Explore the wonders of New York!
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
*Promotions listed are subject to change without notice and based on availability. We make no guarantee that the promotions listed are available.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Information
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Info
Adults - $15, Seniors and Students - $10, Children under 12 - Free
Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm
When to Go:
All ages are welcome.
86th St (4, 5, 6)
- The garden entrance to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum is open May through September (weather permitting).
- There are no designated parking spaces near the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for people with disabilities.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Quick Facts
- The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design NYC is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
- The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design NYC is a subsidiary of the Smithsonian Institution.
- The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design NYC was founded in 1897.
2 East 91st Street
New York, US
Phone Number: 212.849.8355
User Average ReviewOverall:
Based on 1 review
3.7 out of 5 Stars
100.0% recommended it
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Reviews
Transportation Nearby Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Hotel
*Some images shown above are not actual photos from the attraction, but category representations. Visit the attractions's web site for actual photos.
Find Nearby Hotels
in Midtown West
A premier Boutique Hotel and Timeshare in Midtown Manhattan offering guests plenty of amenities in all of its luxurious suites including kitchenettes and additional sofa beds. Guests also enjoy spacious bathrooms and fitness center. Deals and Packages available.
Rates starting at$254* Details
in Upper West Side
Reserve a room at the Morningside Inn NYC to get a cozy room at a cheap rate. Located in Manhattan's Upper West Side (near Columbia University and Central Park), this cheap NYC hotel offers great room rates that will please even the most frugal New York City traveler.
Rates starting atCheck Availability Details
Doubletree Suites Times Sq
in Times Square
As the only All-Suites hotel on Broadway in Times Square, the full service Doubletree Suites Times Square has been newly renovated with 460 two-room guest suites, brand new lobby and restaurant, Fitness Center and more. Walk to tours, NYC restaurants and shopping, or hop on the Subway for ...
Rates starting at$306* Details
The London NYC
in Midtown West
The London NYC Hotel offers a world-class fine dining experience from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, expansive hotel suites with stunning Central Park and city views, and a unique afternoon tea experience at The London Bar.
Rates starting at$429* Details
Park Central New York
in Midtown West
The Park Central New York Hotel offers access to the best of Manhattan at its central location in Midtown. Central Park is steps away, as are the Broadway theaters and Times Square. Guest enjoy an on-site fitness center and business center for added convenience.
Rates starting at$342 you pay $308* Details
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Do you agree? Write your own review!
Historic and Contemporary Design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Upper East Side
Prices Starting at
$15.00 for adults
Features: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum boasts a collection of over 250,000 objects that date from the Han Dynasty to present day. Included in the collection are prints, textiles, wallcoverings, and drawings, including a Michelangelo sketch identified by Sir Timothy Clifford, director of the National Galleries of Scotland, while he was on a sabbatical in April 2002.
Why We Go: Housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is the only museum in the United States to focus exclusively on contemporary and historic design. Both one-of-a-kind and mass-produced items are on display at this famous NYC museum.
- Drawing, Prints, and Graphic Design: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum houses more than 160,000 works of art dating from the Renaissance to the present. This impressive collection features a rare drawing by Michelangelo, architectural drawings by Hector Guimard and Hugh Ferris, furniture designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, graphic designs by Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paula Scher, and a large collection of American 19th- and early 20th-century art.
- Wallcoverings: The Wallcoverings Department at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is home to the largest and most diverse collection of wallpaper in the United States, with over 10,000 articles representing numerous time periods and countries of origin.
- Library: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library contains an astounding 70,000 volumes related to American and European design, including books, periodicals, and catalogues dating from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Particularly impressive is the pop-up and movable books collection, which boasts over 1,200 titles.
Inside Knowledge: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt, the granddaughters of American industrialist and inventor Peter Cooper. The main museum building, the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, was completed in 1903 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1967, the Cooper-Hewitt became a branch of the Smithsonian.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Visit the Textiles Department: The Textiles Department at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum features more than 30,000 pieces representing countless woven and non-woven techniques. Here you'll find woven European silks from the 13th through 18th centuries, classic European laces from the 16th and 17th centuries, and an amazing collection of costume accessories, including fans, hats, and bags from the 17th through 19th centuries.
- Do Visit on a Weekday: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is most crowded on the weekends. We recommend visiting this vast museum early on a weekday morning, so that you'll have space and plenty of time to view all the exhibitions.
- Don't Miss the Decorative Arts: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum features a stunning Product Design & Decorative Arts collection. Here you'll find the Metzenburg Collection of historic cutlery, the Shapiro Collection of Soviet porcelains, and the Brener Collection of matchsafes, as well as 17th- and 18th-century Japanese tsuba (sword fittings) and designs by Peter Behrens, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Christopher Dresser.
- Don't Forget to Shop: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum features a well-stocked gift shop where visitors can buy books, bags, tableware, and T-shirts that celebrate historic and contemporary design.