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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 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum but nothing a couldn't have found by myself on internet. The history of how and who founded New-York is interesting, other exhibitions less

Thank MOR70
Reviewed 4 days ago

Earlier today my wife and I visited this large museum on Fifth Ave. and were somewhat disappointed that so many of the exhibits were the same as when we visited over 18 months ago. We had lunch here and we're again disappointed by the very...More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great museum depicting the history of New York, didn't stay long however due the fact that it was absolutely freezing in there so went back outside to thaw out. If it had been that cold in there in winter I'm sure they'd have put the...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's at the top of the Museum Mile. My second favorite museums in this area (MET being the first). Activist New York was a great exhibition. Vividly told the stories of the city from various perspectives. A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York- was...More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum is open every day from 10 AM to 6 PM. It is on 5th Ave across from Central Park in a stately 1930 building. Many photos, artifacts, exhibits covering the history. Do not miss the half hour film, "Timescapes", which is shown every...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whoever designs the exhibits does a fabulous job. Before I could even take in what was on display, I was captivated by the space. Most fun was the stairwell - door reads 'This is New York's most exciting stairwell.' And, it is! Black and white...More

1  Thank WandererLinda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to NYC loads of times as like most tourists interested in culture have always gone to MOMA, the Whitney, the Met etc. We have been interested in how NYC came into existence since watching Scorsese's Gangs of New York so we thought we'd...More

Thank s p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. Well worth a visit with modern interactive displays. Word of warning. Beware that the cafe only takes cards, no cash!!! The shop and entrance fee take both.

Thank Sallie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this museum was so interesting. it provides a great multi media presentation of the New York's history and if you didn't think so already, you understand how special New York City really is! The timescapes film provides an overview history that was so interesting and...More

Thank 335tracyd
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

1  Thank cccomet
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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