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Open Thursday through Monday 10am-6pm

Timed tickets purchased in advance are highly recommended.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day,
and New Year’s Day.

Suggested Admission

Seniors (65+), students
$14 with I.D.
Ages 19 and under

Required Admission

Private Tours
School and K-12 Student Groups - Now offering virtual programs - reservations required. Visit our Education page to learn more.
Purchase Timed Tickets

Live or work in the neighborhood? Visit for FREE with our "I’m a Neighbor" admission. We also offer free admission to these affiliates and our Corporate Members. For discounted admission, visit the Travel Passes and Tour Buses page.


Citigold clients receive complimentary admission to the Museum, with one guest, by showing their Citigold debit card and valid photo ID.




Where We Are

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St.
Ramp access @ 104th St.
New York, NY 10029


By Bus

  • M1
  • M2
  • M3
  • M4
  • M106

to 104th St.

By Subway

  • 6

Lexington Ave. train to 103rd St., walk 3 blocks West

  • 2
  • 3

Train to Central Park North / 110th St. Walk one block East to Fifth Ave., then South to 104th St.

By Bike

Citi Bike to Fifth Ave @ 103rd St.

Explore Our Neighborhood

Urban Archive

The Museum has teamed up with Urban Archive to allow anyone to visit NYC’s iconic sites from home. 

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At The Museum

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Free WiFi access is available throughout the building as well as on the Front Terrace.


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.


Still photography for personal, noncommercial use is permitted unless otherwise noted. Tripods, selfie sticks, and flash photography are not permitted.


Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted. However, pens, paints, and easels are not permitted.

Coat Check

The Museum offers free coat check during regular Museum hours on the First Floor. Checked items must be retrieved before the Museum closes. Suitcases and luggage are not accepted at coat check. 


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.

Unsolicited Donations

Can I donate objects to the Museum’s collection?

We cannot accept materials without prior approval. Please send a description of your proposed donation, as well as photographs or scans, to

The Museum strives to accommodate visitors of all abilities.

  • Ramp access is available on East 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
  • The wheelchair lift in Ronay Menschel Hall can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs.).
  • Wheelchairs are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).
  • All exhibition videos are open captioned. 
  • Assistive listening devices are available for Timescapes and programs in Ronay Menschel Hall.
  • Sign language interpretation and specialized descriptive tours are available upon advance request.
  • Noise reduction headphones are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).

Website Accessibility

The Museum of the City of New York is committed to being accessible to all, and we have worked hard to ensure that this website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you encounter problems accessing our online content or have suggestions or questions, please let us know. We will do our best to get you what you need. You can reach us by e-mail at Please included 'Website Accessibility' in the subject line.

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