Guggenheim Museum Tickets

Opening hours

The museum opens daily at 10am and closes at 5.30pm on most days. On Tuesday’s and Saturdays the museum remains open until 8pm.

The last tickets are sold 30 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time every day.

How to get there

Subway- You can use lines 4, 5, 6 or the Q subway lines to Fifth Avenue station.

Bus- services M1, M2, M3 or M4 all stop at Madison or Fifth Avenues.

Car- on the opposite side of the street to the museum there is some street parking available or on nearby side streets. There are several parking garages within walking distance. Impark Parking (40 East 89th Street) and Champion Parking (60 East 90th Street) both offer discounted parking rates for visitors to the museum on production of your ticket.

FAQ

How much does it cost to visit the museum?
The cost of admission into the museum including a guided tour at 2pm costs $25 for adults. Seniors (65 and over) and students with valid ID, the cost is $18. Children under the age of 12 and members have free entry.
What is ‘Pay as you Wish’?
Every Saturday from 5pm until 8pm visitors can pay what they wish for admission as long as they use cash. The suggested price during this offer is $10 with the last entry being at 7.30pm.
What are the ‘Let’s Talk Art’ buttons?
Every Gallery Guide wears a badge bearing this logo. If you have a question you can ask one of the guides that are present in the museum. They are all knowledgeable about the museum and happy to answer your questions.
Is the museum accessible for wheelchair users?
Yes, there are lifts from the ground floor to take you to all levels of the museum. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on the rotunda floor as well as on level 7. Wheelchairs are available to use, free of charge. No reservations are necessary, just ask for assistance. The person assisting a wheelchair user will be granted free entry. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted inside the museum.
What items are permitted in the cloakroom?
Any items larger than 56x36x23 cm are deemed too large for storing in the cloakroom so should not be brought with you. Backpacks (smaller than the sizes above), long handled umbrellas or other small bulky items must be stored in the cloakroom. The cloakroom is free to use on production of a valid ticket.
Can I take photographs?
Still photography for personal use is permitted. However, you are not allowed to take tripods or selfie sticks inside the museum.
Am I allowed to make sketches inside the museum?
Pencils, sketchbooks or notebooks are permitted for use inside the museum. Pens, paints or easels are not permitted.
Is Wi-Fi available?
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum. Just select the option ‘Guggenheim Guest.’

Must Know

About the Collection
The collection of artwork on show at the Guggenheim Museum is essentially a combination of several private collections. These collections have been further expended over the past 20 years or so by the acquisitions and partnerships leading to the founding of three other Guggenheim Museums across the world.
Guggenheim in New York
The Museum of Non-Objective Painting opened in 1939 at 24 East 54th Street showcasing the private collection of Solomon R Guggenheim. Since that time the museum was renamed in honour of its founder and moved in 1959 to the iconic building on Fifth Avenue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The building today holds around 600 pieces of art from the Guggenheim collection.
Thannhauser Collection
The museum was enriched when in 1963 a portion of Justin K Thannhauser’s collection was presented to the museum as a permanent loan. The collection includes impressionist, post-impressionist and modern French masterpieces. The collection of paintings and sculptures was further expanded by his widow and in 1991 the Guggenheim Museum was able to tell the story of modern art from its beginnings in the 19th century.
Panza Collection
The collection of Giuseppe Panza di Biumo was added in 1990 through to 1992 through gifts and purchases adding another 350 pieces of minimalist, post-minimalist and conceptual art. It is regarded as one of the finest collections of American art from the 1960s and 1970s.
Karl Nierendorf Estate
The entire collection of the New York art dealer was purchased in 1948 following his death the previous year. This collection gave the Guggenheim an important addition in German and Austrian expressionism.
Katherine S. Dreier Bequest
The small but important bequest in 1953 of 33 pieces of art was received from one of the most influential figures of 20th century art Katherine S Dreyer. Together with Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray they were the founders of Societe Anonyme.
Other Collections
The museum’s collections also include that of Hilla Rebay, the museum’s first director and curator. Robert Mapplethorpe’s Foundation Gift of photographs and unique objects in 1992, and the Bohen Foundation Gift in 2001, a collection of 275 works by 45 artists.

Places Nearby

Broadway
Attending a show on Broadway is a must do event when visiting New York City. It is considered to be the pinnacle of theatre in the USA. Although many people think of Broadway as the area it is essentially the name of the Broadway Theatre. For the most popular shows tickets have to be reserved a long time in advance.
Shubert Alley
This famous alley is pedestrian only accessible in the Theatre District and is home to two famous theatres, the Shubert on West 44th Street and the Booth on West 45th. Aspiring actors would historically frequent these playhouses hoping for an opportunity to perform.
High Line
High Line is an exciting new attraction to New York City. It sits on a former rail line that has seen a transformation into a walking trail above the city streets. The trail has several native plants and lined with glass railings to give outstanding views across the city. It runs on Manhattan’s West Side from Gansevoort Street at its southern end to West 13th Street at its northern end.
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal, often more commonly known as Grand Central Station is a fantastic building in the style of Beaux Art. Even if you are not taking a train here it is worth a visit just to view this famous building. It first opened in 1913 as a terminal for over ground trains and the subway. One of the highlights is the grand staircase, when you get to the top you can gaze over the concourse below. Look up to the restored ceiling for a beautiful celestial scene.