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Audio Guide

Get the whole story. Engage with the artworks

The Audio Guide is available in 4 languages. New media is added on a continual basis.


English, French (français), Cantonese ( 廣東語)Putonghua (普通話).

Audio Guide players are available at the entrance to any of The Met’s three locations (The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer), and at select exhibitions.

Rent the Audio Guide Player

Rental includes same-day use at all three locations.

The following fees are per person, per day (sales tax included):

Members and Patrons$6
Children under 12$5

Audio Guide players are $5 for all visitors after 5 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings (not to be combined with any other discounts).

Discounted rates are available to groups with reservations. For more information, see Group Visits.


The Audio Guide is free to visitors who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf, or with hearing loss, and for New York City high school students with valid ID (made possible by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.). Players have volume controls and headsets. Neck loops for hearing aids with T-switches are available upon request. Transcripts in standard and large print are also available for selected tours.

Listen to the Audio Guides for our current featured exhibitions.

The Audio Guide at hkmm Fifth Avenue features more than 3,000 audio recordings, including tours of current exhibitions, permanent collection tours for kids and families, and an international tour in ten languages.

Discover more about this iconic building, its remarkable history, and its architect, Marcel Breuer, in the Architecture Tour. Select exhibitions at this location also feature additional Audio Guides.

The Audio Guide at The Met Cloisters comprises interviews with curators, conservators, and educators focusing on the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

The Audio Guide for Kids and Families features tours that are ideal for children ages 6–12 and their families. These tours highlight artworks throughout all of the major areas of the Museum.