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.


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

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Upcoming events

Sunday, February 18 at 5 p.m.

Michael Skelly, piano
Claire Temin Bird, flute


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The recital ends at about 6:40 p.m.

Sunday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Dmitry Raevsky tells about his recent expeditions to the Tangla Mountain range (East Nyenchen Tanglha in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, China), following the route of the Nicholas Roerich expedition in 1927–28. He claims to have located the famed Shambhala and presents his story of finding it, meeting with the Yeti, and other experiences.


Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m.

John McCauley, piano
Michael Peng, violin
Keiko Kobayashi, clarinet

Schumann, Poulenc, Stravinsky

Sunday, March 11 at 5 p.m.

Allegro Singers present:

Celebration of the 145th Anniversary of Rachmaninov’s birth:
Francesca's aria from Francesca da Rimini, medley from Aleko, and much more

The recital ends at about 6:20 p.m.

2018 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

We are happy to announce the formation of the Nikolai Kachanov Singers ensemble as artists in residence at the Museum. They are celebrating their opening season with a series of premieres of works by contemporary composers.

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.

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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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