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New York Transit Museum

Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-694-1600
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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 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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Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718-694-1600
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Reviewed yesterday

Public transport is vitally important for New-York, I can say that afer being just several days here :) - because it's almost impossible to drive around, it'll take much more time and nerves. This small museum shows the history and nowadays of NYC subway and...More

Thank IvanGumenyuk
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great displays and picture of the construction of the subway and the history. Down one floor at the old station are a few dozen cars from all era's with era specific ads that are really fun to board and see. All in very good shape....More

Thank JKM007JKM
Reviewed 6 days ago

They set the mood with their entrance -- it looks like a true underground subway station. There are exhibits on how the transit system was built and how it was affected by disasters such as 9/11 and hurricane Sandy.built, pictures of how they excavated the...More

Thank SpiroZambini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a sweltering ten days in Brooklyn and one of the high points of my trip ( I am a millwright) was also a LOW point, as in underground. The New York Transit Museum is just a hop, skip and a jump...More

Thank Mike8602014
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great museum. Just over the bridge into Brooklyn you will find the transit museum. Details how the subway was built and also a train that takes you through the years . This consists of preserved coaches dating from the startup today. Great place...More

Thank RedRoverDoncaster
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place. As Brits we knew very little about the how the transit system had been developed from its infancy to modern day. We found it truly fascinating and it was wonderful to be able to explore the old subway cars. Well worth...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the visit to NY Transit Museum. The entrance was interesting because it looks like a typical underground train station. Once you get in, the ticket was $10. No student discount. The underground 1st floor was filled with exhibits that showed what happened...More

Thank Stanley2521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 8 and 5 year-olds after a weekend in NJ visiting relatives. SUPER easy to get to (about a half hour drive from Bergen Co), and a parking garage is adjacent--coming from the Brooklyn Bridge, turn right on Livingston (street before Schermerhorn), park in...More

Thank EHScott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really nice museum devoted to the history of the subway system in NYC. Good displays showing the building of the original subways and the hard and dangerous work of the men who built them. Also great displays about the effects of 911 and hurricane...More

Thank CltHokie2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to know exactly which station to connect to you destination bcos it is not connected to each other and if u are In the wrong statn you will need to get out and go to the right station and you wld have wasted...More

Thank yvonnelim2017
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April 26, 2017|
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Response from nextportofcall | Reviewed this property |
No guided, or self-guided, tours that I am aware of. The layout takes you through time in a logical and well-presented and explained order. One segment relates to the World Trade Centre disaster, another takes the visitor... More
Mike S
April 10, 2017|
Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
You can check the prices at their website, but here it is (since I can't post the website link). Hours Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Closed Mondays and major holidays Admission Adults... More
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Tunisia R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but ask so as not to go the wrong place!