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New York Transit Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
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“the lower level”(42 reviews)
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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...more
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Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a hidden diamond amongst brrokyn hustle and bustle. Coat was 10 dollars to visit which was worth it. Upon arrival you are presented with a short mini tour and then down to the platform to explore all the different carriages from the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was probably one of the best places I visited in NYC. Quite cheap but still very informative and entertaining. A must see place everyone interesting in trains, busses, metros and civil engineering.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MikaP423
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went when the weather was poor and spent the morning enjoying the presentations of information and looking at the old trains very enjoyable

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank windy1875
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy city history then it's worth a couple of hours and the $10 entry fee. We enjoyed the old maps of the city transit system and stepping onto the old subway cars. We tried to guess the years the cars were in service...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DLB6584
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum about the 'subway' in NYC. The antique subway cars are worth the trip alone. If history of NYC is one of your passions that this museum is a 'must-see'.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Neat museum to spend an hour or two. The exhibits and historical artifacts were ok to walk through. Nothing great. Our family most enjoyed walking through the variety of different era subway cars. We are glad we visited. Good place to go in bad weather....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 499JohnR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must be the same folks in charge of maintaining the city's flawed and ineffective public transportation system. If you're 5 years old or younger this might be a fun for 30 minutes to an hour. You get to run through some older train models on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicoya B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New York Transit Museum is very interesting, informative, and entertaining. It is located in an actual decommissioned subway station in Downtown Brooklyn and features many exhibits, such as the history of transportation in NYC, the building of the subway system at the turn of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EJW3
Reviewed 12 January 2019

I believe that no visit to NYC is complete without a visit to this museum. You will have a better understanding of NYC after visiting this place. The entrance is reasonable ($10). The duration depends on your pace and priority, but it took me around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jelosamkr
Reviewed 6 January 2019

If you want to see what subway trains looked like up to and over 100 years ago, head to the Transit Museum. And if you follow their schedule, they actually run some of the trains during the year, especially during the Christmas season.

Date of experience: December 2018
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17 December 2018|
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Response from Dana72 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours is reasonable.
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11 February 2018|
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Response from stacilee67 | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t check luggage. I would check them at your hotel or if it’s after check out your hotel will be happy to hold them until you come back.
14 December 2017|
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Response from MamaBearCharlesworth | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do!!! Check out their website and look under Accessibility :)