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Brooklyn Museum

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Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone Number: 718-638-5000
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Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York...

Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States, houses a prestigious collection of work from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art covering almost every culture an art lover could dream of.

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Even if you didn't see the 1972 Robert Redford flick, you'll enjoy a visit here. Everything from actual Mummies, Dinosaurs to Picassos and Degas'. A decent restaurant, indoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even if you didn't see the 1972 Robert Redford flick, you'll enjoy a visit here. Everything from actual Mummies, Dinosaurs to Picassos and Degas'. A decent restaurant, indoor parking and near the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza and Library. A nice full day trip.

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Brooklyn
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Filled with a diverse group of art lovers. No fees charged. Great cafe and drinks. Live music. Book readings. Art for kids.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended exhibit on Coney Island today, and an amazing exhibit called Killer Shoes last year. Really like the layout of the museum, the special exhibits and ease of getting there by subway. Can't wait to go back and see permanent collections; I have been told the Egyptian exhibit is amazing.

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the museums in nyc that is often overlooked. If visiting try to add to you visit. If you live here go there asap and see what you have missed. Go before march 13 to catch the coney island exhibit

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a Sunday, this beautiful, spacious building had relatively few people, making it peaceful, quiet, and restful, unlike the overwhelming crushes of Manhattan museums. Maybe that's why kids seem happy there. Also, kids can stretch their legs a little running around the central atrium upstairs. The art spans all ages and is beautifully exhibited. You absolutely must see the ancient... More 

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Culebra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited because of an exhibition after many years without going - always a great experience. Need to visit more often.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

My grandchildren are not fond of museums. We chose to dine with them at Tom's, a great neighborhood place, first. Having eliminated that as a distraction, we proceeded to park across the street from the museum. We had enticed them with stories about archeology and mummies during lunch. They were awed by the vast collection of Egyptian artifacts and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

classical and modern art, some contemporary. Nice museum, not heavily attended even during vacation week. We mostly looked at the modern art. Fair number of restaurants in the area. Has a number of examples of American buildings (rooms, really) embedded in the museum and made up to show certain eras. These were particularly interesting. Easy to get to. Take the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

The Brooklyn Museum is an essential stop for anyone visiting the city that not only wants to enjoy some beautiful artwork but also to explore a cool part of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Botanical garden is a short walk away and there are restaurants and places to eat around the museum. It is a truly beautiful building and the different art... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I grew up being able to walk to this amazing place. It has one of the best Egyptian collections in the world. You will see works of art you have seen in books. It's not as big as the Metropolitan Museum but just as interesting. Right next to the Botanic Garden and a short walk from Prospect Park, it's well-worth... More 

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