Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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What you'll do
One of the finest modern art galleries in the world, the renowned Guggenheim Museum is a can't-miss for art lovers with the New York Pass.
Enjoy the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with a New York Pass®
- Entry to the Guggenheim
- Join a free guided tour at 2PM daily
- Additional fees may be required for special exhibitions
An NYC architectural masterpiece, the Guggenheim Museum is home to one of the finest modern art collections in the world. Ascend the landmark's grand spiral and experience its special exhibitions and permanent collections.
Designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1959, the Guggenheim Museum is one of the most recognized museums in NYC, curating one of the most incredible collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Early Modern and contemporary art in the world.
Did you know? – Guggenheim Museum facts
- When the museum first opened the entry price was only 50 cents
- When designing, Frank Lloyd Wright created over 700 sketches
- Movies that were shot at the Guggenheim include Men in Black, Bye Bye Birdy and When in Rome
- Before founding the museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim displayed paintings in his eight-room suite at the Plaza Hotel.
More About The Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum in New York City is an iconic institution known for its magnificent collection of modern and contemporary art. Designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum's distinctive spiral structure is a masterpiece of architectural innovation and is a sight to behold.
There are a range of Guggenheim tickets available to suit all preferences and budgets, including standard admission, guided tours, and special exhibitions. With a guided tour, you'll gain a deeper insight into the history and significance of the museum's collection, making your visit all the more enriching.
What You Can Expect to See At The Guggenheim Museum
Once you enter the museum, you'll be transported to a world of beauty and creativity, with each level of the spiral ramp revealing a unique selection of art from different movements and time periods. From the abstract expressionism of Jackson Pollock to the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein, the Guggenheim Museum is a treasure trove of artistic brilliance.
Know before you go
Getting in: Join the PASS HOLDERS line outside and skip the buy tickets line, then present your pass at the Information Desk for entry.
Guggenheim Museum Visitor Information to note
- Children under 12 receive free general admission with a paying adult. Therefore, child passes do not need to be scanned for entry.
- Saturday, from 6PM – 8PM, is “Pay What You Wish” and is a busy time for the museum with a long wait time. Please plan accordingly.
- A few times throughout the year, the Guggenheim Museum welcomes new exhibits and must close certain areas to the general public for installation. The amount of artwork on display is diminished during these times.
- We encourage you to check the website for installation dates.
Q. Are there any guided tours available at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC?
A. Yes, the Guggenheim Museum in NYC offers a range of guided tours for visitors, including private tours, group tours, and audio tours. These tours provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the museum's architecture and art collection.
Q. Is photography allowed inside the Guggenheim Museum in NYC?
A. Photography is allowed inside the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, but flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted. Visitors are encouraged to take photographs for personal use only and to respect the privacy of other visitors.
Q. Is there a cafe or restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC?
A. Yes, the Guggenheim Museum in NYC has a cafe on the main level that serves a range of food and beverages. The museum also has a restaurant, The Wright, which offers a more formal dining experience and features a menu inspired by seasonal ingredients.
For more information visit the Guggenheim website.
Where you'll be
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street,, New York, US
Sunday - Friday: 11AM - 6PM
Saturday: 11AM - 8PM
Last tickets are issued 30 minutes before close.
Saturday, from 6PM - 8PM, is “Pay What You Wish” and is a busy time for the museum with a long wait time. Please plan accordingly.
Closings & holidays
Closed: April 2, November 28, December 25.
Closing early: May 21 at 4:30PM and Decebmer 24 at 4PM.
Open, but spiral ramp is closed to visitors: April 8 – May 16 and Sep 29 – Nov 7
(On these dates, views of the oculus may not be possible.)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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