Explore Great Museums with Flights to New York from Londonby Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides
New York City can be an exciting place for history and art lovers, as this particular American city has some elegant museums dedicated to history and arts. In some of these museums, you'll find galleries that give some interesting insights into the period dating back several millennia. The art museums are also filled with some wonderful sculptures, post-modern American paintings, and other fascinating offerings. You'll get the opportunity to explore these fabulous museums during your time spent in this part of the world.
Metropolitan Museum of Art is one such museum you can explore with the savings made while booking flights to New York from London. Popular among many tourists and locals as 'The Met', this is the country's largest art museum. In the year 2018, more than 6 million individuals visited all its three locations, making it the world's third most-visited art museums. The main building of this museum is located on Central Park's eastern edge. The second one called 'The Cloisters' is much smaller and is located at Fort Tryon Park. The third building is located at Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side and is called 'Met Breuer'.
The amount saved on cheap flights to New York would also give you the chance to visit the Museum of Modern Art, which is fondly called 'MoMA'. It is a delight for art lovers and its collections provide an overview of modern and contemporary art, which includes excellent works from sculpture, photography, architecture, and other fields. Nearly 300,000 books and exhibition catalogues can be found in the library of this museum. Abigail Greene Aldrich Rockefeller, the wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr, had developed the idea for this museum along with Mary Quinn Sullivan and Lillie P. Bliss. MoMA was opened to the public on the 7th of November, 1929.
Also worth visiting with the savings made on your cheap flights to New York is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, which is often called 'The Guggenheim'. This art museum is home to a continuously expanding collection of Early Modern, Contemporary, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist arts. It also hosts special exhibitions throughout the year for the art enthusiasts. It was established as 'Museum of Non-Objective Painting' in the year 1939 under the guidance of Hilla von Rebay, who also served as its first director. This museum was moved to its current location from a rented space in the year 1959. Over a period of eight decades, the collection of this museum has grown organically and is shared with its sister museums throughout the world.
One of the world's largest natural history museums, the American Museum of Natural History is also a place worth visiting if you're interested in historical records of the earth's flora and fauna. This museum is located in Theodore Roosevelt Park and has 28 interconnected buildings in its complex. It is home to 45 permanent exhibition halls and also has a library and a planetarium. The collections of this museum include more than 33 million specimens of fossils, human remains, plants, animals, meteorites, and rocks.
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