Guggenheim Museum Manhatten
Where is it at?
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
Tel: 212 423 3587
Where are we going today?
The museum's great rotunda has been the site of many celebrated special exhibitions, while its smaller permanent galleries are devoted to the Guggenheim's renowned collection, which ranges from Impressionism through contemporary art.
Guided tours are offered, well behaved children are welcomed.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 12 years.
When can we go?
7am to 5.45pm daily, closed Thursdays, late opening Saturday to 7.45pm.
The Cafe and The Wright offer hot and cold refreshment options..
Any Top Tips?
Daily tours are a valuable resource for insight into various areas of the museum. Schedule may vary, so please call ahead..
Need a little extra help?
The museum is wheelchair accessible except for the High Gallery, which is at the top of the first ramp and accessible by two low stairs. Standard manual wheelchairs are available, electric ones are permitted. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are available in the Sackler Center on the lower level, and on Annex Level 7..
On Saturday evenings beginning at 5:45 pm the museum hosts Pay What You Wish, in which admission is by donation. The last tickets are issued at 7:15pm. No advance booking, £0 unacceptable..
What people are saying?
by Maximilian Schillings
Great art, interesting exhibitions, and a beautiful architecture. BUT staff is arrogant and unfriendly and they constantly yell at people to not take photos or step away from the art (people around me). When I go to a museum I want to enjoy the experience and that means friendly staff and damn silence when I focus on the art. The staff is obviously underpaid, moreover they cannot hide how bored they are.
by Fairlight Williams
Great selection of paintings in a very cool building. They don't have a good place to feed a baby though, which is super annoying. They didn't want me in the gallery so I was stuck on awkward tall chairs next to the rubbish bins in the tiny cafe. It was a great place to go but I felt pretty unwelcome.
by Jess Mean
As a fan of Prairie School architecture it was a real treat to check out a Frank Lloyd Wright building that doesn't conform to his usual ascetics. Came here for the ZERO exhibit and while interesting I really enjoyed the permanent collections. Tip: Take the elevator to the top floor and walk your way down.
by Evelyn Cotter
Loved the building, and seeing an exhibition within it, was a great way to experience the super smart functioning of the design! Talk about ahead of his time - real genius and trailblazer of an architect!
We saw the ZERO exhibition, which ended up being really varied, interesting and exciting to see, we weren't expecting too much, so it was a pleasant surprise. The Zero crew paved the way for a lot of what we consider modern Art and their ethos was really inspiring.
by Salvatore Di Renzo
Unique museum, once stepped inside, you'll be able to feel the cozy and smart atmosphere Wright intended to create. Go and visit it at dusk and consider staying there even after the blue hour - the gentle cool light and NYC seen from that spot is pretty awesome.