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Brooklyn Museum

Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone Number: 718-638-5000
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Ranked #9 of 92 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I went to the Brooklyn Museum specifically to see the Killer Heels exhibit. As a shoe lover I loved it. Loved the history of lady's heels and the samples on exhibit. I also enjoyed viewing the Egyptian exhibit at the museum, but was disappointed that the African Art exhibit was closed, during my visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Had a great time at the Brooklyn Museum. Well worth the trek from Manhattan. Great permanent collections and some really fun contemporary exhibits. Good for all ages.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Interesting and eclectic exhibits, beautiful building and I really liked the gift shop. It was freezing outside and it was an unexpectedly great way to get out of the cold.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place doesn't always get that much attention due to all of the amazing museums in Manhattan, but I think it's worth a trip. The building and some of the rooms are amazing to look at all by themselves. I've seen several special exhibits here too that were really nice. It's very conveniently located near the subway. The first Saturday... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great atmosphere, amazing food and terrific service. Right in the museum, it has a more affordable cafeteria style service, as well as a slightly higher-end, sit-down restaurant. Very innovative food offerings. Check it out! And the museum is beyond words wonderful. Go there!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The BM is very good at special and surprising exhibitions, Killer Heels being one of them. The Museum also houses impressive Egyptian, African and American collections (check Life, death and transformation) a.o. and is not swamped by tourists who're only interested in taking selfies in front of famous masterpieces. All of this would be even more enjoyable if the explanatory... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I wasn't aware of this museum, but found it in a guide book. It's a bit out of the way, but is well worth the visit! Extensive museum, with some great collections. Especially loved the decorative arts, sculpture, European and American art. But most awesome is their Egyptian collection, I cannot say enough about it. It's huge, with some of... More 

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BRKLYN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Museum itself houses an amazing collection of Native American, African Tribal, European, Contemporary and Modern art! The real stunner is the Egyptian collection. Holy cow! it is so extensive and amazing. The Collection is worth it all units own, but now they have redone the main entrance and have really extended their focus to more populist shows and installations.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Brooklyn may not be know for the arts, but this museum has some wonderful art. The American Painters exhibit was beautiful. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. If you're a student under 19 then the gist is free. Adults and seniors still have to pay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum is a bit out of the way and less well known than the MoMA, the Metropolitan, Guggenheim etc. However, when you have seen these other place, it is worthwhile going to the Brooklyn Museum. At the time of visit they had a temporary exhibition with young artists from Brooklyn, which was very well curated and showed some... More 

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