Best Manhattan Museums: Immerse Yourself in the World of Culture

11:57 am  |  15.07.2021

Are you looking for the best museums in Manhattan? Then you have come to the right place – because we will show you the best museums, exhibitions, exhibitions, and galleries that can be found in Manhattan. The choice is great and all of Manhattan’s museums.

9/11 Tribute Museum & Memorial Tour


Museum in Lower Manhattan

The 9/11 Memorial Center and Walking Tour is a popular excursion to the 9/11 Memorial. September 2001 in New York and saw everything. This is why the 9/11 Memorial with One World Trade Center and tours are a personal story for many people.

Guggenheim Museum

Museum in Upper East Side

It’s an architectural masterpiece: the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue. The bizarre building by the American master architect Frank Lloyd Wright is often referred to by its critics as a “cup made of concrete”. It is one of the most famous buildings in the city and one of the most popular modern art museums in Manhattan for a reason.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum in Upper East Side

A visit to the Metropolitan Museum is more than a visit to an art museum: With over two million works of art from over 5000 years on an exhibition area of 16 hectares, the Metropolitan Museum is the most visited attraction in New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases the best in art history from around the world.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Museum in Midtown

The MoMA was founded in 1929 and was the first museum to dedicate its collection entirely to modern art. After the renovation by architect Yoshio Taniguchi, Manhattan’s art mecca is 60,000 m2 in size. On June 15, 2019, the MoMa has closed again for renovations. Another $ 450 million was invested and the MoMa was completely redesigned again.

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11R Gallery

Museum in Lower East Side


From a cultural point of view, the Lower East Side has a lot to offer. So it’s no wonder why gallery hopping is so popular here. The very urban, extravagant art scene is not just for art lovers. No matter which gallery you choose, you will be amazed. A small selection: CANADA, Eleven Rivington, Ground Floor.

9/11 Memorial Museum

Museum in Lower Manhattan

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is located at the 9/11 National Memorial and is arguably one of the most emotional museums in New York. For the most part, it is located underground and shows, in addition to many personal items of those buried, also rubble from the former twin towers. These included fire engines deformed by heat, part of the antenna of the north tower, a scorched elevator motor, the stone staircase (Survivor’s Staircase), and the remains of sidewalks, street signs, bicycles, and prams that were in front of the World Trade Center.

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American Folk Art Museum

Museum in Upper West Side

The museum offers its visitors over 5,000 exhibits of folk art and handicrafts.

American Museum of Natural History

Museum in Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History in New York is one of the largest and most important museums of natural history in the world. Embark on a journey from the Stone Age to the Space Age, from the dinosaur skeleton to distant galaxies, explore the past and learn about our life on planet earth.

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Asia Society Museum

Museum in Upper East Side

The museum has exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian-American art. You can visit the museum for free every Friday between 6 and 9 p.m. – except in July and August. Entry $ 12.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


Museum in Upper East Side

The museum offers the third largest exhibition for design and applied arts worldwide after the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and has found a suitable exhibition space in the Carnegie Villa.

El Museo del Barrio

Museum in Upper East Side

The Museo del Barrio, in the far north of the Museum Mile, is dedicated to the culture and art of Latin America. After a $ 35 million renovation, the museum reopened in 2009 and has been more popular than ever since then. The exhibition shows a wide range of unusual art with over 6,500 exhibits and also offers interesting temporary exhibitions.

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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Museum in Lower Manhattan

The world-famous Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and tells the story of immigrants to the United States and how they fared after their arrival. The museum is a very impressive place, as immigrants used to arrive here when they wanted to immigrate to the USA.

Tour in Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum in Upper East Side

Attention art fans: Have you always dreamed of strolling through the Metropolitan Museum of Art almost alone and having a guide show you the highlights of the museum in a small group? It is now possible. The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its doors to the EmptyMet Tour for an exclusive guided tour of New York City’s most visited attraction.

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