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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
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This museum on the upper east side of Central Park is a little gem as long as you are interested in the underlying history of the city presented with a refreshingly different approach. The film show was excellent and the tour guide was more than...More

Thank TearsofRage
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The museum is newly renovated and so seems less funky than it used to be (a loss, imho). Do not miss the movie/slide show that covers all of nyc history in a relatively short time. The movie has been updated to include post-9/11 new york....More

Thank pfb410
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was a museum we visited because we got entry free with Open Loop bus tours. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The 30 minute film in the basement was the highlight for me as it gave a brief but informative overview of the history of...More

Thank Reviewer813
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited the museum in the morning because we got a free breakfast (a coffee and a bagel, very nice indeed)! I also bought a very scrummy cake for later in the day. The museum is only small and a section of...More

Thank Geofflongadi
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I very much enjoyed the exhibits at this museum -- particularly the Roz Chast exhibit, which was completely delightful, intelligent and in keeping with Ms. Chast's work. The portraiture exhibit was fascinating and of course I had to pay my respects to Alexander and Eliza...More

Thank cordeliaj
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The story telling could really be improved. It consists of timelines about different themes like the Environment, Women's Equality, Civil Rights but then just lists dates and events rather than addressing the complexity or even providing artifacts. We started off on a tour but soon...More

Thank Meg W
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed with this museum, which is said to expose the history of New York. There was only the film in the cellar where the interesting development of the city was described. The other exibitions did not interest us. A spoliled day! Do not...More

Thank Vifare
Ryan M, Community Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Dear Vifare, We’re so sorry that you didn’t enjoy your visit. We’re currently in the process of constructing a permanent exhibition that will cover NYC’s four-century history in three galleries on our first floor, and hope you'll bear with us during this transitional time. The...More

Reviewed 31 August 2016

Didn't feel this was very interesting and was quite disappointing. Lots of blank spaces and more interactive displays might have iimproved the experience.

Thank nicolalewis10
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I must say that a few areas were shut off to the public which made this experience rather brief. Yes it had a lovely section about Tiffany, a section around a famous cartoon artist and a few more bits and pieces but we left very...More

Thank Neil M
Ryan M, Community Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Dear Neil, We’re so sorry that you didn’t enjoy your visit. We’re currently in the process of constructing a permanent exhibition that will cover NYC’s four-century history in three galleries on our first floor, and hope you'll bear with us during this transitional time. The...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Too many modern exhibits and themes. I was looking to learn about the history of New York City but only got a small sample.More

Thank Michael G
Ryan M, Community Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Dear Michael, We’re so sorry that you didn’t enjoy your visit. We’re currently in the process of constructing a permanent exhibition that will cover NYC’s four-century history in three galleries on our first floor, and hope you'll bear with us during this transitional time. The...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.
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