The Museum Project: All the Museums in New York Database

Here is my comprehensive list of all museums in New York City, in searchable, sortable database form.  Links will take you to my review (assuming I’ve completed it).

Museum NameBoroughTypeOpen as of Feb. 2023EdificationEntertainmentGo?
Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman ArtBronxArtN323
Hall of Fame for Great AmericansBronxHall of fameN535
Bartow-Pell Mansion MuseumBronxHistoric houseY232
Valentine-Varian House / Museum of Bronx HistoryBronxHistoric houseY222
Bronx Museum of the ArtsBronxArtY434
Bronx River Art CenterBronxArtY232
City Island Nautical MuseumBronxHistoryY322
Derfner Judaica MuseumBronxEthnic - JewishY333
Hostos Center for the Arts and CultureBronxArtY323
Lehman College Art GalleryBronxArtY433
Maritime Industry MuseumBronxMaritimeY453
New York Botanical GardenBronxBotanical gardenY344
Edgar Allan Poe CottageBronxHistoric houseY233
Van Cortlandt House MuseumBronxHistoric houseY343
Wave HillBronxBotanical garden, art, historic houseY555
Woodlawn CemeteryBronxHistoryY445
Bronx Children's MuseumBronxChildren'sY
BLDG 92 at Brooklyn Navy YardBrooklynMultipleN434
Brooklyn Historical SocietyBrooklynHistoryN333
Lefferts Historic HouseBrooklynHistoric houseN232
Wyckoff House MuseumBrooklynHistoric houseN335
A.I.R. GalleryBrooklynArtY222
BRIC HouseBrooklynArtY233
Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklynBotanic gardenY223
Brooklyn MuseumBrooklynArtY354
City ReliquaryBrooklynHistoryY343
Coney Island MuseumBrooklynAmusementY334
Enrico Caruso Museum of AmericaBrooklynHistoryY333
Green-Wood CemeteryBrooklynHistoryY444
Harbor Defense MuseumBrooklynMilitaryY434
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan ArtsBrooklynCultureY232
Museum of Food and DrinkBrooklynCultureY333
New York Transit MuseumBrooklynTransportationY344
Old Stone HouseBrooklynHistoric houseY232
Williamsburg Art & Historical CenterBrooklynArtY232
Waterfront MuseumBrooklynMaritimeY232
Weeksville Heritage CenterBrooklynHistoryY323
Amud Aish Memorial Museum (KHEC)BrooklynHistoryY
Brooklyn Children's MuseumBrooklynChildren'sY232
Jewish Children's MuseumBrooklynChildren'sY
China InstituteManhattanArtN333
Children's Museum of the ArtsManhattanChildren'sN343
Federal Reserve Bank of New York MuseumManhattanFinance / HistoryN354
Museum of the American GangsterManhattanHistoryN242
General Grant National MemorialManhattanHistoryN435
New York School of Interior Design GalleryManhattanArtN122
Onassis Cultural CenterManhattanArtN334
Park Avenue ArmoryManhattanArtN334
New York City Police MuseumManhattanHistoryN322
Roosevelt HouseManhattanHistoric HouseN333
Studio Museum in HarlemManhattanArtN433
The Frick CollectionManhattanArtN555
9/11 Tribute MuseumManhattanHistoryY323
African Burial Ground National MonumentManhattanHistoryY314
Abrons Arts CenterManhattanArtY322
American Academy of Arts and LettersManhattanArtY333
American Folk Art MuseumManhattanArtY222
Americas SocietyManhattanArtY323
Aperture FoundationManhattanMediaY232
Asia Society MuseumManhattanArtY222
Austrian Cultural Forum GalleryManhattanCultureY333
Bard Graduate Center GalleryManhattanArtY333
Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-ElManhattanJewishY333
Rose Museum at Carnegie HallManhattanMusicY232
Castle Clinton National MonumentManhattanHistoryY222
Center for ArchitectureManhattanArtY222
Center for Book ArtsManhattanArtY233
Center for Jewish History/ Yeshiva University MuseumManhattanEthnic - JewishY434
Clemente CenterManhattanCultureY222
Children's Museum of ManhattanManhattanChildren'sY222
Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript LibraryManhattanLibraryY333
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumManhattanDesignY444
Czech Center New YorkManhattanCultureY233
DareDevil Tattoo MuseumManhattanCultureY333
Dia: ChelseaManhattanArtY334
Drawing CenterManhattanArtY333
Dyckman FarmhouseManhattanHistoric houseY323
El Museo del BarrioManhattanArtY222
Museum at Eldridge StreetManhattanCulture - JewishY434
Ellis Island National Immigration MuseumManhattanHistoryY545
FDNY Fire ZoneManhattanFirefightingY221
Federal Hall National MemorialManhattanHistoryY434
New York City Fire MuseumManhattanHistoryY434
Fraunces Tavern MuseumManhattanHistoryY334
Frick MadisonManhattanArtY555
Governors Island National MonumentManhattanHistoryY323
Gracie MansionManhattanHistoric houseY334
Grey Art GalleryManhattanArtY233
Renee & Chaim Gross FoundationManhattanArtY444
Ground Zero Museum WorkshopManhattanHistoryY111
Guggenheim MuseumManhattanArtY332
Hamilton Grange National MemorialManhattanHistoric houseY435
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion MuseumManhattanEthnic - JewishY332
Hispanic Society of AmericaManhattanArtY212
Hunter College Art GalleriesManhattanArt
International Center of PhotographyManhattanArt - PhotographyY333
International Print CenterManhattanArtY233
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space MuseumManhattanScienceY445
Japan Society GalleryManhattanCultureY333
National Jazz Museum in HarlemManhattanMusicY221
Jewish MuseumManhattanEthnic - JewishY333
Judd FoundationManhattanArtY443
Kehila Kedosha Janina MuseumManhattanCultureY322
Korea Society GalleryManhattanArtY111
Korean Cultural Center GalleryManhattanArtY323
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian ArtManhattanArtY343
Museum of Arts and DesignManhattanArtY444
Madame TussaudsManhattanWax museumY252
Museum of the City of New YorkManhattanHistoryY545
Merchant’s House MuseumManhattanHistoric houseY344
Museum of Chinese in AmericaManhattanCulture - Chinese AmericanY434
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)ManhattanArtY555
Museum of MathematicsManhattanScienceY443
The Morgan Library & MuseumManhattanArtY545
Morris-Jumel MansionManhattanHistoric houseY333
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)ManhattanHistoryY231
Mossman Lock CollectionManhattanTechnologyY433
Mount Vernon HotelManhattanHistoric houseY333
Museum at FITManhattanTextileY433
Museum of American IllustrationManhattanArtY444
Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the HolocaustManhattanCulture - JewishY524
Museum of SexManhattanSexY142
American Kennel Club Museum of the DogManhattanCultureY332
National September 11 Memorial & MuseumManhattanHistoryY413
National Track and Field Hall of FameManhattanSportsY433
American Museum of Natural HistoryManhattanNatural historyY545
Neue GalerieManhattanArtY444
New MuseumManhattanArtY343
New York Earth RoomManhattanArtY225
New-York Historical SocietyManhattanHistoryY454
American Numismatic Society GalleryManhattanNumismaticY322
New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building)ManhattanMultipleY554
New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsManhattanArtY344
Parsons – The New School GalleryManhattanArtY433
Poster HouseManhattanArtY444
Pratt Manhattan GalleryManhattanArtY233
Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof FoundationManhattanArtY322
Rubin Museum of ArtManhattanArtY535
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureManhattanAfrican AmericanY344
South Street Seaport MuseumManhattanMaritimeY232
Shirley Fiterman Art CenterManhattanArtY233
Skyscraper MuseumManhattanArchitectureY423
National Museum of the American Indian Heye CenterManhattanNative AmericanY433
Cathedral Church of St. John the DivineManhattanCultureY545
Statue of LibertyManhattanHistoryY344
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and StorytellingManhattanChildren'sY343
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New YorkManhattanArtY121
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumManhattanHistoric houseY454
The CloistersManhattanArtY555
The Grolier ClubManhattanLiteraryY443
Nicholas Roerich MuseumManhattanArtY333
Ukrainian MuseumManhattanEthnic - Ukrainian-AmericanY212
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic SiteManhattanHistoric houseY234
Tibet House GalleryManhattanArtY122
Transit Museum at Grand Central TerminalManhattanTransportationY323
Trinity ChurchManhattanHistoryY334
Ukrainian Institute of AmericaManhattanArtY344
United Nations HeadquartersManhattanHistoric buildingY544
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia UniversityManhattanArtY323
Westbeth GalleryManhattanArtY334
White ColumnsManhattanArtY232
Whitney Museum of American ArtManhattanArtY455
Museum of BroadwayManhattanCultureY453
Jackie Robinson MuseumManhattanHistoryY322
Metropolitan Museum of ArtManhattanArtY
Dorsky GalleryQueensArtN333
Bayside Historical SocietyQueensHistoryY232
Bowne HouseQueensHistoric houseY332
Fort Totten Visitor’s Center & Water BatteryQueensMilitaryY122
Godwin-Ternbach MuseumQueensArtY333
New York Hall of ScienceQueensScienceY343
Isamu Noguchi MuseumQueensArtY445
Jamaica Center for Arts & LearningQueensArtY222
King Manor MuseumQueensHistoric houseY333
Kingsland Homestead / Queens Historical SocietyQueensHistoric houseY222
Lewis Latimer HouseQueensHistoric houseY434
The Living MuseumQueensArtY345
Louis Armstrong House MuseumQueensHistoric houseY344
MoMA PS1QueensArtY344
Museum of the Moving ImageQueensMediaY454
Queens Botanical GardenQueensBotanical GardenY232
Queens College Art CenterQueensArtY231
Queens County Farm MuseumQueensFarmY233
Queens MuseumQueensArtY344
Socrates Sculpture ParkQueensArtY333
Vander Ende-Onderdonk HouseQueensHistoric houseY232
Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian GardenQueensHistoric houseY332
Newhouse Center of Contemporary ArtStaten IslandArtN212
Alice Austen HouseStaten IslandHistoric houseY344
Conference HouseStaten IslandHistoric houseY132
Fort WadsworthStaten IslandMilitaryY334
Garibaldi-Meucci MuseumStaten IslandEthnicY322
Historic Richmond TownStaten IslandHistoricY343
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan ArtStaten IslandCultureY232
National Lighthouse MuseumStaten IslandHistoryY323
Noble Maritime CollectionStaten IslandMaritimeY445
Staten Island Children’s MuseumStaten IslandChildren'sY343
Staten Island MuseumStaten IslandMultipleY333
Center for Italian Modern ArtManhattanArtY433

Some notes:

  • At the outset of the museum project, I defined “museum” broadly. This database includes historic homes, botanic gardens, two historic (and beautiful) cemeteries, and a few selected nonprofit or not-for-profit art galleries.
  • If a place lacks a link, that means I haven’t reviewed it yet — or else I’m behind on updating this table.  Most likely the former though.
  • If I had an unpaid intern, I would add links to each museum’s website on this table.  As it is, that won’t happen anytime soon.
  • While you can’t sort sequentially by multiple columns, you can sort the results of a search.  For example, to see my favorite museums in Queens, you could search on “queens” and then sort descending by the “should you go” rating.