The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

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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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  • This is a fascinating library to see. J.P. Morgan was a man of many interests. Interesting to think of his connection with Frick, Carnegie. You've never seen a library like this one!  more »
  • We stopped in to the Morgan library and were quite surprised by how interesting it was. It’s not big, but it is worth a visit.the library and collections on the first floor were great, but the are...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places in Manhattan. If you’re an art lover, you might find this place interesting during your stay in NYC. The best attractions are located within the two rooms...  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.
  • Amazing little museum with a lot to offer. I really enjoyed walking through Morgan's private library. If you're into books, I highly recommend this place since it is ignored in favor of more touristy attractions. Get a tour guide if you can to get into more details and have appreciation of this site.
  • I was looking for something low-key to do for my birthday and saw online that the Morgan Library and Museum is free on Friday evenings from 7-9pm. My girlfriend is big on museums and we decided to take a look before having a late dinner. The museum is spotless and very well laid out. We saw a few exhibitions including one on Walt Whitman. The museum had plenty of visitors, both locals and tourists but not once did it feel overcrowded. Security is tight but not overbearing. The mix between alertness and helping visitors was just right. There was more that we did not see but for that we would need more than two hours. But it was free so we can't complaint at all. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful, very well-maintained library of Pierpont Morgan, as well as an art museum with some chosen works from his artwork collection. There are a lot of rare pieces of history, like the Gutenberg Bible, showcased in the beautiful red room covered with wall-to-wall books. Fridays after 7pm, entry is free. There's a line that forms outside but it's usually short enough that everyone is able to enter. Currently the exhibition on Cruelty and Humour by Hogarth was definitely worth a visit

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