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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

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Off The Beaten Track

I completely recommend this museum if you are an adventurous traveler. It's definitely a trek. 40... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joan F
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A great tour

Big Apple Greeter arranged a tour for its volunteers of this hidden gem filled with beautiful... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
New York City, New York
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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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338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306-1217
+1 718-987-3500
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I completely recommend this museum if you are an adventurous traveler. It's definitely a trek. 40 minute bus ride from the ferry then a LONG climb up a very steep hill! Beautiful but very small collection! Gardens nice but not the best.

Thank Joan F
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

While the art and religious statues are beautiful, the museum is very small and needs care. It is about a 45 minute bus ride from the Staten Island Ferry terminal and the more than 2 hour journey there (subway & ferry prior to bus) was...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Big Apple Greeter arranged a tour for its volunteers of this hidden gem filled with beautiful art. Meg Ventrudo, our gracious museum guide, welcomed us to the library, a room overflowing with Asian art: brass and copper figurines, a beautifully carved red table and chairs,...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed November 21, 2017

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art has a fascinating story - told with passion by your tour guide. The space, built specifically to house this unique collection of art in a building that resembles a Tibetan monastery, is exceptional and totally worth the ride...More

Thank jennifer821
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The museum is small but the area is so relax and tranquil. They have a nice gift shop and for $7 for the entrance fee. You can beat it!

Thank Natshalee N
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Nestled in beautiful Lighthouse Hill, the Tibetan Museum is one of those rare things that still makes NYC what it is; The cultural Center of the U.S. Make it a point to visit this gem

Thank NewYorkerluvsKeyWest
Reviewed August 26, 2017

The Museum of Tibetan Art is a peaceful spot to visit. Although small, its beauty and tranquility are immense. Spend some time here after a stressful day and your worries will wash away.

1  Thank Jen D
Reviewed August 10, 2017

After having a stressful week.. I visited Jacqus Marchais and found it to me very relaxing and tranquil.

Thank Krystal915
Reviewed July 19, 2017

In the middle of middle class houses in a middle class Staten Island neighborhood, this building appears to be a replica of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, filled with objets of Tibetan art and related objects. It is truly one of a kind. A "hidden gem."

1  Thank DJKTraveler
Reviewed July 11, 2017

this is a treat for the eyes as well as the ears. Peaceful and beautifully kept gardens await those who visit. wish it were bigger!

Thank Frances M
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