An interactive Seinfeld museum is coming in NY

This is such a fun way to highlight Seinfeld’s arrival on Hulu! Beginning June 24, for five days, fans can visit Jerry’s fictional Upper West Side apartment thanks to a pop-up Seinfeld exhibit in New York. The Hollywood Reporter took a tour:

Fans enter the exhibit through a hallway of famous Seinfeld quotes and can take a left to stop by Jerry’s to dissect the day’s minutia. Although you can’t visit Kramer’s apartment, you can recreate George’s risque photo shoot, which Kramer directed, at the opposite end of the gallery.
You can peek through Kramer’s reverse peephole, where you’ll see just what Silvio saw. There’s also a suspicious red light emanating from underneath Kramer’s door.
Once you get to Jerry’s apartment, you can barge through the door like Kramer (or more casually enter, a la George or Elaine) or just hold the door open from inside and glare at your neighbor and say, “Hello, Newman.”

Jerry’s place has been painstakingly recreated to look just the way it did during season 8 of the popular series. The turquoise couch and chair are there, along with the bike hanging up against the back wall, the round table and Jerry’s desk and (now-vintage) computer.

The re-created set faces an audience of New Yorkers (large windows look out onto the street).

Jerry’s kitchen also looks just as it did on the small screen, with its blue stools and shelves full of cereal and snacks, if you want to continue your Kramer role- play and take some food. There’s even real fruit (four bananas, two oranges, an apple and a pear — but no Mackinaw peaches) in the bowl on Jerry’s counter.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

The exhibit also contains show scripts, props, and set pieces, like the diner booth table and benches. Jerry Seinfeld also lent the exhibit memorabilia, including a wall papered in brick-patterned wallpaper that is covered with notes and signed by guest stars, including Bryan Cranston and Kathy Griffin, after the final show.

This is such a great opportunity for fans! I love interactive exhibits. I visited the Downton Abbey exhibit last year. It was so neat to be able to look into in recreated rooms like the kitchen or Mary’s bedroom, and to see many of the characters’ gorgeous costumes, including Edith’s and Mary’s wedding gowns and Sybil’s harem pants. Though the Seinfeld exhibit is a great PR move timed with the show’s Hulu debut, I wouldn’t mind if it started a trend of similar TV show-themed pop-up exhibits.

There are so many photos on Instagram of people visiting this!

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  1. Ramona Q. says:

    I don’t get it – Seinfeld has been on Hulu for awhile now.

  2. Erinn says:

    Oh good. More money in the pockets of Jerry “when I was 39 I dated a 17 year old” Seinfeld.

  3. Wow says:

    I had never seen the show Seinfeld and I watched a few episodes and good grief…. either that show didn’t hold up at all or it was never funny.

    • Esmom says:

      I haven’t watched it since it actually ran on TV and while I thought it was funny (not to the point of being a stan, however), I could see why some people wouldn’t think so. I’m also not sure if it holds up, certain aspects/ideas I could see maybe not. Clearly someone thinks it does, though, lol.

      I do think getting to see sets and artifacts from shows is pretty cool.

    • Slowsnow says:

      I bought a CD at a charity shop and played it for my kids who were puzzled. There are a few episodes there that are still charming and super funny but a show that makes comments about everyday life is bound to get outdated. Also the jokes about body type and the stupid reasons why Seinfled would not date certain women do not go down well today. Especially because unlike certain characters like Don Draper he was “the rational one”.

    • Incredulous says:

      During its heyday, I tried watching an episode because it was acknowledged the funniest show on TV(tm). I had to put a lot of effort into not hurling my TV across the room into a wall, I found it so repellent.

      A week later, it was on again and I decided to give it another go – maybe I had seen the worst episode ever or something, could happen – and nope, still repellent. Everyone else is taking crazy pills or something, I truly have never understood the popularity.

    • Milkweed says:

      I challenge you to watch the “Serenity Now” episode and not laugh out loud at least once.

  4. vegasschmegas says:

    It’s amazing how Jerry had a show about nothing, and made a boatload of money. Now he has a museum about nothing…. again, boatload. Mazel, Jerry.

  5. JanetFerber says:

    I still don’t like how his wife ripped off another author on her cook book and got away with it. Also, how Seinfeld slandered the author on TV and got away with that too. I just saw a video of Seinfeld refusing to hug Kesha. She looked pathetic and he looked like an asshole. Just look at his smarmy smile in the above pic. What charities does he do, by the way?

  6. BeanieBean says:

    Interesting set of comments here. I guess it’s because I’m older, but I watched the series when to first came on & loved it. I’ll willingly watch a few episodes on some cable channel or other & I still laugh. I’d visit this pop-up museum or whatever they’re calling it. I wouldn’t go out of my way to book a plane ticket to go, but if I were in the vicinity already I would. Ah, well. I don’t get Friends.