Visit The Cloisters

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.

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Hours and Admission at The Cloisters

See hours and admission information for The Cloisters museum and gardens.


The Cloisters museum and gardens is easily accessible by subway, bus, or car.

Group Tours at The Cloisters

Reservations are required for guided and self-guided group visits to The Cloisters.

Accessibility at The Cloisters

The Cloisters welcomes all visitors and regularly offers events and programs to accommodate all audiences.

The Cloisters museum and gardens

The Medieval Garden Enclosed blog features all the latest news about garden events, programs, what's in bloom, and other special topics.

History of The Cloisters

Discover the history of this medieval treasure in northern Manhattan.

While You Are Here

Events at The Cloisters Garden Tour at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Cloisters museum and gardens offers gallery talks, guided tours, family workshops, and special events for visitors of all ages.

The Trie Café at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens ($) Trie

From April through October, sandwiches, snacks, dessert, cold beverages, and coffee are served outdoors in the French medieval Trie Cloister.

The Cloisters Audio Guide The Cloisters Audio Guide

The Cloisters Audio Guide comprises interviews with curators, conservators, and educators. Medieval music on the Audio Guide reflects the time and adds to the enjoyment of the experience. The Cloisters Audio Guide is also available in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Featured Media: Visit The Cloisters

Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral

Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral
February 25–May 18, 2014

This exhibition of stained glass from England's historic Canterbury Cathedral features six Romanesque-period windows that have never left the cathedral precincts since their creation in 1178–80.

Saint-Guilhem Cloister

Now at the Met offers in-depth articles written by curatorial and educational staff celebrating the rich history of The Cloisters museum and gardens.

The Cloisters: Medieval Art and Architecture

Explore the Met's many publications related to The Cloisters museum and gardens.

Titles after 1964 are available in MetPublications.

Additional publications—including correspondence, guidebooks, and more—have been made available by Watson Library as a digital collection.