FAQ - Visitors

What kinds of exhibits can I see at United Nations Headquarters in New York?

Expect to see photo and multimedia exhibits covering important topics that the UN works on, such as human rightssustainable development, the environmentwomen and girls, and more

Are the exhibits free and open to the public?

Yes, admission to UN Headquarters is free. For hours please check the Visitor Centre website.  

Can anyone visit the exhibits in the Lobby?

Yes! We welcome over 500,000 visitors a year from across the globe. Please keep in mind that all visitors to the United Nations 18 years and older (and unaccompanied children 12 years and older) require government-issued photo identification. For more information, check these security requirements

Is photography permitted?

Yes, the use of photography (personal cameras, camera phones) is permitted. For media and related professionals, please visit the Media and Accreditation Unit website.   

Is there a bag check or coatroom?

No, all coats and back packs must be carried while at the UN.  Please note that all bags will be searched by security and large bags are not permitted.

Are food and beverages allowed?

No, food and beverages are not allowed, but a café is available.

What else is there to do at the UN?

In addition to seeing the exhibits, you can send mail with UN Stamps, browse the Bookshop, get food at the café, and buy souvenirs.  

For a more in-depth experience, you can purchase tickets for a guided tour to get a behind-the-scenes view of the UN.  


Additional information regarding visits to the United Nations can be found at the Visitor Centre website: https://visit.un.org/