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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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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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Thank travelsplenty21042
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 13 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
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A interesting museum detailing the history of transport in New York in all its forms. Lots of great displays and information along with a platform full of subway cars. A great way to spend an hour or two.

Thank MarkRAus
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I discovered this place by accident, but it ended up being one of the highlights of my trip. It was a bit of Google-Maps-based reconnaissance that helped me mind the Transit Museum, as it would be virtually impossible at street level, with the single set...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I came across this Museum when I searched what their was to do near our hotel. We love it! Lots of pictures, stories, information, buses (well fronts of buses) for you to sit and pretend to drive, if nothing else it's a great photo op!...More

Thank stacilee67
Reviewed 6 September 2017

took the grandson for a morning out what a great time we had looking at all the exhibit's on display and the displays showing the history of the subway and the nice 9/11 tributes great that you could go inside some of the exhibits and...More

Thank paul s
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is in an Actual Subway terminal,. We did the Self guide tour, took us about 2 hours. Show the history of the Subway with many Pictures and artifacts. There are nice tributes to 9/11 and hurricane Sandy. Be prepared.....No Air conditioning . There were...More

Thank lesled
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The museum is geared towards kids with many interactive exhibits. Having many kids can be annoying to older visitors, but they can still enjoy the museum. It is fun to sit in the old cars parked at the old subway station below.

Thank hsr95
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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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10 April 2017|
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