New York City is home to some of the best museums in the world such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET). There are two options when checking out a museum. People usually do their own thing and walk around or they do a tour.
With the MET there are numerous tours that are provided by third-party companies but can be very stale.
Also, people come to the museum to experience and not be lectured. This is where the Museum Hack Tour comes in. The tour provides stories and information on artifacts that The MET doesn’t want you to know about. It’s a “museum tour for people who don’t like museums” and the tour guides have a little sass and sarcasm. (Please take note that we do not recommend taking this tour with children. There’s a lot of cursing, which makes it fun). If you’d like to buy the Museum Hack Tour please click on the button below.
Our Experience with Museum Hack Tour at The MET
We met our tour guide from the Museum Hack Tour inside of the MET next to the Pharaoh statue and were given name tags. You can’t really miss it, well because it’s a pretty big figure. Our tour guide’s name is Frank and we were grouped up with 5 or 6 other tourists. It’s pretty nice to have a small group because it’ll make the tour guides job easier in engaging with you. Just like we mentioned earlier in the article, this tour provides information in a very sarcastic and fun manner. Frank talked about certain artifacts and how the MET acquired them.
We started off in Ancient Greece and Rome and Frank gave us insight on how to tell which statues were from Greece or Rome. From there we made our way throughout more of the museum and ended up where some of the most well-known paintings in the world are on display. One room was filled with the most expensive art which makes that ONE room the most expensive real estate in NYC. Our last stop was the room that displayed the Temple of Dendur which was brought to the US because of Jackie Kennedy. Without going into too much detail, she selected that particular temple as a gift from Egypt.
Overall, the Museum Hack Tour and our tour guide, Frank was amazing. The tour wasn’t boring and it’s even better if you’re a huge fan of sarcasm. It’s the type of energy that you’ll definitely need especially in a huge and quiet museum such as The MET.
P.S. – After the tour, you can use the name tag the tour guide gave to you and you can bring it to one of The Meatball Shop locations and receive a promotional deal.
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