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, noon—3 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.


If you will need to use the elevator, we ask that you give us a call at least a day in advance. There are two flights of stairs that lead to the second and third floor galleries, so please plan your visit accordingly.


phone: 212–864–7752 (during open hours)

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Upcoming events

Sunday, December 13th at 3 p.m.

Our Museum is pleased to be partnering with the ”Music for Thought Series” to host a virtual event centered around Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” The event will start this Sunday, December 13th, at 3pm EST.

Supported by the German Consulate of New York, this event will feature a discussion with pianists Hannah Harnest & Markus Kaitila, choreographer Miro Magloire, and dancer Megan Foley about “Ritual in 2020.” The discussion was filmed in our Museum, with Roerich’s costume and set decorations in the background.

Blending music, dance, and discussion, this event will provide an interesting take on “Rite of Spring.“

If you’d like to attend, please register through the Eventbrite page:

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2021 Events

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We are sorry to announce that our spring concert season is cancelled at least until March.



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

Sunday, March 15th, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., the Nikolai Kachanov Singers (NKS), our artists-in-residence, were planning to perform “An Afternoon of Tranquil Music”, a program of sacred and contemporary music by Gjeilo, Kachanov, Pärt, Vasks and Victoria. We had to cancel it, but they will be back!

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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