With over two million works in the permanent collection spanning over 5000 years of history from around the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art brings the past alive through its visual displays that are evocative and thought-provoking. In one place, you can travel the globe, encountering many cultures spanning human history. It is a treasure that should not be missed when visiting New York City; but the museum can be overwhelming for visitors, which is why I recommend a tour with an experienced guide.
The Tour Guy’s tour provides you with an experienced guide and skip-the-line tickets to navigate through the 600,000 square foot museum—the world’s fourth largest! You are guaranteed a maximum group size of 15 people so you won’t get lost in the crowd either. Throughout your three-hour tour, your expert guide will take you through the various wings of the mammoth institution traversing eras and regions from Ancient Egypt to Ancient Greece to the 20th Century.
Here are some highlights of what you will see:
- Ancient Greek and Roman statues
- A 2000-year-old Egyptian Temple
- “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze
- “Looking in a Mirror” by Julie Le Brun
- Impressionist and post-Impressionist works by Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and more
- Modern art by the likes of Jackson Pollack
I’ve been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art many times on my own and often wished I had a guide to help me navigate throughout. I wish I had known about the Tour Guy’s tour the last time I was in New York. Here is our affiliate link for you to check out their tour: https://thetourguy.com/tours/new-york/met-museum-tour?partner=2
For more information about visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see my blog: https://roaminghistorian.com/2020/02/23/things-to-do-in-nyc-metropolitan-museum-of-art/
I hope you have a great time in the Big Apple; it’s one of my favorite cities in the world and I could get lost for hours (or days) when visiting the Met. It’s one of the best things to do in New York.
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