New York September 16, 2016
The World’s Tiniest Museum Is Actually In A New York Elevator
When it comes to museums, New York is far from lacking. In the Big Apple, hidden gems go unnoticed at every moment and that includes the world’s tiniest museum. Curious to figure out what exactly can fit inside such a small museum? We were too!
Hiding down an alleyway in Lower Manhattan, you'll discover the tiniest museum you've ever laid your eyes on.
When I say "you'll discover the museum" what I really mean to say is, you'll most likely walk right by it several times before you realize what it is you're even looking at. The museum was once a freight elevator used in a fabric store, only coming to 6 x 8 feet!
When the doors are shut, this place looks like nothing you'd ever give a second glance to. Pictured above you can see the viewing windows on the doors, allowing anyone who walks by to be able to see what's inside at all times.
How to get here: 4 Cortlandt Alley New York, NY 10013
Mmuseumm specializes in collecting items that would normally go overlooked, objects you might never think would be apart of a collection of any sort.
Opening back in 2012, the museum can fit three people inside of the old elevator. Right on the same block you'll also discover the small space of Mmuseumm 2, the sister museum that opened up just last year. The museum was created by Alex Kalman and Ben and Josh Safdie, with funding by the famous Kate Spade and others from the Spade family.
The museum features rotating collections, you'll never know exactly what's waiting for you inside.
Listed on their website,
you can see all of the items and collections that are currently on display at Mmuseumm. If you were to take a visit there today you'd find things like embalming accessories, a collection of suspicious items that have been determined to
be bombs, objects made for the blind and even a collection of perfume bottles that are shaped like bodies. Like I said, you really never know what you'll find on display here.
Currently, Mmuseumm is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM to 6PM.
Take a trip by yourself or use this as inspiration for a date that your crush will never forget (I'm still not sure if that's a good or bad thing), you won't regret coming here. While this may look like an attraction that will only take you several minutes to scope out and soak in, visitors come and spend hours here simply out of fascination.
Want to get a closer look at some of the unusual objects you’ll find at Mmuseumm? Then watch this quick video brought to you by
Rocketboom on YouTube where the creators of this tiny museum explain the idea behind it:
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