Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 West 107th Street
New York NY 10025

The Museum is on 107th street, between Broadway & Riverside Drive closer to Riverside Drive.

Subway:, #1 train to 110th Street and Broadway.

Bus: M104 bus to 108th Street and Broadway; M5 bus to 108th Street and Riverside Drive

Car: The Museum does not provide for parking, which can be found on nearby streets. Parking garages can be found on 108th Street, east of Broadway.

Museum Hours

Saturday–Sunday, 2–5 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday, noon–4 p.m.
Closed Monday.

Also closed New Years’ Day, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


Admission is free, though donations are welcome.


Please note that we cannot offer wheelchair accessibility at this time. There are two flights of stairs that lead to the second and third floor galleries, which temporarily do not have elevator access due to renovation, so please plan your visit accordingly.


phone: 212–864–7752

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Upcoming events

Sunday, January 13 at 5 p.m.

Byungchan Lee, violin

Admission is free, but please register for the event to be admitted! Registration opens here on our website around noon on the Monday before the concert.
We ask you to register online in person: we are unable to do it for you.
If you do not present your ticket by 4:50, ten minutes before the concert starts, we cannot guarantee that you will have a seat.
Please note that latecomers will be seated during the intermission.

2019 Events

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The Museum maintains a regular schedule of concerts and poetry readings.

Information about these events can be obtained here and also by calling the Museum during working hours at 212-864–7752.

Admission to the cultural events is free, though donations are welcome.



The Museum's collection comprises more than 200 paintings of the artist, exhibited on three floors of a classic townhouse in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Virtual tour

Virtual tour

Artists in Residence

Nikolai Kachanov Singers ensemble performance

On Saturday, December 1st, the Nikolai Kachanov Singers (NKS), our artists-in-residence, will premiere “Morning Birds (Messengers of the Morn)” for voices, flute and cello, a new work composed for the NKS ensemble by Moscow composer Efrem Podgaits. The piece is inspired by the artwork of Nicholas Roerich.

This remarkable musical poem builds a lush, vivid soundscape to illustrate images and sensations of nature, evoking the exaltation in natural beauty that is so striking in Roerich’s art. We invite you to delve into a world of sound and color at the intersection of visual art and music.

NKS will perform this piece twice, in the Museum galleries, during admission hours, between 3pm and 5pm.

Biographical Facts

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1874Born in St.Petersburg
1893–1898Studied in the Imperial Art Academy
1906–1916Director of the Drawing School of Imperial Society for Encouragement of Arts. Exhibited in major European cities
1917–1919Karelia, Scandinavia, London
1920–1923President Founder of the Master Institute & Roerich Museum in New York, exhibitions across the U.S.A. in more than 20 cities
1923–1928Expedition to Central Asia: Sikkim, Kashmir, Ladakh, Chinese Turkestan, Altai, Mongolia, crossing Tibet from North to South
1929–1947Settled in Naggar, Kullu Valley, India
1934–1935Expedition in Manchuria and Inner Mongolia
1935The Roerich Pact signed in the White House by twenty one countries
1947Passed away in Naggar

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Below: Nicholas Roerich preparing for crossing the Gobi and Tibet from north (Ulaan-Bator) to south (Sikkim). Photo taken early April of 1927

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Video clips

Below: Nicholas Roerich in Darjeeling, India, soon after his expedition in Central Asia. Photo taken in the Fall of 1928

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Our archive holds tens of thousands of items of correspondence pertaining to Nicholas Roerich's artistic and other activities.

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The Roerich Pact

A visionary and idealist, Roerich promoted peace and the protection of the world's cultural heritage, the unity of religions, and the notion that the creative people of the world bear the responsibility to save the world.

During the nineteen-twenties, he composed a treaty for protection of the historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and cultural institutions in time of peace as well as in war.

Nowadays the Roerich Pact movement is especially popular in Latin America—check and watch the video.

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January, 2012

What a treasure the Roerich Museum is! A wonderfully immersive experience to be surrounded by his art and artifacts in such relaxed, inviting and densely adorned surroundings.

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