Museums in New York City

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  • Chitranganie M
    Falls Church, VA209 contributions
    This is a memorial which will keep that horrific incident a live in the minds of people, world over for years to come. I must say though I was strongly reminded of the thousands killed in other parts ( poorer parts) of the world through acts of terror for whom there never will be a memorial. Only remembered by their loved ones.
    Written 7 February 2023
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  • Curtis F
    Easton, MD34 contributions
    Was in the area for a concert, and came here during the afternoon to kill some time. I had no idea the museum was this big. I was there for probably two hours and barely got through one floor, let alone three. The guy at the coat check (which is free, BTW....very nice in a city where it seems everything costs something) told me that the floor space is roughly equivalent to the space in the Empire State Building.

    If you really want to explore and delve into some detail on the exhibits, you're gonna need all day. Plenty of food options in the building itself, but be advised it ain't cheap (I bought an antipasto salad and a Colombo coffee for $23, and that was one of the cheaper options). Food vendors set up outside the front steps know this, and those options don't seem to be a lot cheaper.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • cornwall666
    Cornwall, UK70 contributions
    The building is amazing and the contents on free public display absolutely awesome. From Winnie the Pooh to the Declaration of independence, it's all in here. Easily the best value place to visit in NYC and the best bit of our short trip.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Dave P
    13 contributions
    Fantastic exhibitions in a museum I've been looking to visit for years.
    Well laid out but huge. We intended spending a couple of hours and ended up spending half a day doing it justice.

    Highly recommended for any modern art fans
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Marshall Maor
    Kissimmee, FL1 contribution
    I had fun at this location and I was there for hours. I still couldn't see everything they had but hopefully next year
    Written 7 February 2023
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  • Lesley V
    Sydney, Australia107 contributions
    A fabulous place to visit. Lots of interesting exhibits and very knowledgeable guides. Highy reccommend a visit when in New York.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,954 contributions
    What a perfect day to visit the Cloisters! It was a warm (for the winter) day and clear beautiful skies and the perfect day to walk to the Cloisters from the subway.

    The museum was having a "Holiday Tour" of Medieval Christmas decorations and a talk on how people decorated for the Christmas holidays during the Middle Ages. Our tour was packed with people. There must have been forty of us on the tour. The tour guide explained the symbolism of items like ivy, holly, pine, fruits and roses during the holiday season and how they were part of the way the churches were decorated for services back then. There still was that Pagan influence in the way the church was run.

    We talked about how the museum was decorated and how the ideas for decorating came about, the museum pieces that were influenced by the holidays and the story of the Magi and how the beginnings of Christmas were established. It was a really interesting talk. The tour guide gave detailed accounts of the protocol of the holidays during that time. Things seemed to loosen up by the Middle Ages.

    The staff of the museum did a nice job decorating the museum for the holidays and it looked very festive. I also got to see the "Hunt of the Unicorn" tapestries and go outside onto the terraces and admire the views on this beautiful warm afternoon.

    It was a great visit.
    Written 31 December 2022
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  • Michelle M
    4 contributions
    Gary Suson has brought together a collection of images and artifacts from 9/11 that leave you speechless. He narrates from his own personal experience and was hands on during our tour. A solemn reminder of how fragile life can be. It’s a must!
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • mark dobson
    5 contributions
    One of the world's great collections - a greatest hits of old masters - on show in a gallery for the only time while its home is refurbished. A brilliant experience - these paintings just glow. Not to be missed!
    Written 29 October 2022
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  • Turtle5954
    Warrington, UK1,849 contributions
    Fascinating history, sadly we did not have too long to explore, but loved every minute of it. So informative, excellent staff on hand. Will be back
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada502 contributions
    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.
    Written 11 January 2023
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  • Banjo1957
    Fremont, CA71 contributions
    I love the podcast, The Bowery Boys, (history of New York City and it’s boroughs). Their Episode #246, focuses on the Tenement Museum, located on the lower east side. During a recent trip to Brooklyn to visit my nephew and his wife, I made a point of this visiting this fascinating time capsule. The original building at 97 Orchard St. is currently undergoing preservation, but access to the temporary historic apartments at 103 Orchard St. is well worth the trip. The small group tours provide a time capsule into the lives of tenement residents, as the guides shared poignant stories of the many families who resided in these buildings from the 1860’s to 1980’s. There’s also a very fun and eclectic museum shop where you check in for the tours.
    Written 15 January 2023
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  • Michael
    1 contribution
    Had a great time at the museum. Great exhibits. Cool games and fun rides. Also there is a bar with neat drinks.
    Written 29 December 2022
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  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada502 contributions
    The Whitney Museum of American Art is situated between the High Line and the Hudson River and the exterior reveals the design genius of Renzo Piano. I was enthralled with the engineering of the property and the collection of Edward Hopper depicting NYC's iconic skyline and picturesque landmarks. The 2 Lizards was an amusing piece, looking like a pair of lizards that could be used for a Geico TV commercial.

    A retail shop provided me with a selection of assorted museum fare and the Whitney Cafe offered grab-and-go dining.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Philippe b
    1 contribution
    I enjoyed each moment I stayed in.
    I felt living in a movie as soon as I entered.
    Thanks very much 🥰
    Written 14 October 2022
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