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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 19 November 2015 via mobile

The museum takes you through the history of public transport in NYC. Exhibits show how the subways came to be and also cover some of the most significant events as they related to the system (911,Hurricane Irene). There are some minor interactive pieces to keep...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 17 November 2015

A great museum! Unfortunately during our visit the place was filled with young children who were completely out of control. Parents with the kids did nothing to keep the kids in control. We did our best to wander the displays avoiding the distractions. On another...More

Thank ilokcin
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Discovered this hidden gem a while back but never and decided to visit this weekend. Glad I did. Everyone in our party enjoyed ourselves here. Lots of history.

Thank FitzKitty
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The museum is very interesting. Not too expensive $7 or less. Has old trains with ads from last century to walk through. There are several exhibits discussing building of subway and discussion how they survived 911, Blizzards and Sandy.

Thank GregSCPA
Reviewed 8 November 2015

My favorite part of the Transit Museum is the vintage subway cars you can board in the old subway station on the lower level. Subway cars from the 20's,30's, 40's, 50's, 60's... They also have buses children can pretend to drive.

Thank SusanNYC_12
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Who would think that a transit museum would be a great place to bring kids? We took our 5-year-old and 2 year-old grandchildren, and they had a ball! As a history buff, so did I! You can "ride" a subway car from decades past or...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Located in an old real subway station in Brooklyn. Great storytelling. Many old items but the most fantastic is the collection of old subway cars placed at 2 tracks at the old platform.

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Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

The New York Transit museum was simply amazing for a west coaster like myself who travel mostly in cars, or above ground mass transit. I showed up to brooklyn in the middle of a nasty snow storm, met up with my wife on her lunch...More

Thank cmrscott
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Nice walk through history, with a tons of memorabilia including trains from 1900s-2000s that you can tour and walk trough. Go at your own pace or take a guided tour, up to you!

Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 21 October 2015

if you are in new york, you just have to visit this museum. it is fascinating to see how the subway was developed and how the train cars changed with time.

Thank John S
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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
Mike S
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
15 January 2017|
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Response from Tunisia R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but ask so as not to go the wrong place!