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Museum of Sex

233 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
+1 212-689-6337
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM: 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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  • Average29%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible20%
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“entire museum” (7 reviews)
“pornography” (20 reviews)
“kinky” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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233 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
Manhattan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a fun space with goofy stuff that you can do. Also had a bar! Just wish it were a little bigger with more to explore.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I giggled when I saw the sign. Then I felt uncomfortable going in because "the museum store" was selling sex toys. But the works were carefully picked and presented as in any museums and galleries. When I went there, they had "Women's Gaze" and...More

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Natalie H, Event Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Museum of Sex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First off, thank you for your feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed the Araki exhibit and the NSFW exhibit! We always aim to give attendees a dynamic experience and It’s lovely to hear that you got something out of your time with us....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what I was expecting, but a large proportion was devoted to an exhibit for a Japanese "artist" (and I say that loosely) which was basically just a display of bondage porn. One room all about animals was pretty interesting. Another room gave you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was really boring. One floor dedicated to a Japanese photographer .. loads of photos of naked Asian women. Next floor - some more strange photographs. Another showing animals having sex - really riveting. A few displays of old sex toys / instruments. Didn't...More

Thank AnnNorCT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum covers 3 floors. It’s mainly all pictures and art works. They have a bar downstairs and a VR experience. Didn’t do the VR, it didn’t open until 4:30 and the cost was $15. Friendly staff.More

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Natalie H, Event Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Museum of Sex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to visit us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the museum and found our wonderful staff to be friendly. Unfortunately, the VR experience requires a separate staff of performers which is why it opens at a different time...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little disappointed. The front gift shop is cute and has some unique things. The exhibits are very high quality upstairs but just wasn’t what I was expecting.More

1  Thank martygood
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Natalie H, Manager at Museum of Sex, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience! Guest feedback is extremely important for us, so your feedback is much appreciated. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the gift shop and some of our exhibits but I am disappointed...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We spent more than 1½ hours in the museum. I learned a lot from different exhibitions in different floors. Besides many wonderful Things, Picture and videos, there were also modern arts. It must be the biggest sex museum I have seen.

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Natalie H, Manager at Museum of Sex, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

We are so glad that you got the chance to visit us and that you took the time to let us know that you loved your experience! We hope that we'll be seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

visiting this place was on our to do list in new York and while walking the street we stumbled upon it, the gift shop had the usual adult novelty toys etc the museum was different! its over a few floors, lots of photos and exhibits...More

1  Thank sarahdH8588VR
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Natalie H, Manager at Museum of Sex, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you Sarah! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the museum and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

My friends and I visited the Museum of Sex one morning while it was raining. Looking online, it looked interactive and fun. It was definitely interesting. The first exhibit about bondage and history behind it. It was very interesting and then it got a bit...More

2  Thank jennier2018
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Natalie H, Manager at Museum of Sex, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Jennier, First off, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the store, the Araki Exhibit, the Sex Lives of Animal Exhibit and the Jump for Joy bounce house. We understand that people come to see us with a lot of feeling and expectation around the subject...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

My friends had really built this up as “hilarious”. I found it to be quite boring. Not what I expected, extremely dated.More

Thank Debbie M
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Natalie H, Manager at Museum of Sex, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hello Debbie, Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your experience. We are grateful that you gave us a shot during your busy trip to New York but are disappointed that you did not love your experience. I've reached out by privet...More

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