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Forbes Galleries are now closed

The Forbes Galleries closed in November 2014. This is unfortunate as they housed wonderful... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2015
garyrichmond
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New York City, New York
Interesting but Small

I had heard of this collection and intended to visit sometime, and on this trip we got around to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2014
HoustonRobert
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Spring, Texas
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13 Aug 2015
“Forbes Galleries are now closed”
22 Aug 2014
“No more eggs, tin men, boats, Presidential papers and medals for the best egg-laying hen of Kentucky”
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A testament to the eclectic tastes and hoarding instinct of Malcolm Forbes, founder of Forbes Magazine. Among the museums items are a number of early versions of the board game Monopoly, Faberge eggs and presidential memorabilia.
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62 Fifth Ave at 12th St, New York City, NY 10011
Greenwich Village
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Forbes Galleries closed in November 2014. This is unfortunate as they housed wonderful collections of antique toys, ships, soldiers, etc. as well as beautiful Faberge eggs and jewelry. The special exhibits were also often quite good.

6  Thank garyrichmond
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

Our guide book described the joys of the eclectic Forbes collection but when we got there it was all gone. The sad and distracted people at the desk said it was all sold. Now it's an art gallery showing stuff the modern Forbes family is...More

5  Thank Marathonwinner
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Forbes Galleries closed in November 2014. This is unfortunate as they housed wonderful collections of antique toys, ships, soldiers, etc. as well as beautiful Faberge eggs and jewelry. The special exhibits were also often quite good.

6  Thank garyrichmond
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Unfortunately, still mentioned in travel books to be present. What remains; nothing that was really exceptional. With exception of the security guard that was on display. He had a great sense of humor. He advised us to ask our money back when we told him...More

2  Thank A1V1
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I had heard of this collection and intended to visit sometime, and on this trip we got around to the visit. This is a small collection of art and very interesting. The admission is free. Takes about 1 hour to see it all. We must...More

2  Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The Forbes Museum is a small gem. Good for a rainy day. It is small and the exhibits vary, so there is no guarantee what you will see there. We saw an interesting exhibit about Napoleon. Very well curated.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Skip this sorry space: a small, dated and sad looking space containing work of a third rate artist or two, and 5 smallish models of the Forbes family yachts. Stop here pnly if you require use of a restroom.

Thank FarAway490596
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I'm not sure about the review that says the Forbes Galleries is closed. Maybe they meant the Faberge eggs collection is no longer there.....which is true. The eggs were auctioned off quite a few years ago. However, we were there in October and saw a...More

Thank LindaRoo
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The gallery is officially closed and there is not much left. Only the paintings are there and you will only get in if you are lucky with the guard sitting at the reception to get a glimpse. Officially closed down, the rest of the collection...More

Thank W D
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I had wanted to come by the gallery because I'd read somewhere, forgotten where exactly, that there was a display of toy soldiers that I knew my husband would enjoy seeing. That exhibition had finished sadly but we enjoyed the current displays of space jewellery...More

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I'm so glad we finally checked out the Forbes Magazine Galleries. It's free and has limited hours. When we were there, one exhibit was about a children's book illustrator, and the other exhibit was about how space travel influenced jewelry design. Both were interesting, but...More

1  Thank Tifster
Reviewed 19 December 2012

The galleries had some interesting photos and paintings, but nothing that was really exceptional. If you happen to be in the area, certainly worth about 10-15 minutes, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

1  Thank Jeremy C
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