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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Must See! One of a Kind! The Transit Museum is a historic landmark and a wonderful experience. Also enjoy the souvenir shop for historic memorabilia such as tokens and decoration pieces made of MTA items. Best part? It is underground, you might be standing right...More

Thank WorldTraveler1660
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is housed in a decommissioned subway station about two blocks south of Brooklyn Borough Hall, and features a first-rate collection of New York City subway cars and equipment from the turn of the twentieth century up to the present. You can board the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you traveled on the trains when they had cane seating and ceiling fans, you will take a step back. Even better if this is brand new, to see life as it was not that long ago. Fun for young and old alike!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inside a decommissioned subway station, there were a number of interactive NYC transportation bus and subway exhibits. Exhibits of the building of the subway system, and the handling of the post 911 and flood incidents. At track level, actual restored train cars and retro posters...More

Thank bsartistcanada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for kids to run around and see history at the same time. My kids both loved being old timer strap-hangers and driving the bus.

Thank MelWadle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We partner with many transit agencies in my line of work, so we decided to go out and explore all the history behind the NYC transit system. We took a group of colleagues from our team to visit the transit museum after one of our...More

Thank OnlySane
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is located in a now unused subway station; it has a collection of genuine New York subway cars, going back approximately 100 years. The cars are in excellent condition and open to visitors to board, sit and imagine or recall trips in years...More

Thank DM10468
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

It took us a while to walk there so when we arrived I was just too tired to see the whole site but the gift shop was great.

Thank ellen h
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

On a recent visit to New York I was in Brooklyn and thought I that I would go to the New York Transit Museum, I got a little lost on the way walking from the Subway, the museum closes at 4pm and is not open...More

Thank archiebird
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Had a blast exploring the history subway cars in the New York Transit Museum. It was so neat to see how they've changed over the years. There's a great exhibit on NYC's evolving bus system from the horse drawn carts to today. Also, a fascinating...More

Thank metrochica
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11 February 2018|
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Response from stacilee67 | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t check luggage. I would check them at your hotel or if it’s after check out your hotel will be happy to hold them until you come back.
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Yes you do!!! Check out their website and look under Accessibility :)
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The names of members of the original board of directors
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