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

9/11 Memorial 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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is one of the ten most visited museums in the world. Find out its opening times and how much it costs to visit.

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art

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

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

Housed in Henry Clay Frick’s mansión, the Frick Collection is one of the most prominent Art Museums in New York.

Intrepid 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

Madame Tussauds

With over 200 figures, New York’s Madame Tussauds is one of the most famous wax museums in the world. Find how much tickets are and its opening hours.

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.

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 visiting: 

Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York houses the largest American twentieth-century art collection in the world. Learn more about this museum.

New Museum

The New Museum in Manhattan is a contemporary art museum that houses works of art by artists whose work hasn’t had much exposure

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?

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