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Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
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Ranked #8 of 112 attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Brooklyn
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The collection that the Brooklyn Museum has to offer is very interesting. Although it is not as big as the Met there are so many treasures here that it has almost become my second favorite museum in NYC (unfortunately nothing can come close to the Met in NYC). I will give the Brooklyn Museum credit for introducing me to my... More

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New York City
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Brooklyn Museum does not get the attention that the Metropolitan Museum gets, but it should. Its African, Asian and North American collections are outstanding, in addition to the special exhibits. It is a beautiful building, not as crowded as the Met and easy to get to on the subway with an entrance just outside of the Museum. An entrance... More

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Skaneateles, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The museum itself is a beautiful building and in nicer weather, the grounds are lovely too, as is the botanic garden that is nearby. Affordable "suggested" entrance fee, not crowded, and interesting exhibits!

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Brooklyn,NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Always fabulous exhibits, great food, music, nice shopping and a fun filled event. Museum is always great - even when you pay!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A visit to this museum is a treat in itself. Not only is one able to enjoy the sites in this Museum, but one can visit the Botanical gardens nearby, enjoying the horticultural delights in the Japanese Gardens not to mention the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. This area is rich in flavor, where not to far away,... More

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amherst
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Wonderful Museum. Entrance is by donation . Give as little as you wish. To get attention and notoriety they waste resources putting on contemporary shows of little or no esthetic merit.The permanent collection is charming

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Judy Chicago's iconic The Dinner Party is a permanent installment here and worth visiting alone! The Brooklyn Museum is a far less intimidating and less exhausting way to see beautiful art than going into Manhattan and trying to tackle the Met. Museum of Art.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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35 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This museum is easy to get to on the subway. The entrance is directly across from the subway exit. Taxis do not routinely pick up at the museum, so you will need to call for one if you want to leave via taxi. We walked a couple of blocks and flagged one by chance. The museum is less expensive than... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Beautiful museum and entrance way, and interesting shows. Could use an upgrade of food selection ... and more interactive exhibits.

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Uto, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very nice museum! Espescially The Dinner Table/Judy Chicago! The museum had a nice restaurant and coffebar too.

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