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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%
  • Poor7%
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1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
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"gilded age"
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"minute film"
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"new york"
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"roz chast"
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"doll house"
in 11 reviews
"multimedia presentation"
in 9 reviews
"central park"
in 66 reviews
"rotating exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"excellent exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"conservatory garden"
in 8 reviews
"upper east side"
in 17 reviews
"fifth avenue"
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"suggested donation"
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"permanent collection"
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"on display"
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"special exhibit"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum with really well done exhibits. It will give you a good sense of the history and development of the city of New York. Don't miss the movie!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We didn't plan on making this a museum a stop on our nyc trip, but we were glad we checked it out. Gives you a really good understanding of the background of the city. The museum is well put together. Would suggest going here on...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I recently "discovered" this place and can't figure out why I didn't know it before. Each room is curated with care, interesting, and visible. Such a mix of choices....silver, fashion, political, architectural - and a really interesting movie in the lower level. Plan on more...More

1  Thank Suz S
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Really nice, affordable museum that shows how NYC became what it is. Exhibit on political activism was interesting. Easily accessible by subway.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Located at the top of the "museum mile", the Museum is a small treasure in providing a deep historical perspective on this astounding city, starting with Hudson's discovery in 1609 through the present. There's a short film on the lower level that gives you an...More

Thank Ed G
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This museum has a number of excellent exhibits, none too big, all well-curated. The main exhibit is about the history and growth of NYC, and that's very interesting. A docent led the tour of that part of the museum, and added much to the understanding...More

Thank NyLynne
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a great museum for a repeat visit to New York. I was very pleased to see the number of social and political exhibits they had in relation to New York’s history. As a visitor to New York (and a former politics student), both...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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 21 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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 21 February 2018

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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Jodean J
10 July 2017|
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Sure Particularly if they are with informed adults
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21 May 2017|
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Would allow at least 4 hours
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