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Brooklyn Museum

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Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6099
Phone Number: 17186385000
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Located in central Brooklyn, 30 minutes away from 34th street. We invite...

Located in central Brooklyn, 30 minutes away from 34th street. We invite you to visit the most popular urban-epicenters of the world. At the Brooklyn Museum you can explore an extensive and comprehensive permanent collection that includes ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art, European painting, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art. You'll also experience intelligent, cutting-edge exhibitions and programs that reflect a fresh view of traditional and historical works as well as engagement with today's most important artists and artistic practices and ideas.

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Always a Good Time

The museum is always a good place to go to. Always something you missed the last trip to check out. The Mummy Chamber is quite interesting along with the Political Art this season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is always a good place to go to. Always something you missed the last trip to check out. The Mummy Chamber is quite interesting along with the Political Art this season.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a world-class museum tucked right smack in the heart of Brooklyn. Five floors or varied exhibits and culture. Easy to get in and out. Awesome open space lobby (don't miss the quirky coffee kiosk.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit and I was very empressed... there is a piano fused with a tree playing "Strange fruit" a song popularised by Billy Holiday. All I can say is there is so much to see and read that it would take me forever.The whole experience is worth the trip.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this museum. They did a major renovation several years ago and the entrance is now quite stunning.Only a few steps from the Nos.2/3 trains. Permanent exhibits are good but the special exhibits are generally great. It has a good formal restaurant and a fairly non descript cafeteria. Could stand an upgrade in this department.

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have lots of great exhibits that cycle in and out. This museum is the perfect size and I enjoy the diversity in it's patrons. One of my favorite installations was called Question Bridge: Black Males.

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Thank HollyMagalie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is not the MoMA or the Met, but it is a very good museum with a very interesting collection of different kinds of art. From some of the best furniture to an excellent presentation of their Egyptian collection they have very, very good art there. I highly recommend you go there and spend at least three hours in that... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here many times and love the museum. However, our visit last Friday was disappointing. The first floor had a huge display about boom boxes! If you only walked in and paid admission and saw this, you would be missing out on one of the greatest museums. The "boom box art" should be in a landfill and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great museum for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the museums in the city. There are exhibits that rotate pretty frequently and "first Saturdays" is a great (free) event each month.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

obviously a big spot for locals to come and enjoy the collections; for there were some local exhibits as well as ancient and old collections; we loved the current display of Tiffany lamps! Nice gift shop; small but adequate cafe there, too. next door to the Unisphere.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to many of NYC's museums over the years, but had never been here, and wow, what I was missing! Gilbert Stuart's iconic George Washington portrait is here, along with an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The collection in general is eclectic and varied, it was like there was a new treat behind every corner. I was disappointed... More 

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Hello! On the behalf of the Brooklyn Museum, we would like to thank you for your review and sincerely apologize about the AC being unavailable for you to see the Sackler Center. The AC issue has been rectified and cool and ready for you to visit again! More 

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