The Met Cloisters
The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, is the branch of the Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West.
Open Seven Days a Week
March–October: 10 am–5:15 pm
November–February: 10 am–4:45 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1
For visitors from outside New York State:
|Seniors (65 and over)||$17|
|Members and Patrons||Free|
|Children (under 12)||Free|
General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.
For New York State residents as well as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students, the amount you pay is up to you.
These tickets may be purchased onsite at a Museum ticket counter with valid ID. Suggested admission tickets include exhibitions and same-day entry at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.
We accept many forms of residency verification, including:
- New York State driver's license
- New York State identification card
- Current bill or statement with a New York State address
- Student ID
- New York library card
Read frequently asked questions about The Met's admissions policy.
Special Combination Passes
Purchase special combination passes to The Met and other New York City attractions for one price:
The New York Pass: Choose a one-, two-, three-, five-, seven-, or ten-day pass. Receive free entry to more than 80 attractions, including The Met, with no limit to the number of attractions you can visit. Includes a 200-page guidebook with maps, directions, and additional discounts on meals, Broadway shows, and shopping.
New York Explorer Pass: Create your perfect itinerary of three, five, seven, or 10 attractions from more than 50 top tours and museums, including The Met. Valid up to 30 days.
Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size. For more information, see Group Visits.
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040
Take the A train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator. Walk north along Margaret Corbin Drive for approximately 10 minutes or transfer to the M4 bus and ride north one stop. If you are coming from The Met Fifth Avenue, you may also take the M4 bus directly from Madison Avenue/83rd Street to the last stop. (Please allow more time for this option.)
Please note: Ongoing track maintenance and line closures may affect A train service during the weekend. Check the Metropolitan Transit Authority's website for the latest information.
Take Henry Hudson Parkway northbound to the first exit after George Washington Bridge (Fort Tryon Park & The Cloisters). This exit is only accessible from the northbound lane; if coming from the north, take Henry Hudson Parkway southbound to exit 14 & 15, make a U-turn, and travel north one mile to the exit marked Fort Tryon Park & The Cloisters.
Visitors to The Met Cloisters may use free city parking available in Fort Tryon Park.
Designated spaces in the public parking area facing the front of The Met Cloisters are available for visitors with disabilities. From the front entrance, there are approximately 60 stairs to reach the main level. A van is available to assist wheelchair users and other visitors with mobility impairments to enter The Met Cloisters.
The Museum is committed to making its collection, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences. The Met Cloisters offers events for visitors with disabilities on a regular basis.
Caregivers of visitors with disabilities will be admitted for free. These tickets may be obtained at a Museum ticket counter.
For more information about accessibility and programs for visitors with disabilities at The Met Cloisters, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-650-2280 during Museum hours.
Wheelchairs and Physical Accessibility
A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge for use at The Met Cloisters; however, because of the building's landmark status, accessibility is somewhat limited for wheelchair users and others with mobility difficulties.
For accessibility information or assistance, we strongly encourage visitors to contact email@example.com or 212-650-2211 in advance or ask at the entrance upon arrival.
Service animals are welcome in the Museum.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (with headsets or neck loops) are available by request for tours and programs. Ask at the Admissions Desk. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-650-2280.
Sign Language Interpretation
American Sign Language interpretation is available free of charge for Museum programs or guided group tours with at least two weeks' notice, subject to the availability of interpreters. Contact email@example.com or 212-650-2280 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.
Large-print What's On Today flyers are available at Information Desks.
Listen to the Audio Guide on your smartphone or pick up a player at the Admissions Desk. Audio Guide players are free for visitors who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf, or with hearing loss.
Audio Guide players have volume controls and headsets. Neck loops for hearing aids with T-switches are available upon request. Transcripts in standard and large print are also available for selected tours.
- Water in plastic bottles may be brought into the Museum. Other food or drink is not allowed and may not be checked at the coat checks.
- Flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum.
- Only pencils may be used in the galleries; the use of pens and markers is prohibited.
- Strollers are allowed in all galleries unless otherwise noted.
Save Time by Traveling Light
- All backpacks and packages must be checked in at the coat-check facilities. Avoid waiting in long lines by leaving backpacks and packages at home.
- Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not allowed in the Museum and cannot be checked in at the coat-check facilities.
- Musical instruments cannot be brought into the Museum and may not be checked at the coat check.
- Coats and small umbrellas may be carried into the galleries. Large umbrellas must be checked.
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Food & Drink
Open seasonally from April to October, the serene Trie Café at The Met Cloisters offers light fare in an outdoor setting. Learn more.
The Met Store
Located just off the Main Hall of The Met Cloisters, The Met Store presents jewelry, home gifts, publications, stationery, and more inspired by the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Shop now.
**The Museum participates in several programs that include free admission for students. All New York City public school students, along with students from Bard Graduate Center, Barnard College, Columbia University, and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, may visit the Museum for free. Please check with your school administrator to see if your student ID allows free admission to the Museum.