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New York Transit Museum

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Address: Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural...

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 explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception over a quarter century ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.

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Interesting - a step back in time

Well done 'museum' We really learned and just plain enjoyed :) Were there for their outdoor event, can't remember what month!

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Northport, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well done 'museum' We really learned and just plain enjoyed :) Were there for their outdoor event, can't remember what month!

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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage son has always loved trains and public transportation. A visit to NYC with a week's transit pass had to include a visit to this museum in Brooklyn. I personally found the section that covered how the city dealt with disasters (from 9/11 to severe weather) very interesting. There was also really great coverage of subway construction. There were... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with not much expectation. But an inner education room after passing the lunch room gave my son a blast right before we planned to leave. The room was closed when we ate the snack that we brought with. Later, it opened. We thought it's only open for schools or parties. But it's spring break and no signs of... More 

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moodymcsue
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brooklyn Transit Museum is a fascinating place for anyone who has ever taken a ride on a New York City subway. We visited as 2 adults, one with an abiding passion for public transit, the other a curious learner. The Museum has much to enjoy for families of young children, but its depth is satisfying for adults as well.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You might think this wouldn't be that interesting, but there are so many interesting photos, displays of actual old trolleys, subway cars and buses that children can sit in, pretending to steer, that we noticed many families here with children of all ages. Seeing photos of how tunnels were built beneath the East River to Brooklyn, the hazards encountered by... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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The museum is cool. They have a bunch of old train cars. It takes about 2 hours to go through. It's a nice little museum but I'm not sure it's worth the price of admission.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is easy to get to from Manhattan and is well worth the visit. It's only three blocks from a subway station. My son and I visited on a stormy Spring day and were immediately embraced by the warmth of a re-purposed subway station. There is a wonderful walk-thru history display of the subway system, including some fascinating information... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting and informative exhibit. Never even knew it was there. Worth a visit. Interesting tour. This is a part of NYC history

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

In all the years we lived in |New York we had never visited the museum before and we were not disappointed.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Lots and lots of little kids.. they had a great kids play area. We didn't have kids with us and were expecting more of a museum type feel. We did enjoy the real rail cars from various eras.

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