Visit the world in miniature at New York’s Gulliver’s Gate

Musée miniature Gulliver's Gate à New York

A new museum opened in New York in April, offering visitors the chance to tour the world in miniature.

New York boasts a large number of iconic, world-famous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum (MET) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). We’ll soon be adding another to the list: Gulliver’s Gate.

4500 m² of miniature scenery

It took four years, $40 million and the involvement of a hundred artists to create this new attraction. The museum, which officially opens on May 9 near Times Square on 44th Street, features 4,500 sq. m. of décor featuring reproductions of emblematic places linked to a particular city or country.

Musée miniature Gulliver's Gate à New York

Miniature representations of these legendary places include Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Bay of Rio and Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre. London and its pop music, Paris, its Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Pyramid – many metropolises are honored through some of their characteristic elements. The Manhattan scene, meanwhile, shows emergency services responding to a traffic accident.

1 million visitors a year expected

The museum’s owners estimate that it will attract a million visitors a year. That’s how many people visit Hamburg’s Miniatur-Wunderland, one of the world’s most renowned museums for small-scale reproductions, every year.

Admission to Gulliver’s Gate will cost $36 per adult, or $32 if you book your ticket online. Add another $44 and your silhouette will be scanned and projected as a 3D miniature amidst the 100,000 other figures in the set!

Musée miniature Gulliver's Gate à New York

Other countries and regions under construction

The people behind Gulliver’s Gate have no intention of stopping there. The project’s co-founder, Michael Langer, says the museum team is still hard at work, building replicas for many other countries and regions.

Gulliver’s Gate

216 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Subway stops: 42 Street-Times Square / Broadway-7 Avenue