New York Popular Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last updated September 20th, 2013 at 07:06 pm

If you are living in New York, one of the greatest cities in the world, or you are just visiting the city then you must know that there are a lot of places where you can go to have a good time. However, if you are kind of person who is more into ancient or artistic stuff then museum is the best place for you. You are in luck here because New York City has got some great museums that you can visit. Not only you can have some great time in those museums on your own but you can take your friends with you as well. Below, I’m going to tell you about some of the best museums that you must visit while in New York City.


1. Ellis Island Immigration Museum

In 1892, people from different parts of the world started immigrating to United States. The immigration process kept on going from 1892 to 1954. It is said that more than 12 million steerage and third class steamship passengers entered the United States from Ellis Island. It must be mentioned here that the island is situated on New York Harbor. In 1990, the authorities decided to change that spot into a museum so people could come and visit the place. If you haven’t been to Ellis Island Immigration Museum, you have got to visit this place because it will tell you a lot of stories about that time in past.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum - New York
Ellis Island Immigration Museum – New York

2. American Museum of Natural History

This is one of the oldest museums that you can find in New York City and of course in the United States too. The museum was established in 1869 and the main purpose of the museum is to exhibit the national history of United States. There are different exhibitions that keep occurring in the museum but you can visit it anytime you want. You will definitely learn a lot about the history of United States just by visiting this one museum.

American Museum of Natural History - New York
American Museum of Natural History – New York

3. Guggenheim Museum

If you are into spiritualism and you also like unique architecture then Guggenheim Museum is the best place for you. The museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright who was a famous architect at that time. The museum host different exhibitions of paintings, art work and films too. You sure want to visit this museum if you are looking for something unique and interesting.

Guggenheim Museum - New York
Guggenheim Museum – New York

4. Metropolitan Museum of Art

This museum is not for all the people because only those can enjoy visiting this place that has keen interest in modern and ancient art. Once you will enter the museum, you will find yourself in a different and new world. There are more than 2 million works of art collected from all over the world. Some of the art pieces are centuries old and that is what makes this museum a must visit place.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art

How many museums have you visited in New York City? Which museum is best in your opinion?

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