The Morgan Library & Museum
Known as the only museum to hold 23 copies of the Declaration of Independence, and some of the oldest copies of the Bible, the Morgan Library & Museum has some of the rarest books and manuscripts in the world. A designated National Historic landmark, this museum is a cultural treasure trove you just cannot miss!
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
In 1924, JP Morgan Jr. gave his father's vast and extraordinary library to the public. This donation included the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts that form the core of The Morgan Library & Museum's collection today. The Morgan Library & Museum takes you on a journey of literary excellence; the rarity and quality of the collections here elevate the experience and give you a personal feel. Their amazing exhibitions showcase some of the best artwork from across the globe. A variety of musical performances, lectures, readings, films, family programs, and tours complement the ongoing exhibitions.
Some of the biggest highlights include Mozart’s music manuscripts, a fragment of Edgar Allen Poe’s Tamerlane, a letter from George Washington to James Madison, the Lindau Gospels, and William Shakespeare’s comedies, histories & tragedies: published according to the true original copies.
Renovated by famed Italian architect and engineer, Renzo Piano, between 2000-2006, the building is beautiful and a work of art in its own right. Feel free to explore the museum at your own pace, and see JP Morgan’s library and study, which remains exactly the way it used to look.
Be sure to check out the paintings of Picasso, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, and Pollock, and Charles Dickens’ hand-written notes, among other cultural treasures! While the museum is smaller than the others, its collection is astounding, and something you just cannot miss!
- Mozart's handwritten score of the Haffner Symphony
- Gutenberg Bible
- A limited edition of the collected works of Phillis Wheatley
- A manuscript article by Albert Einstein describing how he developed his General Theory of Relativity
- Van Gogh’s drawings
- Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection (until January 7, 2018)
- Magnificent Gems: Medieval Treasure Bindings (until January 7, 2018)
- Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas (until January 14, 2018)
- Treasures from the Vault (until March 11, 2018)
- Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection (until March 18, 2018)
- Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library (ongoing)
Know Before You Go:
Please note that The Morgan is closed Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM Friday: 10:30 AM - 9 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM
The Morgan closes at 4 PM on Christmas Eve and at 5 PM on New Year's Eve.
Subway: 6 to 33rd Street; 4, 5, 6 or 7 to Grand Central; B, D, F, Q to 42nd Street Bus: M2, M3, M4, Q32 to 36th Street
Strict cancellation policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
You will receive an email with your Morgan Library & Museum voucher. No need to print. Please display the same at the Will Call counter to collect them. (Please carry a valid Photo ID for identification.)
Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York
- Admission is free for children under 12, when accompanied by an adult
- Admission is free on Fridays from 7 PM - 9 PM
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