I arrived around 2:30 pm to a line outside of the museum to get in. It took over a half hour. The reason we were given is that there were a number of events for the Persian new year. I find it hard to believe that there was a big event starting 2 hours prior to the close of the museum...so, if that is the case, the line was carry over from earlier in the day. Once I got up to the cash register, they did not even have all of them up and running!
I saw the greatest hits. They do have some beautiful art. I did not understand though some of where they had queues. E.g. I wasn't allowed to get up close to these two paintings since they had some time capsule opening. I don't understand why you would block off two of your top paintings.
I did think their Egyptian art was quite beautiful...
...as well as their Buddahist and Hindu art collections
Generally though -- quite difficult to overlook that it took 30 minutes to get into the museum. It basically reduced my time in the museum by 33%. I have had shorter lines at the Musee d'Orsay and the Louvre. I don't quite understand how that happens...
Time in museum: 1.5 hrs plus another 30+ minutes waiting in line
Times visited: 1