Museums

The Lower East Side is brimming with a number of neighborhood museums and institutions. Destinations such as the Tenement Museum bring nearly 1 million eager visitors per year; people interested in experiencing the storied history that the Lower East Side is chock full of.

1.

New Museum

235 Bowery at Prince Street

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.

2.

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum

280 Broome Street

Opened in 1927 to serve individuals of Greek-Romaniote descent. The Landmark synagogue is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Open to the Public on Sundays 11am-4pm or call for appointment.

3.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

103 Orchard St

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum tells the story of immigrant families. Visitors view restored apartments of past residents from different time periods of 97 Orchard Street, which was home to 7000 people from 1863–1935.

4.

Stanton Street Shul

180 Stanton Street

To see the Shul at 180 Stanton Street, contact the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy for a scheduled tour, or send an email to rabbi@stantonstshul.com or info@stantonstshul.com. Or, even better, join us from 9:30-12:30 on a Saturday (Shabbat) morning for our … Continued

5.

The Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

(Based in 1887 The Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark)The Museum’s mission and purpose is to present the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse … Continued