The best of the best! You can pay-as-you-wish ONLY before March 1, 2018!!! "Pay-as-you-wish policy will continue for New York State residents and students from across the tristate region, while visitors from outside New York will be required to pay mandatory admissions; admission for children under 12 will remain free. The Museum will also now honor full-priced admissions tickets for three consecutive days, giving all visitors more time to experience each of The Met's three locations." (The Met's Updated Admissions Policy). Музей потрясающий, запасайтесь временем! Одного раза мало! Система "плати сколько хочешь" отменяется с 1 марта 2018. По одному билету можно за три дня посетить все филиалы. Рекомендую один из них: Клойстер музей- средневековый замок- монастырь. Второй на Мэдисон авеню. Там современное искусство, временные выставки- ни о чем... Простите, почитатели современного искусства!
AMAZING! First off, I have to mention that I love museums, and within the last 3 years, I've visited the Louvre (Paris), British Museum (London) and National Palace Museum (Taipei).. and various big museums in China and Japan. Although I was getting museum fatigue, I still really enjoyed the MET. The museum is very well kept and the pieces are well spaced. The 'theme' rooms are great, like the recreation of the interior of a french palace really gave a sense of what it actually looks/and feels like in Palace of Versailles (of course went there). I still consider the Louvre as the best museum, not only because it's literally in a palace, but the extraordinary amount of artifacts and art is astounding. The MET would be my second favourite because of those reasons listed above. Would definitely like to explore the MET in depth again one day (maybe not for another 5-10 years)...
This museum is amazing! It has so much to see and very well done exhibits. It is rather large with a lot of area to cover so prepare to spend some time there if you plan to see everything. I would recommend at least 4 hours. It does close at 5:30 so you may want to plan your visit for earlier in the day. It's near Central Park which makes it an ideal visit for those who were wanting to take a stroll through the park afterwards.
An encyclopedic collection of fine arts guaranteed to inspire awe for all who visit. Bonus for suggested donation entry. The one thing that soured the experience were the staff who tend to yell at you for touching at paintings. I am sympathetic to the rules that are set for the preservation of it's delicate pieces, but this is supposed to be nice place, most art museums train their staff to enforce rules discretely and politely. A simple tap and quiet reminder would have done the trick if they didn't want my dad gesturing too close to a Monet.
Everything here is so beautiful. The museum is truly captivating. I could spend a whole month there and not be bored. There is so much to view. Every item demands your attention. I spent the whole day there, until they closed. Although I didn't get to view everything, I had a great time. From the sculptures to the paintings, all the items had their own unique appeal. This is my new favorite museum!