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 NameBoroughTypeEdificationEntertainmentGo?
Fordham Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman ArtBronxArt323
Hall of Fame for Great AmericansBronxHall of fame535
Bartow-Pell Mansion MuseumBronxHistoric house232
Valentine-Varian House / Museum of Bronx HistoryBronxHistoric house222
Bronx Museum of the ArtsBronxArt434
Bronx River Art CenterBronxArt232
City Island Nautical MuseumBronxHistory322
Derfner Judaica MuseumBronxEthnic - Jewish333
Hostos Center for the Arts and CultureBronxArt323
Lehman College Art GalleryBronxArt433
Maritime Industry MuseumBronxMaritime453
New York Botanical GardenBronxBotanical garden344
Edgar Allan Poe CottageBronxHistoric house233
Van Cortlandt House MuseumBronxHistoric house343
Wave HillBronxBotanical garden, art, historic house555
Woodlawn CemeteryBronxHistory445
Bronx Children's MuseumBronxChildren's
BLDG 92 at Brooklyn Navy YardBrooklynMultiple434
Brooklyn Historical SocietyBrooklynHistory333
Lefferts Historic HouseBrooklynHistoric house232
Wyckoff House MuseumBrooklynHistoric house335
A.I.R. GalleryBrooklynArt222
BRIC HouseBrooklynArt233
Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklynBotanic garden223
Brooklyn MuseumBrooklynArt354
City ReliquaryBrooklynHistory343
Coney Island MuseumBrooklynAmusement334
Enrico Caruso Museum of AmericaBrooklynHistory333
Green-Wood CemeteryBrooklynHistory444
Harbor Defense MuseumBrooklynMilitary434
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan ArtsBrooklynCulture232
Museum of Food and DrinkBrooklynCulture333
New York Transit MuseumBrooklynTransportation344
Old Stone HouseBrooklynHistoric house232
Williamsburg Art & Historical CenterBrooklynArt232
Waterfront MuseumBrooklynMaritime232
Weeksville Heritage CenterBrooklynHistory323
Amud Aish Memorial Museum (KHEC)BrooklynHistory
Brooklyn Children's MuseumBrooklynChildren's232
Jewish Children's MuseumBrooklynChildren's
China InstituteManhattanArt333
Children's Museum of the ArtsManhattanChildren's343
Federal Reserve Bank of New York MuseumManhattanFinance / History354
Museum of the American GangsterManhattanHistory242
General Grant National MemorialManhattanHistory435
New York School of Interior Design GalleryManhattanArt122
Onassis Cultural CenterManhattanArt334
Park Avenue ArmoryManhattanArt334
New York City Police MuseumManhattanHistory322
Roosevelt HouseManhattanHistoric House333
Studio Museum in HarlemManhattanArt433
The Frick CollectionManhattanArt555
9/11 Tribute MuseumManhattanHistory323
African Burial Ground National MonumentManhattanHistory314
Abrons Arts CenterManhattanArt322
American Academy of Arts and LettersManhattanArt333
American Folk Art MuseumManhattanArt222
Americas SocietyManhattanArt323
Aperture FoundationManhattanMedia232
Asia Society MuseumManhattanArt222
Austrian Cultural Forum GalleryManhattanCulture333
Bard Graduate Center GalleryManhattanArt333
Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-ElManhattanJewish333
Rose Museum at Carnegie HallManhattanMusic232
Castle Clinton National MonumentManhattanHistory222
Center for ArchitectureManhattanArt222
Center for Book ArtsManhattanArt233
Center for Jewish History/ Yeshiva University MuseumManhattanEthnic - Jewish434
Clemente CenterManhattanCulture222
Children's Museum of ManhattanManhattanChildren's222
Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript LibraryManhattanLibrary333
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumManhattanDesign444
Czech Center New YorkManhattanCulture233
DareDevil Tattoo MuseumManhattanCulture333
Dia: ChelseaManhattanArt334
Drawing CenterManhattanArt333
Dyckman FarmhouseManhattanHistoric house323
El Museo del BarrioManhattanArt222
Museum at Eldridge StreetManhattanCulture - Jewish434
Ellis Island National Immigration MuseumManhattanHistory545
FDNY Fire ZoneManhattanFirefighting221
Federal Hall National MemorialManhattanHistory434
New York City Fire MuseumManhattanHistory434
Fraunces Tavern MuseumManhattanHistory334
Frick MadisonManhattanArt555
Governors Island National MonumentManhattanHistory323
Gracie MansionManhattanHistoric house334
Grey Art GalleryManhattanArt233
Renee & Chaim Gross FoundationManhattanArt444
Ground Zero Museum WorkshopManhattanHistory111
Guggenheim MuseumManhattanArt332
Hamilton Grange National MemorialManhattanHistoric house435
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion MuseumManhattanEthnic - Jewish332
Hispanic Society of AmericaManhattanArt212
Hunter College Art GalleriesManhattanArt
International Center of PhotographyManhattanArt - Photography333
International Print CenterManhattanArt233
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space MuseumManhattanScience445
Japan Society GalleryManhattanCulture333
National Jazz Museum in HarlemManhattanMusic221
Jewish MuseumManhattanEthnic - Jewish333
Judd FoundationManhattanArt443
Kehila Kedosha Janina MuseumManhattanCulture322
Korea Society GalleryManhattanArt111
Korean Cultural Center GalleryManhattanArt323
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian ArtManhattanArt343
Museum of Arts and DesignManhattanArt444
Madame TussaudsManhattanWax museum252
Museum of the City of New YorkManhattanHistory545
Merchant’s House MuseumManhattanHistoric house344
Museum of Chinese in AmericaManhattanCulture - Chinese American434
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)ManhattanArt555
Museum of MathematicsManhattanScience443
The Morgan Library & MuseumManhattanArt545
Morris-Jumel MansionManhattanHistoric house333
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)ManhattanHistory231
Mossman Lock CollectionManhattanTechnology433
Mount Vernon HotelManhattanHistoric house333
Museum at FITManhattanTextile433
Museum of American IllustrationManhattanArt444
Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the HolocaustManhattanCulture - Jewish524
Museum of SexManhattanSex142
American Kennel Club Museum of the DogManhattanCulture332
National September 11 Memorial & MuseumManhattanHistory413
National Track and Field Hall of FameManhattanSports433
American Museum of Natural HistoryManhattanNatural history545
Neue GalerieManhattanArt444
New MuseumManhattanArt343
New York Earth RoomManhattanArt225
New-York Historical SocietyManhattanHistory454
American Numismatic Society GalleryManhattanNumismatic322
New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building)ManhattanMultiple554
New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsManhattanArt344
Parsons – The New School GalleryManhattanArt433
Poster HouseManhattanArt444
Pratt Manhattan GalleryManhattanArt233
Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof FoundationManhattanArt322
Rubin Museum of ArtManhattanArt535
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureManhattanAfrican American344
South Street Seaport MuseumManhattanMaritime232
Shirley Fiterman Art CenterManhattanArt233
Skyscraper MuseumManhattanArchitecture423
National Museum of the American Indian Heye CenterManhattanNative American433
Cathedral Church of St. John the DivineManhattanCulture545
Statue of LibertyManhattanHistory344
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and StorytellingManhattanChildren's343
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New YorkManhattanArt121
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumManhattanHistoric house454
The CloistersManhattanArt555
The Grolier ClubManhattanLiterary443
Nicholas Roerich MuseumManhattanArt333
Ukrainian MuseumManhattanEthnic - Ukrainian-American212
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic SiteManhattanHistoric house234
Tibet House GalleryManhattanArt122
Transit Museum at Grand Central TerminalManhattanTransportation323
Trinity ChurchManhattanHistory334
Ukrainian Institute of AmericaManhattanArt344
United Nations HeadquartersManhattanHistoric building544
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia UniversityManhattanArt323
Westbeth GalleryManhattanArt334
White ColumnsManhattanArt232
Whitney Museum of American ArtManhattanArt455
Museum of BroadwayManhattanCulture453
Jackie Robinson MuseumManhattanHistory322
Metropolitan Museum of ArtManhattanArt
Dorsky GalleryQueensArt333
Bayside Historical SocietyQueensHistory232
Bowne HouseQueensHistoric house332
Fort Totten Visitor’s Center & Water BatteryQueensMilitary122
Godwin-Ternbach MuseumQueensArt333
New York Hall of ScienceQueensScience343
Isamu Noguchi MuseumQueensArt445
Jamaica Center for Arts & LearningQueensArt222
King Manor MuseumQueensHistoric house333
Kingsland Homestead / Queens Historical SocietyQueensHistoric house222
Lewis Latimer HouseQueensHistoric house434
The Living MuseumQueensArt345
Louis Armstrong House MuseumQueensHistoric house344
MoMA PS1QueensArt344
Museum of the Moving ImageQueensMedia454
Queens Botanical GardenQueensBotanical Garden232
Queens College Art CenterQueensArt231
Queens County Farm MuseumQueensFarm233
Queens MuseumQueensArt344
Socrates Sculpture ParkQueensArt333
Vander Ende-Onderdonk HouseQueensHistoric house232
Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian GardenQueensHistoric house332
Newhouse Center of Contemporary ArtStaten IslandArt212
Alice Austen HouseStaten IslandHistoric house344
Conference HouseStaten IslandHistoric house132
Fort WadsworthStaten IslandMilitary334
Garibaldi-Meucci MuseumStaten IslandEthnic322
Historic Richmond TownStaten IslandHistoric343
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan ArtStaten IslandCulture232
National Lighthouse MuseumStaten IslandHistory323
Noble Maritime CollectionStaten IslandMaritime445
Staten Island Children’s MuseumStaten IslandChildren's343
Staten Island MuseumStaten IslandMultiple333
Paley Center MuseumManhattanCulture232
Center for Italian Modern Art -CLOSING, JUNE 22, 2024ManhattanArt433

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.