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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 via mobile

I took my grands to see the MTA trains of the past. I didn't think I would like it too much but I did I will go back by myself. It's not a big museum. You can see the whole museum in about 2hrs. You...More

Thank Synnamon W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The New York Transit Museum is definitely a Hidden Gem that even some New Yorker's don't even know about! The Museum which is housed in a decommissioned New York City Subway Station is easy to pass by even if you are walking by on the...More

Thank alo30
Reviewed 6 days ago

The New York Transit Museum is a museum which displays some historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, commuter rail, and bridge and tunnel systems. Everything is under the administration of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The main Museum is located in the...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to this unique museum, built in an old subway station. Lots of history of the entire New York transit system from the horse-drawn streetcars to today's modern subways and buses. My favorites were the old photos and the authentic historic...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were here on a visit before continuing on to our European tour. My relatives were trying to have us go some place we hadn't been to before. We're glad to have seen this museum. It is interesting to see the history...More

Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Brooklyn about 10 mins walk from Jay street station. The subway carriages in the basement were great to see and explore. I didn't find the rest of the museum very interesting though. However, I I am glad that I went there. Unless you...More

Thank Villa57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my son and his friend because both of them love trains. A lot of interesting information on the first floor and when you go downstairs they have old antique subway cars by year. There's also a nice gift shop.

Thank Lov2travelz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was supposed to be just a time filler before checking into our hotel for the Belmont weekend. It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. The museum ahows the evolution of the turnstiles as well as the subway cars. Aside from the pictures,...More

Thank SVH823
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun find in Brooklyn very near Brooklyn Hilton. Free for seniors on Wednesdays - a nice surprise. Lots of school groups & the kids seemed to love it. Fun also for older folks, especially if you remember some of the older subway cars. I...More

Thank JM1051
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our granddaughter to the museum. Started out learning how the subway was built. There were some hands on exhibits for the kids. This is not in a confined space so it is easy for kids to roam around. Moved on to subway cars and...More

Thank mainer64
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Hello! Is there a guided tour? Or self guided tour? Thanks!
26 April 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
What is the price?
10 April 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
15 January 2017|
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Response from Tunisia R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but ask so as not to go the wrong place!