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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Culture diggers will strike gold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, home to the greatest collections of the Western world. With more than two million works of art which span 5,000 years of world culture, its no suprise that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most-visited attractions in New York City. The Met is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue.

The Met Audio Guide

The Met Audio Guide offers audio commentary, developed by curators and educators, about works of art in the Museum's permanent collection and select special exhibitions.

New material is added on a continual basis. Portions of the audio guide are available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, and Korean.

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

High atop a hill in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, with the most tranquil and scenic views of the Hudson River is the Cloisters museum and gardens. The Cloisters is a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and devoted solely to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

Museum-goers stroll under vaulted archways, wander through flowering courtyards, and explore meticulously re-created gardens of the Middle Ages.

General Information

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028-0198
Phone: 212-535-7710

Met Hours:
Sun & Tues-Thurs, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fri-Sat, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Closed: Mondays (except select holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park (in northern Manhattan)
New York, New York 10040
Phone: 212-923-3700

The Cloisters Hours:
March-Oct., Tues-Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Nov.-Feb., Tues-Sun, 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Phone: 212-535-7710
Cloisters: 212-923-3700

Strollers: Permitted in most areas — inquire at information desks for gallery limitations
Coat Check: Questions about the museum's luggage or coat-check policy can be referred to the security office at (212) 570-3781
Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available at the coat checks.
Photography: Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the museum.

Getting to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Public Transportation to the Met

By Subway:

Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. From the West Side take the 1, B, or C train to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus.

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By Bus:
Take the M1, M2, M3 or M4

Public Transportation to the Cloisters
By Subway:
A train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator to Ft. Washington Avenue. Transfer to the M4 bus and ride one stop north or walk north for approx. 10 mins on Margaret Corbin Drive.

By Bus: M4

For more information, call (212) 923-3700, ext. 7133, during Museum hours.

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