Visitors at the lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To call Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art “big” wouldn’t do it justice. The 11.5-acre expanse of the structure has to be seen to be believed. It would be impossible to see everything the museum offers in just one visit; that’s why all tickets are valid for three days consecutive entry!

‘Art’ is a broad subject, and this leviathan building attempts to cover the full expanse of it within its walls. Visitors to the museum will find exhibits of modern photography, Renaissance paintings, Egyptian cultural artefacts and the finest works of the Baroque period. Every period of art in history is represented here in a spectacular, unrivalled and truly breathtaking collection.

Not everything has to be a painting or a sculpture. Musical instruments of note and distinction have their own permanent exhibition here. Weaponry from the time of Neanderthals to the latest in robotic drone technology is on display, too. Those who enjoy costume dramas may find themselves drawn to the wearable art exhibition within the Costume Institute’s dedicated section. There is something for every taste and every interest.

If you’ve viewed every permanent exhibition the museum offers; which is quite a feat;  The Metropolitan Museum of Art is still worth visiting regularly for its special attractions, which in recent years have included works by van Gogh, Picasso and Alexander McQueen.

Admission: $25 (Adults), $17 (Seniors), $12 (Students), Free (Children under 12)

Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Sunday-Thursday, 10pm-9pm Friday and Saturday.

Address: 1000 5th Ave


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