A book lovers
The Morgan Library17
Why locals love it
The museum consists of Pierpont Morgan’s collection of illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints. A collection of ancient seals, tablets, and papyrus fragments from Egypt and the Near East are on exhibition showing the earliest evidence of writing. There is a café but it's pricy.
Why you should visit it
The Morgan Library & Museum is the only institution in the world to possess three copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the first substantial book printed from movable type in the West. It is a book lovers wonderland where the focus on the written word, the history of the book, and master drawings has been maintained.
Admission is free on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is not required to visit the Morgan Shop, Morgan Dining Room, and Morgan Café.