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The Bone Museum

This museum dedicated to the history of the medical bone trade and human osteology. 

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Opened in 2022, The Bone Museum is a rare repository of real human skeletons, which is dedicated to explaining their use throughout medical history. Founder Jon Pichaya Ferry started collecting human remains mostly from medical professionals while still living in a dorm room at Parsons School of Design. Under the label JonsBones, previously displayed his macabre assortment in his Williamsburg apartment, before relocating to a 175-square-foot space in Bushwick

The Bone Museum has recently undergone a relocation to the esteemed McKibbin Lofts, where it now proudly occupies a 1,000-square-foot space. While it might seem a tad morbid, Ferry insists that it’s largely for educational purposes and that all of the bones are certified by a forensic anthropologist to make sure their provenance is legal. To date, his collection includes nearly 100 human skulls, 120 spinal columns, and eight full skeletons. The space covers the history of the medical bone trade.

Know Before You Go

The museum is located in the historic McKibbin lofts. It is studio number 14 and visitors should ring 0014 and then proceed downstairs to access the museum.

Open Wednesdays through Sundays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. General Admission is $20, with discounted rates for students and seniors.

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