Top Museums in New York City

New York City accommodates some of the most important museums and galleries in the world. We have made a selection of the best ones, with useful and up to date information about each one. 

Our Favorite Museum

National September 11 Museum

The 9/11 Memorial Museum honors the 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York on 11 September 2001.

The Three Most Famous Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art is in the ten most visited museums in the world and one of NYC's most famous. Find out times, prices, and what to see at MET.


New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the most important modern art museum in the world. Discover the principle artworks of MoMA of New York.

Guggenheim Museum

New York’s Guggenheim Museum is the first museum established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. It accommodates a fascinating modern art collection.

Lesser-Known Gems

The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection, housed in Henry Clay Frick’s mansión, is one of the most prominent Art Museums in New York. Discover the times, prices, and location.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Visitors can discover an aircraft carrier, submarine and Concorde in The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Find useful information about the museum.

Other Interesting Museums

American Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History in New York records the history of the natural world and human cultures. Find out more.

Madame Tussauds

With 200 figures, the Madame Tussauds Museum in New York is considered one of the best wax museums in the world. Discover info, prices and times.

Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York examines the city’s history, present and future with photographs, paintings and many other items. Discover it.

Tenement Museum

The Tenement Museum (Lower East Side Tenement Museum) is a museum that reflects how the first immigrants lived in New York.

Museums Not Worth Visiting

Although it always comes down to a personal opinion, we believe these following museums are not worth wasting your valuable time in New York: 

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York houses the largest American twentieth-century art collection in the world. Discover the times, prices, and its location in New York.

New Museum

The New Museum of New York exhibits the works of contemporary artists whose work is not been widely known. Discover prices, hours and its location.

The New York City Police Museum

In an old police station, the New York City Police Museum covers the NYPD’s history, the world’s most famous police. The museum is currently closed.

How to Save Money?

Admission to New York's art museums is quite expensive, therefore we recommend those that want to visit several of New York’s museums to get the New York Pass or the New York Explorer Pass. You can also go up the Empire State Building and visit more top attractions with the Pass. We definitely recommend it.