The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum
4.5
10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
Friday
10:30 - 19:00
Saturday
10:30 - 17:00
Sunday
10:30 - 17:00
About
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.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Murray Hill
How to get there
  • 33rd St • 4 min walk
  • Grand Central – 42nd St • 7 min walk
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  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada734 contributions
    Potpourri of Inspirational Culture.
    The Morgan is a melange of library/landmark/museum/historic site and music venue. Upon entry, I went past 2 stone lionesses and admired the beauty of a floor to ceiling rotunda with a semicircular Aspe depicting Roman mythology. I felt like I was stepping back in time to the Italian Renaissance. The East Room of the Morgan is one of the great library spaces of the world. I relished the masterpieces like the early Gutenberg Bible and other celebratory pieces. Other prized works are kept in the West Room's solid steel vault. The light wood embedded in a darker wood of the architected bookcases are as precious as the books they are commissioned to store. In addition to the ton of books and exquisite architecture, the Morgan also hosts valuable paintings and sculptures such as Rossellini's bust of the Christ Child. My favourite painting was The Little Prince Taking flight. There is a marvellous store with a multiplicity of books reflecting the exhibits as well as other museum keepsakes.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 11 January 2023
  • Mike R.
    Brooklyn, New York83 contributions
    Simply Timeless
    I'm not going to lie! Harry Potter easily influenced me into visiting this. I had seen pictures of the place and always said, "Wow!, I want to visit this Harry Potter attraction and little did know that it wasn't technically linked to him. Nonetheless, this museum is a great visit. The Library? I mean look at it just look at it. It's a world I entered imagining something greater than reality. This is architecture that makes you feel and gives you emotion. This is architecture hat has depth and poise, simply timeless!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 February 2023
  • nctraveler315
    Winston Salem, North Carolina169 contributions
    Beautiful but a short stop
    Entry is free on Tuesdays from 3-5 (check the website in as this could change) so we decided to take a peek. The library and study are beautiful. It was worth stopping in to see but I don't know that I would have thought it was worth the regular ticket price. We took our time looking at everything but we were there less than an hour and saw everything.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Leonard K
    Washington DC, District of Columbia345 contributions
    A wonderful Historic Discovery in Manhattan!
    First of all, I only learned of this place because my wife had recently read a novel titled "The Person Librarian"...a historical fiction novel based on a real person. This woman was the personal librarian for J. Pierrepont Morgan at the turn of the last (19th to 20th) century. This building was Morgan's personal office...and library. It was designed by McKim, Mead & White...and is a perfect example of a Gilded Age Mansion. Enjoy!
    Visited November 2022
    Written 24 April 2023
  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, New York821 contributions
    Well worth the fees
    Wow, my kids said they had no idea a library could be so amazing. The art is nice but the aristocratic library rooms are truly incredible. Hardly any crowds. Well air conditioned. Very clean. Nice guards.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Patricia o
    4 contributions
    Morgan Library. NYC, NY
    I thought there would be more air work on display. There is an impressive dining room. JP Morgan’s office and Rotunda were most impressive. But, Belle da Costa Greene, JP Morgan’s personal librarian’s office was a little disappointing. I had read the historical novel, Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict which prompted my visiting the library.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 October 2023
  • RoadtripMommy
    172 contributions
    Beautiful museum with fabulous collections
    The Morgan Library is a wonderful museum with special exhibitions that are self-contained and easy to understand. I would've loved to eaten at their cafe!! I learned a lot about JP Morgan and his collection. The art is very approachable and it is not as overwhelming as the Met. Definitely a must see when visiting NYC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 November 2023
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karenkaveh
Dublin, Ireland957 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Superb library and fantastic its free on Friday evenings
Library is very impressive and well worth a visit
There is a lot to see as well as the beautiful books in the library
Written 3 November 2023
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RoadtripMommy
California172 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Morgan Library is a wonderful museum with special exhibitions that are self-contained and easy to understand. I would've loved to eaten at their cafe!! I learned a lot about JP Morgan and his collection. The art is very approachable and it is not as overwhelming as the Met. Definitely a must see when visiting NYC.
Written 1 November 2023
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Patricia o
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I thought there would be more air work on display. There is an impressive dining room.
JP Morgan’s office and Rotunda were most impressive.
But, Belle da Costa Greene, JP Morgan’s personal librarian’s office was a little disappointing.
I had read the historical novel, Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict which prompted my visiting the library.
Written 12 October 2023
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Mark S
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
1. disappointing. supposedly they have a great collection but so little on display. only 1 of 3 gutenberg bibles viewable. the huntington museum in pasadena cali is so much better
Written 23 September 2023
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3000calories
Buffalo, NY821 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Wow, my kids said they had no idea a library could be so amazing. The art is nice but the aristocratic library rooms are truly incredible. Hardly any crowds. Well air conditioned. Very clean. Nice guards.
Written 18 August 2023
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R. K. V.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,518 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
immediately one of my favorite places in New York. Absolutely stunning library with lots of interesting history
Written 19 July 2023
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DickfromSeattle
Seattle, WA192 contributions
May 2023
Don't expect to check out any books at this library. They will not spare even one of their three Gutenberg Bibles. Spectacular collection of first editions are really not as interesting as the stunning architecture. I think JP Morgan was a bit of a not-very-nice-man (original word changed per Tripadvisor rules), but one good thing about the accumulation of great wealth is that it allows people to build exquisite things like this library. The garden is nothing to write home about, but it does offer a bit of respite from the hustle bustle. You must schedule your visit on line.
Written 30 May 2023
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veronak
251 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Bell de Costa Green was instrumental in developing this library and there is nothing noting such. Her office isn’t identified, we had to ask staff where it was.

There’s one photo of her found in the basement, a bust on the main floor, and a few post cards for purchase in the gift shop. That’s it.

This was quite disappointing given her contribution.
Written 27 May 2023
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Seasondtraveller
Paris4,384 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This museum is quite unique. Relatively small permanent collection with a couple of temporary exhibits on top. The art on display is very beautiful and the building is amazing.
Written 9 May 2023
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Thomas B
Dubuque, IA15 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
More than a library. Interesting art, great architecture but no visit to the mansion itself. Make sure you schedule ahead.
Written 9 May 2023
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