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“Facinating and fun insight into the subway system”

New York Transit Museum
Ranked #12 of 240 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 June 2014

A great museum for adults and children. As a visitor from Australia I was fascinated by the history of building the New York subway system. You can learn some 'blown away' facts such as in - 1930 there were 2 billion people on earth, in that same year 2 billion people rode the NYC subway in a city that comprised 7 million people!
The kids will also enjoy some great educational and interactive activities.

Thank desertspins
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

A two hour retrospective of the travel of my youth. A closed subway station filled with subway cars and elevated trains from the history of the IND, IRT and BMT. Really interesting historical narratives on how the subway system was built. Enjoyed walking through as a few school groups were awed by the older non-air-conditioned cars.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Makes one appreciate the labor and risk taken by the men who built this fine transportation system. This trip to NYC was one of visiting sites that told the importance of ordinary working folk in creating the vibrant city of today.

Thank M0Maren
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Good rainy day in Brooklyn activity, and certainly worth the very reasonable $7 adult admission cost. Many interesting exhibits, including the large collection of old train cars. It may not be my favorite museum ever but I enjoyed the approx two hours I spent here.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

It was a short but a nice and fun city. We went there with a train lover so it was very enjoyable experience. Perfect to take the kids around.

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