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Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
+1 212-534-1672
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The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Currently Under Construction: "New York at its Core" a landmark three gallery exhibition covering NYC's 400+ year history. Coming this November!
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1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
+1 212-534-1672
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We received free tickets because we rode on the gray line bus tours. We would not have gone here otherwise due to the fact it is $18 per person. If you get there before 11, and you have come there with the bus pass you...More

Thank eyenurse2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is across the street from the upper portion of Central Park. It provides an excellent in depth overview of Manhattan Island's evolution starting with the it's first inhabitants. It includes interactive displays. Social and political events are prominently displayed. The museum itself is...More

Thank traveldog149
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The subject is very interesting to start with, so it should be easy to be an informative museum. The museum uses modern graphics for its presentations, including its introductory film. I loved the extensive use of maps. Oh, yes, and the little cafe is just...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a good museum for all ages to understand how the city of New York grew over time, especially the role that different immigrant groups had. We especially enjoyed the posters exhibit and the review of protests (suffragettes, prohibition, gay rights, etc). Seems as timely...More

1  Thank Marian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a very good film to start with, then some excellent exhibits. They do a great job laying out the history of NYC over time from the 1600's to today. Lots of great stories and great characters to learn about. There were a couple...More

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Begin with the excellent 28 minute orientation film---it runs every 40 minutes. Then head to the multimedia exhibit on the history of the city. Well presented with great photos and displays. We also saw the "Activist in New York", "Posters in Patriotism" and "Muslim in...More

1  Thank like_national_parks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum about 15 years ago and have always wanted to go back. Finally made it a couple weeks ago and found the exhibits fascinating. We started with the movie on the lower level, it's really worth seeing, and describes the history of...More

Thank fosterknts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Actually came here for a big party and had a chance to walk around. Multi level museum shows an interesting history of New York. I liked the exhibit on posters and patriotism. The museum is clean, spacious and well mapped out. As for the party,...More

Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I had intended one visit only to this museum, but I enjoyed it so much that I went back on another day for a second visit. I recommend beginning with the short film, which was extremely interesting and puts into context everything else you see...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is one of the best gems in NYC.. for under 20 there are three amazing floors of exhibits that highlight the history of our city. I think/believe they just went through a complete renovation and the museum is gorgeous. the galleries are open and...More

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how much time would you allot to seeing this museum for a couple age 60. we like to read the signs and take it all in.
21 May 2017|
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Response from Birte L | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours
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