from across history make up just some of the two million exhibits on offer at this full-day New York City experience.

The museum’s unofficial mascot is a small blue ancient Egyptian hippopotamus figurine called William (c1900 BC) – an acquisition from 1917. He’s one of the Met’s twenty-six thousand ancient Egyptian objects, the largest collection of Egyptian art outside of Cairo.

If you get tired of the collections, you might like to visit the roof garden, whose café and bar are very popular on Friday and Saturday evenings. Here, you can sip a drink while enjoying astounding views of Central Park and the surrounding Manhattan skyline. The garden is also home to single-artist exhibitions during the summer months.

Both museum locations are easily accessible by public transportation, by car, or on foot. At the Fifth Avenue location, there is a parking garage open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while visitors can park in the free city parking spaces in Fort Tyron Park for The Met Cloisters location.

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Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour
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Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

Enjoy an alluring tour with this Extended Metropolitan Museum art experience and discover the MET's best highlights.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art self-guided audio tour
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Metropolitan Museum of Art self-guided audio tour

Discover the Met on a self-guided audio tour to take a unique trip around the world and back in time, through thousands of pieces of priceless art!

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Private Metropolitan Museum of Art skip-the-line guided tour

Private Metropolitan Museum of Art skip-the-line guided tour

Enjoy this private tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and learn more about one of the most iconic art collections in the world.

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Semi-private Metropolitan Museum of Art Skip-the-Line guided tour

Semi-private Metropolitan Museum of Art Skip-the-Line guided tour

Enjoy this gorgeous tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and learn more about one of the most iconic art collections in the world.

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NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art private family tour with fast-track ticket
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NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art private family tour with fast-track ticket

Explore The Met: Metropolitan Museum in family with children accompanied by a private local guide. This museum is certainly one of the biggest museums of Arts in the USA. You will enjoy that art's journey.

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