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Skyscraper Museum

39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
+1 212-968-1961
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Interesting museum - not amazing but good for architecture enthusiasts

Not a huge museum, but also not crowded or expensive. Stopped here for an hour or so and checked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Archited2013
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Fairport, New York
Nice little museum

This very small museum about some very tall buildings was a delight to visit. We enjoyed a good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan F
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Edison, New Jersey
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Wall Street was the building ground for early skyscrapers, and this museum is dedicated to studying and enjoying them.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good28%
  • Average33%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“small museum” (18 reviews)
“tall buildings” (12 reviews)
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39 Battery Pl, (at Nassau St.), New York City, NY 10280-1501
Financial District
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a huge museum, but also not crowded or expensive. Stopped here for an hour or so and checked out some interesting facts on NYC skyscrapers and other skyscrapers throughout the world. I would have enjoyed more 3D models, but there was a lot of...More

Thank Archited2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This very small museum about some very tall buildings was a delight to visit. We enjoyed a good hour there in mostly reading about New York City skyscrapers —- their history and geography. However, the museum lacks some comfort. With all the reading a few...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given the wealth of material that NYC provides for skyscraper history, I thought the museum would provide more insight. Exhibits are in need of freshening and not that easy to understand.

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small museum but at only $5 entrance fee it is still good value for money. The exhibition is limited but covers a reasonable variety of skyscrapers from around the world although NY does dominate. If you like skyscrapers then give it...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Don't expect too much, it's not very big. But I liked it! Especially the wall with the history of skyscrapers in short pcs of texts with dates and photos. Learned some new things. It's close to battery park and cheap ($5), worth it for me.

Thank AnnaNLCH
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my trip to the Skyscraper Museum. As other reviews state, it's a small museum with a couple of permanent exhibits and a non permanent exhibit. Lots of great information about the history and timeline of skyscrapers in the permanent exhibit and the current...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum and it was very small with limited exhibits. The exhibits were very reading intensive and not all that interesting. One could probably glean the same info online. The videos are also old and dated and not special nor comfortable to watch....More

Thank travelingal60
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This was an interesting little museum downtown. It is probably more of interest for we native New Yorkers than the out-of-towners (unless you are an architectural student). It goes through the history of the taller NYC buildings with lots of pictures and dates. It will...More

Thank irby1234
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This small but fascinating museum is worth a stop when visiting Manhattan. It's small, but packed with lots of info regarding tall buildings in NYC. There are also displays about buildings around the world. It's very inexpensive and there is a small gift shop on...More

Thank gordon f
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The museum is small and focuses on the history of skyscrapers in New York. The displays are uninspired and focus solely on the history of when skyscrapers appeared in NYC. I was hoping for a display on the technology behind skyscrapers, or how they are...More

Thank Ry A
Nearby
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
...More
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