Are you looking for award-winning museums, which blend the astonishing beauty of art throughout the ages in some of the most exciting cities in the world? Do you want to enjoy a full day of art immersion in a location with a quality gift shop and appealing restaurants? Are you interested in exploring the latest technological opportunities to enhance your arts experience?
World’s #1 Museum in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been named the world’s #1 museum in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for an unprecedented third consecutive year, making it the only museum to receive the valued ranking for three years in a row. TripAdvisor highlights the top museums around the world based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings, gathered over a 12-month period.
The Met welcomed 7 million visitors across its three locations–The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer–in the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY17). In addition to its robust program of exhibitions–including the upcoming Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer(opening November 13, 2017)–the museum also offers tens of thousands of classes, programs and activities for visitors each year.
Amenities for Visitors at The Met
The Met offers a variety of amenities at each location. The Audio Guide, which is available on a free web app for smartphones and on a rental player at the Museum, features various itineraries in 10 languages as well as over 3,000 audio and video messages. More than a dozen tours are offered each day in multiple languages, and printed and downloadable maps and itineraries offer additional guidance through the galleries. The Museum also offers EmptyMet tours, which allow visitors to experience The Met Fifth Avenue before it opens to the public. EmptyMet tickets are booked via TripAdvisor and include same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer (Tuesday-Sunday), and The Met Cloisters.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s free app on iPhone, iPad, and Android offers a simple yet personalized way to find art, exhibitions, and events at all three locations.
Andrea K. Hammer, founder and director of Artsphoria Magazine, is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. She has published articles in international publications. Through this expanded edition of Artsphoria, she invites fellow artists, writers, innovators and creative thinkers to join our conversation!