FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Welcome to the The Frick Collection's Web site, where we hope to provide answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by our visitors. Nearly all of the information provided in this section can be found elsewhere on the Web site, and in each case appropriate links have been provided. You may also wish to search the Web site using the search feature available at the upper right in the toolbar.

May I purchase tickets in advance?

Not for general admission. Tickets for concerts can be purchased in advance; see Concerts for more information. Occasionally, special exhibitions may sell timed tickets. See Tickets.

Are there dining facilities?

No, there are no eating facilities. Click here to find restaurants in the area.

May I check a suitcase?

No, this is not permitted. Travel luggage, camping backpacks, and garment bags are not permitted in the coatroom.

Do umbrellas, coats, packages, and backpacks need to be checked?

Free checking is provided in the coatroom for the following items which must be checked: coats (unless they are going to be worn), packages, large umbrellas, and large handbags. Small umbrellas may be taken into the galleries but only in bags issued by the Collection.

Is there a parking garage or parking facilities?

No, there is only street parking. There is a parking garage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street; click here for additional parking information.

May I take photographs?

In order to preserve the ambience of Mr. Frick's private house and to protect the works of art and their domestic setting, visitors are required to comply with the following rules regarding photography.

Still photography without flash for personal use by means of phones, hand-held cameras and tablet devices, is permitted only in the Garden Court, and may not include objects there which are explicitly prohibited by notice. Selfie sticks are not permitted. Videography and use of a tripod are not permitted at any time. When taking photographs, please be courteous to other museum visitors by not blocking their view or impeding their movement.

Use of such photography for commercial purposes is not allowed. For questions regarding Rights and Reproduction, please contact the office of Retail and Visitor Services (imagerights@frick.org). 

The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.

Are there guided tours?

The Frick Collection offers guided tours for school groups and private groups. Please click the links for more information.

Does the Frick offer an audio guide?

The Frick Collection is pleased to provide Acoustiguide audio tours, a random-access digital audio guide that offers recorded information about the masterpieces on view through a lightweight, handheld listening device. The system, which provides up to three hours of material in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish, is included in the price of admission. The Frick Collection also offers an app with access to information on more than 1,000 works of art in the museum’s collection. See more about The Frick Collection App.

Do you rent any spaces for private events?

Certain areas are available for functions. For more information, see the Corporate Entertaining or Corporate Membership sections.

May I bring a child in a stroller or backpack?

No, children under ten are not allowed in the galleries. The Collection attempts to preserve the ambience of Mr. Frick's private house, and because few ropes or cases are used to protect fragile objects, children under ten are not admitted. We suggest that if two people are coming with a child, one can wait with the child in the Reception Hall while the other visits the galleries.

Are you open late any evening?

No. However, there are occasional evening programs. For more information, see: Programs.

Do you have a free day or a pay-as-you-wish day or period?

Yes, on Sundays you may pay-as-you-wish between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

What are your security procedures?

For more information, see Security Procedures.