1109 5th Avenue, NY 10128
DescriptionThe handicapped entrance to the Jewish Museum is immediately to the right of the main entrance. Ring bell for assistance. All four floors are easily accessible by large elevators. Galleries are easy to traverse with benches in some of them.
All public restrooms include accessible stalls. The restrooms are easy to enter and exit.
A café, located on the lower level, is easily accessible.
- Doors: push button for assistance
Number of floors: 4
Steps and staircases: staircase to each floor
Width of aisles: easily accessible
Places to sit: seats in some galleries
Location of restrooms: main, 2nd, 4th floors, and lower level
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped accessible
Ease of entry and exit: fair
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: cafe on lower level
Friendliness of staff: helpful
Notes: The Museum does not have a dedicated parking facility
The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 5th Avenue, NYC. We had visited the Chagall Museum in Nice and wanted to see the Chagall exhibit that was on view here. The Jewish Museum is a wonderful space that is truly accessible to all. Its permanent collection is “something to behold” and their temporary exhibitions are usually fascinating.
We found the handicapped entrance immediately to the right of the main entrance. There is a bell to ring for assistance. Once inside we headed for one of the large elevators that takes visitors to all floors. We found all galleries open and easy to traverse, with benches in some of them.
All restrooms include accessible stalls. The restrooms were easy to enter and exit.
After our viewing we went down to the lower level for a snack at the “Lox at Café Weissman”, also easily accessible.
The Museum has standard wheelchairs available to reserve on a limited basis. Check the website for details.
On its site the Museum states that it “strives to ensure that all of its programs, galleries, and public facilities are accessible to the widest possible audience.” One only has to look at the availability of programs listed under “accessibility” to see the far ranging efforts this Museum has made to include everyone.
As always we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.thejewishmuseum.org, to “know before you go.”