METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART TICKETS: HOW TO SKIP THE ROW AT THE MET
Do I need to book Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets in advance and how do I skip the line at the entrance?
In this post I will explain how to enter the Metropolitan Museum in New York, also known as MET, one of the most important museums in the world, which houses more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen sections.
From classical antiquity to ancient Egypt up to the great masters of European art, the collection of masterpieces of this museum is endless and also includes some important collections of musical instruments, clothes, period accessories, weapons and armor from all over the world.
If you want to see the works of the MET I recommend you organize the visit and in this post I will explain how to skip the line.
Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets in New York: how to skip the line at MET
Among the most important museums in the United States, the MET for almost 50 years did not ask to pay an entrance ticket and only asked to leave a voluntary offer, according to the “pay as you wish” policy.
A paradise for generations of visitors, but from 2018 everything has changed and to enter the museum you need to pay for a ticket and often make kilometers to buy it at the ticket office.
So here’s how to book your entrance and skip the line to enter the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (MET) TICKETS: HOW TO BUY THEM
Tickets to enter the MET can be purchased in 3 ways:
1 – at the ticket office, but you will need a lot of patience and queuing;
2 – online, from the site that provides tickets with quick access, reserving them for the preferred day and time –> New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art
3 – by booking a guided tour (in English) that in three hours will make you discover the MET collections –> Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour
HOW TO GET TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (MET)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd street, in the so-called Museum Mile
METRO: line inee 4, 5, 6 stop 86th street
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (MET) TIMETABLE
From Sunday to Thursday from 10 to 17.30 and on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 21.
Closed for Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, January 1st and the first Sunday of May.
VISIT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (MET)
The MET is divided into 4 floors.
The ticket offices are located on the ground floor and useful tools for orientation are available, such as the map for the visit, which is very useful for not preserving the really important works.
The other 3 floors are dedicated to collections of works and objects of art.
In the map that you find at the entrance, each section of the museum is marked with a different color, also based on the origin of the works (African, European, Egyptian, medieval, Asian art, etc.).
You can also download the map from the official MET website:http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/museum-map