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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

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Address: 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone Number: 718-987-3500
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Resembling a small Tibetan mountain temple, this unique museum showcases...

Resembling a small Tibetan mountain temple, this unique museum showcases objects of Tibetan, Nepalese, Tibeto-Chinese and Mongolian in origin, dating primarily from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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My visit to the Jacques Marchais Museum

I had never seen anything like this museum before. It offers a brief look at Tibetan Art in a nutshell. It is located on a hillside(just like Tibet itself).

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
sheldonf981
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New York City, New York, USA
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Your first thought may be that this is some sort of spoof - a Tibetan Museum in the heart of Staten Island! Suppress your smirk and GO!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

There's not a whole lot of interesting things to see or do on Staten Island, and this place is very small, but houses a very unusual collection of Tibetan art that is unique. Good way to kill an hour or so on a rainy New York day.

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Staten Island, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Think about this phenomenal woman showcasing her amazing collection in a mostly conventional setting of suburban Staten Island. Here is a treasure of Tibetan Art available to those who are aware.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I had never seen anything like this museum before. It offers a brief look at Tibetan Art in a nutshell. It is located on a hillside(just like Tibet itself).

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Thank sheldonf981
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Calm and serene grounds that are very meditative. A small shrine like area with Tibetan art. Occasional special exhibits.

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Thank Edward M
Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Beautiful view, wonderful, tranquil setting, helpful staff and an interesting story await you at this hidden gem on Staten Island.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Few tourists seem to have discovered this amazing place, nestled on top of a wooded hill in the center of Staten Island. A fine museum of Tibetan Buddhist religious art, it was built in the stle of a tradional Tibetan temple. The grounds are private and suitable for rest or meditation; the museum has good signage and enthusiastic docents, and... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Unique museum that evokes the Himalayas with its location at the top of Lighthouse Hill. Parking very limited, worth the trek by public to enjoy their Buddha collection and temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It's situated up lighthouse hill on Staten Island with limited parking in the area. The museum is beautiful solid and tranquil. The collection of artifacts on display are incredibly beautiful and it's good to see such a variety of Tibetan implements and imagery on display. It's probably one of the best kept secrets on Staten Island.

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Thank Raul V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a small and privately owned museum established many years ago by a wealthy art dealer and collector, and now run by a Board of Trustees. Located in the upper hills of Staten Island (yes, there are hills on Staten Island… and not just the ones made of NYC’s waste !) It is located far off the beaten path,... More 

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