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Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates New York and its residents by highlighting the art and history of the city. Highlights include memorabilia from Broadway productions, a trove of historic photographs, and a collection of graffiti paintings and sketchbooks. Enjoy rotating exhibits, a city-centric permanent collection, and family-friendly events.

The Basics
Before heading inside the museum, admire its 1930s red-brick exterior, which is adorned with neo-Georgian detail. Inside, galleries showcase New York's past through art objects, images, and archival documents. Explore exhibitions covering topics from New York sports teams to architecture and activism, and watch an award-winning documentary on the city's evolution. 

Since the museum is a popular destination, it's a good idea to purchase tickets—or a city pass that includes admission—before arriving. Neighborhood walking tours typically pass the museum, with some offering free admission. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Museum of the City of New York is a must-visit place for lovers of culture and history. 
  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout the museum and you can take photographs throughout. 
  • The museum offers kid-friendly events and classes during the day, so check the calendar before you arrive.
  • The museum is completely accessible to travelers using wheelchairs and strollers. 

How to Get There
The museum is located at 1220 5th Avenue. A great way to reach the museum is by public transit. By subway, take the 6 train to the 103rd Street Station. You can also take M1, M2, M3, M4 or M106 bus along 5th Avenue and get off in front of the museum. Additionally, citywide hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours typically pass the museum.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm, and closed on major holidays including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Consider a weekday visit to avoid the crowds; you may want to visit a couple museums on the same day, since you'll be on New York's famous Museum Mile. 

Exploring the Conservatory Garden
Enjoy a taste of the outdoors after your trip to the museum at Central Park's Conservatory Garden. Located on 5th Avenue, just one block north of the Museum of the City of New York, the formal garden presents flower beds, stone walking paths, and seasonal floral displays. The Conservatory Garden is a family-friendly, quiet space that's open year-round. 
Address: 1220 5th Ave, New York 10029, USA
Admission: Varies
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