The Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Ave (at E 36th St.), New York, NY 10016
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
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The private library of financier Pierpont Morgan—now a museum, research library, music venue, architectural landmark, and historic site.

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  • "... art and literary exhibits before you take lunch in the tranquil, glass..." (2 tips)
  • "... of rare and stunning original manuscripts and letters." (2 tips)
  • "Founded in 1906 as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, the Morgan now serves as a museum,..." (2 tips)
  • Time Out New York

    Don't miss "Mark Twain: A Skeptic's Progress", focusing on the writer's cynicism about the modernization of America. Sept 17-Jan 2

    Time Out New York · September 10, 2010
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  • The New Yorker

    J. P. Morgan demanded strict safeguards for the rare objects kept here, stating in 1924 that “one soiled thumb could undo the work of nine hundred years, and a misplaced cough could be a disaster.” Read more

    The New Yorker · October 19, 2010
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  • naveen

    go/sit/play inside the morgan library (yeah, _that_ morgan: JP!)

    naveen · December 22, 2008
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  • MuseumNerd

    In Morgan's Study, the Majolica "Stemmed Cup with Two Handles" has a painting *inside* the cup. I use my cell phone as a mirror to see it.

    MuseumNerd · November 19, 2010
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  • Time Out New York

    The library itself, formerly J.P. Morgan's library, was completed in 1906. It's three stories high and has hidden staircases tucked behind its bookshelves; alas, visitors can’t actually climb them. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 28, 2013
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Get the audio tour and head straight to Morgan’s library. The entire museum can be seen in just a few hours. Afterwards (or prior to) grab a bite to eat in the Dining Room.

    The Corcoran Group · December 12, 2011
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  • David K.

    A stunning place both inside and out. A wonderful place to visit, I highly recommend it.

    David K. · August 13, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Small yet packed with treasures; we love lingering in Morgan’s study with its impressive floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, eclectic array of curios, & incredible displays of one-of-a-kind literary pieces. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · May 2, 2012
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  • Kaitlin L.

    Really check out the titles in JP Morgan's personal library. Make a tally of all the classics he has.

    Kaitlin L. · March 4, 2010
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  • Ryan H.

    If you're here for a specific exhibit or event don't leave without taking a walk through Morgan's private study and the library. Absolutely astonishing rooms.

    Ryan H. · January 19, 2013
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  • Melanie T.

    Some of the bookcases in the renovated library wing are fake, hiding staircases behind! See if you can spot em

    Melanie T. · October 18, 2012
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  • Jessica C.

    One of my favorite places in the city. They have a concert every Friday night when they are open later. A perfect date night.

    Jessica C. · June 24, 2012
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  • amNewYork

    More than a hundred years after its founding, the Morgan is now a museum, research library, musical venue, landmark and historic site.

    amNewYork · October 24, 2011
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  • Razorfish

    The museum has a breathtaking interior with a wide collection of illuminated manuscripts, art, and first edition books.

    Razorfish · September 19, 2011
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  • Audrey G.

    Like returning to the womb, only this one's gilded.

    Audrey G. · March 11, 2010
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  • John S.

    Go after 7 on Friday for free admission & use the $ you saved to buy a very pretty cocktail in the cafe, then enjoy the art, artifacts, and opulent, spacious setting

    John S. · April 9, 2009
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  • Ali F.

    Don't miss the charming exhibit of Beatrix Potter's letters that inspired her Tales of Peter Rabbit and other books. Not only are the drawings a delight, Miss Potter's cheeky wit is a revelation.

    Ali F. · December 2, 2012
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  • Affinia Hotel Collection

    Take in in some amazing art and literary exhibits before you take lunch in the tranquil, glass enclosed garden setting with a fantastic menu.

    Affinia Hotel Collection · August 20, 2012
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  • MetroFocus

    This museum, research library, music venue, architectural landmark, & historic site is now offering Free Fridays from 7 – 9 p.m. Check out MetroFocus for other free admission days offered by museums Read more

    MetroFocus · January 18, 2012
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  • Wayne S.

    Like every other idiotically rule bound museum, this one also doesn't allow photos, so be discrete...

    Wayne S. · December 29, 2011
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    A must see in NYC

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · February 16
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  • Martina C.

    The "Drawing Surrealism" exhibition is highly suggested!! 2 rooms packed of great drawings, collages and books of art. Be sure to check downstairs the making of Renzo Piano's new building.

    Martina C. · February 5, 2013
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  • Scott R.

    Don't miss Robert Wilson/Phillip Glass Einstein on the Beach! Plan your trip with an hour of time to see film screening of Einstein on the Beach: The changing image of opera.

    Scott R. · August 19, 2012
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  • Chenyu

    Wonderful place for lunch . Tuna appetizer was amazing. Try savored.com for 20% off . Nice museum too

    Chenyu · August 9, 2012
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  • EchoDA

    Famed architect Renzo Piano does the addition to this historic museum, adding a nice modern juxtaposition with the existing historic architecture

    EchoDA · December 25, 2011
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  • MetroFocus

    Classical music buffs can check out the collection of music manuscripts. It contains notes from all the greats! Review the holdings online and make an appointment for viewing. Read more at MetroFocus. Read more

    MetroFocus · November 9, 2011
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  • Orchestra of St. Luke's

    Check-in to the Morgan any night of an Orchestra of St. Luke's concert and get a free St. Luke's CD feat. Joshua Bell. : )

    Orchestra of St. Luke's · October 21, 2011
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  • Archtober

    #Archtober Building of the Day for October 2, 2011. Addition and renovation by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners.

    Archtober · September 20, 2011
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  • Interni Magazine

    A complex of buidings in the heart of NYC, the Morgan Library & Museum began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan, one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the USA. Read more

    Interni Magazine · May 7, 2011
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  • Deanna Z.

    They're very strict about no electronic devices at all inside the galleries (tho there are no signs saying so)... Keep ringers off and everything in your pockets.

    Deanna Z. · January 14, 2011
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  • Patti V.

    The salinger letters are in the library - get on line right away if you want to read them on free fri nights - The line gets real long real quick and moves real slow.

    Patti V. · April 9, 2010
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  • Mal B.

    You can use your camera in most parts except special exhibitions. A pity that so many books are now locked away as display pieces. I doubt that many scholars will use them. Books should be read.

    Mal B. · October 12, 2013
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  • Tom M.

    Save the library for last and have fun trying to find the hidden staircases

    Tom M. · July 20, 2013
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  • Kirtan P.

    Every meeting, here.

    Kirtan P. · June 13, 2013
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  • Melanie H.

    it was great... if you're into dali/degas there is a really cool surrealism exhibit running now

    Melanie H. · March 30, 2013
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  • Renaissance Hotels

    A great way to spend a rainy afternoon, come for the vast permanent collection of art, books and historical works, including a gorgeous gem collection. For more, follow us on 4sq or www.renhotels.com.

    Renaissance Hotels · February 11, 2013
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  • M Lauren H.

    A wonderful space and NYC experience comes alive at the historical haute. Plan an hour for museum and half for tea at Ampersand, the onsite cafe. Well worth the schlep to gaze at rare collections.

    M Lauren H. · January 10, 2013
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  • Chenyu

    This is truly a gem in midtown - where else can u find yourself in a renaissance-revival library in the middle of busy corp manhattan w original scripts from dickens, Churchill , napoleon, Schubert ?

    Chenyu · December 28, 2012
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  • jessica m. h.

    must see Holiday exhibitions: CHARLES DICKENS'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL & HOLIDAY AMERICANA: http://www.themorgan.org/whatson.asp

    jessica m. h. · December 19, 2012
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  • Rafaella L.

    A charming museum, everything perfect!.

    Rafaella L. · November 20, 2012
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  • Suzana U.

    Lemonade ginger so good, even better lychee ale

    Suzana U. · September 30, 2012
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    JP Morgan collected art treasures and rare manuscripts in his mansion with adjoining library. New architecture unifies the buildings and collections into a quietly awe-inspiring experience.

    Jeffrey Z. · July 28, 2012
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  • Emily M.

    The atrium is a beautiful place for a coffee or drink in the winter when you miss being outside.

    Emily M. · May 7, 2012
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  • Valerie S.

    Don't be fooled by the "Rembrandt's World. Dutch Drawings..." show title. Lots of intricate Dutch works here, but just 3 Rembrandts. Up through April 29.

    Valerie S. · January 20, 2012
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  • Tracey N.

    Book worms should enjoy this place for its manuscripts. $15 entry. Dont forget the free audio guide as the ppl you hand the cash to- dont mention it. If you want lunch - bring a thick wallet...

    Tracey N. · January 6, 2012
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  • Alexandria P.

    To add on your own to-do list: "Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art" June 3 - October 2, 2011

    Alexandria P. · September 27, 2011
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  • John Z.

    One of the world's finest small museums.

    John Z. · September 3, 2011
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  • Eric G.

    This place was in the movie Citizen Kane.

    Eric G. · September 1, 2011
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  • Stephanie H.

    Lovely piece by Xu Bing in the lobby

    Stephanie H. · August 24, 2011
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  • Michael R.

    If you have a business card or ID, librarians get in for free.

    Michael R. · July 23, 2011
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