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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The MCNY is a unique museum, curated thoughtfully as a history museum with its focus for the problems of the future. The new unifying themes: money, diversity, density, and creativity, paint a beautifully cohesive picture of my hometown and culminates in a fascinating exhibit in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to see the exhibit of World War I posters which was fascinating but the Stettheimer Dollhouse was incredible. It was created over 30 years and donated to the Musuem in the 1940's

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is fantastic. It gives so much history of this great city. If you love New York like i do then this place is for you. Make sure you watch the 30min movie before you leave. It tells you all about the history and...More

Thank scunnyman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is an educational and entertaining concentration of the various aspects of this great city. You can easily spend hours here, it is really a must see!

Thank krewrov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It might seem out of the way, so far uptown on the East Side. But it's an easy walk along the park from the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museums. So if you're at all interested in history, it's worth a visit. Lots of photos showing the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot rate this museum highly enough. We found it completely absorbing, beautifully set out, informative, interactive and excellent value. I had allowed a couple of hours for the visit but we ended up staying for over four hours. We arrived just after 1030am on...More

Thank MrsB6410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well done exhibit of the history of the city of NY. A real history lesson easy to follow. This is not an art museum is a history of NY Museum. There is a small place to eat or have a cup of coffee....More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I only had time to go to one museum near Central Park, and I'm so glad I chose this one! There is a fantastic three room exhibit about the history of the city. Upstairs there were a few different photography exhibits, a fascinating doll house,...More

Thank KLF95
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was one of my favourite museums in Manhattan. The areas about the history of New York City are really interesting, and they had special exhibitions about the AIDS crisis in NYC, the history of Muslims in the city, and propaganda posters from the wars....More

Thank ParisMarx
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum and worth a visit particularly if you are not familiar with the history of New York. I was hoping for a bit more about the period when the Dutch were in control. You need a few hours.

Thank misanthropicdreamer
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Jodean J
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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