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 developmentclimate actionwomen and girls, peace and security and more



Are the exhibits free and open to the public?


Currently, United Nations Headquarters is only open to visitors holding a tour ticket for that day. Pre-booked tickets and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination are required for entry. All visitors are required to wear a mask during the guided tour.

Exhibits are on display in the Visitors Lobby and can be visited before or after your tour.



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 large bags and backpacks are not permitted and that there are no luggage storage facilities available.



Are food and beverages allowed?


No, food and beverages are not allowed.



What else is there to do at the UN?


In addition to seeing the exhibits and taking a tour, you are welcome to browse the UN Bookshop, UN Stamp counter, the Gift Shop, and visit the Public Inquiries desk in the first basement (GA-1B) area. This is also where the restrooms and vending machines are located. Please note that the Visitors Café remains temporarily closed.


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