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Celebrating America’s

symbol of liberty

The new museum will give the 4.4 million annual visitors to the Statue of Liberty the opportunity to learn about and honor the Statue’s history, influence, and legacy in the world.

The new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is projected to open to the public in 2019.

The 26,000-square-foot museum was designed by architecture firm FXCollaborative, with exhibitions by ESI Design. It will allow for expanded artifacts, content and exhibits on the history of the Statue of Liberty; her original concept, design, construction; and her 1986 centennial restoration. The museum will also explore the philosophical concept of liberty and how the Statue of Liberty serves not only as an American symbol but as an interpretive and celebrated iconic global symbol.

The exhibits will provoke insight, stir emotions, and inspire ideas about the Statue of Liberty and the ideals she represents. To begin, an immersive experience will take visitors on a virtual flythrough inside the monument with awe-inspiring perspectives and an overview of the story of Lady Liberty and how the world has changed around her. Visitors can then delve into stories about the Statue’s construction, history, and global impact through historic artifacts, immersive media, and interactives. The culmination of the museum experience has visitors consider their own roles in liberty’s future through engaging activities.

Read ESI Design’s press release about our involvement in the Statue of Liberty Museum.

Help the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation build the new Statue of Liberty Museum.

Watch the Statue of Liberty Museum construction cam provided by Earth Cam.

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“With state-of-the-art exhibitions and iconic artifacts including the Statue’s original torch, the new Statue of Liberty Museum will ensure that future generations know, understand, and appreciate all that Lady Liberty represents in America and around the world.”

John Piltzecker

Superintendent
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island

4.3 million annual visitors

Opening in 2019

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2017 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards – Honorable Mention, Unbuilt
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2017 International Design Award – Silver Award, Institutional Architecture
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2017 NYCxDESIGN Award – Winner, On the Boards
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Statue of Liberty Museum

New York, NY • 2019

Celebrating America’s

symbol of liberty

The new museum will give the 4.4 million annual visitors to the Statue of Liberty the opportunity to learn about and honor the Statue’s history, influence, and legacy in the world.

The new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is projected to open to the public in 2019.

The 26,000-square-foot museum was designed by architecture firm FXCollaborative, with exhibitions by ESI Design. It will allow for expanded artifacts, content and exhibits on the history of the Statue of Liberty; her original concept, design, construction; and her 1986 centennial restoration. The museum will also explore the philosophical concept of liberty and how the Statue of Liberty serves not only as an American symbol but as an interpretive and celebrated iconic global symbol.

The exhibits will provoke insight, stir emotions, and inspire ideas about the Statue of Liberty and the ideals she represents. To begin, an immersive experience will take visitors on a virtual flythrough inside the monument with awe-inspiring perspectives and an overview of the story of Lady Liberty and how the world has changed around her. Visitors can then delve into stories about the Statue’s construction, history, and global impact through historic artifacts, immersive media, and interactives. The culmination of the museum experience has visitors consider their own roles in liberty’s future through engaging activities.

Read ESI Design’s press release about our involvement in the Statue of Liberty Museum.

Help the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation build the new Statue of Liberty Museum.

Watch the Statue of Liberty Museum construction cam provided by Earth Cam.

“With state-of-the-art exhibitions and iconic artifacts including the Statue’s original torch, the new Statue of Liberty Museum will ensure that future generations know, understand, and appreciate all that Lady Liberty represents in America and around the world.”

John Piltzecker

Superintendent
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island