Newseum by the Numbers
How many words, images, artifacts and videos does it take to fill up a museum of news? We did the math.
643,000 – Total square footage of the Newseum complex at Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W.
250,000 – Newseum square footage.
146,000 – Residential square footage.
145,460 – Pounds of artifacts moved into the building before the April 2008 opening, including a CONUS 1 satellite truck and the Berlin Wall guard tower.
35,000 – Total number of historic newspaper front pages in the Newseum collection, going back nearly 500 years.
8,861 – Number of artifacts in the Newseum collection (excluding newspapers and photographs).
3,800 – Images (cartoons, comics, front pages, photographs and other graphic elements) on display in the permanent exhibits.
3,264 – Age, in years, of the oldest artifact in the Newseum collection, a Cuneiform brick from Sumeria. The oldest artifact currently on display in the Newseum is a 1416 letter relaying news of the Battle of Agincourt.
2,386 – Press passes in the Newseum collection.
1,000 – Historic newspaper front pages and magazine covers accessible through 10 interactive kiosks in the News Corporation News History Gallery.
456 – Total investment, in millions of dollars, by the Freedom Forum, generous families, foundations and corporations.
367 – Historic newspapers and magazines on display in the News Corporation News History Gallery.
137 – Height, in feet, of the building at its tallest point.
130 – Interactive stations in the Newseum, featuring more than two dozen different interactive programs.
90 – Height, in feet, of The New York Times–Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News atrium (compared with the 68-foot-tall Sistine Chapel and the 96-foot-tall hall of Washington, D.C.’s Union Station).
74 – Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers interviewed for the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery. The Pulitzer kiosk features more than 15 hours of content and more than 1,000 photographs.
50 – Tons of Tennessee marble used to create the First Amendment tablet on the building’s Pennsylvania Avenue façade.
48 – Number of 32-inch monitors embedded in two walls of the 28-foot-tall theater in the Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery.
27 – Hours of video in the Newseum.
15 – Theaters.
15 – Major galleries.
8 – Sections of the Berlin Wall, each weighing approximately three tons and measuring 12 feet high and four feet across.
7 – Levels.
2 – Television studios.