The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

#14 of 116 in Museums in New York City
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Library
Created in 1906 to house J. P. Morgan's private library, The Morgan Library & Museum houses illuminated manuscripts and original works from well-known authors and artists, including scraps of paper Bob Dylan wrote on. Inside the New York City landmark, admire drawings and sketches from masters, such as Rembrandt, as well as the space's elaborate polychrome decor. A research library is on site too. Our New York City trip itinerary planning app makes visiting The Morgan Library & Museum and other New York City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Not a lot of tourist are aware of this fairly small library. If you are a history and art lover, it is a definite must. Please do not neglect the audio tour, it is full of wonderful insights into a....  more »
  • I have been lucky enuf to have been to some of the greatest libraries in the world. This competes. The setting and the collection were really sublime. Well presented.  more »
  • I enjoy visiting the Morgan Library & Museum for the well researched and artfully displayed exhibits. From what I've seen I would guess that the Morgan owns artifacts comparable to any fine museum in Europe. It's impressive. In addition one can do a comprehensive visit in little more than two hours. The cafe menu is quite satisfying and I enjoy the gift shop.
  • This is the perfect not overcrowded museum to visit in NY, even on Friday afternoons when it's free (7-9pm). The line was very short and at 7 sharp we where let inside the Museum. The library is super beautiful, reminded me of my Disney days as it has a Beauty and the Beast vibe. Totally recommended, especially if you often visit the city and are running low on ideas.

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