New York's premier museum depicting the history of the city. Changing and permanent exhibitions, educational programs, and research services. The Museum of the City of New York holds more than 1.5 million paintings, prints, photographs, costumes, toys, rare books, manuscripts, sculptures, decorative arts objects, and other artifacts that comprise a treasury of New York City history. The Museum has one of America's most important photographic collections, a world renowned collection on American theater, and the finest and most complete collection of Currier and Ives hand-colored lithographs. The New York Silver Collection spans four centuries and is considered the best of its type. The Marine and Costume Collections are outstanding, and the furniture, prints, portrait and urban scene paintings collections are comprehensive. Museum store. Closed Mondays; open Tuesdays for pre-registered groups only.