The Strangest NY Museums

the strangest museums in NY

New York is a cradle of numerous art institutions. However, lots of tourists coming to visit the city every year have not the vaguest idea that there are other, no less exciting museums than the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and MoMA. If you are looking for something really out of the common, study the list of the quirkiest museums of NYC:

1. The City Reliquary

city reliquary museum

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You should visit this place if you want to see different, only-in-New-York things. It is located in Williamsburg and looks like a vintage gift shop. The museum also includes a rotating exhibition hall.

2. The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum

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The massive structures have already become the visiting card of New York – it would be amiss not to found a museum dedicated to them. They are recognizable all over the world. Here you can explore the history of these monumental buildings, see the details of their design, and study the techniques used in the scheming of the skyscrapers.

3. Conjuring Arts Research Center

Conjuring Arts Research Center

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If the world of magic and tricks attracts you, then Conjuring Arts Research Center should be an essential point in your “must see” list. You can study more than 11,000 books dedicated to this art and reveal the secrets of the most prominent masters!

4. Coney Island Museum

Coney Island Museum

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As it becomes evident from its name, this museum is related to Coney Island, the American Playground. Enjoy walking past funhouse mirrors to see beautiful vintage cars and the collection of the postcards with the unique design! This museum also holds different specific exhibitions, so don’t miss them!

5. The National Museum of Mathematics

The National Museum of Mathematics

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Cool interactive installations attract all eyes at first sight – and it is no wonder. They represent different principles of geometry, physics, algorithms, etc. – things that seemed to be annoying when you were a student – but in a very unusual and exciting way.

Admittedly, our list is just a drop in the ocean of the numerous New York attractions. You can find much more exciting and unusual art institutions dedicated to different people, events, places, and things. Don’t stick to the ordinary objects of interest – explore new places and opportunities!