Museum of the City of New York General Admission Ticket

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40 reviews   (4.38)

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Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future. Housed in a newly renovated 1932 Georgian Colonial-Revival building, the Museum is located at the top of Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street, across the street from Central Park’s Conservatory Gardens, and at the southern end of the neighborhood of East Harlem.

What's Included

All special exhibitions

General Admission

Permanent exhibitions

Timescapes 28-minute documentary

What's Not Included

All Food and Beverages are not included in the price of admission

Gift Shop items

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 19
  • ADULT: Age: 20 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York features two ongoing exhibitions--the award-winning New York at Its Core, a three gallery exhibition that explores New York City’s history and future through objects, images, contemporary video, photography, and interactive digital experiences, and Activist New York, an exhibition which seeks to tell the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present. There are also several special exhibitions on view at any one time and the short documentary Timescapes, a multimedia historical storytelling, bringing viewers on a 28 minute journey through 400 years of history. The film runs every 40 minutes and headsets are available in French, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Docent Tour
Matt B, 16-10-2022
Take a tour with Judy. Superb. Almost a performance. Museum is wonderful. Very thorough overview of the City’s history.
History buffs don’t miss this one
Sarah L, 05-08-2022
If you like history, this place is for you. There is a ten minute movie on NYC’s evolution from Dutch trading post to now. The exhibits have objects found in excavations. Original portrait of Hamilton used for $10 bill is there. My favorite part was the analog history, during which I came of age. Typewriters, index cards, Lino type machine, etc.
Presenting key factors that made NY a success
ellis6, 09-11-2022
Lots of reading and interactive presentations. If you like to know history of NY in detail then go here.
A worthwhile visit
Ian G, 31-10-2022
We thought this place was worth a visit while in NY. I would say it was well organised, and informative, but a little lacking in some areas, and maybe more fun for kids would be ideal, but overall very good. Thanks
I wanted to love it
wendaroolie, 06-08-2022
I love museums and this one is housed in a beautiful building with gorgeous architecture. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much to learn about here. I visited in order to understand the history of NYC, which is mostly confined to one gallery. The gallery is primarily black with limited lighting and the artifacts are in glass boxes. It's hard visually to read and see the items and descriptions because of the glare on the glass across almost all of the displays in quite a dark space. It's an old-fashioned approach to museum science when you're required to lean over and squint. I learned more about New York by visiting the NY Historical Society & Museum, who have a far better collection and a superior user experience. I did like the dollhouse here, that exhibit is well done. I'll visit MCNY again one day to try again, but I went to six museums during my week in New York and this one was the weakest by far. And yet it was similarly priced. They've got tons of physical space and not a lot in it. The possibilities are exciting. It would be nice if they visit the Museum of the American Revolution in Philly and re-evaluate their collection and overall strategy. NYC was such a key player in the revolutionary war, for example. There is not enough detailed New York history here. The could do a gallery on each era: Dutch settlement; revolutionary war period; 19th century; gilded age; and so on. And still have room left over for modern and changing exhibits. I'll be back to try again. Next time I'll try a guide or a tour.

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