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“A gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-638-5000
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Ranked #9 of 114 attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Natural History Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
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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.
Austin, Texas
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“A gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Nice to find a museum not in Manhattan thus not overly crowded. Great exhibitions, friendly staff. Beautiful gift shop.

Visited October 2012
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“Breath of Fresh Air”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Brooklyn Museum is worth the trip if you're staying in Manhattan on vacation. It's a short subway ride or walk the Brooklyn Bridge and catch the subway for 2 stops.

The Brooklyn Museum is not huge like the Metropolitan Museum or as fancy as MOMA but it has fabulous treasures in a walkable, manageable space that's spacious. You can breath in the Brooklyn Museum!

It's worth the trip to see Judy Chicago's exhibit. Once done, the rest of the museum has creative exhibits with well-written descriptions.

The Snack Bar has huge windows and the shop is wonderful with a variety of prices.

The subway stops 30 feet from the door. If you're getting tired of the hustle and crowds of Manhattan, take a relaxing afternoon in and around the Brooklyn Museum.

Visited October 2012
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Edison, New Jersey
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“Wonderful visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We wandered the museum on a rainy afternoon in October and found it to be most enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the African collections

Visited October 2012
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“Worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Beautiful museum has a great outdoor area since the renovation. The permanent collection is nice and the exhibits are often quite exciting. There is a free Target Saturday Evening on the First Saturday of the month It is crowded but they do have music.

Visited September 2012
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“Fabulous Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This museum is well worth the subway ride from Manhattan. This is the second largest museum in the City after the Met. It has a great collection. Beautiful building.

Visited November 2012
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