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The Shop at the Museum of Sex

The Shop at the Museum of Sex

The shop at the Museum of Sex presents a curated selection of industrial products, historical ephemera, anthropological specimens, and handmade artworks that explore all aspects of human sexuality. Through the installations and product launches that the shop has participated in, it has quickly become a meeting place for artists and visionaries. The Museum of Sex shop was named one of Time Out’s best sex shops in NYC.

About the Museum of Sex:

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. In its exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum of Sex is committed to opening discourse and exchange and to bringing to the public the best in current scholarship. The Museum’s permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content. In a city that never sleeps, the Museum of Sex is constantly evolving and has no plans to slow down.

Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 689-6337


Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 9pm (last ticket sold at 8:00pm)
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 11pm (last ticket sold at 10:00pm)

The Museum of Sex will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, November 28th and Christmas, December 25th.

Group visits are available at reduced rates for groups of ten or more people and can be scheduled during regular hours (depending on availability). Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Group Visits office at (212) 689 6337 ×128, Fax (646) 349-1333, or email groupvisits@museumofsex.com.