The Museum at FIT, New York City

4.2
The Museum at FIT is located in New York City. To visit The Museum at FIT on your trip to New York City, use our New York City trip planner.
Create an itinerary including The Museum at FIT
map
Places to stay near The Museum at FIT
The Museum at FIT Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
173 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Very interesting free museum just south of Herald Square. Three galleries, all of which contained interesting exhibits and text regarding history of fashion. Worthwhile visit for a few hours, especial...  more »
  • Admission free sometimes not so great........ this place was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! 2 excellent thought provoking exhibitions , one on how the notion of the 'perfect body; has changed over time and make...  more »
  • This museum is not huge - but it is totally accessible in time, space, and brain filling. The exhibitions I have seen have been beautifully curated, had wonderfully interesting video introductions, br...  more »
Google
  • I love visiting this museum every so often. The exhibits rotate, and it’s free to enter! There’s also a public bathroom in the lobby which is good to know when you’re stranded in the city :) definitely check it out if you have some free time. It’s a small museum so you don’t need to spend hours here.
  • Incredible exhibits. If you're interested in fashion, styling or history in any way check it out. I make it a point to see every exhibit they offer. Usually it's a smaller one upstairs with tons of facts and history, and a larger one in the basement. Very well curated and informative. Love this place!
  • The United States' premier museum of clothing and fashion. Well thought out exhibitions across two accessible galleries. Easy to get to hours and it's free. And it draws upon the museum's excellent collection.
  • Fashion Education For those in clothing and accessories fashion, this is an absolute must to visit. Force of Nature shows how nature influences fashion in fabric printing of patterns and styling of clothes, hats and shoes. Melissa Marra's curated analysis of associating Darwin's theory of natural selection and sexual attraction in animals by colouring and fashion designers conscious copying of animals skin colours, patterns, textures and feathers and environment also to attract attention is insightful for viewers and shoppers as well. Clothing for females is made for attracting attention whereas for males less so, to match the animal kingdom. Females attract and males are attracted. Women probably shop more than men,whether consciously or unconsciously with this in mind. Note: this is free education in fashion from a university that teaches it.
  • Free exhibits about fashion. Worth checking out. FIT itself is in a hulking Brutalist concrete monster of a building, looks like it is always leaking something.

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to The Museum at FIT by other users

8 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Brooklyn & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in New York City & Boston BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC April, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans