Designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the building housing Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is as much a tourist draw as the collection of modern art located inside it. Named after and founded upon the private collection of its founder, the museum holds notable works by Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, and other modern masters. The building's spiral design recalls a nautilus shell, featuring continuous spaces that flow freely into one another. Wright ascribed symbolic meaning to the building's shapes, comparing its geometric forms to the ideas of infinity, unity, progress, and integrity. To learn more about the museum's distinct architecture and art, join a guided tour or download an interactive gallery app to your mobile device. Use our New York City online itinerary planner to visit Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours To Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York CityPASS BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $132
Duration: 9 days
New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $29
Duration: 120 to 180 minutes
New York City Explorer Pass BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $64
Duration: 30 days
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Reviews
We took the $50 back scene tour on Sunday, February 9th. It started with the guide (and I use that term loosely) letting us know that the spiral was closed due to a new exhibit & that he JUST found... more »
Unfortunately a lot of the museum was closed whilst they were setting up a new display but what we saw was quite interesting. I wouldn’t bother visiting again. The coffee was awful and again as seems.... more »
Saturday nights 5:45-8 was pay what you wish to enter the museum. The line was long to gain admittance, but it moved fairly quickly. Recommendation is $10. We entered the museum and walked straight to the top. There were lots of visitors in attendance however there is plenty of room in between displays so the experience is quite lovely. The building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was beautiful inside and out. We really enjoyed this visit before dinner.
My 1st time visiting the Guggenheim and it was a pleasant experience. This museum isn't as over-whelming as The Met and the Philadelphia Museum of art with the endless maze of rooms. Even someone who loves art like me can feel like the bigger museums are too much. And of course the architecture is cool, too.
Places to stay near Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Plan your trip to New York City
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
See all ›
Parks in New York City
See all ›
Nearby attractions in New York City
Plans to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by other users
5 days in New York City & Brooklyn BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Los Angeles & New York City BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium