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The Morgan Library and Museum

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The Morgan Entrance

The Morgan Entrance

© 2006 Todd Eberle

The Morgan Library and Museum Facts:

  • The Morgan Library was originally converted into a public institution by J. P. Morgan, Jr. in 1924 in memory of his father, John Pierpont Morgan.
  • Highlights of the Morgan collections include a Gutenberg bible, Near Eastern carvings, original Mozart and Beethoven manuscripts, and illuminated texts.
  • In 2006, a massive renovation of the Morgan Library and Museum was completed, joining the three historic buildings through an enclosed glass courtyard.

Tips for Visiting The Morgan Library and Museum:

  • There is a free tour at 2 p.m. on weekdays which offers a great overview of the collection and explains the museum.
  • If you can't join a tour, the security guards are very knowledgable and can point out some details you might miss.
  • Visit the Morgan residence - the space is now used for the gift shop and dining room.
  • In Mr. Morgan's Library, if you peek between the bookcases that are on the left when you enter the room, you can see a hidden staircase.
  • There is a free bag and coat check available for visitors.

The Morgan Library and Museum Basics:

  • The Morgan Library and Museum Address: 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
  • The Morgan Library and Museum Phone: 212-685-0008
  • Nearest Subway to The Morgan Library and Museum: No. 6 to 33d Street

Dining at the Morgan Library and Museum:

Both the Cafe and the Dining Room offer a variety of options for lunch Tuesday through Sunday, with dinner being served on Friday night in both venues and brunch in the dining room on weekends.
  • The Morgan Cafe
    Casual dining in the museum's central court, with salads, sandwiches and desserts.
  • The Morgan Dining Room
    Enjoy a more upscale experience at the Morgan when you dine in the original Morgan Family dining room.

The Morgan Library and Museum Admission:

  • Adult $12
  • Senior (65+) $8
  • Student (with ID) $8
  • Child (under 16) $8
Admission is free for members and children 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult). Admission is also free on Fridays from 7 - 9 p.m.

The Morgan Library and Museum Hours:

  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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