Met Sued by Members Hoping to Overturn the Free Museum’s $25 Admission Fee*

by Bill Davenport November 17, 2012

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is being sued by two of its members who claim that the  museum intentionally makes it difficult to understand that the $25 admission charge is merely a suggestion, not a requirement. The City originally granted the Met its prime location in Central Park on the condition that it remain open free of charge several days per week; even the suggestion of an admission charge only began in the 1970’s. A survey of museum-goers found that 85% who had paid the $25 at the door did not realize they could have gotten in for free.

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Kathleen November 25, 2012 - 10:36

After reading this, we went yesterday and were not allowed to enter without purchasing a $25 ticket!!

So “recommended” is CYA crap. The security guard would not let you in without a ticket and the ticket teller charges $25 each adult for one.


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