The Morgan Library & Museum

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The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Libraries
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10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.
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Neighbourhood: Murray Hill
How to get there
  • 33rd St • 4 min walk
  • Grand Central – 42nd St • 7 min walk
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4.5
2,072 reviews
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1,487
Very good
498
Average
67
Poor
16
Terrible
4

John S
New York City, NY2 contributions
Business
Attended a tour of the library in August 2022 with my colleagues 10 years after my first visit alone. I highly recommend that you take the group tour as it really provides necessary context that you can miss on a solo visit.
Our most excellent tour guide Missy provided us a great overview of Mr. Morgan’s intentions, the outstanding work of his original librarian Belle da Costa Greene, as well as the details behind the design and objects of the library itself. The ceiling work, reliefs and frescos are very impressive, and although there are only a few paintings, they are places appropriately and in context. In terms of items on display, I was most impressed with an actual Gutenberg bible, ie one of the first books printed with moveable type. Thanks to Missy and all others who do a great job with this most underrated of public museums in NY - well worth your time.
Written 12 August 2022
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Jonathan Chan
La Jolla, California, USA249 contributions
An awesome little museum in midtown - you can see the personal library and home of John Pierpont Morgan Jr and the legacy and impact he had on Wall Street and the American financial system.
Written 5 August 2022
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travelinspiration
Dallas, TX251 contributions
Our family of 5 recently visited on a Wed afternoon (not crowded at all), bought tickets in advance on line. We love touring historic/opulent libraries and this one rivals the best (equals our fav in Prague)!! It is not big but in a fantastic neighborhood and the interiors are ALL mind blowing - great pics and history, do not miss this!!
Written 4 August 2022
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Timothy P
London, UK272 contributions
Spent a pleasant hour plus on the small but perfectly formed library. The James Joyce Ulysses 100 year exhibition was great too (including the Over-18 letters he sent to his wife...).
Good to see a Gutenberg Bible plus several beautiful manuscripts.
There was a QRcode reader option - bring your own headphones!
Just shows what you can achieve with bottomless amounts of money.
Written 1 August 2022
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Hazel M
Fuquay-Varina, NC130 contributions
The Morgan Library is beautiful and a must see if you are in Manhattan.
My sister and I were there in June 2022 and the entrance fee was $14 each.
We got so many beautiful photos.
There is a small cafe which was very nice but a little pricey but we expected that.
We were staying in Times Square and walked to the Morgan Library and that was doable even for two 60 and 70 year olds.
Written 30 July 2022
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adqp
Tampa, FL246 contributions
Family
I had just read “the Personal Librarian” so I was particularly interested in seeing the library I had read so much about. The visit was better than anticipated. His office and collection of paintings and rare books is impressive. The architecture of the building is perfect given the contents of the library. There is a cafe & other artworks to look at in the newer wing.
Written 19 July 2022
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BlueBottleGirl
Paris, TN63 contributions
Solo
I went to see the Holbein Exhibit and ended up spending the entire day. The art and architecture drew me back for a second and sometimes third look. In every room, always look up. The artisans were kept busy detailing the interiors, the trim and moulding. The grand finale was obviously Mr Morgan’s actual library that is jaw dropping. I don’t recommend eating at the Bistro. The food was very expensive for what you got and bland in flavor. There are plenty of nice restaurants in the area. The gift shop is full of fun items and books and is located in Mr Morgan’s actual house.
Written 4 July 2022
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SaraRichards
London, UK235 contributions
It's worth $22 for a visit, but a Free Friday ticket meant I could save my budget for the gift shop (which was astonishingly comprehensive - one of the best I've ever seen). I particularly enjoyed the James Joyce exhibit which celebrated the centenary of Ulysses, but the library and regular exhibits were also wonderfu. I hadn't expected to see any Brontë juvenalia, but there it was! Sadly, you cannot get to the library balconies, but you can admire them.
Written 25 June 2022
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Fletch1946
Fair Haven, NJ957 contributions
Friends
Three of us toured the Morgan Library a few days ago. We focused on the historic Study, Library and Rotunda. There were several other exhibits, including one about James Joyce and Ulysses. We simply ran out of time. The historic rooms are truly spectacular, and the stories about what happened there fascinating. The audio guide was helpful in understanding the history, so be sure to bring your phone.
Written 17 June 2022
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Sue P
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I am a regular visitor to the museum and am awed by the stunning library and acquisitions. The garden tour is lovely. I wish more could be on display.
I visited the museum today for the first time in a long while and was so disappointed. While I value the economical and environmental benefits of going paperless, there was no printed material at all! One had to scan a Q code which yielded only a link to the website. One has to squint at the floor plan miniaturized on their phone. If they are to go paperless, they need signs showing what exhibits are where.
The cafe has completely changed too. The staff was lovely, but the lunch menu was very limited. The mushroom quiche sounded great but was mostly crust served cold and what would have been a lovely arugula salad was heavily doused with salt.
A long overdue but tiny exhibit acknowledging Bella la Costa Greene was tucked in the basement, but hopefully the planned exhibit in 2024 will do her justice.
Written 11 June 2022
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  • Tue - Thu 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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