The Met Cloisters
The Met Cloisters
4.5
Art Galleries • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Atop a tall hill in the northern tip of Manhattan, you’ll find The Met’s second location—The Met Cloisters. Visiting is like traveling through time: medieval architecture is incorporated into a modern building purpose-built to evoke the Middle Ages.
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gmiker
Reston, VA237 contributions
May 2023
The bus ride was long as we came from midtown. However, it was well worth it. The Cloisters has a great setting and the artifacts are amazing. We enjoyed our visit and will come back on subsequent visits to NYC.
Written 2 June 2023
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seanworc
New York City, NY729 contributions
May 2023
The Met Cloisters is an art museum fearing medieval art. It is located on the edge of Washington Heights and Inwood in Upper Manhattan. It gives guests the sense of life in in medieval castle and/or monastery. Here, there are few world-class masterpieces that are easily found in Europe. However, the views from its outdoor gardens overlooking the Hudson River and the NJ Palisades are spectacular on a bright spring/summer day. There are 4 to 5 separate cloisters, all shipped over from France and Spain. The museum was created and fund by John D. Rockefeller, once the world's richest man.

Tip: Guests tickets for the Met Cloisters are also good for entrance to the Met Museum on Fifth Avenue which often stays open to 9:00 PM. Same day only.
Written 28 May 2023
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Go-Ma-Tin
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Did not expect this amazing experience in NY Manhattan. Perfect from all aspects and worth the 45 min subway ride from the south of Manhattan
Written 22 May 2023
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Melissa B
Oxford, NY118 contributions
May 2023
The Cloisters is one of the most amazing places to visit anywhere in the country. It is in a beautiful location and is chock full of the most gorgeous medieval art you will find anywhere - including the famous Unicorn Tapestries. When visiting New York City, especially in the warmer months, you MUST visit the Cloisters. The gardens in the Cloisters are lovely and it overlooks the Hudson River. Put this one on your list!
Written 16 May 2023
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CourgeTravel
10 contributions
May 2023
This is in a beautiful location, beautiful gardens, and fantastic museum. The artifacts and medieval pieces are so beautiful. Loved the beautiful gardens that are just starting blooming.
So glad a friend recommended for us to visit this museum.
Written 9 May 2023
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FamilytripItalia
Cold Spring Harbor, NY7 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Our Book Club had just finished The Cloisters ! Excellent Read. Karen K was so awesome. She spent an enormous amount of time pointing out all the architectural elements as well as points of interest from the book. I highly recommend a private tour with Karen K if you can swing it ! The views are worth the trip alone !
Written 6 May 2023
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picturegal
Atlanta, GA469 contributions
Apr 2023
Not wheelchair accessible unless you have a car. I don't see how this is even legal. If you arrive by bus, you can't get into the building in a wheelchair. There is a cobblestone driveway to the back entrance and they wouldn't let us push the wheelchair on the cobblestone road because they would be liable if someone got hurt. We had to wait for the bus to take us back downtown without being to go inside. They weren't even apologetic about it.
Written 25 April 2023
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Love2travelWfam2
Ringwood, NJ203 contributions
Apr 2023
A visit to this unique and lovely museum is an experience not to be missed for any art enthusiast. With its diverse collection of medieval art, European chapels, cloister gardens, and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The museum boasts a wide range of exhibits, including effigies, tapestries, medieval rooms imported from Europe, carved religious statues, and even a hand-written prayer book belonging to a queen of France.

The museum's indoor and outdoor spaces are equally captivating, with walkways around the park offering breathtaking views of the Hudson River. The on-site restaurant and cafe provide convenient options for refreshments during your visit.

For those looking to delve deeper into the museum's history and art, the Bloomberg Connects App is a great resource. With this app, you can learn about the artwork and the museum's fascinating past, making your visit even more enriching.

One of the best aspects of this museum is its accessibility to all ages. During your visit, you can wander at your own pace or join a guided tour to learn more about medieval art and culture. We spend the day with my 20-plus children, son's girlfriend, and elderly parents. Everyone enjoyed!

In summary, this indoor and outdoor museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in medieval art, European history, and culture. With its unique exhibits, beautiful gardens, and engaging app, it offers a memorable and enriching experience for visitors of all ages.
Written 24 April 2023
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SROVirginia
Leesburg, VA385 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
In case you've ever wondered what happened to the statues and stonework from French, Spanish, and other churches or monasteries that burned down, fell down, or were torn down -- well, they're here. The Cloister's cloisters are built from columns saved from actual pre-Reformation structures, the statues once adorned actual 13th-15th century churches, and the stained glass is genuine 13th-15th century stained glass. There's even a doorway from the 12th century and, in another area, an entire apse that was moved to the museum after being deconstructed stone by stone. These are beautiful objects and it's wonderful that they've been preserved somewhere -- although I might prefer to see them back in situ (assuming that the situ still exists). There's also a treasury of reliquaries, jewelry, and other smaller items. All the exhibits are gorgeous, artfully executed, and well worth a look.
Written 21 April 2023
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Eric G
8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Visited these museum grounds over Memorial Day weekend. Absolutely beautiful location on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River, this museum resembles an old fortress/castle. Cost us 25.00 recommended but pay what you can/wish. Some beautiful tapestries and statues/carvings fill the castle like interior. Awesome raised ceilings add to the "feel". Courtyard gardens are an excellent touch and seem well maintained. Well worth an early Saturday trip for this treasure. We are planning to head back to explore the trail system all around the museum. A treasure in NYC's backyard.
Written 14 March 2023
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