Stairway to History: Architecture Tour

Date and Time

Saturday, October 2, 2021

2–2:45 pm, 4–4:45 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

Great Hall

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Go behind the scenes and experience The Met as never have before. The Museum’s 150-year history has produced a maze of intricately interlocking public and private spaces. Explore The Met’s stairways and in-between spaces that form bridges between architectural styles and eras as well as departments. Enjoy access to areas normally off-limits to the public.

High activity: Expect to climb the many stairways you explore on this tour. It includes strenuous activity while covering lots of ground throughout the Museum. Visitors should be comfortable with heights and tight, enclosed spaces. Comfortable, close-toed shoes are required. Pants are recommended.

Terms and conditions: Masks are required. The Museum is not offering coat or bag check, so please plan to leave coats, bags, and any unnecessary items at home. No photography allowed.

Capacity is limited and advance registration is required. For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Presented as part of Behind-the-Scenes Tours at MetFest.

Per New York City’s “Key to NYC” requirement, all people 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the Museum. Attendees must show proof of receipt of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Acceptable forms of proof include the following: a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person's name, vaccine brand, and date administered; a New York City COVID Safe Pass; or a New York State Excelsior Pass. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. The Museum also requires that all visitors continue to wear proper face coverings while on the premises. Please review The Met's Visitor Guidelines webpage prior to your visit.


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