Museums in New York City

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  • justine j
    3 contributions
    I enjoyed the tour. This was partly due to the knowledge of our Tour Guide, Helena Zinszner. My family gained an enormous amount of knowledge by taking this tour in NY
    Written 18 May 2023
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  • Amanda D
    5 contributions
    Wonderful art collections. We were in the MET for about 4 hours and still so much more to see. I can't wait to come back.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • Debbie L
    Erie, PA76 contributions
    Tickets for the tour are limited to 25 per session (2 per day) and are available online at midnight EST on Sunday for the following week. Tickets are free. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and took us to places in the library that aren't open to visitors who aren't part of the tour. The Rose Reading Room, the DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room with its beautiful murals, the McGraw Rotunda, and the Bill Blass Catalog Room were all part of the behind the scenes tour. No matter how you visit, be sure to look up. The ceilings are spectacular.
    The gift shop has a vast array of gifts that are reasonably priced.
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • matelajolla
    La Jolla148 contributions
    The MOMA is laid out in a beautiful way with lots of glass, open space and light. It organized by period so easy to find your favorites. So many iconic paintings from Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Chigal and so many others. Don't miss the sculpture garden which is such a nice combination of sculptures, water and trees in the heart of midtown.
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Jim G
    Saint Louis, MO705 contributions
    This was our first visit to the Museum of Natural History. We were very pleased. The exterior is impressive architecture. One enters the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda to purchaser tickets. Many of the exhibits consist of specimens of animals in supposedly realistic environments from around the world.

    As Theodore Roosevelt ww instrumental in founding the Museum, it is dedicated as the New York State Memorial to TR and he is prominently featured throughout. Do not forget to have your picture taken beside his bronze statue.

    We tried to buy tickets online while queuing but were unsuccessful. Fortunately, we were able to purchase in the Rotunda.

    Some may be disappointed by the knowledge that the exhibits required the killing of animals, but step back and realize this is how science and naturalism advanced and that the collectors of specimens were among the earliest and most ardent conservationists.

    Enjoy this magnificent museum!
    Written 14 May 2023
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  • Gvb87
    1 contribution
    9/11 Museum Workshop was so unlike any museum experience I’ve had. I have been to many museums in Amsterdam and Paris however this museum falls into its own category. You have to go there and experience it to fully understand. However, I walked away feeling as though I had experienced what it was like to work at the world trade center after the September 11 attacks. The audio guide narration by the official Photographer is so heartfelt, along with the sound effects, that I could truly feel the emotions of being there. I am happy I was given the recommendation to visit here. I will carry this experience, the sights sounds and stories for the rest of my life.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • Richard S
    Preston, UK45 contributions
    If you are interested in aircraft carriers, aeroplanes and spacecraft, you certainly won't be disappointed - the museum features a wide range of historic aircraft and fascinating exhibits on the history of the USS Intrepid itself. The Space Shuttle Pavilion is also great, with the two minor complaints that it's difficult to get a good picture of the Shuttle and you're required to stand in line to have a photo taken before going in (which you then have the option to buy on the way out - I wasn't interested).
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • seanworc
    New York City, NY728 contributions
    The Met Cloisters is an art museum fearing medieval art. It is located on the edge of Washington Heights and Inwood in Upper Manhattan. It gives guests the sense of life in in medieval castle and/or monastery. Here, there are few world-class masterpieces that are easily found in Europe. However, the views from its outdoor gardens overlooking the Hudson River and the NJ Palisades are spectacular on a bright spring/summer day. There are 4 to 5 separate cloisters, all shipped over from France and Spain. The museum was created and fund by John D. Rockefeller, once the world's richest man.

    Tip: Guests tickets for the Met Cloisters are also good for entrance to the Met Museum on Fifth Avenue which often stays open to 9:00 PM. Same day only.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • Jim G
    Saint Louis, MO705 contributions
    We added Ellis Island to our tip to Liberty Island. Although we had no relatives who went through Ellis Island, it evoked images of the impressions of those who passed through its halls. The Great Hall was smaller than I expected from photos.

    If anyone is going to Liberty Island, I recommend a stop at Ellis Island.
    Written 14 May 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia12,837 contributions
    Henry Clay Frick was a wealthy industrialist who collected European paintings, mainly Old Masters. The Frick Collection was donated to the public on Frick's death. Normally the collection is on show at the Frick mansion, which is a building in grand Beaux-Arts style. The mansion is currently undergoing renovation, and the collection s housed in Frick Madison. The Frick Collection is one of the finest assembles high-quality art in the world
    Written 3 April 2023
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  • Seasondtraveller
    Paris4,375 contributions
    This museum is quite unique. Relatively small permanent collection with a couple of temporary exhibits on top. The art on display is very beautiful and the building is amazing.
    Written 9 May 2023
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  • isis r
    1 contribution
    Went on a date to the city with my girlfriend, and this was a great museum experience! Not only was able to learn the history behind at all but also, they had great artifacts as well as activities throughout the museum. There was never a dull moment while we were there in plenty of a picture opportunities, as well as prize-winning opportunities, which made it all so much fun. My girlfriend said she has been there three times and every time was a different experience immersive and so exciting and we both cannot wait until we return. Thank you so much for a great experience!
    Written 30 March 2023
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  • Guide13586497251
    1 contribution
    Superbe experience! This museum tour brings history back to life. The tour guide tells us the story passionately and really connects with participants. Nice book and gift shop completes this very interesting experience.
    Written 12 May 2023
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  • Lisa P
    Downham Market, UK136 contributions
    Visited with my 18 year old son and we both enjoyed

    Easy to find. Had a sightseeing pass that allowed us entry.

    Plenty on people from around the globe. Room of presidents and world leaders from the past.

    4D cinema if your a Marvel fan

    Passed a few hours and we had fun
    Written 26 March 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia12,837 contributions
    The modern Whitney Museum of American Art holds the finest collection of American art on Earth. The items range from historical pieces to contemporary art. The collection is strong in schools that were prominent in New York, such as Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. Other distinctively American painters, such as Jackson Pollock, are well represented. Action Painting needs to be seen quietly to be appreciated. It' true to say that the center of artistic creation migrated from Paris to New York following the end of World War II.
    Written 3 April 2023
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