The Morgan Library & Museum

Museum, Concert Hall, and Art Gallery
225 Madison Ave (at E 36th St.), Murray Hill, New York, NY 10016, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:30 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 10:30 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The private library of financier Pierpont Morgan—now a museum, research library, music venue, architectural landmark, and historic site.

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    Alex E.
    "#Free admission on Friday after 7pm."(5 Tips)
    Tom M.
    "hidden staircases"(4 Tips)
    Affinia Hotel Collection
    "beautiful example of New York City Gilded Age architecture"(8 Tips)
    Cialina T.
    "Live classical music on Friday nights."(3 Tips)
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  • Karl F.

    J.P. Morgan's renaissance library is awe inspiring

    Karl Forbin · 7 hours ago
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  • Bogdan P.

    The Alice in Wonderland exhibition was interesting

    Bogdan Popa · 1 week ago
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  • Salvo

    Un posto meraviglioso assolutamente da visitare. Uno dei luoghi piu' belli della grande mela. Un museo fatta dalla collezione privata di mister Morgan.

    Salvo · 2 weeks ago
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  • Amy R.

    Beautiful artifacts and architecture and a lovely cafe make for a delightful couple hours

    Amy Robertson · August 2
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  • Mariana P.

    Very beautiful and preserved library.

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  • Ivabelle A.

    La biblioteca tiene partitura original de Mozart, el estudio tiene techo florentino, las exhibiciones temporales son altamente recomendables

    Ivabelle Arroyo · July 21
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  • Mélanie V.

    Free on Fridays 7-9pm otherwise $18

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  • Ania B.

    One of the three copies of the printed Gutenberg Bible is really worth seeing! They also have Mozart's notes. To be so close to the history is breathtaking.

    Ania Bańczyk · June 13
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  • Jade L.

    Come here on a Friday evening, get a cocktail and a bite to eat at the cafe, listen to some live classical music, and then check out the library and museum (free entry from 7-9 pm) :)

    Jade L. · May 13
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  • CNN

    Built between 1902 and 1906, the library features towering triple tiers of bookcases made of bronze and inlaid Circassian walnut. J.P. Morgan Jr. gave his father's library to the public in 1924. Read more

    CNN · April 13
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  • CCnyc

    Exhibitions

    CCnyc · April 7
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  • James C.

    Fantastic museum with a great collection rotation and special exhibits.

    James C · March 17
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  • Sandra R.

    library room

    Sandra R · March 12
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  • Trae F.

    Lincoln Speaks is a must see. The permanent collection is also stunning.

    Trae F · March 8
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  • L B.

    Free Friday night after 7

    L Brady · March 7
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  • Naked B.

    Another treasure of NY in midtown...Go!

    Naked Bert · February 28
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  • Stacey M.

    Permanent collection is free 4-6 on Sunday's. Cafe closes at 4 so show up a few minutes early & enjoy a cuppa or cocktail before exploring

    Stacey Merrill · February 15
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  • Reginald 🔑🔓💖 🌼 🐝

    Excellent Library & museum, phenomenal architectural design, and a structurally solid building

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  • Alexandria P.

    While the glass elevator ride offers a delightful and brief moment of perspective, the path of stairs often have some interesting artwork

    Alexandria Pang · January 27
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  • Scott G.

    Underrated gem in midtown

    Scott Gellman · January 11
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  • Alexey B.

    Атмосферное место,очень много интересных старых книг❤️

    Alexey Borzov · January 9
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  • John A.

    Historical landmark in NYC, beautiful structure, Guttenberg Bible, and a sense of what a wealthy financier was like. After Morgan passed away, the Frick bought many pieces to add to their collection.

    John Antos · December 30, 2014
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  • Eva

    Imagine to be the librarian of this place... Fascinating!

    Eva · December 19, 2014
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  • Brkgny

    Kesinlikle gitmenizi tavsiye ediyorum calisma odasi ve kutuphanesini gormelisiniz. Morgan dunyanin en buyuk koleksiyoncisudur oglu bir cogunu Moma , Metropolitan museum vs... yerlere bagislamistir.

    Brkgny · October 16, 2014
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  • Kira G.

    Fabulous permanent, rotating, and traveling exhibits. Some of the rotating items include US treasures such as early drafts of founding documents.

    Kira Garvin Lerman · September 28, 2014
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  • Declan G.

    Private library

    Declan Garrity · September 8, 2014
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  • Jack N.

    This place is so amazing it's unreal

    Jack Nevin · September 7, 2014
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  • Cialina T.

    Live classical music on Friday nights. Also free admission on Fridays from 7-9p.m.

    Cialina Temena-Husemann · September 4, 2014
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  • Wilson Z.

    It's more than a museum, an institution of historical home of Morgan family and well selected exhibits, concerts, talks, films. A great venue for cultural enrichment. It's worth being a member.

    Wilson Zhou · September 1, 2014
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  • Justin O.

    The museum had the distinction of having many rare books, first editions and two Gutenberg bibles.

    Justin Ordoveza · August 28, 2014
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  • Alex E.

    #Free admission on Friday after 7pm. Great way to start the night with a little culture.

    Alex Engel · August 25, 2014
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  • Tristan L.

    One of the most impressive art collections in the world, set in a classic Renzo Piano building addition.

    Tristan Louis · August 23, 2014
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  • Tristan L.

    The Morgan is one of those little known gems in Manhattan that thrives on presenting some of the most amazing pieces of written art in the world.

    Tristan Louis · August 23, 2014
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  • AFAR Media

    Designed by renowned architect Charles McKim, the Italian Renaissance palazzo-style library holds a staggering collection of illuminated books, historical manuscripts, and old master drawings. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
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  • David K.

    fascinating relic from the Paleotonic Age ...lol

    David Kamran · August 11, 2014
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  • Rafael D.

    Por quê a antiguidade é mais bela? Let's go!

    Rafael Dias de Souza · August 9, 2014
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  • Arielle

    Magna Carta!

    Arielle · June 29, 2014
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  • Affinia Hotel Collection

    The Morgan Library is a beautiful example of New York City Gilded Age architecture, with a number of exhibition spaces for rotating art displays.

    Affinia Hotel Collection · June 13, 2014
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  • Katherine M.

    My friend Andrew says, "I'm not big on the Met. I'd take a quiet hour at The Morgan instead."

    Katherine M. · April 28, 2014
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  • Angelique

    The map is confusing but the guards are friendly - ask them for help. :o)

    Angelique · April 26, 2014
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  • Alexis C.

    The women's bathroom on the first floor has a diaper changing area.

    Alexis Copozzi · April 14, 2014
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  • Hannah Serena G.

    Stunning and inspiring old-New-York estate. Admire the ancient seals and vaults of historical volumes. From animals in fiction to A Little Prince, the exhibition topics are also reliably engaging.

    Hannah Serena Goldstein · April 5, 2014
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  • Rainy Z.

    Photography room: read the instructions to your left. Changes the entire experience 👍

    Rainy Zhang · March 15, 2014
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  • Kirk M.

    They're kind of arbitrary in their bizarre coat policy (you either have to check it or wear it... Except when you don't)

    Kirk Miller · March 8, 2014
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  • Saintvictoria

    Bring your student ID, and the audio tour is not worth it, though it is free.

    Saintvictoria · February 27, 2014
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  • Diana P.

    See The Little Prince exhibit before it leaves!

    Diana Pardue · February 23, 2014
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  • Stephen B.

    Couldn't find the ATM

    Stephen B. · February 16, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    A must see in NYC

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · February 16, 2014
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  • Untapped Cities

    In 1924, the Library was opened to the public; the building's interior is perhaps one of the most beautiful spaces in Manhattan. Read more

    Untapped Cities · January 22, 2014
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  • Teena

    Nice place to wile away some time on a winter day!!!

    Teena · January 18, 2014
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