We appreciate the existence of free museums around the world. Okay, it's a great idea. After all, culture should always be free and available to anyone who wants to appreciate, know and discover it.
New York is perhaps America's most popular destination and one of the tourist meccas in the world. It is a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Even if you don't know it yet, you surely feel that a part of you has already been in it. After all, it appears in every movie and TV series circulating on the screens. Not all museums in New York are free, but luckily some are and others are on certain days of the week. Let's see which ones we enjoy this benefit:
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The Eldridge Street Museum
This is a beautiful 1887 building that has been restored and looks luxuriously elegant. It concentrates on the history of the Jewish community in the city and its treasure is a precious stained glass window and its typical gas lamps of that time. Everything in the picture.
It has the peculiarity that open on monday, in general it is the day that the museums are closed, so it is convenient and much more because that day the entrance is free. It opens from 10 am to 5 pm You can find it on Eldridge Street, 12. Manhattan.
Madame Alexander Doll Factory
Do you like the idea of visiting a quaint old doll factory? If the answer is yes Admission is free on Mondays and is complemented by a guided tour that departs every 45 minutes (free guided tours are Monday through Friday and begin at 9:30 am). The last tour is at 4:15 pm The story is about the origins and development of the company and you will see different doll models from the 20s to the present day.
This museum is on West 131st Street, 615, in Manhattan.
Morgan Museum and Library
If yours are the old books, rare books and old manuscripts You may be interested in taking a walk around here. On Tuesdays you can enter for free to Pierpont Morgan's private studio, McKim Salons, if you go between 3 and 5 p.m. You'll see original studio furniture, gold-painted walls, and much of this guy's rich collection. The treasure? George Washington's mask.
This mix of library, bookstore and museum is on East 36th Street, 29, in Manhattan. If you go any other day of the week the entrance costs 18 dollars per adult. You can also go on Fridays and not pay between 7 and 9 pm
Van Cortlandt Residence
This historic house, which dates back to pre-Revolutionary War times, is on West 246th Street in the Bronx. It was the home of Frederick Van Cortlandt and today it is a museum and one of the oldest buildings in the country. Its exhibition covers the historical period between 1748 and 1823, years in which the house was inhabited by Frederick and you are two sons.
Lets take a look at life at that time and how the Bronx lived in particular. Work on the house began in 1748 and it's georgian style. At that time it was the center of a huge wheat plantation and family was very important in New York State. In their halls the leaders of the American Revolution met so it is part of the first chapters of the nascent nation. Later it was sold to the State and turned into a park that at the end of the XNUMXth century decided to integrate the house by turning it into a museum.
It is worth walking through their halls, looking through their windows, and walking through the herb garden.
American Museum of Natural History
This museum too it's in the bronx and you can visit it and kill two birds with one stone. It is free to enter as the previous museum asks for donations so technically something has to be paid. If you have the New York Pass or the City Pass, you have significant discounts.
Is the place to see dinosaur skeletons, explore the universe, discover the wonders of the oceans, discover the natural parks of the United States and see hundreds of butterflies fly.
Metropolitan Art Museum
It is the popular MET and although they have an entrance ticket operates an open donation policy so you can supposedly pay less or not pay at all. If you decide to buy the ticket, it is valid for one year and allows you to enter all the collections and exhibitions at the different venues, the Met Cloister, the Met Fith Aveneu and the Met Breuer that will open on March 18.
The suggested price of the ticket is $ 25 per adult and those over 17 pay $ 65.
This museum is in manhattan, on 235 Bowery Street, and opens its doors for free between 7 and 9 pm. You have to like the modern Art, Yes indeed. If you do not go at that time, the regular price of an adult ticket is 16 dollars.
David Rubenstein Atrium
This atrium works at Lincoln Center and it is a public space with gardens, regularly rotating art exhibits and an architecture that is worth visiting. If you go on Thursdays at 8:30 pm you will see a show or live performance and for free. It is best to visit the website and check what the calendar includes beforehand and arrive early if you are interested since the capacity of the public is limited.
El Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, theNew York Historical Society, the International Center of Photography and Museum of the Image in Movement they are all from free entry on Fridays and except for the last one in Queens, the rest are concentrated in Manhattan.
If you are in New York on a weekend, it is more difficult to find museums with free admission, but you can still take a walk around it. Guggenheim, on the 5th Aveneu, since on Saturdays entry is free in the afternoons, between 5:45 and 7:45 pm