The Metropolitan Museum of Art

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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10 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

If you can only visit one museum in New York, this should be it; the Met’s hallowed halls contain one of the most dazzling and comprehensive classical art collections in the world. Full review →



You could spend weeks here admiring the collections.


Condé Nast Traveler

You could spend weeks here admiring the collections. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

If Manhattan held no other museum than the colossal Metropolitan Museum of Art, you could still occupy yourself for days roaming its labyrinthine corridors. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Home of blockbuster after blockbuster, the Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts some five million people a year, more than any other spot in New York City. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This sprawling encyclopedic museum, founded in 1870, houses one of the biggest art collections in the world. Full review →

If you can’t stand crowds, avoid weekends.

Michelin Guide 55

The Met is the largest museum in the Western hemisphere, and the pride of New York. Full review →

It's best to focus your efforts on one collection or department per day.

Not For Tourists

The mother of all art musuems. Check out: temple, roof garden, Clyfford Still room, baseball cards. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

One of the world's great museums, this Gothic Revival labyrinth tries to be all things to all art lovers—and with its expansion over the past two decades it often succeeds. Full review →



Greek and Roman galleries; vast fashion holdings; instruments of historical, technical and social importance; and renowned collections of American, European and Far Eastern fine and decorative art. Full review →

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