Museum of the City of New York

Feb 20, 2021

Unveiling the History and Culture of New York City

Welcome to the Museum of the City of New York, where the essence of the "Big Apple" comes to life. As one of the most prominent cultural institutions in the city, our mission is to educate and inspire visitors by showcasing the rich history and diverse culture of New York City.

Explore New York City's Vibrant Past

Step into the past as you immerse yourself in our extensive collection of exhibits, artifacts, and stories that tell the real tales of this iconic metropolis. From the early days of Dutch settlement to the present-day bustling cosmopolitan hub, we offer a comprehensive journey through time.

The Exhibits

Our museum boasts a wide array of exhibits that capture the essence of New York City's past. Marvel at the stunning photographs that portray the city's iconic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and Times Square. Explore the stories of famous New Yorkers who shaped the city's history, including artists, entrepreneurs, and political figures.

New York City in Art

Delve into our extensive collection of artwork that showcases the city's vibrant artistic heritage. From classical paintings to contemporary masterpieces, our art exhibits celebrate the creativity and diversity of New York City's thriving art scene.

The Streets of New York

Take a virtual stroll through the streets of New York City as you discover the evolution of its architecture and urban planning. Marvel at the iconic skyscrapers that define the city's skyline and learn about the architectural movements that shaped the cityscape.

Uncovering Untold Stories

At the Museum of the City of New York, we are dedicated to uncovering untold stories and narratives that often go unnoticed. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the city's history by shedding light on the lives and experiences of diverse communities and marginalized groups.

New York's Immigrant Communities

Embark on a captivating journey through the experiences of various immigrant communities that have made New York City their home. Learn about their struggles, triumphs, and contributions to the cultural fabric of the city.

The Harlem Renaissance

Discover the cultural movements that flourished during the Harlem Renaissance, a pivotal period in African American art, literature, and music. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this culturally rich era through our exhibits and interactive displays.

The Women of New York

Celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable women who have played a vital role in shaping New York City's history. From suffragettes to trailblazing professionals, our exhibits highlight their contributions and the challenges they faced.

Engaging Programs and Events

At the Museum of the City of New York, we go beyond static exhibits and offer engaging programs and events that further enhance the visitor experience. Immerse yourself in the stories through guided tours, educational workshops, and interactive presentations.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Join our behind-the-scenes tours to get an exclusive glimpse into the museum's archives and see rare artifacts up close. Learn about the preservation techniques used to safeguard these valuable pieces of history.

Lectures and Panel Discussions

Expand your knowledge and engage in thought-provoking conversations with leading experts through our lectures and panel discussions. Covering a wide range of topics, these events provide deeper insights into various aspects of New York City.

Family-Friendly Activities

Make the museum a family outing and engage your little ones with our family-friendly activities. From interactive exhibits to hands-on workshops, we offer engaging and educational experiences for visitors of all ages.

Plan Your Visit

To make the most of your visit to the Museum of the City of New York, we recommend planning ahead. Check our website for current exhibitions, upcoming events, and ticket information. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the captivating history and culture of New York City!


Our museum is conveniently located at 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. We are easily accessible by public transportation, and parking facilities are available nearby.

Hours of Operation

We are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. Please note that the museum is closed on Mondays and select holidays.


We offer affordable admission prices for visitors of all ages. We also offer discounted rates for students, seniors, and local residents. Check our website for detailed pricing information and special promotions.

Guidelines and Safety Measures

As we prioritize the safety and well-being of our visitors, we have implemented various guidelines and safety measures. Please refer to our website for updated information on COVID-19 protocols and any other relevant guidelines.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions, our dedicated team is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us via phone at (123) 456-7890 or email us at [email protected].

Experience the vibrant history, culture, and diversity of New York City at the Museum of the City of New York. Explore our exhibits, engage in our programs, and discover the untold stories that make this city truly unique.

Clayton Brown
Fascinating and informative!
Oct 17, 2023