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scottish2
December 31st, 2006, 08:33 AM
Got a question. Was considering doing the Metropolitan Museum of Art today and their admission is confusing. Here is what they say


Admissions
$20 recommended for adults, $10 recommended for senior citizens (65 and older), $10 recommended for students, includes Main Building and The Cloisters on the same day; free to Members and children under twelve with an adult. To help cover the cost of special exhibitions, for which there is no additional charge or special ticketing, we ask that you please pay the full suggested amount.

Anyone familar with the museum and know what the admission is? I know some guidebooks say it's voluntary and the Mets website seems to indicate the same but then goes on to say that members get free addmission. Is it free or is there a $20 charge or do visitors pay as much or as little as they wish to pay?

Thanks!

ablarc
December 31st, 2006, 09:45 AM
Got a question. Was considering doing the Metropolitan Museum of Art today and their admission is confusing. Here is what they say



Anyone familar with the museum and know what the admission is? I know some guidebooks say it's voluntary and the Mets website seems to indicate the same but then goes on to say that members get free addmission. Is it free or is there a $20 charge or do visitors pay as much or as little as they wish to pay?

Thanks!
You can give them a penny, and they'll scowl at you but let you in.

scottish2
December 31st, 2006, 09:51 AM
K thanks that's what we thought but with their comments on members get in free made us start to wonder how much it really was. Never seen a museum like this usually it's either free or paid but never seen a voluntary payment type system before.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

ablarc
December 31st, 2006, 09:55 AM
"Thanks and Happy New Year!"
You won't hear those words from the lady who grudgingly admits you !

scottish2
December 31st, 2006, 10:14 AM
Oh no we'll pay something just thought $20 was alittle steep. I mean heck we went to the Louvre in Paris earlier this year and their less and have alot more to offer in way of exhibits so thought $20 was steep in comparison. Louvre charges €8.50 which is roughly $11.25 so basically half plus once a month they open the entire museum up free to the public as we were there at the right time, paid for one day and went a second day free of charge.:)

ablarc
December 31st, 2006, 10:20 AM
we went to the Louvre in Paris earlier this year and their less and have a lot more to offer in way of exhibits...
Come back after your visit and tell us if you still think this true. :)

(Remember ... a lot of us have been to the Louvre.)

scottish2
December 31st, 2006, 10:42 AM
Here are the Louvre stats.


The Musée du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art drawn from eight departments, displayed in over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space dedicated to the permanent collections. Explore the works on display, taking a thematic or cross-departmental approach.

Here is what I found on the Mets site


In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times. About 6,500 objects—highlights from each of the Museum's curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the entire Department of American Paintings and Sculpture—can be accessed online.

not sure what the Louvre's total collection amount is but 35,000 displayed compared to 6,500 displayed puts thje Louvre far ahead. I have heard that the louvres the largest museum in the world. But no matter not worth arguing over is fun no matter the museum. :)

ablarc
December 31st, 2006, 10:49 AM
You know what the Duke of Wellington said about statistics... right? ;) :)

scottish2
December 31st, 2006, 02:18 PM
Well after all that will have to wait until we're up here in March and get moved in as we ate at this place and must not have been the best as wife felt ill afterwards so we're home again. But will give feedback when we get the chance.

ablarc
December 31st, 2006, 03:13 PM
^ Sorry to hear that. Travel is stressful.

lofter1
December 31st, 2006, 04:00 PM
In the long run your delayed visit to the Met will probably prove more satisfying -- as the number of visitors to NYC museums this holiday week is just crazy ...

ablarc
December 31st, 2006, 05:52 PM
^ What he said.

scottish2
December 31st, 2006, 06:59 PM
Well we had hoped that with everyone jocking for good spots at Times that the museum wouldn't be so full, but then we've been here a month now and our schedules been rather busy so might not have been the food even might have just been our schedule, guess we'll never know but once the lawyers get all our paperwork filed and passed then we can move into the place we're going to eventually buy once our place down south sells we can try again when we're not as hectic. :)