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Museum of Sex

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Address: 233 Fifth Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
Phone Number:
+1 212-689-6337
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Tame exhibits, poorly displayed and generally not what we expected. The building was very run down but possibly part of the seediness of the subject and displays. The old silent... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tommydeee
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Brookline, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try not to think of this as a "museum", but more of an exhibit. Yes you will learn some historical facts, but the SHOW is why people come to the museum. Go with your mate, have fun, and don't forget to visit the gift shop!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum of Sex is interesting because they not only show the history of sex between humans but also how animals in the wild interact with each other.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tame exhibits, poorly displayed and generally not what we expected. The building was very run down but possibly part of the seediness of the subject and displays. The old silent movie from the 20's was the highlight. 20 minutes was more than enough, dollar a minute.....

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is entertaining to say the least with four small exhibits. It was very busy and had a great atmosphere. Definitely not for prudes or the faint hearted it was fun and informative and would definitely recommend. It is a $2 per item cloakroom and quite small so its a short visit so its very good for the experience... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my husband and I first stumbled upon this museum we were excited to check it out when we visited New York City. Unfortunately we were disappointed how little they had for displays considering the amount we were charged for entrance fee. If you want some laughs, or see mainly vintage sex toys, devices, etc and don't mind paying a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real disappointment, even more so when considering its price ($19 + $2 per item compulsory coat check). There are a few interesting items, but the selection is poor and ad-hoc. There is no story to tell, or no interesting insights to reveal. If you expect that this will broaden your perspective, makes you laugh or think, well, it won't.... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best friend and I visited on a whim. It was a blast! The first floor basically a sex shop so you can go in and browse without paying for the museum. The upper floors have an immense collection of sex related historical information and is absolutely fascinating. There was also a "booby bounce house" which was exactly what it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think I expected more of the museum. It wasn't as big as I thought, but some of the facts were interesting and disturbing at the same time (animal room). Cool for the experience but nothing to rave about!

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Thank Shenay B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cost the two of us $43, we walked around for approximately 20 mins and that included reading the information boards... very cheap examples of the history of sex, I wouldn't recommend.

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Thank Hannah B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was interesting, but really not worth the entrance fee. There was long lines for the interactive aspect and for bag checking. Any backpack, however small has to be checked at a cost of $2 even though we had shopping bags that were far bigger an could easily have put the backpack in one of those.

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