Discover the wonders of medieval Europe through the art, architecture, and gardens found at The Met Cloisters. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Hudson River, stroll through enchanting gardens and see masterpieces of medieval sculpture, stained glass, tapestries and more. The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Beside The Met Cloisters, the Museum lives in two other iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer.
Admission to the Met Cloisters is pay-what-you-wish at the door and includes same-day access to the Met Fifth Avenue and the Met Breuer. Tickets can also be purchases in advance online at the suggested donation of $25 for adults, $17 for seniors (65 and over) and $12 for students.
Not exactly. First built in 1914, the Met Cloisters is an amalgamation and imitation of 12th–15th century architecture and landscaping. In 1958 the museum added a limestone apse from a 12th-century Spanish church, lending some additional authenticity.
The landscape features plants—curated from medieval texts—that were commonly grown in the Middle Ages.