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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
+1 212-534-1672
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go every time I visit my home town. Very interesting exhibits and excellent presentation with all new technology. Great for kids. Located in a very beautiful historical Fifth Avenue mansion.

Thank sdah2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum came with our hop on/off bus tour. This museum is beautiful and quaint. We learned about the history of New York both structurally, financially and socially. The displays were interesting and captivating. My daughter and I enjoyed it very much and learned a...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an eye opener. Information is presented in an engaging way. Good for school groups, all ages. Helps visitors understand New York better.

Thank greenie195
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The introductory film about the history of NYC is terrific. Many exhibits are modern, interactive, with excellent visuals and audio.

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum doesn’t get the hype that other NYC museums do, but it was fantastic. The rooms focusing on the early history of the city are especially strong with great interactive features. The staff was also friendly and helpful.

Thank mamabug7
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The Museum of the City of New York is a fascinating slice of history. It looks at NY through various lens, like music and protesting when we were there. But the key attraction has to be the film of the history of the city. In...More

1  Thank jonthompson64
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Located across from the north side of Central Park and very near the Conservatory Gardens and Harlem Meer, the museum is definitely worth a visit if you're that far uptown. Most interesting are the special exhibits which change frequently, while the permanent collection has some...More

Thank garyrichmond
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Museum has some interesting areas and statistics about NYC, but we were expecting more rooms. Overall, lack of details about the main areas of the city, or major infrastructure elements like the subway, transportation and roads, details about how NYC became the skyscraper capital of...More

Thank Adramca
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to get the complete historical background of this city. Must see the movie first. It’s downstairs and gives a synopsis of all that follows. Such a valuable perspective. Well curated. Interesting

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This museum is a special place to visit for anyone who has a hankering to know more about the city of New York. It is comprised of a variety of ongoing exhibitions, temporary exhibtions, as well as a 28 minute film of the hstory of...More

Thank Terri J
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Jodean J
11 July 2017|
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Response from rpcohen | Reviewed this property |
Sure Particularly if they are with informed adults
21 May 2017|
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Response from rpcohen | Reviewed this property |
Would allow at least 4 hours