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Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
+1 212-534-1672
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The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Currently Under Construction: "New York at its Core" a landmark three gallery exhibition covering NYC's 400+ year history. Coming this November!
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  • Average14%
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“new york” (276 reviews)
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1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
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"gilded age"
in 45 reviews
"minute film"
in 23 reviews
"new york"
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"roz chast"
in 12 reviews
"multimedia presentation"
in 9 reviews
"central park"
in 68 reviews
"rotating exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"conservatory garden"
in 8 reviews
"upper east side"
in 16 reviews
"special exhibits"
in 17 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 11 reviews
"fifth avenue"
in 20 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 18 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 9 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

Watch the history of the city unfold in from of your eyes and hears via the digital display, the sounds of speeches, the film on immigration. Awesome experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum of the city of New York can easily be overlooked considering it’s not your classical art museum. Each exhibition told some story or presented something of the history of New York. Via the use of videos, photos, signs, paintings you got to see...More

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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a visitor from abroad to a museum I've never been to before--the Museum of the City of New York. Luckily the docent at the map stand strongly encouraged us to attend the film Timescapes, which was to start in just a few...More

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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and leaving this nice comment. Our Timescapes film is always a hit and we hope you can come back and visit again soon!. :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum on Museum Mile in East Harlem has been a favorite for many years. They always have exhibitions and programs about the past, the present and the future. This year, they celebrate the centennial of women's voting rights in New York with a landmark...More

Thank JWNewYorkCity
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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for visiting! We are so glad that you enjoyed our all of our exhibitions, and we hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here this afternoon! The museum is very well set out and the galleries on the first floor in particular are excellent. I loved the visual maps of New York which showed the changes the city has undergone over time in an...More

Thank James B
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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for this lovely comment. Come back to NYC soon for your second visit! ;)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this on Groupon and thought it would be worth a visit at the start of our trip to New York, we jumped on the metro from Mid-Town to the top end of Central Park. Plenty of facts, information and videos, plenty of interesting stuff...More

Thank ScottyG81
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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad that you found us on Groupon and enjoyed your visit! We hope you get to come back and visit NYC again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really recommend this museum if you wanna understand the history of NYC and why the city is what it is nowadays. Don’t miss the film on the history of the city. Really if you want to learn about NY, this is the place

Thank luis P
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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming and your nice review! Our Timescapes film is always a hit, so glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the Museum of the City of New York were great and very informative. The layout was great as it offered the insight required to get a grasp of the before now and after. Would definitely recommend the film on the founding of...More

Thank Tommy-Scotland
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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review! And we are so happy to hear that you found the staff to be informative and helpful. We think they are pretty great, too! Come back again on your next visit to NYC!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this museum more than once because there are always excellent exhibits. This time I went specifically for the Outside Art exhibit and as usual it was fascinating. The time line of New York in three exhibits downstairs also was a joy to...More

Thank nancy h
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Meredith D, Public Relations Manager at Museum of the City of New York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are always updating our exhibitions, so we hope that means that you’ll just keep on coming back again and again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has so much to offer and is free with the York pass. There is so much to see and do from the York Prison to the Victorian Street. It was a pleasant surprise to find such a contempary experience in such a beautiful...More

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