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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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Fabulous museum

My 5 year old grandson LOVES this museum. There are so many things to see, feel, touch and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marcia K
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Palo Alto, California
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Neat disappointment!

Not an easy access for someone with knee problems! Extensive exhibit on the construction of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
UbErich F
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Paraza
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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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“the lower level” (39 reviews)
“nyc subway” (20 reviews)
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Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 5 year old grandson LOVES this museum. There are so many things to see, feel, touch and operate. There are busses to climb in and out of, trains from the past 200 years, motors to operate. It’s really quite a great place for kids....and...More

Thank Marcia K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not an easy access for someone with knee problems! Extensive exhibit on the construction of the subway and the way of keeping it running etc. Otherwise pretty poor. Old cars without much information, without train size info, subway station info etc, No network maps of...More

Thank UbErich F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our kids are in college now, but had we taken them here when they were little, this would have been one of their favorite places to visit. Great history of the NY subway system, and an entire lower level with vintage subway cars for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the subway here, spent about an hour and a half in the museum, then walked back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. We could have easily spent up to three hours in the museum, there's so much to see. Highlights included the turnstiles...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum detailing the history of the Subway system. Had interesting facts about the history of the construction and how the system evolved, and how they dealt with the getting the rail system back and running during 9/11. They also have a great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitly fun and nostalgic for those of us who grew up in NY and saw some of the changes live. But really interesting for anyone. For kids and better for 'not so kids'.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might need to keep your coat on in the winter, but this underground museum—at an actual subway stop—of the NYC transit system was fascinating. There were informative displays and pictures of the excavation and tunneling to house the transit system, as well as actual...More

Thank LLoomis319
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We were intrigued by the low $10 entry fee (compared to $34+ for many other museums in New York) and felt that it was $10 well spent. We were there for about 90 minutes. We stayed in Manhattan and took the 4 or 5 (Green)...More

1  Thank mable0711
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We had a great time. My boyfriend and his son had an amazing time playing with the interactive exhibits. Everything was detailed and up to date. Somethings I had no idea effected the transit system were even included. I would certainly visit again.

Thank TrvlrAtHeart
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Several years ago I got subway map tee shirts for my cousin's children in California. They love them! in fact, they still wear them.

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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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Response from MamaBearCharlesworth | Reviewed this property |
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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