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The Coney Island Museum

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Address: 1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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+1 718-372-5159

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Nice little historical museum. It's about $5 to enter. Staff is friendly and eager to talk about the history. Good little spot to get away from the massive beach crowd as well... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Angel G
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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Central Islip, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Never been to the museum, was built in 1916 and is still in existence. Lots of interesting things to see

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Brooklyn, New York
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737 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Needs a little more but could be an interesting place. A few old amusement pk ride pieces which is cool.

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little historical museum. It's about $5 to enter. Staff is friendly and eager to talk about the history. Good little spot to get away from the massive beach crowd as well. Stop at the bar when you exit for a beer or 2.

Thank Angel G
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We paid to go in here it was around $5, so very cheap. It has lots of memorabilia from through out the ages of Coney. A film of past Coney & lots of interesting art & signs to look at. The staff are really helpful & will answer any questions. A very sweet museum well worth $5.

Thank amandamonkey
San Diego, California
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207 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

If you want food, rides, walking, baseball, or the beach it's here. So much to do. We go for baseball and hot dogs. Lost of new rollercoaster. The charm is back.

Thank Keith M
Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

On a recent visit to New York, our main intention was to visit the Coney Island museum, as well as the famous Coney Island Freak Show. After wandering the boardwalk, and back on the main street, we were greeted by the calls of a barker telling us of the things to be seen inside, and paintings of advertisements for the... More 

2 Thank xdanballx
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Small but perfectly formed, the museum resides in an old restaurant building. A wide range of relics from Coney's varied history displayed in an unpretentious and informative way. Extremely helpful and knowledgable staff on hand to explain and contextualise further. The bar downstairs is friendly and has a variety of local drinks. We love Coney Island and we love the... More 

1 Thank Andy H
Brooklyn, New York
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

this museum is really nice a lot of pictures of old coney. ive lived close to the area for 28years they have a bar and food and a freak show. back when i was a kid a lot of the older freaks were alive and they did some stuff or had skin or limb problems and called themselves by different... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I visited Coney Island, Brighton Beach Parade, the Broadwalk etc. Guide book mentioned the Coney Island museum. Initially had difficulty finding it. It in a smallish shop front, nearly oposite the subway station at the back of the Broadwalk. There's an old theatre at the back with raised wooden seating. There was a bunch of people waiting around. Transpited they... More 

1 Thank Ian1999
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Be sure if you make the long journey that the museum is going to be open. Could view due to a wedding function.

2 Thank Aussiefoodlover

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