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The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

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#14 of 65 in Museums in New York City
Specialty Museum 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. 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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  • Introduced to the Morgan by a friend.....who happens to work for the company.... Came for lunch.....excellent cafe-bar.....and the 3-martini lunch has to be obscene value at $13-50......had the burger...  more »
  • I made a day trip to NYC last week to see the wonderful new exhibition curated by Curator of Near Eastern Art, Sidney Babcock, "Noah's Beasts, Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia," a jewel box a...  more »
  • A favorite place to meet a friend. The dining room is quite good with an exceptional wait staff. After lunch (or before) take in the museum. The exhibits are very worthwhile without being overwhelming...  more »
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  • Beautiful, airy museum in a great location. Staff were friendly. It's quite a small museum, and the library and study are only open at certain times on certain days (4-6 pm on Sundays, for example) and those are the highlights. You can visit just those for free, or pay (13$ seniors and students, 20$ adults) for the full experience. There's currently a great exhibition on Thoreau, but aside from the study, library, and that one exhibit, the rest was a bit boring to me--I think it's geared more toward elderly people, because that was the majority of the population at the museum. The library itself is utterly magnificent. Loved it. In hindsight would visit just the library and study on a free day.
  • This small museum is a collector dream of New York banker Mr. Morgan. He retired from banking and collected all items of interest. The quietness of this museum and the quality made my top choice for New York. If you are an art buff you will see Byzantine work, 1400bc sculptures, Renaissance oil paintings, Flemish oil paintings, first addition rare books, original music scores, hidden staircases and much more. This place is a delight for they eyes. It was amaizing to view each item this man collected because he had very discerning taste. A must see off the beaten path and a delight.
  • 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.

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