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Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
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Ranked #10 of 117 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you have the time, venture out to Brooklyn Museum, it's truly a wonderful place to wander through and it's just as interesting and exciting as the other big name museums and galleries in Manhattan.

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Indian Wells, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a great museum. Not packed with people, fabulous displays, good food at Saul. Glad it's not on museum mile in Manhattan. The crowd's would ruin the ambiance.

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Longmont, Colorado
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54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Killer Heels - what more can one say? This exhibit was packed both with patrons as well as stacked heels...and both were satisfyingly perfect. Really interesting collections that are uniquely connected in ways one wouldn't expect, which takes the "drab" out of going to this museum and makes it an adventure. Just go and have fun!

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Boca
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79 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

In any other city but New York this place would be heralded as the best in town. There are treasures here from Egypt and the rest of the world that make this place a destination must.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is a spacious and well-organized museum with plenty of unexpected surprises and not nearly the dense crowding you will get in Manhattan.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the Stiletto special exhibition, as well as some interesting and beautiful works of art. I particularly liked Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Brooklyn Bridge' and Judy Chicago works. I went on a Thursday evening and it's worth noting that it's open until 10pm on Thursdays.

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NYC
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Totally under the radar and so easy to access - don't be put off that it is in BROOKLYN..it is just a subway ride away..no big deal(I am a New Yorker..)...Always great shows. A must visit.

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Sydney
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Saw an exhibition called Killer Heels which was an absolute stand-out! Not just about shoes - it was so artistically presented.

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Longwood, Florida
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been to this museum one other time. It's a wonderful museum. They have special exhibitions, and I went especially for Killer Heels: Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. There were displays of shoes, some dating back to the 1700's. There were also areas where six short films played. It was a very well done exhibit. There were more than... More

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atlanta
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11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Having been to NYC several times, we visited Brooklyn for a day on this go-around. The museum decently priced (you can make a suggested donation) and is free on the first Saturday of each month. The staff was nice and helpful. The museum has some John Singer Sargents, Monets, Manets and several other noted artists. There are also some interesting... More

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