The Museum of The City of New York

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What you'll do

Nowhere can you take a better bite out of the Big Apple than at the museum dedicated to the city

Visit the Museum of The City of New York with Go City®

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Includes general admission
  • Access all ongoing and special exhibitions
  • View the Museum's expansive collection of artifacts, photos, videos, and more

There’s so much packed into the island of Manhattan that they had to make a museum about it. The aptly named Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), focuses on the art and history of the Big Apple and boasts a wealth of artifacts showcasing the city’s past, present, and future.

You’ll get to see paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, furniture, antique toys, photographs, and more – all depicting the lives and culture of the people of New York City. The museum is home to over 1.5 million items, the majority of which are dated from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Museum of The City of New York highlights

The Museum's first-floor galleries are devoted to New York at Its Core, a groundbreaking, ongoing exhibition where visitors discover 400 years of New York City history through objects, images, video, photography and interactive digital experiences. 

Did you know 

You can fit the Big Apple onto the small screen! Timescapes, the award-winning short documentary narrated by actor Stanley Tucci, allows viewers to watch the history of city unfolds in 28 minutes. Showtimes are every 40 minutes and it is included with admission. Free translations are available in French, Mandarin, and Spanish. 

Experience The Museum of The City of New York and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting In: Present your Explorer Pass for the Museum of The City of New York admission.

For more information visit the Museum of The City of New York website.

Museum of The City of New York tickets help

Simply ask our help team if you have any questions. 

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Monday, Thursday & Friday: 10AM - 5PM

Saturday & Sunday: 10AM - 6PM


Closings & holidays

Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays

The museum will be closed to the public on Janurary 20, 2024. 


The Museum of The City of New York

(212) 534-1672

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