Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

History Museum and Art Museum
1220 5th Ave (at E 103rd St), New York, NY 10029, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Free

The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City.

9.1/10

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  • Sergey G.

    Кроме светильника особо интересного ничего нет

    Sergey Grin · 1 week ago
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  • Paige C.

    Interesting combination of exhibits. A very small museum, so it doesn't require a lot of time.

    Paige C · 3 weeks ago
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  • Daniel C.

    Everything is Design!: The Work of Paul Rand

    Daniel Carranza · March 18
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  • Donald S.

    The room about NYC activists is rightophyle... ¬¬

    Donald Sharp · March 2
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  • Oz L.

    Awesome museum that's worth a visit for any New Yorker. The 22 minute film about the history of NYC is incredible.

    Oz Lubling · February 27
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  • Gigi A.

    A great little museum. Every exhibition I'm seen here has been great.

    Gigi Agius · January 30
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  • Daniel T.

    All design, planning, or architecture lovers should check this place out.

    Daniel Tewfik · January 18
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  • Iftikhar K.

    The exhibitions were good and informative. The café was great, too. I liked the Jefferson letters with original writing more than anything.

    Iftikhar Khan · January 3
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  • Monica C.

    Small space you can do all in one day! Check out the quotations about New York City in the stairwells.

    Monica Cullen · January 3
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  • David H.

    Combine a visit here with one to El Museo del Barrio down the street. $9 for barrio and show the pin from there for free admission here! ($14 regular)

    David Hu · January 2
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  • Zoe

    Check out the video about the history of New York ! On the first floor every 40 minutes I thing.

    Zoe · December 27, 2014
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  • Angelica Y.

    One of the better museums to visit in the city. Loved the Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao photography exhibit

    Angelica Young · December 2, 2014
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  • Sharon P.

    Wonderful exhibits worth the entrance fee. Whether you're a local or just visiting, swing by to pick up a little New York history knowledge.

    Sharon P. · November 30, 2014
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  • 9ft5wt

    Check out the intro video. Great overview of the city's history.

    9ft5wt · October 21, 2014
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  • Brkgny

    Buraya gidin herseyden once 20 dakikalik new york filmi icin bile deger

    Brkgny · October 17, 2014
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  • Alex F.

    Small museum. Shop & cafe with outdoor seating. Easy access to Central Park.

    Alex F · September 15, 2014
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  • Peter W.

    I loved this place, a very underrated museum

    Peter Wells · September 12, 2014
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  • Charmash S.

    The city used to be a major center of trade, especially in raw cotton, and used to have cotton presses and the Krishna cotton mills. http://Beawar.Trade

    Charmash See · August 21, 2014
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  • Joseph L.

    History of the city is very informative. Free entrance for NYU students.

    Joseph Legasto · August 10, 2014
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  • Joann G.

    Great graffiti exhibit currently running. There is music on some nights.

    Joann Gomez · August 7, 2014
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  • Magdalene P.

    If you live in the neighborhood, you can get free admission. Just say, "I'm a neighbor," at the admission desk.

    Magdalene Perez · July 23, 2014
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  • Gabriel C.

    Fun interactive activities for children, free with admission. Check out the website for details and dates.

    Gabriel Cortez · April 27, 2014
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  • Compass

    Stop in to look at over a million artifacts of New York City history that spans from its Dutch origins to now.

    Compass · April 25, 2014
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  • sumaoli

    Great museum and exhibitions, not too crowded and touristic like the others...

    sumaoli · April 21, 2014
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  • Marcio G.

    lugar muito especial basta conferir..

    Marcio Gomes · April 8, 2014
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  • Claire R.

    Very friendly and welcoming staff! The admission is only suggested, which means you can give what you can! Great facility and solid exhibits.

    Claire R. · March 18, 2014
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  • Sara G.

    Getting that art history done

    Sara Guernsey · March 10, 2014
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  • Jeff T.

    Easy to get to off the 6 (20 min from Grand Central) and entirely worth the trip. Beautiful building and timely special exhibits like Hurricane Sandy photography and City as Canvas. Shop is cool too.

    Jeff Tomczek · February 23, 2014
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  • Khaula A.

    Check out "Timescapes" film.. a multimedia portrait of New York

    Khaula AlRajhi · February 21, 2014
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  • lebairg

    You don't have to pay $10 for the admission, you can pay whatever (even a dollar) you want.

    lebairg · December 22, 2013
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  • Ro N.

    The room about NYC activists is rightophyle... ¬¬

    Ro Nivonog · December 16, 2013
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  • danesh j.

    Good place to charge phone with free wifi

    danesh j · November 9, 2013
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  • FacePaulm R.

    A rare for-locals museum in Manhattan. Generally, I find the staff (many of whom are native NYers) to be willing to chat with you at length about the exhibits.

    FacePaulm Revere · November 5, 2013
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  • Gregory C.

    Discovered the origins of chewing gum. One of many things at the MCNY

    Gregory Cornwell · October 3, 2013
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  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    They host a fantastic series of public programs (some that cost a small fee) that include walking tours, lectures, and discussion by historians and authors Read more

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  • Александр

    Музей слабоват, стоит 10 баксов. Послушал экскурсию на английском. Реально работают сейчас два зала.

    Александр · September 18, 2013
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  • Maximiliaan B.

    Small but very nice!

    Maximiliaan Botterman · September 12, 2013
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  • Courtenay B.

    See the short film Timescapes on the history of NYC. Excellent.

    Courtenay Bird · August 17, 2013
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  • Feng Z.

    Free admissions for Bloomberg employees and 1 guest.

    Feng Zhou · August 14, 2013
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  • Ali L.

    Timescapes was great! And I want to live in the model apartment in the "making room" exhibit. Check it out!

    Ali Levine · August 12, 2013
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  • Thump

    Go to the Big Apple Bash!

    Thump · August 9, 2013
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  • Fabris W.

    A MUST SEE!!!

    Fabris Wowo · July 7, 2013
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  • Teachers College S.

    MCNY serves as the unofficial starting point for Museum Mile in a four-story mansion. Check out their free programs like harp concerts, knitting workshops, dance shows, and film screenings.

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  • Jonathan P.

    Fashion exhibit is pretty dope.

    Jonathan Prosper · June 29, 2013
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  • Caitlin C.

    This was used as the location for the school in Gossip Girl

    Caitlin Clements · June 29, 2013
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  • Time Out New York

    Among the miscellany kept in storage is a pair of fake eyelashes worn by Joan Crawford. The falsies were originally part of a group of more than 80 pairs, which were sold at auction after her death. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 28, 2013
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  • Nathan S.

    Working here is fun! Great staff!

    Nathan Sukonik · June 10, 2013
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  • Kate C.

    Activism exhibit is fantastic and actually includes a ton about the Bronx! Woo hoo

    Kate Clute · May 11, 2013
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  • Eric L.

    Timescapes, a 25-min movie on city history, is a must-see. Activist New York features exhibits on 14 social movements. And don't forget Stettheimer Dollhouse and the exhibit on compact living design.

    Eric L · April 21, 2013
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  • Nicole W.

    It's not widely advertised, but the museum admission is one of many with "suggested donation" pricing.

    Nicole Williams · April 21, 2013
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