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Museum of Sex

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Address: 233 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
Phone Number: 12126896337
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history,...

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum produces exhibitions, publications and programs that bring the best of current scholarship on sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences and is committed to encouraging public enlightenment, discourse and engagement.

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A window into the history of pornography and sex

The place offers an interesting set of exhibits, that'll take you into a journey through the history of sex and pornography throughout human societies. It's a relatively quick... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joel L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place offers an interesting set of exhibits, that'll take you into a journey through the history of sex and pornography throughout human societies. It's a relatively quick visit, which makes the full admission price seem steep, but always try and find a coupon/groupon deal for this place before you go.

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Thank Joel L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After visiting the Sex museum in Amsterdam, Holland where was fun and quirky and interesting. This place was quite the opposite. The most Interesting part of it was the shop. Not a must see. Only went here because it was included in My New York Pass. If I had paid for it it would have been an ever bigger disappointment.... More 

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Thank Steve_In_Ulster
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife was interested in visiting as she's worked in Sexual Health for many years. It was a unique and rather querky experience but didn't quite match up to what we had expected. It was professionally done with lots of information, history and photographs. Unfortunately, there is too much pornography at people's finger tips these days that something like the... More 

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Thank SkinnyJonny
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not worth it at all , waste of time and money. Nothing attractive or interesting , may be the only good thing is the shop in the ground floor which is even not 100% satisfactory.

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Thank Fadi S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I write about sex and thought this would be a great place to stop by during my vacation. The museum was over priced and the customer service was horrible. Moreover, it was not engaging it was filled with a bunch of poster boards. They need to provide discounts and stop having people walk up and down the stairs to purshase... More 

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Thank EBXplore
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lot of laughs. it was great, it was a lot of fun. The Boob bouncy house was an additionally $3.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! crazy money... and you only get 30 seconds and only two people can go in at a time. we had a party of 4 and we couldn't all be together. 30 seconds for 3 bucks was a ripoff.... More 

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Wehr, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum just for fun and we were really flashed after we left! It was informativ, funny and somehow stimulating! We really enjoined our stay there and definitely recommend going there!

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Thank Johannes B
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haphazardly decided to go to the Museum of Sex while in NYC for a friends birthday. It was definitely interesting to say the least. You first walk in to the gift shop/ticket line. It is full of toys, treats & characters. The line moves pretty quickly & there are about 4 floors of attractions if I remember correctly. The... More 

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Thank JessLoving10
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is an embarrassment to museums in New York. Let me tell you why. There were three galleries and an exhibit when we were here. The first gallery was a history of pornography and prostitution. NOTHING you could see here are things you can't find anywhere else. There are excerpts from the first pornographical writings (e.g. Fanny Hill, 120... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally not what I was expecting. I was expecting how sex involved through the centuries and this was more of how porn and toys came about and how animals mate. The attractions are so hard to read because the font size is like 6 and the area is extremely dark and hot.

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