The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City

4.7
Created in 1906 to house J. P. Morgan's private library, The Morgan Library & Museum houses illuminated manuscripts and original works from well-known authors and artists, including scraps of paper Bob Dylan wrote on. Inside the New York City landmark, admire drawings and sketches from masters, such as Rembrandt, as well as the space's elaborate polychrome decor. A research library is on site too. Our New York City trip itinerary planning app makes visiting The Morgan Library & Museum and other New York City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • While the Tolkien exhibit continues, if you are a Tolkien fan, you just have to go. It is fascinating and amazing to see in person. Even if you aren't a fan of Tolkien, the library has an unparalleled...  more »
  • My husband and son are avid Tolkien fans, so we put this museum on our list during a recent trip in order to see the collection on load from the Bodlean library at Oxford. It was beautifully done and ...  more »
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  • Gorgeous building with a marvellous, well-curated small collection. If you're interested in medieval manuscripts, it's a must-see. Went for the Tolkien Exhibit and Symposium, and it was delightful. The accessibility is the reason for 1 star off. The stage in the newly added auditorium doesn't have wheelchair access, making the disabled speaker sit on the floor. There's no excuse for that in a 21st century addition. The gift shop is also odd to access, requiring use of a staff elevator and security. They're small things but contribute overall to the impression of belonging or not belonging. Nonetheless, will definitely return when we come back to Manhattan.
  • The Morgan maybe my favorite museum in the city. The exhibits are top notch and looking at all the old books is always fun. I have been to the Morgan for an event in the auditorium and the acoustics and venue was great as well. I'll probably go back for the Lord of the Rings exhibit currently going on and have some of the fun curated tea with mead and honey cakes at the cafe. Also, its free on Fridays after 7pm
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