Motive for Building the Museum
The 9/11 Memorial Museum serves to document the events and to honour the victims of the two terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and those of the terrorist attack on 26 February, 1993, when six people were killed and over a thousand wounded in one of the Twin Towers.
It is the country's main institution dedicated to the 9/11 attacks and their impact on the New York population and the rest of the world.
The museum’s collection has over 11,000 objects, which include survivor’s testimonies, photographs, items once belonging to some of the 2,996 people killed in the terrorist act, artwork made to commemorate the victims, objects recovered from the rubble, the remaining pillars of the Twin Towers, audiovisual material made by the terrorists…among many other shocking objects.
Some of the museum’s most shocking objects include those recovered from the debris, including the first vehicles to arrive on location, like a fire truck and security videos where you can see how the terrorists pass the security check-points.
Visitors can also follow an interactive timeline of the episode with detailed information.
One of the most recent items is the uniform of the soldier who killed Bin Laden, the terrorist responsible for organizing the attacks.
During the visit, you can see two documentaries (one 15-minute, the other 10-minute long) that we highly recommend. “Facing crisis” includes unaired interviews with those directly involved in the decision making – like President George W. Bush and New York’s Mayor. “Rebirth at Ground Zero” is an account of how they renovated the area after the attacks.
The material, the building and the emotion you feel has made the 9/11 Memorial Museum our favourite museum. We highly recommend it and believe it to be one of the best museums worldwide.
To discover the museum will take visitors minimum 2 hours, but one could spend a whole day in the Memorial Museum and not see everything there is to see.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 9am to 8pm.
Friday and Saturday: 9am to 9pm.
The last ticket is sold two hours before closing hours.
Adults: US$ 26
Seniors (over 65): US$ 20
Children (7-12 years old): US$ 15
Young adults (13-17): US$ 20