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New York Transit Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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“the lower level”(40 reviews)
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The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum...more
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Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-694-1600
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went here recently at long last. It’s been on the to-do list for years. I am happy to report it’s well worth a trip to Brooklyn. I dropped my car 100 yards west in the convenient parking garage. It’s a busy neighborhood and I...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very interesting museum in a former subway stop. You can easily spend a few hours looking at all the exhibits. Be warned, however, that part of the museum is not air conditioned and can be quite hot on a warm summer day....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for something to do on a hot, late summer day. Thought this would be interesting and it was. Brought back memories of growing up in NY area. Liked going through real trains and buses.

Thank tonujm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was great!!! We took my young cousins. I really didn't think I would enjoy it, but boy was I wrong! We joined the tour by the educator James. You go in several subway cars and he tells you the history of the cars...More

Thank Barcelonamom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great transit museum but it needs a lot of improvement. The exhibits look out of place and they do appear to be organized. Additionally it lacks truly interactive exhibits.

Thank Daydream634745
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We went as were impressed by the subway system and wanted to know more. It is so interesting. The museum starts with how they were built in the early 1900s with photos and some items from the period. We were approached by a volunteer regarding...More

Thank Slinkcat
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Brooklyn. You enter it as you would a real subway. You have to pay at the booth to get in. There are a selection of turnstiles going way back to the originals. They have the whole potted history of...More

Thank seamusmurphy
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a little transit gem. We loved walking through it and understanding the inner workings of the transit of New York City. Fascinating!! DONT FORGET DOWNSTAIRS!! We took too long roaming along the top floor, not knowing there was a second floor until...More

Thank mpdc326
Reviewed August 7, 2018

My children always enjoyed this museum. You will see and get to get on buses and trains from the past. There are so many models to get in it is a lot of fun. You also learn how the train system operates.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

A little out of the way (at least if you're staying in Midtown like we were, but I had made plans to see this place and we weren't disappointed. Lots of old train cars and other displays. We pretty much had the place to ourselves...More

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David I
February 10, 2018|
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Response from stacilee67 | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t check luggage. I would check them at your hotel or if it’s after check out your hotel will be happy to hold them until you come back.
December 14, 2017|
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Response from MamaBearCharlesworth | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do!!! Check out their website and look under Accessibility :)
August 30, 2017|
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