Meet the Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

207 reviews

3 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • Enjoy a specially-devised route through the museum, designed to ensure you get the most out of your tour
  • Interpret the masterpieces with the help of your guide, and learn the stories behind the artwork
  • Visit the Met's rooftop garden for incredible views over Central Park
  • Sites Visited
  • The Temple of Dendur
  • 'Washington Crossing the Delaware'
  • 'Madame X'
  • Sculpture Gallery
  • Ancient Pompeiian Room
  • Met Rooftop (seasonal)
  • Greek and Roman Statuary
  • Tour Includes
  • Admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Expert art historian tour guide

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Total Customer Reviews: 207

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4.8 /5
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Latest reviews
Excellent
Katie was an excellent tour guide very informative.
Verified · David · Nov 11, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Phil knows his stuff, all killer no filler, thank you very much indeed Phil.
Verified · Daniel · Oct 16, 2023 · New Zealand · Male · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
What a lovely afternoon at The Met with Phil! It was a great introduction to the collections, and gave me a jumpstart to what I wanted to see more of.
Verified · Andrea · Sep 19, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Excellent knowledgeable tour guide. Very patient
Verified · Mark · Aug 29, 2023 · USA · Male · 75 or older years
Excellent
This tour was great! Katie was our tour guide, and she was fantastic! She was extremely knowledgeable, used appropriate humor, and was very aware of the group members to keep us together and on track. I'm very glad we opted for the 3 hour tour instead of the shorter one, as there was still SO much stuff that is just impossible to see in that time frame. She was great at looking for locations where we could sit and would also wait until large groups were away from the sections before we would enter. I learned so much more than I would have by exploring on my own. I would definitely recommend this!
Verified · Kristen · Jul 09, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

1000 5th Ave (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Meet in the main lobby to the right of the information desk in front of the large seated Pharaoh.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

FAQs

Can I take photos in the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
Non-flash photography is allowed. However, flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum. Selfie sticks are also prohibited.
Is the rooftop garden visitable all year?
Unfortunately not. The rooftop garden is only open from May through October, weather permitting. On other months your Met tour will include extra artworks instead, spending more time inside the Museum.
I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
Yes! The Met is fully wheelchair accessible. However, if you cannot climb the stairs of the central entrance to reach the meeting point, there is a ground level entrance one block south, near the intersection of 81st street and 5th avenue. Tell the desk you need to use the elevator to meet a group in the main lobby (at pharaoh statue), which will then secure your entrance ticket. They will provide you with a temporary pass and help direct you upstairs.
Am I guaranteed to see all of the rooms and artworks listed?
All of the pieces listed in the tour description are viewable the vast majority of the time. However, the Met, like nearly all great museums, occasionally allows certain works to travel in temporary exhibitions or be lent to other institutions. The Met also allows private parties to book out certain rooms for events (most commonly the Temple of Dendur), rendering them inaccessible for the duration of the event. If one of the listed pieces is unable to be viewed, the guide, at their discretion, will substitute another piece of important value.

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