Twisted Met: scandals and secrets of the Metropolitan Museum masterpieces
Attractions & guided tours

Twisted Met: scandals and secrets of the Metropolitan Museum masterpieces

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Local expert guide
    • Entrance fees
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Child (ages 2-14 years)
    • Infants (ages 0-1 years): free
    Where

    1000 5th Ave (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Meeting point:

    Please meet in the main lobby to the right of the information desk in front of the large seated Pharaoh.

    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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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