The Guggenheim in New York City is one of most iconic museums in the world, with its spiralling ramps designed by Frank Lloyd Wright making this a unique experience.
As well as the architecture, visitors come to see the museums impressive contemporary art collection, and temporary exhibitions on art and design.
Where is the Guggenheim Museum?
The museum is at 1071 5th Ave, between E 88th and E 89th Streets. The nearest Subway Station is 86th Street.
The Guggenheim is within walking distance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York.
How much does it cost to visit the Guggenheim Museum, and when is it free?
The adult admission to the Guggenheim is $25, with discounted entry for students and seniors (over 65) of US$ 18. Children under the age of 12 can visit the museum free of charge.
Every Saturday, from 5–8 pm, you can pay what you wish for admission (cash only). Suggested admission is $10.
What is there to see at the Guggenheim Museum?
While the building draws many people to the Guggenheim, the collection is just as worthwhile exploring.
Because the Guggenheim Museum has museums around the world, artworks do rotate between locations. It’s therefore worth checking on the museums website if you’re intending to visit to see a particular painting or sculpture.
The collection contains works all the big name artists that you’d expect from such a prestigious museum, including Picasso, Gauguin, Manet, Pollock.
Tips for visiting the Guggenheim Museum in New York
Avoid the crowds
Unlike most museums in New York, the Guggenheim is open on Mondays. For this reason it’s also the busiest day, so if you want to avoid the crowds it’s not the best time to visit.