- Free Wi-Fi access available throughout the building as well as on the Front Terrace.
- The Museum offers free coat check during regular Museum hours on the First Floor.
- Smartphones: Feel free to text, post, and share what you see during your visit. As a courtesy to other visitors, please set your phone to vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the galleries
- Sketching: Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted. However, pens, paints, and easels are not permitted.
- Photography: Still photography for personal, noncommercial use is permitted unless otherwise noted. Tripods, selfie sticks, and flash photography are not permitted.
- Strollers/Bags: Single strollers are permitted in the galleries, at the discretion of gallery guards. The Museum will not hold or store luggage. All bags are subject to inspection.
Begin your journey to New York City here and explore the stories behind the sites! Perfect for families, first-time visitors, and New Yorkers at heart alike.
Located at the top of Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue and across from Central Park, the Museum of the City of New York fosters an understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future.
The Museum of the City of New York features two ongoing exhibitions–the award-winning New York at Its Core, a three-gallery exhibition that explores New York City’s history and future through objects, images, contemporary video, photography, and interactive digital experiences, and Activist New York, an exhibition which seeks to tell the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present.
Finally, not to be missed are the special exhibitions in the second and third-floor galleries that focus on a wide range of city-specific issues and events, and the documentary Timescapes which brings viewers on a 28-minute journey through 400 years of history. The film runs every 40 minutes and headsets are available in French, Mandarin, and Spanish.
- Begin your journey to New York at the venue dedicated to celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future.
- Visit the must-see exhibition that explores NYC’s history and future through objects, images, video, photography and interactive digital experiences.
- Let a Museum scholar or educator reveal the stories behind 400 years of New York City history.
- Enjoy sweet treats, savory snacks, breakfast, and lunch at the award-winning NYC bakery Amy’s Bread.
- Explore the Museum Shop, offering a wide array of exhibition-related and New York City-centric items and gifts.