The Morgan Library & Museum

Museum, Concert Hall, Art Gallery
225 Madison Ave (btwn E 36th & E 37th St)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 685-0008
Tuesday
10:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:30am - 5:00pm
Friday
10:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • J. P. Morgan demanded strict safeguards for the rare objects kept here, stating in 1924 that one soiled thumb could undo the work of nine hundred years, and a misplaced cough could be a disaster.
  • The library itself, formerly J.P. Morgan's library, was completed in 1906. It's three stories high and has hidden staircases tucked behind its bookshelves; alas, visitors cant actually climb them.
  • In Morgan's Study, the Majolica "Stemmed Cup with Two Handles" has a painting *inside* the cup. I use my cell phone as a mirror to see it.
  • Some of the bookcases in the renovated library wing are fake, hiding staircases behind! See if you can spot em
  • One of my favorite places in the city. They have a concert every Friday night when they are open later. A perfect date night.
  • Go after 7 on Friday for free admission & use the $ you saved to buy a very pretty cocktail in the cafe, then enjoy the art, artifacts, and opulent, spacious setting
  • If you're here for a specific exhibit or event don't leave without taking a walk through Morgan's private study and the library. Absolutely astonishing rooms.
  • Like returning to the womb, only this one's gilded.
  • Don't miss the charming exhibit of Beatrix Potter's letters that inspired her Tales of Peter Rabbit and other books. Not only are the drawings a delight, Miss Potter's cheeky wit is a revelation.
  • Take in in some amazing art and literary exhibits before you take lunch in the tranquil, glass enclosed garden setting with a fantastic menu.
  • This museum, research library, music venue, architectural landmark, & historic site is now offering Free Fridays from 7 9 p.m. Check out MetroFocus for other free admission days offered by museums
  • Get the audio tour and head straight to Morgans library. The entire museum can be seen in just a few hours. Afterwards (or prior to) grab a bite to eat in the Dining Room.
  • The museum has a breathtaking interior with a wide collection of illuminated manuscripts, art, and first edition books.
  • Built between 1902 and 1906, the library features towering triple tiers of bookcases made of bronze and inlaid Circassian walnut. J.P. Morgan Jr. gave his father's library to the public in 1924.
  • Free Friday night after 7
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  • #Free admission on Friday after 7pm. Great way to start the night with a little culture.
  • A must see in NYC
  • Take your time; this place is full of rare and stunning original manuscripts and letters.
  • Save the library for last and have fun trying to find the hidden staircases

Nearby places

11 E 36th St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave)
E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
200 Madison Ave (at E 36th St)