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New York museums: 50 interesting NYC museum facts you never knew

Your visits to New York museums will be a lot more interesting once you’ve learned this fascinating trivia.


If you’re one of those people who thinks New York museums are boring, we’ve got news for you: NYC’s cultural institutions are chock-full of weird trivia, scandalous stories and hidden spots. Time Out has rounded up 50 of the most interesting secrets about New York museums, including the origins of museum buildings, the weirdest items on view at six New York museums, and the most shocking things security guards have witnessed by museumgoers. Plus, get details on the summer’s hottest exhibits at some of our favorite New York attractions.

50 things you didn't know about NYC museums