Twisted Metropolitan Museum of Art: Scandals & Secrets of the Masterpieces

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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 150.0 - minutes
Trip difficulty:
Max Group Size: 15
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights - See the highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a fun and irreverent guide who will put a whole new spin on famous works of art.
- Explore some of the more peculiar parts of the collection, including funerary art, and risqué ceramics.
- Groups of no more than 15 people mean you always have a personal and engaging experience with your guide.
Summary
This is not another stuffy museum tour. It’s a fun, irreverent, and slightly snarky take on one of America’s greatest art museums. It still has all the great stories, insight and knowledge of more serious tours, it’s all just a little, well, twisted. From schoolboy jokes and lazy artists to strap-on beards and a whole lot of painful jewelry, this tour will expose you to a side of art that people rarely get to see. And yes, there will be a quiz (with a prize!) at the end.  
Description
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 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 our 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.  


Commentary English: Guide
Included - Ticket to the museum
- Local Expert Guide
Excluded Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book 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 is fully wheelchair accessible.
Know before you go 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.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-03-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
November 01, 2020 March 31, 2021 5:00 PM Departure - Not Running
July 01, 2020 March 31, 2021 11:00 AM Departure - Not Running
January 04, 2021 October 31, 2021 5:00 PM Departure - Fri, Sat
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 11:00 AM Departure - Mon, Sat

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7794366, -73.963244
Address: Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/metropolitan+museum+of+art/@40.7794366,-73.963244,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x3b2fa4f4b6c6a1fa?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifheOctKbJAhWK1hQKHe7NCYsQ_BIIngEwEw
Notes: Arriving by subway: 4,5,6 (green line) to 86th Street station. Upon exiting the station, walk west to 5th Avenue (which borders Central Park), then walk south until the main entrance.
Start Location Notes Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
End Location Address Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.7794366, -73.963244
Address: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
Notes:
Start Location Notes Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
End Location Address Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years $75.00 Available on request
Child 10-14 years $65.00 Available on request

Options

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Option Description 2020 Pricing

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption