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.
See hours and admission information for The Cloisters museum and gardens.
The Cloisters museum and gardens is easily accessible by subway, bus, or car.
Reservations are required for guided and self-guided group visits to The Cloisters.
The Cloisters welcomes all visitors and regularly offers events and programs to accommodate all audiences.
The Medieval Garden Enclosed blog features all the latest news about garden events, programs, what's in bloom, and other special topics.
Discover the history of this medieval treasure in northern Manhattan.