9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop in New York

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9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop in New York

The 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop in New York is a small museum that exhibits photographs and artefacts that were recovered from the attacks on September 11, 2001. After the attacks, people from the Fire Department New York (FDNY), among others, spent months cleaning up Ground Zero in New York. Founder of the workshop, Gary Marlon Suson, was the photographer at Ground Zero and saw many things up close. In the 9/11 Museum Workshop, he has exhibited photos he took and items he found, which visitors can hold.

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9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Founder Gary Marlon Suson was the official photographer of the FDNY at Ground Zero. This allowed him to take rare photographs and obtain special objects that visitors can see and hold in the 9/11 Workshop. The museum is inspired by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam; a small museum that gives insight into an event. In this case, an insight into the lives of the people of the FDNY and the recovery teams.

In this museum, located in the Meatpacking District, you can see pictures of firefighters and the dogs searching for victims, the PATH tunnels under Ground Zero and the “Honor Guard”, the ceremony when a colleague was found. During this search, they found many objects from the Twin Towers, which can now be seen in the Ground Zero museum. These items include the “Frozen Clock”, which shows the exact time that the first tower collapsed and a calendar found in the PATH station, which has “Today is September 11” on display. What makes the Ground Zero Workshop special is that you get to hold objects and that founder Gary is present to tell you more about his experience.

The museum in New York is best experienced by means of the interactive audio tour. It takes you past the photo and tells you when you can hold an item. You can also hear fragments that were recorded at Ground Zero. Think of barking dogs, trucks removing debris and prayers being recited.

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Difference between 9/11 Museum, Tribute Museum and Workshop

In addition to the 9/11 Ground Zero Workshop, the 9/11 Museum and the 9/11 Tribute Museum can be found in New York. The most famous is the 9/11 Museum, which is located next to the 9/11 Memorial. This museum tells the story of the events on and around that day, while the 9/11 Tribute Museum is more personal. The emphasis is on the stories of the people who experienced the attacks. The 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop is an interactive museum that focuses on the period after the attacks and the recovery of Ground Zero. Unlike the other two museums, in this museum you can touch and hold objects.

Eric’s Tip: The official 9/11 Museum focuses on 9/11 itself and is a must-see. After a visit to the museum, you can visit the workshop to delve deeper. The Ground Zero Workshop shows you what it was like to be on the front line at Ground Zero as a firefighter and you can touch objects there. The museum is intimate and can therefore be a bit intimidating, every photo and object has a story.

Practical Information

After your purchase, you will receive a voucher that you can print out and use as your ticket, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.

  • Location: 420 West 14th Street, Meatpacking District

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How much do 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop tickets cost?

9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop tickets are available from £27.

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