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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

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Address: 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306-1217
Phone Number: +1 718-987-3500
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Resembling a small Tibetan mountain temple, this unique museum showcases...

Resembling a small Tibetan mountain temple, this unique museum showcases objects of Tibetan, Nepalese, Tibeto-Chinese and Mongolian in origin, dating primarily from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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worth a trip to staten island

the museum claims to be the most comprehensive and quantitative museum of tibetan art and artifacts in the world outside of tibet. its setting alone, atop lighthouse hill, is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Michael R
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the museum claims to be the most comprehensive and quantitative museum of tibetan art and artifacts in the world outside of tibet. its setting alone, atop lighthouse hill, is alone worth the trek. check times and days, as it frequently closed, and i don't think open at all during the winter months. bus # 74 leaves you at the bottom... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Jacques Marchais was my grandmother. And very little of her story is as it seems. After leaving her first family, she remarried, was given a NY gallery, and assumed the name of the gallery as her own. Suffice it to say, her second husband bankrolled her love of Tibetan Art and in doing so, a unique collection was preserved. The... More 

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Thank Bruce M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

A bit of a hike to get to if you are not familiar with Staten Island but worth making the pilgrimage to this extraordinary and surprising Museum. There's a great history to how this was temple was built on the steep hillsides of surprising Staten Island.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

nestled on the side of one Staten Islands most beautiful spaces is this museum of Tibetan Art. If you have any interest in this artwork this is a must see!

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Thank Extet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

An exotic local trip...a fascinating bit of the Far East right here on Staten Island transports the visitor ! Visit prior to 2013...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Being a Staten Island resident all my life you heard rumors of a Tibetan temple on a hill on the Island. Now Staten Island has a lot of hidden treasures but the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a treasure that all should visit. Its a bit hard to get to but certainly worth the trip. It has even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Your first thought may be that this is some sort of spoof - a Tibetan Museum in the heart of Staten Island! Suppress your smirk and GO!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

There's not a whole lot of interesting things to see or do on Staten Island, and this place is very small, but houses a very unusual collection of Tibetan art that is unique. Good way to kill an hour or so on a rainy New York day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Think about this phenomenal woman showcasing her amazing collection in a mostly conventional setting of suburban Staten Island. Here is a treasure of Tibetan Art available to those who are aware.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

I had never seen anything like this museum before. It offers a brief look at Tibetan Art in a nutshell. It is located on a hillside(just like Tibet itself).

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