The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.
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Address
Neighborhood: Murray Hill
How to get there
  • 33rd St • 4 min walk
  • Grand Central – 42nd St • 7 min walk
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  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, New York1,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the fees
    Wow, my kids said they had no idea a library could be so amazing. The art is nice but the aristocratic library rooms are truly incredible. Hardly any crowds. Well air conditioned. Very clean. Nice guards.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Patricia o
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Morgan Library. NYC, NY
    I thought there would be more air work on display. There is an impressive dining room. JP Morgan’s office and Rotunda were most impressive. But, Belle da Costa Greene, JP Morgan’s personal librarian’s office was a little disappointing. I had read the historical novel, Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict which prompted my visiting the library.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 12, 2023
  • RoadtripMommy
    163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum with fabulous collections
    The Morgan Library is a wonderful museum with special exhibitions that are self-contained and easy to understand. I would've loved to eaten at their cafe!! I learned a lot about JP Morgan and his collection. The art is very approachable and it is not as overwhelming as the Met. Definitely a must see when visiting NYC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 1, 2023
  • SteelCityCouple
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil and beautiful - a treasure trove
    A tranquil oasis of history, literature & art. Take your time here and skip the insane lines at the Met. Where else can you leisurely gaze on a genuine Gutenberg bible? The rooms are as magnificent as they look in the photos. Bonus - food at the museum cafe is really good! Great for a hide-away winter lunch.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 23, 2023
  • Shampeu
    Northbrook, Illinois453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved, loved
    Wow what an amazing place! It's way larger than it looks from the outside. We arrived on a Saturday morning and walked right in and got tickets. There was an exhibit of ancient bibles that was fascinating. The architecture of the interior is stunning. The cafe looked inviting- we just didn't have time to stay. I highly recommend visiting this place.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 22, 2024
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,585 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent art collection in a beautiful library
    The library and the study are the main stopping points of the Morgan. For those interest in the history of the book, the museum is a must. We were more interested in the art and the small selection her is exceptional: Fra Angelico, Bosch, Memling and special exhibitions. Don't miss the Sol LeWitt!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York2,339 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool library
    The Morgan Library and Museum displays the collections of J. P. Morgan. The rotunda and his private libraries are the most impressive, with old historic books, and detailed ceilings. Unfortunately, other than that, I didn’t find the other exhibits to be interesting. I still would recommend a visit though.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 15, 2024
  • Farwriter
    London, United Kingdom134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful library
    The main attraction here is the amazing golden library of Pierrepont Morgan, and the adjoining study and rotunda. The library is absolutely breathtaking, and unexpected when you enter from the modern glass entrance. The Morgan also has temporary exhibitions on a variety of subjects and entry to the exhibitions is included in the $25 entrance fee. When I visited the main temporary exhibition was a V&A Beatrix Potter exhibition which I had already seen in London so I actually didn't spend very long here, but I would still recommend seeing the library!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 17, 2024
  • Stephanie D
    Atlanta, Georgia1,428 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the time and money!!!
    WOW -- such an amazing place. I thought the tickets were very affordable and the staff was very friendly. The library itself was fascinating and I so enjoyed seeing the original Botticelli. The special exhibit of Beatrix Potter was fascinating and we spent a lot of time in those 2 rooms. The library itself is very well decorated and my friends especially loved having coffee in the cafe and riding the glass elevator. All in all a delightful couple of hours spent wondereing through the library and museum.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 17, 2024
  • Sandra Kaye-Kja... S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beatix Potter's Exhibit is Amazing & the library is beautiful.
    The Beatrix Potter exhibit is amazing! And then we meandered around the library for a bit, I cannot believe I've been visiting NYC for over 10 years and never been. It's on my list for my next visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 29, 2024
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is the original library built by J. Pierpont Morgan, with an Annex that was built around it around 100 years ago, that serves as an art museum. The library itself is beautiful and interesting and took us about 45 minutes to go through. There is an audio tour you can download and if you took time to listen to every room and description, it would take 1 to 1-1/2 hours. The rest of the museum was just okay in my opinion. We didn’t spend much time in that part of the museum. There’s a nice gift shop and a café. I thought admission was a little steep, especially since this is a pretty small museum, but I would pay again to visit the library portion. The security guard was on a bit of a power trip: there were about 20 people waiting for the museum to open at 10:30, who had been waiting 15 minutes or longer. He got around to unlocking the doors at about 10:35 and wouldn't let anyone in until he methodically, and slowly, unlocked each and every door.
Written June 20, 2024
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TravelerWithOpinions
Boston, MA519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Quite beautiful and fascinating. Take a tour to understand the history and context of what you can see. Also, be sure to have tea in the cafe. It's delicious!
Written June 3, 2024
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Like most museums this Spring, the Morgan Library and Museum had a private members morning where they opened the museum an hour earlier for us and we were able to see two the major exhibitions with just a limited number of people in the museum and that was really nice. We were able to take our time around the museum.

I got to see the Beatrix Potter exhibition one more time before it closed and that was really nice. It is one of the best exhibitions since the "Alice in Wonderland" exhibition in 2015. I loved seeing all the original works and all the first editions of her books. Here drawings were amazing.

Then I was able to see the Walton Ford exhibition with some peace and quiet from the crowds who were there for the walking tour I took when it first opened. His work is very realistic and the fact that he is a local artist made the exhibition even more special. It is nice to see the work of someone inspired by the AMNH.

It was just fun to be in the museum when it was quiet because by 11:30am the museum was packed with people and it is a small museum.
Written June 3, 2024
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toomuchstuff4010
Atlanta, GA44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The contents and the structure of the Morgan Library are incredible. I was very disappointed, though, to plan my visit for a docent tour only to wait 15 minutes past the tour time and then be informed it was cancelled. With 30 to 40 people waiting, someone should have addressed the issue much sooner.
Written May 15, 2024
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EA
New York4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I bought a ticket to one of their concerts. They waited for a posse of fat cat donors to arrive before starting while the poor jerks who had paid to $39.50 to get in just sat there. It started over half an hour late. The whole concert was only just over an hour, and we sat there twiddling our thumbs for half that time. No announcement, no apology. So disrespectful.
Written May 7, 2024
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Sandra Kaye-Kja... S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Beatrix Potter exhibit is amazing! And then we meandered around the library for a bit, I cannot believe I've been visiting NYC for over 10 years and never been. It's on my list for my next visit.
Written April 29, 2024
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cecesimms
Boston, MA173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I find I am always drawn to the Morgan because of an exhibit I want to see for additional insight into a literary figure, but am always rewarded with more, and end up exploring the entire museum. So, come for the exhibit, but stay and see the permanent collection.
Written April 19, 2024
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Stephanie D
Atlanta, GA1,428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
WOW -- such an amazing place. I thought the tickets were very affordable and the staff was very friendly. The library itself was fascinating and I so enjoyed seeing the original Botticelli. The special exhibit of Beatrix Potter was fascinating and we spent a lot of time in those 2 rooms. The library itself is very well decorated and my friends especially loved having coffee in the cafe and riding the glass elevator. All in all a delightful couple of hours spent wondereing through the library and museum.
Written April 17, 2024
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Deborah M
Brooklyn NY46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lifelong New Yorker but only just got here. I have been missing a lot! Building is beautiful with an impressive collection of books and art. Great cafe. Will be back for new exhibits
Written April 6, 2024
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eugenie123
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A fascinating place itself, dreamlike. The exhibits are of great value and interest. However, upon entering the place we were not given any directions about where to wait, although we asked. Then, when waiting in the room with paintings, a lady attendant yelled , really yelled, at the visotors because they formed a line and watched the paintings for too long. If they had been told where to go, they would have done it faster. Irritating and unprofessional.
Written April 5, 2024
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