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Duration: 2 hours

Overview

Explore the secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY on this unique walking tour led by a former security guard, Patrick Bringley. Get an insider’s perspective on the museum’s inner workings and discover the fascinating stories behind some of the world’s most famous works of art.

👀 Locate hidden traces of the Met’s 150 year history

🔍 Peer into the eyes of a once-stolen Greek statue

👑 Find the tooth of Mary Magdalen in a Renaissance reliquary

💡 See the Met’s familiar masterpieces in a fascinating new light

Please note that the tour price includes admission to the Met museum, but all participants are required to pay the group admission rate, including Met members and NYC residents. Get ready to discover the secrets of this New York City icon in a way you never have before!

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After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

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Where do we meet for the tour?
Please meet outside the street-level side entrance at 81st street and Fifth Avenue. 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028.

How far in advance should we book this tour?
Please book at least one week in advance.

How long is the tour?
This tour is 2 hours long.

How strenuous is this tour?
This tour is easy and most people can participate.

Is this tour ADA accessible?
Yes, this tour is ADA accessible.

Is this tour mostly indoors or outdoors?
This tour is mostly indoors.

What is included in the tour price?
The tour price includes admission to the Met museum. Please note that per the Met’s policy all tour participants are required to pay at the group admission rate, including Met members and NYC residents.

Full description

Are you a history buff or an art lover looking to explore one of the world’s greatest museums in a new and exciting way? Look no further than this exclusive tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, led by former security guard Patrick Bringley. With over a decade of experience working at the Met, Patrick knows the museum inside and out, and will take you on a journey through its hidden corners, back rooms, and secret passageways. Learn about the museum’s 150-year history, uncover the fascinating stories behind some of its most famous pieces, and see the Met’s masterpieces in a completely new light.

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Carl W

The Secrets of the Met Tour" was an absolute delight! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the art pieces and the history behind them. We were taken to some hidden spots in the museum that we would have never found on our own. The tour was very well organized, and we appreciated the small group size which allowed for a more intimate experience. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to gain a deeper appreciation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Mary T

I have been to the Met many times, but "The Secrets of the Met Tour" took my experience to a whole new level! Our guide was fantastic and showed us some truly unique and hidden parts of the museum that I never knew existed. I learned so much about the art and history behind the exhibits and gained a deeper appreciation for the museum as a whole. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned Met-goer. You won't regret it!

Bailey N

I recently had the pleasure of taking "The Secrets of the Met Tour" and it was an incredible experience! Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the art and history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tour took us to some hidden spots in the museum that I never would have found on my own, and it was such a treat to see some of the exhibits in a completely new way. The small group size made the experience feel personal and engaging, and I left the tour feeling like I had gained a much deeper appreciation for the museum. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore the Met in a unique and informative way. It was truly a highlight of my trip to New York City!