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Because we love museums, we decided to make Museum Guides for people like us who want instant access to the most complete and up-to-date list of ALL museums in the New York area, even the most obscure ones. This app contains links directly to each museum's website, to give you their most current information and help you with your planning. Knowing what’s on, how much, when open, and how to get from here to there, you can concentrate on the great stuff.

After visiting Rembrandt at the Met, for example, you may want to know if the rooftop is open for a tea or espresso, or a glass of champagne as the sun sets and the lights of the city begin to glow. You need to know the opening and closing dates of a Francis Bacon, Andy Goldsworthy, or Andrew Wyeth exhibition to decide when to book your flights or take a day off work. That’s where the Museum Guide comes in!

With the Museum Guide, you'll get instant access to all the information you need to plot your adventure but dread hassling with, whether you’re a visitor or a native, on foot or on mass transit. And with this app, you’re not only getting the Museum Guide to New York, you’ll also be notified as soon as Guides to the museums of other world-class cities are released.

By browsing the links to museums for current exhibitions, you can plan your trip, hone your agenda, and map out your route. Whether you're preparing in advance or need info on the spot, with the Museum Guide you'll know if your destination is within easy walking distance or which bus or train to take, where to catch it, and when.

• Museums are listed alphabetically and by category, or on an interactive map
• Search for a specific museum to find exactly what you’re looking for
• View each museum’s website to find information on current, future, and ongoing exhibitions, symposia and lectures, as well as hours and other information
• Tap on an address to display a detailed map with a pin for that museum
• Get directions for walking, driving, or public transportation from your current location or any other location
• See what’s nearby by viewing your location on the map
• Create and tailor a list of your favorites and view them on an interactive map

Using this app will free up your precious time so you can concentrate on what matters!

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Travel

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Version History

Launched Jan 28, 2010 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 12 months, on average.

Nov 09
Version 3.0

* Modernized UI
* iOS 11 support
* Updated museums to ensure accurate information

Sep 13
Version 2.6

• Added: 101 Spring Street (Donald Judd Home-Museum)
• Added: Museum (an assemblage of artifacts and found objects housed in an abandoned elevator shaft)
• Several new images taken by our friend and local photographer Sara Ede
• Added the ability to search your favorites!
• Bug fixes and optimization

Jan 30
Version 2.5

• iOS 6 and iPhone 5 compatibility!!
• Added: Storefront for Art and Architecture
• Added: Museum of Mathematics
• Updated several images taken by our friend and local photographer Sara Ede with more to come!
• Minor bug fixes and optimization

Aug 13
Version 2.2

• Added: Italian American Museum
• Updated several images taken by our friend and local photographer Sara Ede with more to come!
• Minor code optimizations

Feb 08
Version 2.1

• Added Fisher Landau Center for Art
• Added Brooklyn Navy Yard Center / BLDG 92
• Added The Grolier Club
• Updated address for American Folk Art Museum after move
• Updated website for Czech Center New York
• Updated website for Lubin House: Palitz Gallery
• Updated website for Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
• Updated website for Museum of American Illustration
• Updated website for Neue Galerie New York
• Updated website and phone number for South Street Seaport Museum
• Included many new images taken by our friend and local photographer Sara Ede with more to come!

• Tap-and-hold in detail view to copy data

• Minor UI updates
• Bug fixes and optimization

Feb 09
Version 2.0.1

• New category: Art Research Libraries
• Added National 9/11 Memorial
• Added New York Hall of Science
• Added Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
• Added American Irish Historical Society
• Removed National Museum of Catholic Art (closed)
• Several new images taken by our friend and local photographer Sara Ede with more to come!
• Minor UI tweaks and enhancements

Aug 30
Version 2.0

New Features:
• Redesigned user interface improves usability
• View your Favorites on an interactive map!
• High-res UI graphics for iPhone 4
• iOS 4 compatibility
• Many behind-the-scenes tweaks and enhancements

Coming Soon:
• Higher resolution images of museums

Let us know what you think! There’s now a button on the ‘About’ tab that you can use to rate the app.

Feb 19
Version 1.1

New Features:
• Index in lists makes it easier to find what you're looking for
• Minor UI improvements
• New Museums Added:
• Louis Armstrong House Museum
• Museum of the Moving Image

• Changed website for Taipei Cultural Center to one that does not use flash (and links to the original site)
• Fixed phone number for Fraunces Tavern Museum

Jan 28
Version 1.0

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