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The Coney Island Museum

1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY
+1 718-372-5159
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Fun place with interesting acts.

A stage show consisting of sword swallowing, contortionists, and other such oddities. A fun show... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Meriden, Connecticut
Was there for the showing of "Flatbush Luck"

Never been to the museum, was built in 1916 and is still in existence. Lots of interesting things... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Central Islip, New York
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  • Very good26%
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  • Terrible6%
8 Aug 2017
“Fun place with interesting acts.”
17 Sep 2016
“Was there for the showing of "Flatbush Luck"”
1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY
+1 718-372-5159
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

A stage show consisting of sword swallowing, contortionists, and other such oddities. A fun show with a full bar.

Thank BigDR61
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Never been to the museum, was built in 1916 and is still in existence. Lots of interesting things to see

Thank srak43
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Needs a little more but could be an interesting place. A few old amusement pk ride pieces which is cool.

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little historical museum. It's about $5 to enter. Staff is friendly and eager to talk about the history. Good little spot to get away from the massive beach crowd as well. Stop at the bar when you exit for a beer or 2.

Thank Angel G
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We paid to go in here it was around $5, so very cheap. It has lots of memorabilia from through out the ages of Coney. A film of past Coney & lots of interesting art & signs to look at. The staff are really helpful...More

Thank amandamonkey
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

If you want food, rides, walking, baseball, or the beach it's here. So much to do. We go for baseball and hot dogs. Lost of new rollercoaster. The charm is back.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

On a recent visit to New York, our main intention was to visit the Coney Island museum, as well as the famous Coney Island Freak Show. After wandering the boardwalk, and back on the main street, we were greeted by the calls of a barker...More

2  Thank xdanballx
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Small but perfectly formed, the museum resides in an old restaurant building. A wide range of relics from Coney's varied history displayed in an unpretentious and informative way. Extremely helpful and knowledgable staff on hand to explain and contextualise further. The bar downstairs is friendly...More

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 15 April 2015

this museum is really nice a lot of pictures of old coney. ive lived close to the area for 28years they have a bar and food and a freak show. back when i was a kid a lot of the older freaks were alive and...More

Thank david w
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I visited Coney Island, Brighton Beach Parade, the Broadwalk etc. Guide book mentioned the Coney Island museum. Initially had difficulty finding it. It in a smallish shop front, nearly oposite the subway station at the back of the Broadwalk. There's an old theatre at the...More

1  Thank Ian1999
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16 April 2016|
Response from Andy H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the museum has its own dedicated parking but I'm pretty sure there's parking nearby.