FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Plan Your Visit

May I purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, see Tickets. Tickets for concerts can be purchased in advance; see Concerts for more information. 

What time do the galleries close?

Galleries begin to close at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. See more information on museum hours.

What are your security procedures?

For more information, see Security Procedures.

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?

The Frick Collection is open on the first Friday evening of the month (except September and January) with free admission from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Is there a time I can enter for free or pay what I wish?

Yes, you can pay what you wish on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Also, on the first Friday evening of the month (except September and January), museum admission and gallery programs will be free from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission for Members is always free! Join today.


May I check a suitcase?

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

Do large umbrellas, coats, packages, backpacks, and camera extension poles 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, large handbags, and camera extension poles.

Travel luggage, camping backpacks, garment bags, and cameras are not permitted in the coatroom.

Are there dining facilities?

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

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.

Tours and Audioguides

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 through Bloomberg Connects.  Virtually explore your favorite Frick galleries, take a deeper dive into select works of art, listen to audio guides by curators, and much more. See more about Bloomberg Connects.


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 that are explicitly prohibited by notice. Camera extension poles, 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.