A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art, artifacts, and architecture of medieval Europe, the Cloisters Museum and Gardens is a unique artistic haven overlooking the Hudson River. Perhaps best known for the famous Unicorn Tapestries, their collections contain approximately 3,000 pieces spanning the ninth to sixteenth centuries.
This astonishing collection of tapestry, manuscripts, sculpture, paintings, and religious artifacts is housed in a building inspired by several different medieval French cloisters, making the context as fascinating as its contents. Another iconic feature of this landmark institution are the beautiful enclosed gardens featuring plants and gardening techniques that evoke the Middle Ages.
Art lovers of all kinds won’t want to miss the one-of-a-kind museum and gardens, and it’s a must-visit institution for history buffs. Visit this and the other iconic Met institutions for a complete perspective on their unique artistic vision.
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Choose to use your pass for The Met Cloisters tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!
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March–October: Daily, 10:00 am–5:15 pm
May 30–September 5, 2016: Open late on Fridays until 7:30 pm
November–February: Daily, 10:00 am–4:45 pm
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Ticket includes same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.
99 Margaret Corbin Drive Fort Tryon Park New York, NY 10040
Take Henry Hudson Parkway northbound to the first exit after George Washington Bridge (Fort Tryon Park—The Cloisters). This exit is only accessible from the northbound lane; if coming from the north, take Henry Hudson Parkway southbound to exit 14–15, make a U-turn, and travel north one mile to the exit marked Fort Tryon Park—The Cloisters.
Take the A train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator. Walk north along Margaret Corbin Drive for approximately 10 minutes or transfer to the M4 bus and ride north one stop. If you are coming from The Met Fifth Avenue, you may also take the M4 bus directly from Madison Avenue/83rd Street to the last stop. (Please allow more time for this option.)