List of museums in New York City

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This is a list of museums in New York City, which is home to hundreds of cultural institutions and historic sites, many of which are internationally known. Also included are non-profit art galleries, arts centers, and cultural centers with galleries.


Name Neighborhood Borough Type Focus Summary
9/11 Tribute Center Lower Manhattan ManhattanHistory American and NY history History of the September 11 attacks and tours of the World Trade Center site
African Burial Ground National Monument Lower Manhattan Manhattan History African and African-American Visitor center and memorial to an 18th-century African-American slave burial ground
AIGA National Design Center Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Design, decorative arts, architecture website, public gallery of the AIGA dedicated to presenting examples of outstanding contemporary design
A.I.R. Gallery Dumbo Brooklyn Art Contemporary art Contemporary art by female artists
Alice Austen House Rosebank Staten Island Historic house Photography, film, new media Home of photographer Alice Austen, also features photography exhibitions
American Academy of Arts and Letters Washington Heights Manhattan Art Contemporary art Exhibitions of its members in American literature, music, and art, also recreated studio of composer Charles Ives
American Folk Art Museum Upper West Side Manhattan Art Folk art American folk art
American Museum of Natural History Upper West Side Manhattan Natural history Nature Includes Rose Center for Earth and Space
American Numismatic Society Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan Numismatic Financial Exhibits of coins and medals from all periods and cultures
Americas Society Upper East Side Manhattan Art Hispanic, Latino and Caribbean Exhibits of historic and contemporary art from Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada
Anne Frank Center USA Lower Manhattan Manhattan History European Jewish and Jewish-American Uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank to promote tolerance and human rights
Aperture Foundation Lower Manhattan Manhattan Media Photography, film, new media Exhibitions dedicated to contemporary and classic photography
Art in General Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary art Contemporary art space
Artists Space Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary art Non-profit contemporary art gallery
Asia Society Upper East Side Manhattan Art Asian and Asian-American Features historic and contemporary Asian art and decorative items
Asian American Arts Centre Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Asian and Asian-American Cultural center with exhibition galleries
Austrian Cultural Forum New York Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Culture Contemporary art Culture center with art exhibition gallery
Bard Graduate Center Upper West Side Manhattan Art Design, decorative arts, architecture Annually organizes two to three exhibitions related to decorative arts, architecture and design
Bartow-Pell Mansion Pelham Bay Bronx Historic house Mid-19th-century period mansion and gardens
Bayside Historical Society Bayside Queens History Local history Located in the Officer's Club in Fort Totten
Bernard Museum of Judaica Upper East Side Manhattan Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American Located in Temple Emanu-El, Jewish art, religious ornaments and Temple memorabilia
Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House Old Town Staten Island Historic house 17th-century Dutch colonial house, operated by Historic Richmond Town
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn Multiple American and NY history website, history of the former Navy yard, tours, plans for its future, exhibits of local art, photography, history
Bowne House Flushing Queens Historic house Oldest house in Queens, dates back to the mid-1600s
BRIC House Brooklyn Art Contemporary art Contemporary art and new media
Bronx Museum of the Arts Downtown Bronx Bronx Art Encyclopedic Focuses on contemporary and 20th-century art
Bronx River Art Center West Farms Bronx Art Neighborhood art center website
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Park Slope Brooklyn Botanic garden Nature Includes a bonsai museum and art gallery in the conservatory
Brooklyn Children's Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn Children's
Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn History American and NY history History and culture of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn Art Encyclopedic Collections include American art, Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern art, feminist, European and art of the Pacific Islands
Castle Clinton National Monument Lower Manhattan Manhattan History American and NY history Fort that contains a museum that is administered by the National Park Service, and is a departure point for visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Center for Architecture Greenwich Village Manhattan Art Design, decorative arts, architecture Exhibits of architecture, urban planning, urban design and environmental planning
Center for Art and Culture of Bedford-Stuyvesant Bedford–Stuyvesant Brooklyn Art Neighborhood art center website, cultural and performing arts center with the Skylight Gallery for visual art
Center for Jewish History Lower Manhattan Manhattan Ethnic - Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American Jewish history and culture around the world
Chaim Gross Studio Museum Greenwich Village Manhattan Art Sculpture Operated by the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, home and studio of sculptor Chaim Gross
Children's Cultural Center of Native America Washington Heights Manhattan Children's website, located in the Church of the Intercession
Children's Museum of Manhattan Upper West Side Manhattan Children's
Children's Museum of the Arts SoHo Manhattan Children's International children's art, programs in creating drawings, sculpture, sound art, textiles and stop-motion animation
China Institute Upper East Side Manhattan Art Asian and Asian-American Galleries with exhibits about traditional Chinese paintings, calligraphy, Chinese folk arts, textiles and architecture
City Island Nautical Museum City Island Bronx History American and NY history Operated by the City Island Historical Society, local history, maritime heritage
City Reliquary Williamsburg Brooklyn History Local history Memorabilia and artifacts about New York City
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center Lower Manhattan Manhattan Culture Hispanic, Latino and Caribbean Cultivates Latino culture and acts as a hub for visual and performing arts on the Lower East Side
The Cloisters Washington Heights Manhattan Art European Art and architecture of the European Middle Ages, branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library Upper West Side Manhattan Library Books, drawings, illustrations, prints Two galleries with free exhibitions from the collections
Coney Island Museum Coney Island Brooklyn Amusement Amusements History of Coney Island's amusement park, beach and neighborhood
Conference House Tottenville Staten Island Historic house Only pre-Revolutionary manor house still surviving in New York City
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Museum Mile Manhattan Design Design, decorative arts, architecture Part of the Smithsonian, decorative arts and design
Cooper Union Galleries East Village Manhattan Art Contemporary art Several galleries with works by students, faculty and guest artists in art, architecture, design, photography
Culture Shed Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary art Scheduled to open in 2018, will host activities in a wide range of cultural areas including art, performance, film, design, food, fashion, and new combinations of cultural content
Czech Centre New York Upper East Side Manhattan Culture Contemporary art website, exhibits of Czech artists, located in Bohemian National Hall
Dahesh Museum of Art Hudson Square Manhattan Art European Currently seeking new permanent home in Manhattan, European academic art of the 19th and 20th century
Derfner Judaica Museum Riverdale Bronx Ethnic - Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American Includes the Art Collection at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Dia:Chelsea Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary art
Discovery Times Square Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Multiple Amusements Changing exhibitions of culture, science, art, history
Drawing Center SoHo Manhattan Art Books, drawings, illustrations, prints Contemporary and historical drawings
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Inwood Manhattan Historic house Late 18th-century farmhouse; the oldest remaining farmhouse on Manhattan island
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Fordham Bronx Historic house 1840s house where author Edgar Allan Poe lived
El Museo del Barrio East Harlem Manhattan Art Hispanic, Latino and Caribbean Latin American and Caribbean art, with an emphasis on works from Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community in New York City
Ellis Island Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan History American and NY history Tours by boat from Battery Park in Manhattan or Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, immigration experience and history of the immigrants
Enrico Caruso Museum of America Homecrest Brooklyn History Biographical website, open on Sundays, life of opera tenor Enrico Caruso
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center Brooklyn Art Photography, film, new media Art and technology exhibitions, resident artistries
Federal Hall National Memorial Lower Manhattan Manhattan History American and NY history Site of first capitol of the United States of America and of George Washington's first inauguration in 1789
FDNY Fire Zone Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Firefighting website, fire safety learning center operated by the FDNY, located in Rockefeller Center
Filipino American Museum Moving museum Filipino Americans
Fisher Landau Center Long Island City Queens Art Contemporary art Contemporary art exhibitions
Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art Fordham Bronx Art Antiquities Collection of ancient antiquities in William D. Walsh Family Library of Fordham University
Fort Totten Bayside Queens Military Tours of the Civil War-era fort
Fort Wadsworth Fort Wadsworth Staten Island Military Exhibits and tours of the mid-19th-century fort
Fraunces Tavern Lower Manhattan Manhattan History American and NY history Reconstruction of a tavern with a prominent role in pre-Revolution and American Revolution history
Frick Collection Upper East Side Manhattan Art European Mansion with collection of old master paintings and fine furniture
Front Room Gallery Williamsburg Brooklyn Art Contemporary art Contemporary art gallery
FusionArts Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary art Contemporary art space
Gallery Korea Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Asian and Asian-American Part of the Korean Cultural Service, contemporary Korean art
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Rosebank Staten Island Ethnic European Home of Italian politician Giuseppe Garibaldi and inventor Antonio Meucci, celebrates Italian American culture and heritage
George Gustav Heye Center Lower Manhattan Manhattan Native American Part of the Smithsonian, Native American history, culture and art
General Grant National Memorial Upper West Side Manhattan History American and NY history Mausoleum of General Ulysses Grant and his wife, displays about his life and Presidency
Girl Scout Museum Garment District Manhattan Scouting History of the Girl Scouts of the USA
Godwin-Ternbach Museum Kew Gardens Hills Queens Art Encyclopedic Part of Queens College, City University of New York, collection includes painting, sculpture and decorative arts, prints and drawings, and ethnographic arts from all periods and cultures, Western and non-Western
Governors Island National Monument Governors Island Manhattan Military Includes tours of Castle Williams, an 1807 fort and prison, and Fort Jay, a coastal star fort; open seasonally
Gracie Mansion Upper East Side Manhattan Historic house Official residence of the Mayor of New York City
Greater Astoria Historical Society Astoria Queens History American and NY history Local history
Green-Wood Cemetery Greenwood Heights Brooklyn History American and NY history Exhibits of history related to people buried in the historic cemetery, themed tours
Grey Art Gallery Greenwich Village Manhattan Art Part of New York University, emphasizes art's historical, cultural, and social context
Grolier Club Upper East Side Manhattan Literary Books, drawings, illustrations, prints Public exhibitions from its book and literary collections
Ground Zero Museum Workshop Lower Manhattan Manhattan History American and NY history website, history of the September 11 attacks and the workers at the World Trade Center site
Guggenheim Museum Museum Mile Manhattan Art Modern art Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art
Hall of Fame for Great Americans University Heights Bronx Hall of fame American and NY history Part of Bronx Community College, National Landmark founded as a pantheon honoring historically significant American men and women
Hamilton Grange National Memorial Hamilton Heights Manhattan Historic house Relocated early 19th-century home of Alexander Hamilton
Harbor Defense Museum Bay Ridge Brooklyn Military Located in Fort Hamilton, 19th-century fort with exhibits of NY military history
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum Greenwich Village Manhattan Ethnic - Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American website, part of Hebrew Union College, art exploring Jewish identity, history, culture, and experience
Hispanic Society of America Washington Heights Manhattan Art Hispanic, Latino and Caribbean Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American art and artifacts
Historic Richmond Town Richmondtown Staten Island Living American and NY history Over 30 historic buildings and sites dating from the late 17th to the early 20th century; includes the Lake-Tysen House and Voorlezer's House
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Mott Haven Bronx Art Art center The Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos presents a seasonal showcase of different Latin American artists
International Center of Photography Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Photography Photography, film, new media Photography exhibits - moving to Lower Manhattan in 2016
International Print Center New York Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Books, drawings, illustrations, prints Exhibition and understanding of fine art prints
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Hell's Kitchen Manhattan Military Showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, Space Shuttle Enterprise, submarine USS Growler, a Concorde supersonic airplane, helicopters and military aircraft
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Egbertville Staten Island Art Asian and Asian-American Art and artifacts of the Himalayas
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Jamaica Queens Art Neighborhood art center Cultural center with art gallery
Japan Society Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Cultural Asian and Asian-American Features exhibit gallery for Japanese art
Jewish Children's Museum Crown Heights Brooklyn Children's European Jewish and Jewish-American Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding
Jewish Museum Museum Mile Manhattan Ethnic - Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American Modern and contemporary Jewish art, history
Jewish Theological Seminary Library Galleries Upper West Side Manhattan Ethnic -Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American website, free exhibitions from the library's collections of Jewish heritage
John J. HarveyLower Manhattan Manhattan Maritime Transportation Fireboat under restoration, offers occasional public tours and rides
King Manor Jamaica Queens Historic house Early 19th-century period home of Rufus King, a signer of the United States Constitution
Kingsland Homestead Flushing Queens Historic house Member of the Historic House Trust, operated by the Queens Historical Society, Victorian period house, local history exhibits
Korea Society Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Asian and Asian-American Cultural society with gallery of Korean art and culture
Lefferts Historic House Park Slope Brooklyn Historic house Located in Prospect Park, 1820s period house
Lehman College Art Gallery Bronx Bronx Art Contemporary art website, part of Lehman College
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art SoHo Manhattan Art Contemporary and historical gay-related art
Lewis H. Latimer House Flushing Queens Historic house African and African-American Home of African American inventor Lewis H. Latimer
The Living Museum Queens Village Queens Art Contemporary art Part of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, art dedicated to, and created by individuals with a mental illness
Living Torah Museum Borough Park Brooklyn Ethnic - Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American Ancient artifacts mentioned in the Torah, items from the Biblical period
Louis Armstrong House Corona Queens Historic house Performing arts Home of musician Louis Armstrong
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan Historic house American and NY history Immigrant experience
Madame Tussauds Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Wax museum Amusements Famous figures in entertainment
Maritime Industry Museum Silver Beach Bronx Maritime Transportation Located in Fort Schuyler, history of the US maritime industry including commercial shipping, the merchant marine, and the port of New York
Merchant's House Museum Greenwich Village ManhattanHistoric house 19th-century family town home
Metropolitan Museum of ArtMuseum Mile Manhattan Art Encyclopedic One of the world's largest art museums, includes American art and decorative arts, European, African, Asian, Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek art, Byzantine and Islamic art, modern art
Mets Hall of Fame & MuseumFlushing Queens Sports Amusements Located at Citi Field, New York Mets baseball history
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art GalleryUpper West Side Manhattan Art Contemporary art website, part of Columbia University
Mmuseumm TriBeCa Manhattan Design Contemporary Archaeology Contemporary vernacular design from around the world
MoCADA: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan ArtsFort GreeneBrooklynArt African and African-American Art focusing on social and political issues facing the African Diaspora
MoMA PS1Long Island City Queens Art Contemporary art Contemporary art museum, part of Museum of Modern Art
Morbid Anatomy MuseumGowanus Brooklyn Natural history Nature Themes include nature, death and society, anatomy, medicine, arcane media, and curiosity and curiosities
The Morgan Library & MuseumMidtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Books, drawings, illustrations, prints Includes books and printed materials, prints, and drawings of European artists, material from ancient Egypt and medieval liturgical objects, ancient Near Eastern cylinder seals, music manuscripts
Morris-Jumel MansionWashington Heights Manhattan Historic house 18th-century period mansion used as headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution
Mossman Lock MuseumMidtown Manhattan Manhattan Commodity Financial Bank and vault locks and cases, part of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
Mount Vernon Hotel MuseumMidtown Manhattan Manhattan Historic house Early 19th period-century hotel
Museum at Eldridge Street Lower Manhattan Manhattan Ethnic - American Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American American Jewish history and culture in a restored historic synagogue
Museum at FITLower Manhattan Manhattan Textile Design, decorative arts, architecture Fashion museum, part of Fashion Institute of Technology
Museum of American Finance Lower Manhattan Manhattan Industry - Finance Financial Financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton
Museum of American IllustrationMidtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Books, drawings, illustrations, prints Part of the Society of Illustrators, American illustration
Museum of Arts and DesignUpper West Side Manhattan Art Design, decorative arts, architecture Features contemporary hand-made objects in a variety of media, including clay, glass, metal, fiber and wood, located at Columbus Circle
Museum of Chinese in AmericaChinatown Manhattan Ethnic - Chinese American Asian and Asian-American History of North America's Chinatowns and the cultural contributions of Chinese immigrants
Museum of Jewish HeritageLower Manhattan Manhattan Ethnic - Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American Modern Jewish history and the Holocaust
Museum of MathematicsRose Hill Manhattan Science Interactive exhibits about mathematics
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Art Modern art Modern art including architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film and electronic media
Museum of Public Relations Midtown ManhattanManhattan Media History of public relations website, a public relations museum and reference library, part of Baruch College’s Newman Library Archives and Special Collections, open to the public by appointment for tours, guest lectures and research
Museum of Reclaimed Urban SpaceEast VillageManhattan History History of grassroots urban space activism
Museum of SexRose HillManhattanSex History, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality
Museum of the City of New YorkMuseum Mile Manhattan Multiple Art and local history
Museum of the Moving ImageAstoria Queens Media Photography, film, new media Art, history, technique and technology of film, television, digital media, video games
National Academy Museum and SchoolMuseum MileManhattanArt Design, decorative arts, architecture Exhibits of art and architecture from its collections
National September 11 Memorial & Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan History American and NY history Memorial and museum dedicated to victims of 9/11 attacks
National Jazz Museum in HarlemHarlemManhattanMusic Performing arts Harlem's jazz history
National Track and Field Hall of FameWashington HeightsManhattanSports Amusements Operated by The Armory Foundation in conjunction with USA Track & Field
New Africa CenterMuseum Mile Manhattan Art African and African-American African art and culture, not open yet, building new facility on Museum Mile, formerly known as Museum for African Art
Neue GalerieMuseum MileManhattanArt Modern art Gallery of early-20th-century German and Austrian art and design
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art West New BrightonStaten IslandArt Contemporary art Part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, contemporary art
New MuseumEast VillageManhattanArt Contemporary art Contemporary art from around the world
New York Botanical GardenFordham Bronx Botanical garden Nature Includes Mertz Library with exhibitions relating to botanical themes and the Enid B. Haupt Conservatory
New York Earth Room SoHo Manhattan Art Contemporary art Permanent exhibit of earth covered room
New York Hall of ScienceFlushing Queens Science Topics include biology, chemistry and physics
New-York Historical SocietyUpper West Side ManhattanHistory American and NY history History of New York and the United States
New York City Fire Museum SoHo Manhattan Firefighting Historical and modern firefighting vehicles, equipment, uniforms
New York City Police Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan Law enforcement
New York Public Library Main Branch Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Multiple Books, drawings, illustrations, prints Exhibitions about art, history, culture, photography from its collections
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Upper West Side Manhattan Art Performing arts Exhibitions about the performing arts, located at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York School of Interior Design GalleryMidtown ManhattanManhattan Art Design, decorative arts, architecture website, free gallery with exhibits about interior design
New York Tattoo Museum Old Town Staten Island Art Amusements Tattoo designs and artifacts
New York Transit MuseumBrooklyn Heights Brooklyn Transportation Transportation Subways, trolleys and buses
New York Transit MuseumMidtown Manhattan Manhattan Transportation Transportation Subway and train system of NY, located in Grand Central Terminal
New York Yankees Museum Bronx Sports Amusements Located in Yankee Stadium, history and memorabilia of the New York Yankees
Nicholas Roerich MuseumUpper West Side Manhattan Art Asian and Asian-American Works by Nicholas Roerich
Noble Maritime CollectionWest New BrightonStaten Island Maritime Transportation Part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, houseboat and artist studio
Noguchi MuseumLong Island City QueensArt Sculpture Works by sculptor Isamu Noguchi
Old Stone HousePark SlopeBrooklyn Historic house Reconstructed 1699 Dutch stone farmhouse with Revolutionary War ties, focuses on evolving histories of Brooklyn, New York and the United States
Onassis Cultural CenterMidtown ManhattanManhattanArt European website, cultural and artistic activities concerning ancient, Byzantine and modern Hellenic civilization, located in the Olympic Tower
Paley Center for Media Midtown ManhattanManhattanMedia Photography, film, new media Cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio, the Internet and emerging media platforms
Park Avenue Armory Upper East Side Manhattan Art Contemporary art Presents art exhibitions
Parsons The New School for Design Gallery Greenwich VillageManhattanArt Design, decorative arts, architecture Exhibits of art and design in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Peter Fingesten Gallery Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Contemporary art website, operated by Pace University at 1 Pace Plaza
Proteus GowanusGowanus Brooklyn Art Contemporary art Interdisciplinary gallery and reading room, exhibits and art on the history of the Gowanus Canal
Queens College Art CenterFlushingQueensArt Neighborhood art center website, part of Queens College
Queens County Farm MuseumGlen OaksQueensFarm Working farm dating back to 1697
Queens MuseumFlushingQueensArt Encyclopedic Includes a collection of Tiffany glass
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Midtown ManhattanManhattanAmusement Amusements Oddities and curiosities
Rose MuseumMidtown ManhattanManhattan Music Performing arts Chronicles the history Carnegie Hall from the collections of its archives
Rubin Museum of ArtLower ManhattanManhattanArt Asian and Asian-American Art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions
Sandy Ground Historical MuseumSouth ShoreStaten IslandLocal history African and African-American Operated by the Sandy Ground Historical Society, community and Staten Island's African-American culture and history
Scandinavia House – The Nordic Center in AmericaMidtown ManhattanManhattan Cultural European Art, design, and historical exhibitions of the Nordic countries
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureHarlem Manhattan African American African and African-American Branch of the New York Public Library, exhibits of African American history, culture
SculptureCenterLong Island City Queens Art Sculpture Dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture
Seguine MansionSouth Shore Staten Island Historic house Mid-19th-century mansion
Skyscraper Museum Lower Manhattan ManhattanArchitecture Design, decorative arts, architecture Currently the only museum in the world dedicated to skyscrapers
Socrates Sculpture ParkAstoria Queens Art Sculpture Outdoor museum and public park where artists can create and exhibit sculptures and multi-media installations
Sony Wonder Technology Lab Midtown Manhattan Manhattan Technology Photography, film, new media Interactive technology and media entertainment
South Street Seaport MuseumLower Manhattan Manhattan Maritime Transportation Includes exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century print shop, an archeology museum and several historic museum ships including the four-masted Peking
Staten Island Children's MuseumWest New BrightonStaten Island Children's Part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Staten Island MuseumWest New BrightonStaten Island Multiple Encyclopedic Natural history, art, history, science, part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Statue of LibertyLiberty Island ManhattanHistory American and NY history Accessible by boat from Battery Park in Manhattan and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey
Studio Museum in HarlemHarlemManhattanArt African and African-American Art of African-Americans, specializing in 19th- and 20th-century work as well as exhibits of Caribbean and African art
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York Lower Manhattan ManhattanArt Contemporary art Contemporary art
Terrain Gallery SoHo Manhattan Art Contemporary art Exhibits of contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site Lower Manhattan ManhattanHistoric house Recreated 1865 period brownstone home where Theodore Roosevelt lived as a child
Tibet House Lower Manhattan ManhattanArt Asian and Asian-American Classical and contemporary Tibetan art
Toy Museum of NYBoerum Hill Brooklyn Toy Amusements Traveling collection with no permanent facility, includes children's theatre performance, classic dolls, toy soldiers, trains and trolleys, board games, electronic toys
Trinity Church Lower Manhattan ManhattanHistory History of the church, changing art, religious and cultural exhibits
Ukrainian Institute of America Museum Mile Manhattan Art European Features exhibits of notable Ukrainian artists living in the states and other events related to Ukrainian heritage
Ukrainian MuseumEast Village Manhattan Ethnic - Ukrainian-American European Ukrainian heritage in America including folk art and fine art
United Nations HeadquartersMidtown ManhattanManhattanHistoric building Includes exhibits on such topics as peacekeeping operations, decolonization and disarmament, and the United Nations Art Collection
Valentine-Varian HouseNorwood Bronx Historic house Houses the Museum of Bronx History, operated by the Bronx Historical Society
Van Cortlandt House MuseumRiverdale Bronx Historic house 18th-century period manor house
Vander Ende-Onderdonk HouseRidgewoodQueensHistoric house Oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City, operated by the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
Voelker Orth MuseumFlushingQueensHistoric house Nature German immigrant family’s 1890s home and garden, exhibits of cultural and horticultural heritage of Flushing, Queens and adjacent communities
Waterfront MuseumRed Hook Brooklyn Maritime Transportation website, historic floating barge museum in Red Hook
Wave HillRiverdale Bronx Botanical garden Nature Botanical garden with art gallery and interpretive visitor's center
Weeksville Heritage CenterBedford–StuyvesantBrooklyn History African and African-American History of the 19th-century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities
White Columns Greenwich Village Manhattan Art Contemporary art Alternative art gallery
Whitney Museum of American Art Lower Manhattan Manhattan Art Modern art 20th-century American art and contemporary American art by living artists
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Williamsburg Brooklyn Art Neighborhood art center Art exhibitions, performances and cultural events
Wyckoff HouseCanarsie Brooklyn Historic house Dutch saltbox frame house dating back to 1652
Yeshiva University Museum Lower Manhattan Manhattan Ethnic - Jewish European Jewish and Jewish-American Also an archaeology, history and art museum focused on Jewish subjects

Defunct museums

See also


  1. Field report
  2. closed notice
  3. New York Times Magazine, June 30, 2002, "Is the Go-Go Guggenheim Going, Going . . ."
  4. "Official site". Micro Museum. Retrieved 30 March 2015. Micro Museum¨ has had 12 years of immense pleasure being accessible from the street to random or intrepid art tourists. The Ground Floor Gallery is now closed. We are going back to orchestrating art/cultural events from the second floor in 2015 as we started in 1986. We apologize for any inconvenience to our visitors.
  5. "A. E. Gallatin and the Museum of Living Art". New York University. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  6. UBS To Shut Its New York Art Gallery, Huffington Post, 9/11/2009

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