Museum of the City of New York

New York, NY

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Address: 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA Number: 212 534 1672 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Love New York City? Want to know as much about it as possible? The history, the culture, the people? Well, you might be interested in the Museum of the City of New York!

Here, you can find a host of exhibits that can tell you just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some!

The Museum of the City of New York features both permanent galleries and exhibitions, as well as visiting collections and shows, each exploring and showcasing a tremendous quantity of perspectives of the city and it's inhabitants.

The whole family can take a trip back through the history books as you explore nearly 205,000 objects from the collection, that all put a little piece of New York's historic puzzle together for you.

You can learn about mid-20th century women's garments and fashions, to Broadway productions that have made their mark on the city. Kids can explore the significance of the 1939 World's Fair, as well as learn all about notable people that called New York their home, including director Stanley Kubrick.

The museum also features exhibits on all of the five boroughs, so you can really gain an understanding of the various personalities with the city that never sleeps.

There are often drop in creative workshops available and many other features to enrich the trip for smaller children.

Seasonal events and special programming are also regularly held at the museum, with an events section purely for families, plus docents' choice guided tours help get the most education from your visit.

Ready to take a dive into the wonders of one of the greatest cities in the world?

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How much does it cost?






$12 for students with ID


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19 years!


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Any top tips?


Join a Museum Docent for a tour of a select exhibition or a highlights tour, every Wednesday, at 2pm. Free with Museum admission. All tours are in English.

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For just $5 a student, why not enjoy a field trip at the museum? Reservations are required but it's a great way to introduce some history to the students!

Need a little extra help?


An accessible entrance is available on 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues. A wheelchair lift is available for access to the Museum Auditorium. Headsets and neck loops for hard of hearing visitors are available for programs in the Museum auditorium.

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When can we go?


Open daily 10am to 6pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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