The Most Interesting Museums of Manhattan: One Day is not Enough

9:09 am  |  18.07.2021

As it has become clear from the previous articles, Manhattan is full of discoveries. Continue your journey with us.

South Street Seaport Museum


Museum in Lower Manhattan

For fans of sailing ships and shipping, this museum is a compulsory program: The South Street Seaport Museum is located in a historic district of 12 blocks, the original port of New York City. With an area of 2,800 m2, there is a working press from the 19th century, an archeology museum, a library, a craftsman center, the Marine Life Conservation Lab, and the largest fleet of historic ships privately owned in the United States.

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SPYSCAPE Spy Museum

Museum in Midtown

For several years, the SpyScape Spy Museum has been one of Midtown Manhattan’s most popular attractions. Not for nothing is the first interactive espionage museum in the Big Apple. Get ready for about 5,600 square meters of pure tension, which has designed the former training director of the British intelligence service.

Statue of Liberty Museum

Museum in Lower Manhattan

On Liberty Island opened the new statue of Liberty Museum. It brings some innovations to Liberty Island to make the experience around the Statue of Liberty for visitors even more exciting and more interesting.

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Tenement Museum

Museum in Lower East Side

Nowhere are the living conditions of the New York migrants of the 19th century are more tangible than the Tenement Museum.

The Frick Collection

Museum in Upper East Side


Beautifully situated on the southern end of the Museum Mile, is the art museum: “The Frick Collection”. The villa at Central Park was once the home of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), a wealthy industrial and art collector, who made his representative residence as a museum of the public after his death.

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Prototype for Frick Collection is the collection of the Marquise of Hertford, who transformed his residential building in London together with his art collection into a museum and made it accessible to the public as Wallace Collection.

Henry Clay Frick has regarded this collection in London and now concretized his plans to transform his future instruct after his death also to transform into a museum. In 1905, the art collector moved to New York to spend his old age. The architects Carrère and Hastings were commissioned with the construction of a villa at the New York Central Park.

The Met Breuer

Museum in Upper East Side

The extensive collection of contemporary and modern art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a new home – an impressive building from the famous architect Marcel Breuer. Thanks to this extension, you can now see and experience more art of the MET.

The Museum at FIT

Museum in Chelsea

Since 1975, the Museum At Fit is one of the innovative and award-winning fashion museums in the world. The Fashion Institute of Technology presents next to always changing exhibitions one of the world’s largest fashion exhibitions with around 50,000 18th-century exhibition pieces from the 18th century to the present day. 

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For example, the special exhibitions deal with the way clothes are falsified, as can be recognized and avoid, or even for all shoe fans, a special exhibition around the topic of shoes. For all fashion interested an absolute must (address: Building E 7th Avenue / 27th Street).

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The Paley Center for Media

Museum in Midtown

The collection at the Paley includes over 100,000 television and radio programs and advertising from the 1920s to the present. You can view or listen to individual devices for up to two hours of programs.

The Studio Museum in Harlem


Museum in Harlem & Washington Heights

The Studio Museum in Harlem is dedicated to contemporary art. The exhibitions focus on local, national, and international artists of African origin as well as the art inspired by African American culture.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

Museum in Gramercy

Gramercy Park is known for its special, ancient Brownstone Houses. One thing, however, emphasizes the birthplace of the former President of the United States: Theodore Roosevelt. He was born in 1858 in this house and lived there until his fourteenth year of life. Today it is a museum offering the guided tours.

Whitney Museum

Museum in Meatpacking District

Newly opened in 2015, the Whitney Museum shines in New York, in very new splendor. The Whitney Museum has one of the most spectacular stocks of contemporary art, so much is fixed. It was opened in 2015 and its focus is on American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Rauschenberg are just a few of the names whose paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, and installations are part of the exhibition at the Whitney Museum. Over 21,000 works of art are permanently exhibited here.

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