Museum of Sex (MoSex): A guide to the museum and the attraction

A complete guide to the Museum of Sex (MoSex): Find ticketing information and current exhibits. Plus: The best things to do nearby.

Situated in the former Tenderloin district, which bumped-and-grinded with dance halls and brothels in the 1800s, Museum of Sex (MoSex) explores the subject within a cultural context—but that doesn’t mean some content won’t shock the more buttoned-up visitor. Upstairs, highlights of the permanent collection range from the tastefully erotic to the outlandish: Cop a feel of one of the silicone Real Doll torsos or check out 1890s anti-onanism device, which could be confused with the S&M gear. The spacious Museum of Sex Store is stocked with books and arty sex toys, and aphrodisiac elixirs are served in a new café.

  • Museum of Sex (MoSex)

    Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/ Flickr/ Steel Wool

    Museum of Sex (MoSex)
  • Museum of Sex (MoSex)

  • Photograph: Mark Peterson

    Museum of Sex (MoSex)

  • Photograph: Mark Peterson

    Museum of Sex (MoSex)

  • Museum of Sex (MoSex)

  • Museum of Sex (MoSex)

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Museum of Sex

    Museum of Sex (MoSex)

Museum of Sex (MoSex)

Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/ Flickr/ Steel Wool

Museum of Sex (MoSex) venue and ticketing information

Museum of Sex (MoSex)

  • Price band: 2/4

Situated in the former Tenderloin district, which bumped-and-grinded with dance halls and brothels in the 1800s, MoSex explores the subject within a cultural context—but that doesn’t mean some content won’t shock the more buttoned-up visitor. On the ground floor, “Action!,” which screens

  1. 233 Fifth Ave, (at 27th St)
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Museums and attractions near the Museum of Sex (MoSex)

  1. 225 Madison Ave, (at 36th St)
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Madison Square Park

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. E 23rd St to E 26th St, (between Fifth and Madison Aves)
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  1. Seventh Ave, (at 27th St)
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Rubin Museum of Art

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 150 W 17th St, (at Seventh Ave)
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  1. 11 E 26th St, (between Fifth and Madison Aves), 10010
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  1. 15 W 16th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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  1. 28 E 20th St, (between Broadway and Park Ave South)
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Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. 42nd St to 44th St
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