City tours

Twisted Met: scandals and secrets of the Metropolitan Museum masterpieces

Availability: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the lighter side of the gallery with an alternative itinerary and an engaging and amusing guide to take you through it in the most entertaining way
  • Enjoy an irreverent look at one of the world's greatest art collections
  • Experience an intimate tour of the Met with a small group and guide
What to expect

This is an art museum tour for people who don’t usually take art museum tours. If you are visiting with young people, or don’t have much experience with art, or simply want to learn some unique things about famous works, this is an entertaining way to see some of the finest works in America, and have a good laugh while you’re at it.

Your 2.5-hour tour starts when you meet your expert guide and a small group of no more than 15 people at the entrance to the Met. The small group size ensures that you can ask all the questions you want and never miss a word of what your guide is saying. After a brief intro, it’s off to find some of the most bizarre and quirky pieces hidden within the enormous collection. A hippo with a limp? Check. A wardrobe malfunction from ancient Egypt? Yup. There’s even some kinky flemish dinnerware (if age-appropriate, of course).

You’ll also get the funny and fascinating backstories on more famous works and learn about the wild lives of artists like Monet and Van Gogh. Don’t forget about the butt-themed scavenger hunt; prepare yourself accordingly. All of the guides are seasoned art lovers who have spent years studying the works in the Met. This twisted tour gives them a chance to show off their knowledge without the stiffness that usually characterizes museum tours. It's a unique experience for people of all ages and experiences and once you’ve taken it, you’ll never look at art in the same way.

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What's included
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Ticket to the museum
What's not included
  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Child (2-14 years old): reduced
  • Infants (0-1 years old): free of charge
Where

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

Meeting point:

Your tour will meet in front of the 'Statue of the Pharaoh' in the Main Entrance Lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The statue of the Pharaoh is on your right upon entering.

What to remember
  • Non-flash photography is allowed. However, flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum. Selfie sticks are also prohibited
  • The Met is fully wheelchair accessible. However, if you cannot climb the stairs of the central entrance to reach the meeting point, there is a ground-level entrance one block south, near the intersection of 81st street and 5th avenue. Tell the desk you need to use the elevator to meet a group in the main lobby (at the pharaoh statue), which will then secure your entrance ticket. They will provide you with a temporary pass and help direct you upstairs
  • This tour may not be suitable for young children under 13 years
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure
  • A coat and bag check is available during the colder months. If you would like to check something, allow a little extra time before and after the tour to do so
  • The tour is in English Only
  • All of the pieces listed in the tour description are viewable the vast majority of the time. However, the Met, like all great museums, occasionally allows certain works to travel in temporary exhibitions or be lent to other institutions
  • The MET also allows private parties to book out certain rooms for events (most commonly the Temple of Dendur), rendering them inaccessible for the duration of the event. If one of the listed pieces is unable to be viewed, the guide, at their discretion, will substitute another piece of important value
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When
  • Meeting Time: 10:45 AM
  • Departure Time: 11:00 AM
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Provider
Walks LLC - US
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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