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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. To visit The Morgan Library & Museum on your trip to New York City, use our New York City travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Morgan Library is an interesting place to visit with its many rare books and manuscripts. I was impressed by seeing the original manuscript to Jane Austen's Lady Susan as well as music by Mozart a...  more »
  • We went for the Emily Dickinson exhibit and were wowed by the curation of the material. It was a great stand-alone exhibit but so was the Morgan library itself...the music scores and various items on ...  more »
  • Bring your camera. There are lot's of photos to take. This is a very special museum and library. There is a spectacular collection of Bibles in different languages. There is a great collection of many...  more »
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  • I would recommend, but honestly we left feeling a bit like there's no there there. Perhaps it's all about the special exhibitions and ours was meh. It was worth the trip to see the private libraries.
  • The cafe was delightful and their fare enchanting. When you enter their galleries, you will become immersed in the rich culture that defines the Morgan. A very interesting place to learn more about Pierpont Morgan's legacy and contributions to the arts.
  • A small but high quality museum from a tourist point of view. The original library is tucked away in the corner but it well worth seeing. The Emily Dickinson exhibit was there when we went, which is what my wife wanted to see, and it was worthwhile in its own right.
  • The space is quite impressive. The original Classical Revival-style buildings house JP Morgan’s equally impressive art collection from all over the world, from Armenia to Ethiopia. These buildings are connected by, and blend seamlessly with, the modernist entrance building (opened in 2006), a spacious hall with the ticket counters and a café. Admission is free every Friday evening. Allot at least an hour to see all the collections.
  • so beautiful! I am sure Mr. Morgan spent long times reading there. It is a jewel in the middle of New YOrk