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Address: Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone Number: +1 718-694-1600
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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My partner and I managed to find this place (look for the subway entrance that's not a subway entrance) about an hour before they closed, so we didn't get to fully read... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I managed to find this place (look for the subway entrance that's not a subway entrance) about an hour before they closed, so we didn't get to fully read everything, but it's the kind of museum you'd want to visit several times anyway. Having grown up spending every summer in NYC, it was great fun to see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Opportunity to not just read about the history, but to actually walk thru subway cars from the beginning (1904).

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very informative. Exhibits are current, featuring the 911 tragedy, superstore Sandy and the blackout of 2003, as well as, many others. There are hands on exhibits for children and teenagers. Also, when you go downstairs you can board vintage subway cars from the turn of the century to present. Its all self guided and you can spend... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your interested in learning how the subways were built or seeing the evolution of the subway cars used in the NYC subway system. this is a one stop shop place to see all that.

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West Valley City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My adult son picked this place for us to visit. He is a big fan of public transportation and especially trains, light rail, and subways. This is a very interesting, historical look at the NY subway system. I found the stories of its construction most intriguing. The displays of the different cars were cool especially some of the advertisements in... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting, lots to see and look at and read. It was quite interesting and you got to go at your own pace. Also only $5 for seniors, what a deal!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum, located in the former subway station, has dozens of historic subway cars, buses, and other transportation items. Plan at least two hours to view them and review the displays on the subway and bus systems in New York. You can easily get here by subway, and there are quite a few good restaurants nearby, in all price ranges.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very affordable small museum showing the transformation of the subway and bus system in NYC. Several old subways have been refurbished for display. There was also a display of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. This museum is a great one for families. There is a birthday party room to rent in the back and a small gift store.... More 

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St James, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

It was my mother's 94th birthday, and we were going to take her to Coney Island where she spent much of her childhood. The weather was nasty and the tour was cancelled. My daughter suggested this museum as a last minute option. Well, what a great suggestion! The museum was so enjoyable. So much memorabilia, history and information. There is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We were staying in Brooklyn so this was a convenient place to visit. We were also using the subway to get around. It made sense to get over to see this museum. It is very close to the Downtown section of Brooklyn where many subway and bus lines intersect. There is a coupon on the subway or bus map for... More 

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