Nassau County Museum of Art

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Nassau County Museum of Art

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1 Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576 
$10 ($4 with student id)
Web Page


Museum Type
Art, Culture


Park Type
Mansion & Garden

The Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) is located in the former Clayton estate in Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States. First established when the estate was turned over to Nassau County in 1969 and then privatized in 1989, it has become the most-attended suburban art museum in the country, as well as the highest-budgeted.

Its permanent collection holds about 600 works by 19th- and 20th-century European and American artists, including Georges Braque, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. Temporary exhibits have focused on pop art, the Latin Masters and fashion designer Iris Apfel. The museum's 165-acre (66 ha) grounds also include the Tee Ridder Miniatures Museum, outdoor sculptures including works by Richard Serra and Tony Smith, and formal gardens by Marian Coffin. [1]

Hours Subject to change. Always verify.

  • Tuesday through Sunday, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:45 PM.


The Nassau County Museum of Art is located on Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, off of Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) ¼ mile west of Glen Cove Road.

By car

From the Long Island Expressway:

From the Long Island Expressway, Exit 39, Glen Cove Road. Drive north to the intersection with Route 25A (Northern Boulevard). At the junction of Glen Cove Road and Route 25A, turn left (westbound). Continue one and a half blocks to the museum on the right.

From the Northern State Parkway East:

Exit 28 North Willis Avenue (which changes to Mineola Avenue). Stay on Mineola Avenue for about 1-1/2 miles, and then make a right onto Northern Boulevard (Route 25A). An Exxon Station is located at this intersection. Travel east over the Roslyn Viaduct, make a left onto Museum Drive at the first traffic light after the viaduct.

By train

LIRR from New York's Penn Station. Take the Oyster Bay Line (transferring at Jamaica) to the Roslyn Train Station. The Museum is just a short taxi ride away.


$2.00 per car on Saturdays and Sundays only [2]