The CloistersFree: All time

Same-day admission to the Cloisters is included in your Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s admission. If not visiting the main building of the Met, know that the admission is a suggestion donation, which means you can pay $1 or nothing at all to enter (despite the suggested $25). The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan—are treasures in themselves, effectively part of the collection housed there. The Cloisters’ collection comprises approximately two thousand works of art.

Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, New York 10040
Opening hours: Mar – Oct Daily 10am – 5:15pm; Nov – Feb Daily 10am – 4:45pm
Direction: Subway A to 190th St. Station followed by M4 bus up north one stop (or 10 minutes walk)
Phone: +1 (212) 923-3700

Photo credit: Paweł Drozd, Metropolitan Museum of Art