New COVID-19 Guidelines for Visitors (as of 8/16/21)

Hello there! Interested in visiting the City Reliquary? The Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 p.m. Visitors have two different options:

  1. Make a reservation for a 45-minute time slot, during which you and your party will have the Museum to yourselves. These time slots begin at 12:00, 12:45, 3:00, and 3:45 each Saturday and Sunday. One person will pay for admission in advance and additional members of the group will pay at the door.
  2. Come to the Museum without a reservation during our first-come, first-served open hours. These are from 1:30 to 3:00 and 4:30 to 6:00 each Saturday and Sunday.

Following current NYC guidelines, ALL VISITORS to the Museum ages 12 and older must show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO. We also ask that visitors to the Museum ages 2 and older wear a mask indoors.

Proof of vaccination may include:

If you received the vaccine outside the U.S., you must have an official immunization record that includes:

  • First name and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)
  • Date(s) administered
  • Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it

In the spirit of civic solidarity, we want visiting the Museum to be a safe experience for all our visitors and volunteers. Thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor.

The City Reliquary Museum will be Closed in light of COVID-19

Dear friends and neighbors,

Today, the City Reliquary Museum will join the host of countless museums citywide by closing our doors to help encourage our fellow citizens to stay in place and fight the COVID-19 pandemic. While we recognize the strength of our community to come together in times of tragedy, we also support the science that warns us of the very real threat to health and safety that we are now facing. Our city will stay strong and weather this viral outbreak soon, but for now we can all do our part to make that sooner than later.

As a history museum, we recognize the significance of this outbreak as history in the making. You may have recently learned of the importance of “flattening of the curve”. Is all of this public action necessary? NYC history proves it is! The time is now to act as a true community, and act together by being alone.

By refraining from visiting our beloved cultural institutions for a limited time, we all help to free a little space on the crowded subways, buses, and streets for the doctors, nurses, and first-responders who could use a little extra room to work right now. We’ll help reduce the draw on our supply chain of goods, and save the sanitizers, disposable paper products, latex gloves, and N95 masks for the service providers that need them the most. We’ll self-ration the food and products we do have and share with our neighbors to make sure there is enough for all.  

Our responsibility as New Yorkers and citizens of the world is not one to be taken lightly now.  Help us do the right thing now, and when we all come back together to celebrate the passing of this public health threat, please come back to the City Reliquary Museum. We will be here with you, neighbor. Until then, stay safe, healthy, and civic!

Always civic,

Dave Herman

Founder, City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization

Visit the Museum

Our hours of operation are:
Thursday to Sunday, 12:00 to 6:00 PM or by appointment. Tour groups welcome!

Located at 370 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Subway: G (Metropolitan Ave.), L (Lorimer St.), J/M/Z (Marcy Ave.)
Bus: Q59 (Metropolitan Ave. @ Haveyemeyer St.), Q54 (Grand St. @ Lorimer St.)

Here’s A Map to the Reliquary


Inside the Reliquary…