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“Really interesting smallish museum”

The Morgan Library & Museum
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Ranked #38 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The collection is excellent. The library is wonderful. Hard to believe one man had this all to himself. The modern architecture really works with the older part of the house.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Morgan's Library has been wonderfully renovated in recent years. How I wish I could have such a thing in my own home. Enjoy the stained glass, his furnishings and the books.

There are always thoughtful special exhibits taking place that are rather unique (recent examples include Poe and St. Exubery & The Little Prince). They are small, and the museum as a whole is small, but at the same time it is not overwhelming like the large museums.

Friday evenings admission is free.

My only complaint really is that the in-museum dining options are overpriced, though I do like the idea of sitting in the courtyard particularly on those occasions when they have live music.

Thank Annabella G
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

You could practically call the library and its adjoining rooms awesome. The book collection superb. a most pleasant couple of hours.

Thank dabby44
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

In 1924, J.P. Morgan gave his personal library to the city; and what a library! You don't need to be a rare book buff (although you will be amazed if you are) to enjoy the library. They have spaces for current exhibitions, and they have restored Mr. Morgan's original library and the public is now allowed to step inside. It's really and truly a treat.

Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

…go to this extraordinary place. The modern addition is terrific but the heart of the place is J. P. Morgan's library built in 1906. It is usually uncrowded. The cafe is not bad. Their temporary exhibitions are generally small gems. It's not Hearst Castle in any way but there is a still a sense of that Citizen Kane 'Xanadu'… 'I'm going to collect everything' worldview. Fascinating. Been going for over twenty years. Never disappoints.

Thank Astronomer61
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