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Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by touring the complex, even when it is in session. Important notice: Because of the new public access regulations and limitations starting June 2013, please also note that tour...more
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405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
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This facility is well worth visiting and booking their official guided tour for a small fee. It's certainly a most impressive building and must cost an absolute fortune to run. The tour Guide was very passionate about the UN, though some may argue that in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great experience. Is good for all ages. A must see if you are in NYC. Register online in advance to ensure your spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichardH1948
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was my second visit (the first 15 years ago). Things have changed... you need to book you visit previously for a visit in your language. This Sunday I had only access to the hall and library... I've been disappointed.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chris4810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been here since the 60's and wanted to see if my memory (good) matched todays reality (it did). I also wanted my 19 year old son to see it as well. He loved our visit. The tour is very positive and informative. One...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this interesting and thought provoking tour. It was amazing to see the council chambers in real-life and fascinating to see the councils in session (even if fleetingly!) Beautiful artworks too.Slightly confusing that you have to collect your security pass from across the road.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 999joanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full disclosure: College Semester 1966 at the UN produced this lifelong fan. Recent week at the Commission on the Status of Women just as moving and inspiring. Yes, the gift shop’s still magnificent. And Chagall’s stained glass still brings me to tears.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touring the UN was eye-opening on one level, but somewhat disappointing on others. Of course the history and the mission of the UN are amazing, but it was sad to learn just how unsuccessful has been the UN as an institution in critical areas. This...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank greatguyindc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re interested in geography, the world, governments, or history, I think you’ll really enjoy the United Nations. It’s an amazing and gorgeous place with artifacts from many places around the world. I recommend booking a tour. The tour guide was very nice. I just...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ryanctrips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour and our guide from Brazil was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She was great. Access to most of what the general public would be interested in.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TKEK66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was very educational. We learned a lot about the UN’s history as well as their current focus. We were able to visit 4 different council rooms, learn about their history of being built/architecture and their current use. The tour lasts about an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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LizzyMajB
February 10, 2019|
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Easy to buy tickets at the site. If you are using Microsoft Edge that could be the problem as many of the online merchants won't work with it. Use Firefox or Chrome and that may help.
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
It serves as an international forum to discuss issues of member states. The General Assembly and The Security Council are housed within the UN building. There are other bodies like UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF etc which help to... More
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Ann M
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Response from DeKokkies | Reviewed this property |
You really should be there as indicated as you’ll need to first collect your entry pass which took some time when we went and after, go through security.
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