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New York Transit Museum

Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-694-1600
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Super cool

I took my father-in-law here and we both loved it. The subway cars from differerent eras was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
Fun and interesting - especially with kids

You head down into a decommissioned subway station in Brooklyn to enter the NY transit museum - and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn, New York
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The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception over a quarter century ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
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Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-694-1600
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my father-in-law here and we both loved it. The subway cars from differerent eras was particularly fun to see.

Thank bethannkw
Reviewed 1 week ago

You head down into a decommissioned subway station in Brooklyn to enter the NY transit museum - and then have the chance to walk through and sit on old subway cars (and buses) from throughout the past 100 years - including time-appropriate advertisements. Fun and...More

Thank MarcDavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really a good way to kick off for summer after the school year was ended. We were there to represent Literacy Inc. The trains and tracks. bus and turnstiles are the same was except older. It was really impressive to teach my child...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A somewhat dated, slightly musty underground experience that is pretty great for toddlers-preteens. There are interactive buses and exhibits just below ground for poking and steering, and down another level are all the old train cars for running and riding. Perfect for a few hours...More

Thank PicaDeGallo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has lots of fascinating elements of New York's transit over more than 100 years. I found the sections on how Hurricane Sandy and 9/11 affected the city and were handled by the MTA particularly interesting and moving. There's a mock-up of a transport...More

Thank dcolins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has one of the best entrances to any museum anywhere and though it should not be a surprise it still comes across as fun. The museum is not large and some of the exhibits are pointless and poorly done, such as the "emergency centers."...More

Thank nycnyuguy
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was a unique museum experience, looking back in time in terms of the subways and El trains. Very interesting! The old ads on the subways were quite entertaining.

Thank Anonymous11235
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I had this museum on my to do list for several years. We moved away from NY 40 + years ago and when we get a chance to go back every few years we like to do "touristy" things. We were driving from Maryland to...More

1  Thank travelsplenty21042
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited here because I was attending a conference close by and we had reciprocal membership through another museum. Great exhibits on how the New York subways were built and how the transit system dealt with crises such as 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. Lower level...More

Thank williedillo
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I had the chance to visit this museum during the last week of August and was overjoyed at the set up. It is AMAZING that it's built like an actual Subway (Like, How cool is that?). It was loaded with detailed information and photos and...More

Thank HeavenTheQuaintrelle
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Response from nextportofcall | Reviewed this property |
No guided, or self-guided, tours that I am aware of. The layout takes you through time in a logical and well-presented and explained order. One segment relates to the World Trade Centre disaster, another takes the visitor... More
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Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
You can check the prices at their website, but here it is (since I can't post the website link). Hours Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Closed Mondays and major holidays Admission Adults... More