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Museum of Sex

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Address: 233 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
Phone Number: +1 212-689-6337
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history,...

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum produces exhibitions, publications and programs that bring the best of current scholarship on sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences and is committed to encouraging public enlightenment, discourse and engagement.

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Cruising and happened upon this place and as on the New York pass wandered in History section was well done taking you through the centuries On several levels - didn't get the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nigel B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not sure i would have visited this gallery had it not been part of the New York Pass. But it was so we went along. It was a bit of fun. The bar downstairs decked out as a 70s disco and playing music of the period was a cool way to finish. Check out the bathrooms down there... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place and will visit it again. I didn't know what to expect but it was very educational, interactive and fun. The gift shop is cute and there is so much you can pick up for cheap. My favorite was the cute little candies with the saying on the box.

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Union City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my boyfriend for our 6-year anniversary as part of our NYC Staycation weekend. It was a very erotic place to say the least, yet very informative. Its definitely not a place for children or anyone that's closed minded. I would recommended for couples or a girl's night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into the museum of sex, & after walking through the vast retail are, made it to the counter to purchase admission. Climbed the stairs and were able to view displays from early pornography ( pictures & silent movies), switch little distraction. Made our way slowly throughout the exhibits, which are on multiple floors, viewing porn paraphernalia, porn props, and... More 

Thank Jwolff70
Newtown, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trust the poor reviews of this site, they are accurate. This place is nothing more then a rinky dink sex shop with a joke of a "sex museum" attached to it. On top of it the young staff is rude as they all try to pull off the pretentious liberal poser attitude so often found in Manhattan these days. A... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They asked for my phone number, they jacked and text all my contacts saying I'm in a hot website. Also the museum is very poor

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mexico city
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice experience, the exhibitions are very interesting and the sex shop very neat with amazing things to buy , a bit to expensive

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cruising and happened upon this place and as on the New York pass wandered in History section was well done taking you through the centuries On several levels - didn't get the interactive section in the tents , and decided not to do the boob bouncy castle!

Thank Nigel B
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is actually a good time (for adults). Plenty of exhibits and displays that show different erotica, education, and history of sexuality. It's not a huge place but it still packs a lot of information in its space.

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Beaconsfield, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very well done. Lots of information about history, changes and definitely interesting. There are 4 sections in the museum and 3 of them are quite good. Not sure about the "interactive" part with the tents. Most people, including us, don't seem to get it. They should put some better explanations. People who had criticize it didn't take the time to... More 

Thank Pierre C

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