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“A gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
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$54.00*
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New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #8 of 203 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
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“A gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Nice to find a museum not in Manhattan thus not overly crowded. Great exhibitions, friendly staff. Beautiful gift shop.

Visited October 2012
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Buffalo, New York
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“Breath of Fresh Air”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Brooklyn Museum is worth the trip if you're staying in Manhattan on vacation. It's a short subway ride or walk the Brooklyn Bridge and catch the subway for 2 stops.

The Brooklyn Museum is not huge like the Metropolitan Museum or as fancy as MOMA but it has fabulous treasures in a walkable, manageable space that's spacious. You can breath in the Brooklyn Museum!

It's worth the trip to see Judy Chicago's exhibit. Once done, the rest of the museum has creative exhibits with well-written descriptions.

The Snack Bar has huge windows and the shop is wonderful with a variety of prices.

The subway stops 30 feet from the door. If you're getting tired of the hustle and crowds of Manhattan, take a relaxing afternoon in and around the Brooklyn Museum.

Visited October 2012
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Edison, New Jersey
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“Wonderful visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We wandered the museum on a rainy afternoon in October and found it to be most enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the African collections

Visited October 2012
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Brooklyn NY
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Beautiful museum has a great outdoor area since the renovation. The permanent collection is nice and the exhibits are often quite exciting. There is a free Target Saturday Evening on the First Saturday of the month It is crowded but they do have music.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Fabulous Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This museum is well worth the subway ride from Manhattan. This is the second largest museum in the City after the Met. It has a great collection. Beautiful building.

Visited November 2012
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