Museum of Interesting Things Tours
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New York City’s Museum of Interesting Things is a unique collection curated by one man—Denny Daniel—who shares his knowledge and passion for historical memorabilia. Nostalgia-seeking adults and kids wanting to learn about the past enjoy seeing and handling everything from antique toys to quirky household inventions.
Designed to inspire, delight, and educate people of all ages, the Museum of Interesting Things displays more than 300 curios and antiques dating from 1800. You’ll find objects as diverse as mechanical toys, rare books, and quack medical instruments, to list just a few.
The easiest way to experience the Museum of Interesting Things is to book a private tour of the space that lets you focus on the items that most interest you. Alternatively, schedule a private traveling show at your preferred New York City location, or purchase a ticket to one of the museum’s regular traveling demonstrations or speakeasy-style gatherings.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Museum of Interesting Things appeals to fans of history, antiques, curios, or technology.
- As the museum is housed in a private apartment, wheelchair and stroller accessibility is limited.
How to Get There
The Museum of Interesting Things is situated on East 8th Street in Midtown Manhattan, just off Broadway. The nearest subway stop is 8th Street station (served by R and W trains), and the closest bus stop is East 8th Street/Mercer Street. The traveling shows happen at various NYC locations—addresses are provided on booking.
When to Get There
If you’re scheduling a private tour of the museum, start times are typically between 10am and 6pm daily. Private traveling shows are booked for the time, date, and NYC location of your choice. Times, dates, and locations vary for the museum’s public traveling shows.
Must-See Items at the Museum of Interesting Things
The museum’s eclectic, extensive collection means there’s something for everyone, so ask about anything that catches your eye. Fascinating objects include an Edison cylinder phonograph, a penny arcade mutoscope, and a 1970s JVC pyramid TV.
Address: 177 Prince Street, New York, USA
Admission Tickets (1)
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Museum of Interesting Things
Learn about legendary eureka moments and brilliant ideas at The History of Invention show, presented by the Museum of Interesting Things in Manhattan. Trace innovations from the steam engine to the phonograph and wind-up toys, and hear the origins of the electronics you use every day. Engage with the inventions in interactive displays designed to inspire curiosity and thought for both kids and adults, and enjoy a unique chance to step back in time while dreaming about the future.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Get personalized attention and the opportunity to ask all of your burning questions during this private tour of the Museum of Interesting Things in New York City. With a dedicated guide, look around the collection of antiques, inventions, and interactive displays. Tour duration and start time are flexible.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Museum of Interesting Things tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Museum of Interesting Things can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Museum of Interesting Things tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Museum of Interesting Things 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Museum of Interesting Things costs USD 20.00. Guided Museum of Interesting Things tours start around USD 20.00 per person. See all 1 Museum of Interesting Things tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Museum of Interesting Things ?
The best ways to experience Museum of Interesting Things are:
- The Museum of Interesting Things: History of Invention Ticket
- Museum of Interesting Things Private Tour
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