The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Murray Hill
How to get there
  • 33rd St • 4 min walk
  • Grand Central – 42nd St • 7 min walk
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  • Leonard K
    Washington DC, District of Columbia347 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful Historic Discovery in Manhattan!
    First of all, I only learned of this place because my wife had recently read a novel titled "The Person Librarian"...a historical fiction novel based on a real person. This woman was the personal librarian for J. Pierrepont Morgan at the turn of the last (19th to 20th) century. This building was Morgan's personal office...and library. It was designed by McKim, Mead & White...and is a perfect example of a Gilded Age Mansion. Enjoy!
    Visited November 2022
    Written 24 April 2023
  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, New York913 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the fees
    Wow, my kids said they had no idea a library could be so amazing. The art is nice but the aristocratic library rooms are truly incredible. Hardly any crowds. Well air conditioned. Very clean. Nice guards.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Patricia o
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Morgan Library. NYC, NY
    I thought there would be more air work on display. There is an impressive dining room. JP Morgan’s office and Rotunda were most impressive. But, Belle da Costa Greene, JP Morgan’s personal librarian’s office was a little disappointing. I had read the historical novel, Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict which prompted my visiting the library.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 October 2023
  • RoadtripMommy
    172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum with fabulous collections
    The Morgan Library is a wonderful museum with special exhibitions that are self-contained and easy to understand. I would've loved to eaten at their cafe!! I learned a lot about JP Morgan and his collection. The art is very approachable and it is not as overwhelming as the Met. Definitely a must see when visiting NYC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 November 2023
  • SteelCityCouple
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil and beautiful - a treasure trove
    A tranquil oasis of history, literature & art. Take your time here and skip the insane lines at the Met. Where else can you leisurely gaze on a genuine Gutenberg bible? The rooms are as magnificent as they look in the photos. Bonus - food at the museum cafe is really good! Great for a hide-away winter lunch.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 December 2023
  • Shampeu
    Northbrook, Illinois476 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved, loved
    Wow what an amazing place! It's way larger than it looks from the outside. We arrived on a Saturday morning and walked right in and got tickets. There was an exhibit of ancient bibles that was fascinating. The architecture of the interior is stunning. The cafe looked inviting- we just didn't have time to stay. I highly recommend visiting this place.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 January 2024
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,566 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent art collection in a beautiful library
    The library and the study are the main stopping points of the Morgan. For those interest in the history of the book, the museum is a must. We were more interested in the art and the small selection her is exceptional: Fra Angelico, Bosch, Memling and special exhibitions. Don't miss the Sol LeWitt!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York865 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool library
    The Morgan Library and Museum displays the collections of J. P. Morgan. The rotunda and his private libraries are the most impressive, with old historic books, and detailed ceilings. Unfortunately, other than that, I didn’t find the other exhibits to be interesting. I still would recommend a visit though.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 March 2024
  • Farwriter
    London, United Kingdom125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful library
    The main attraction here is the amazing golden library of Pierrepont Morgan, and the adjoining study and rotunda. The library is absolutely breathtaking, and unexpected when you enter from the modern glass entrance. The Morgan also has temporary exhibitions on a variety of subjects and entry to the exhibitions is included in the $25 entrance fee. When I visited the main temporary exhibition was a V&A Beatrix Potter exhibition which I had already seen in London so I actually didn't spend very long here, but I would still recommend seeing the library!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 March 2024
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Deborah M
Brooklyn NY47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lifelong New Yorker but only just got here. I have been missing a lot! Building is beautiful with an impressive collection of books and art. Great cafe. Will be back for new exhibits
Written 6 April 2024
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eugenie123
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A fascinating place itself, dreamlike. The exhibits are of great value and interest. However, upon entering the place we were not given any directions about where to wait, although we asked. Then, when waiting in the room with paintings, a lady attendant yelled , really yelled, at the visotors because they formed a line and watched the paintings for too long. If they had been told where to go, they would have done it faster. Irritating and unprofessional.
Written 5 April 2024
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James S
Illinois11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The rooms were lovely and there were some interesting works to see, but the collection is pretty small compared to most other museums and the admission price is pretty steep for the short time you spend to see everything. So from a price/value perspective, I rate this sort of low. Glad I went, but would not go again, especially since there are so many more interesting and much larger museums in NYC to visit.
Written 24 March 2024
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Bellsc22
Toledo, OH104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Amazing library, interesting history. Not a large place, maybe spent around 1 hour. Did not eat/drink there but it had a nice cafe as well. Gift shop had a lot of items as well.
Written 23 March 2024
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Farwriter
London, UK125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The main attraction here is the amazing golden library of Pierrepont Morgan, and the adjoining study and rotunda. The library is absolutely breathtaking, and unexpected when you enter from the modern glass entrance. The Morgan also has temporary exhibitions on a variety of subjects and entry to the exhibitions is included in the $25 entrance fee. When I visited the main temporary exhibition was a V&A Beatrix Potter exhibition which I had already seen in London so I actually didn't spend very long here, but I would still recommend seeing the library!
Written 17 March 2024
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Morgan Library and Museum displays the collections of J. P. Morgan. The rotunda and his private libraries are the most impressive, with old historic books, and detailed ceilings. Unfortunately, other than that, I didn’t find the other exhibits to be interesting. I still would recommend a visit though.
Written 15 March 2024
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The library and the study are the main stopping points of the Morgan. For those interest in the history of the book, the museum is a must. We were more interested in the art and the small selection her is exceptional: Fra Angelico, Bosch, Memling and special exhibitions. Don't miss the Sol LeWitt!
Written 12 February 2024
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Gony G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Went to the Friday night event. Absolutely wonderful. Gorgeous library, live music, and free. Even though it is timed tickets, still crowded. Highly recommend.
Written 3 February 2024
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Tim O
Chicago, IL113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Pretty much the ideal size of a museum. All types of exhibits, but doesn't feel endless. The library is the highlight, but all of the side rooms were cool too.
Written 27 January 2024
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Shampeu
Northbrook, IL476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Wow what an amazing place! It's way larger than it looks from the outside. We arrived on a Saturday morning and walked right in and got tickets. There was an exhibit of ancient bibles that was fascinating. The architecture of the interior is stunning. The cafe looked inviting- we just didn't have time to stay. I highly recommend visiting this place.
Written 22 January 2024
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