227 West 27th Street (at 7th Ave), New York, NY 10001
(212) 217 - 4558
Museum at FIT
DescriptionThe Museum at FIT is located at 227 West 27th Street, at 7th Avenue. Parking might be found on street (metered) or in one of the nearby garages.
The street-level entrances have one automatic door. The large lobby has many benches.
Two galleries are located on the lobby level. Another gallery is located on the lower level There is an elevator to get to the lower level.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in the lobby.There are no baby-changing facilities. There are no food services.
- Places to rest: benches in lobby
Doors: automatic door
Number of floors: 2
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: benches
Location of restrooms: in lobby
Type of restroom: multi-stall,handicapped-accessible stall
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: no
Friendliness of staff: pleasant
Notes: * Parking must be found in one of the nearby garages or on street, metered
Walking to Penn Station from the Rubin Museum of Art, I stopped at the Museum at FIT. This venue is “..one of only a handful of museums in the world devoted to the art of fashion. Founded in 1969, it began presenting exhibitions in the 1970s…It is best known for its innovative and award winning special exhibitions.” (website)
I noticed metered, street parking, if one is lucky enough to find a space. Otherwise, parking must be found at one of the nearby garages.
The street-level entrance includes one automatic door. Once inside the very large lobby I was happy to see many benches, which I immediately took advantage of. After a brief rest I found the doors to both the Fashion Textile Gallery (which provides ongoing historical fashion content) and Gallery FIt (dedicated to student and faculty exhibitions). The lower level gallery is devoted to special exhibitions. The only gallery open on this day was the Fashion & Textile Gallery, offering an interesting exhibit called “Uniformity,” which “…explores the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, considering both their social role and influence on high fashion.” (website) Having never really considered uniforms “fashion,” the exhibit presents an interesting look at our society. This gallery was easily accessible, with several benches and ample space to navigate.
I was unable to find anyone to speak to regarding the other galleries, but based on what I observed, the other galleries are probably just as easy to visit.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (no baby-changing stations) are located in the lobby. The lower level does not have handicappd-accessible restrooms.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.fitnyc.edu, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”