The Metropolitan Museum of Art or “the MET” as it is commonly known, is one of the most visited museums in the world. With a collection of over 2 million works of art on display, spanning thousands of years, the MET is one of the best art museums in the world and should be on every visitors travel itinerary. Occupying an area of almost 2 million square feet, with over 250 rooms displaying a fantastic collection of exhibits, the museum offers one of the best museum experiences to visitors of all ages. Housing numerous galleries, featuring displays of art from different periods and countries, visitors are sure to be impressed. The Islamic art section is quite beautiful too and Muslim visitors may want to include it in their list of areas to visit while at the MET.
Adults: $25 Seniors (65 and older): $17 Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult): Free
Sunday to Thursday: 10am-5.30pm Friday to Saturday: 10am-9pm
3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Islamic art section, the Temple of Dendur, Arms and Armor Gallery, Wheat Field with Cypresses by Vincent Van Gogh and the other interesting works of art
While Muslim tourists visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art may not find prayer facilities within the museum premises, they will be able to locate mosques in the city of New York. Muslim visitors could therefore ask the locals to direct them to a nearby mosque or get more information regarding mosques in the city at their hotel or at the museum.
Although the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a wide variety of dining options, Muslim tourists requiring Halal cuisine may not find it at these restaurants or cafes. They will however find seafood or vegetarian choices here. Muslims visiting the museum could also choose to dine at one of the many Halal restaurants in the city, which are known to serve a wide range of cuisines.