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Address: 1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
Phone Number: +1 212-534-1672
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The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city,...

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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cool place with a warm welcome

If you want compact info watch the film Timescapes which shows you the history of New York from the time it was still New Amsterdam untill today. The museum itself is small but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2016
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Darmstadt, Germany
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum curated to provide education and entertainment for both aduklts and children. Very interactice displays and presentations. When we visited (November 2016) there was an exhibition of New York at its core - very interesting. Our family group ranged in ages from 72 years old down to 4 years old - and all had a great time. Highly... More 

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New York
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259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at reception will ask you to pay the suggested admission fee but will take whatever amount you wish to give. The museum only has three floors but it took me an entire afternoon to view all the exhibitions. I found it to be well-curated, with lots of interesting tidbits about the city, its colorful history, and global importance.... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of NY is well done! The setting start within 3 chapters and each has interactive displays. The content was very detailed and the presentation was excellent. The 2-3 hours can go by fast as there is plenty to read and watch. Worth the trip and money.

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Thank JBentraveler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum had very interesting exhibits. I didn't know about it and came in by accident and we were greatly impressed. If you like museums and tour them at your own pace this is a great experience in particular if you get one of the city passes.

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Zachary, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum and it was interesting, don't miss the photos on the wall in the lower level. The staff were very helpful when they welcomed you. The building is beautiful inside. The artifacts were really cool. I think if we had not seen this museum we would not be upset. I would have rather spent that time in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read about the new exhibit before coming to NYC and were delighted with the it. It is important to watch the 30 minute movie (ground floor) before. It is a multi-media presentation narrated by actor Stanley Tucci. The subsequent rooms expand the movie.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to the Museum of the City of New York for years and has it dusted off its reputation. The displays have gotten invigorated, the shows can compete with any of the larger museums and their special events departments have creative ventures to attend from concerts to lectures and book readings. Their new show, New York Go-Go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to see the 20 minute movie in the lower level. It is so interesting. It takes you from the time that Henry Hudson sailed through the Narrows into Manhattan and the rest is history. They did a wonderful job in creating it. And it really gives you an overview of the city over the last 400 years. There... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a big call, I know. I had so much fun visiting this place, the building was stunning, and I learned so much from the exhibits. The history of New York, particularly around protest movements really interested me, and I wish I'd had more time here.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

If you want compact info watch the film Timescapes which shows you the history of New York from the time it was still New Amsterdam untill today. The museum itself is small but interesting and if you come between 10-11am you even get a bagel and a coffee with a warm welcome.

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