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Forbes Galleries - CLOSED

62 Fifth Ave at 12th St, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-206-5548
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Forbes Galleries are now closed

The Forbes Galleries closed in November 2014. This is unfortunate as they housed wonderful... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2015
garyrichmond
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New York City, New York
No more eggs, tin men, boats, Presidential papers and medals for the best egg-laying hen of Kentucky

Unfortunately, still mentioned in travel books to be present. What remains; nothing that was... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2014
A1V1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A testament to the eclectic tastes and hoarding instinct of Malcolm Forbes, founder of Forbes Magazine. Among the museums items are a number of early versions of the board game Monopoly, Faberge eggs and presidential memorabilia.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Aug 13, 2015
“Forbes Galleries are now closed”
Aug 22, 2014
“No more eggs, tin men, boats, Presidential papers and medals for the best egg-laying hen of Kentucky”
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62 Fifth Ave at 12th St, New York City, NY 10011
Greenwich Village
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+1 212-206-5548
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Forbes Galleries closed in November 2014. This is unfortunate as they housed wonderful collections of antique toys, ships, soldiers, etc. as well as beautiful Faberge eggs and jewelry. The special exhibits were also often quite good.

6  Thank garyrichmond
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Unfortunately, still mentioned in travel books to be present. What remains; nothing that was really exceptional. With exception of the security guard that was on display. He had a great sense of humor. He advised us to ask our money back when we told him...More

2  Thank A1V1
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had heard of this collection and intended to visit sometime, and on this trip we got around to the visit. This is a small collection of art and very interesting. The admission is free. Takes about 1 hour to see it all. We must...More

2  Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Forbes Museum is a small gem. Good for a rainy day. It is small and the exhibits vary, so there is no guarantee what you will see there. We saw an interesting exhibit about Napoleon. Very well curated.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Skip this sorry space: a small, dated and sad looking space containing work of a third rate artist or two, and 5 smallish models of the Forbes family yachts. Stop here pnly if you require use of a restroom.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm not sure about the review that says the Forbes Galleries is closed. Maybe they meant the Faberge eggs collection is no longer there.....which is true. The eggs were auctioned off quite a few years ago. However, we were there in October and saw a...More

Thank LindaRoo
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The gallery is officially closed and there is not much left. Only the paintings are there and you will only get in if you are lucky with the guard sitting at the reception to get a glimpse. Officially closed down, the rest of the collection...More

Thank W D
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I had wanted to come by the gallery because I'd read somewhere, forgotten where exactly, that there was a display of toy soldiers that I knew my husband would enjoy seeing. That exhibition had finished sadly but we enjoyed the current displays of space jewellery...More

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I'm so glad we finally checked out the Forbes Magazine Galleries. It's free and has limited hours. When we were there, one exhibit was about a children's book illustrator, and the other exhibit was about how space travel influenced jewelry design. Both were interesting, but...More

1  Thank Tifster
Reviewed December 19, 2012

The galleries had some interesting photos and paintings, but nothing that was really exceptional. If you happen to be in the area, certainly worth about 10-15 minutes, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

1  Thank Jeremy C
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