“You should definitely read it before you go on the tour!”
– Several participants…who didn’t
Several clients were asked what they would say to you, before you join a tour, and that was it.
Please, take the time and run through the page below, it can literally save you 20-30 minutes, clear up a lot of confusion, and make your museum experience run smoother.
- Coat Check and Entry “Hack”
- Strollers and Wheelchairs
- Payment, Admission
- Collapsible Stools and Wheelchairs
- Restrooms and Refreshments
- Camera and cellphone usage
- What Tours do you Give at the Met?
- Do you also do other museums?
- Taking Pictures – #TorahIntermedia @Torah_Intermedia
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Coat Check and Entry “Hack”
Ask for directions to the Great Hall. It’s a 5 minute walk if you are going very slowly.
Strollers and Wheelchairs
Strollers should enter form the 81st street entrance. From there is an elevator to the first floor, and you can ask for a gallery pass to get to your group. The same applies for a wheelchair. If you would like to arrange to get a wheelchair, please see the section “Collapsible Stools and Wheelchairs”, below.
Payment and Admission
As of March 1, 2018, the Met general admission policy has changed: For residents of NY city (including all five boroughs), admission is still donation based.
Otherwise, all visitors must pay the full price, which will grant you another visit (hold on to the card with the bar code).
Collapsible Stools and Wheelchairs
Unlike the painting galleries, in which artwork is displayed on the wall, some tours are in archaeological galleries which take up considerable floor space. It all depends on the gallery. However, this often results in very little place for benches, and there is little room for sitting in most galleries.
But don’t worry, we have a solution!
Collapsible stools, as well as wheelchairs, are available to clients with special accessibility requirements. However, these needs to be picked up on the ground floor, which is very much out of the way, and would take up considerable time.
If you would like a collapsible stool, or need a wheelchair arrangement, please contact us in advance to let us make the proper arrangements. Wheelchairs, in general, enter on the street level entrance, AKA 81st Street entrance. From there, there is an elevator to the first floor, and if you are part of a group, you may request a special pass so you can get to the group without paying admission.
Restrooms and Refreshments
What Tours do you Give?
As of now, we give several holiday-cycle related tours, and several topical tours (parasha or other). See the full list here.
All tours are available on private request at a time of your convenience, and my schedule. Certain tours are offered publicly, periodically. For example, the Channukah tour is offered during October-November, the Pesach tour is offered during April-May, the Yom Yerushalayim tour in May-June, and the Age of Empires (“three weeks” appropriate) in June-September.
Do you also do other Museums?
Speaking on the phone in the galleries is disturbing and distracting, and during a paid tour, is considered rude.