New York Small Museums with a Punch
Some of the renowned museums in New York such as the Guggenheim which is located in an incredible building that was designed by celebrated Frank Lloyd Wright, the American Museum of Natural History that is known for its huge dinosaur and the Met are museums that one needs to visit. The challenge that these iconic museums face is hefty prices charged by the administration. Worth noting is the fact that New York is not only home to these iconic museums alone but also harbors other smaller museums that are fascinating. These small museums that should not be avoided are less crowded are quite cheaper or even free compared to the big museums.
The New York Transit museum is located at Boerum place and Schemerhon Street. This museum is a rare feature of architecture, city planning and engineering of this city. In fact, it has been the heartbeat of New York since 1904. This museum is located in a 1936 subway station that is historic to the local residents and the entire American lot. It is in Brooklyn heights and extends into the history or transport in this city. This is because of the buses, trolleys and the subway itself. At this museum, one will come across artifacts and photos when the subway still new and gleaming. The stories of men who were bright, courageous as well as hardworking c who were instrumental in its construction can also be found here. This museum is open from Tuesday to Fridays as from 10.am to 4 pm while on Saturday and Sunday, it is open as from noon to 5 pm. The charges are $6 for adults; seniors pay $5 while kids from three to 17 years are offered free entry. On Wednesday, seniors have free visiting day.
Tenement Museum is located on 97 Orchard Street in New York. This museum is said to be one of the coolest museums in the world. It was built in 1863 and since then, it acted as home to over 7,000 working class immigrants. However, from 1935, it was changed to the current museum. During its earlier years, this building was common destination for Greeks, Germans and Italians who strived to survive and make a living from its cramped apartments that were crowded. Taking a tour at this museum, one will come to terms with the lives of families who lived in this building. There is a room that has been intentionally left for visitors to have access of the remaining partial excavation. This gives visitors an opportunity to see the real palimpsest of wallpaper of the past and current New York. It is open daily as from 10 am 6 pm and admissions are administered whereby adults pay $20, students and seniors pay $15 which encompasses private tour.
There are other small museums in new York that are exceptionally cheap and important such as the National Museum of the American Indian, the Merchant’s House Museum and the PS1 which was built and opened in 1976.