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22 events
17 reviews
50 stars
22 events
17 reviews
50 stars

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South Street Seaport Museum
8 ratings
3.1 average rating
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22 events
17 reviews
50 stars
attended Aug 30 2012

I found the museum to be boring. I went because the tickets were "free" ($5). None of he exhibits piqued my interest. I think it was a bad choice on my part, not necessarily because the museum itself was terrible.

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36 events
10 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 25 2012

It has a number of artifacts from the time of the Titanic, from original papers to stories of some of those who survived and of many who died on that day.

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12 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 30 2012

This is the worst Goldstar event that I've been to. I took my sisters and we were in and out in less than 20 minutes and were baffled by what we were doing there in the first place. To be clear- we love museums. Not this one. It had several films...continued

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Bottled Up

An installation featuring model ships in a bottle from the museum’s collection.

Made in New York

Because the Seaport was once a hub of trade and manufacturing, these galleries spotlight the work of furniture and fashion designers still manufacturing in New York today.

Super Models

The display of model ships – just a small portion of the Seaport Museum’s collection of 2,500 models – illustrates New York City’s 400-year relationship with the sea.


Edward Burtynksy’s stunning color photos of decommissioned ships being stripped for scrap metal in Bangladesh.

Handheld Devices

A fascinating array of hundreds of historic tools of the seaport displayed as installation art.

Remains of the Stay

The corridor, rooms and stairwell on view were part of a hotel that occupied this building from 1850 to about 1920.

Coffee, Tea, Fish and the Tattooed Man

Looking toward the Seaport’s past, this installation presents reflections on the former life of the area, which included the coffee trade, the Fulton Fish Market, as well as the centuries-old art of tattooing.

The New Port

A new video installation by Ben Rubin exploring the contemporary “point of entry” to New York City, filmed at Kennedy Airport.

Occupy Wall Street

Over 120 photographs from over 70 photographers, selected from among thousands of images submitted in response to an open call.

Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City.

Eric Sanderson’s look at the island of Manhattan prior to 1609, before the arrival of the first Europeans.

Widely Different.

A juxtaposition of city panoramas by photographers Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao and Sylvia Plachy.

Timescapes: A 22-Minute History of New York City

This film from the Museum of the City of New York, created by Jake Barton and James Sanders, traces the history of New York over the span of four centuries.


Time & Tide_

A film installation that includes excerpts from _Under the Brooklyn Bridge _by Rudy Burckhardt (made in 1953) and Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand’s Manhatta (1921).

(Exhibits current at time of publication, but subject to change without notice.)