A Guide to NYC Museums

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One of the top attractions in New York City is our wonderful abundance of museums and fine art institutions. We have such a wealth of culture and learning that people travel from all points of the world to visit them.

It can be overwhelming trying to cram a full city tour of all the museums Manhattan has to offer, so here is a quick breakdown of the top museums in NYC by area. 

UPPER EAST SIDE
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of New York
Jewish Museum
Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Goethe House German Cultural Center
Whitney Museum of American Art

UPPER WEST SIDE
American Museum of Natural History
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
American Folk Art Museum

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Sex

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Museum of Television & Radio
International Center of Photography
Museum at F.I.T.

DOWNTOWN
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
South Street Seaport Museum
American Indian Museum
Skyscraper Museum‎
Sports Museum of America‎
Ground Zero Museum

Ellis Island Immigration Museum
The Children’s Museum of the Arts

OUTER BOROUGHS
New York Transit Museum
The Brooklyn Museum of Arts
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Queens Art Museum
Museum of the Moving Image

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