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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 30 March 2018

Fun museum for adults and kids. We loved exploring the vintage subway cars and reading all the old ads. Fascinating look at how the subways in NYC were built. Very interesting exhibit on the heroic efforts to keep the subways operating after 9/11 and Superstorm...More

Thank Doug B
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the trip in from way-out Long Island to experience this unique museum. Pretty incredible, I must say. I also have to say it was a bit disconcerting because we are in our late ‘50’s having grown up in Queens (him)...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

As my family and I continue to visit NYC, we are digging deeper into attractions to visit. I am not sure who offered this suggestion, but, I surely did enjoy seeing and learning about the history of NYC's subway system. The museum is underground as...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The museum was great for our two kids (5 and 10). My wife and I both loved it too. Plan around 90 mins to 2 hours for the visit.

Thank Eban B
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The former subway station has been transformed into a wonderful space for the family to play inside buses and trains. The informative displays appeal to the older set but the physical presence of the vehicles provide such fun for all. Kids can "drive" the busses,...More

Thank sheilal921
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

You find this by looking for a subway entrance. I took the free tour. The tour was sit in one of the subway cars and listen to the guide for about 20 minutes, then go to another subway are and listen for another 20 minutes,...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I wish they had more interactive stuff and more insight of how the system runs. A little more in-depth would have been nice.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This was on our New York City Card and as I'm a transport fan back home in the UK it seemed to be worth a visit. It's a few minutes walk from the subway and is a little difficult to find as it's literally down...More

1  Thank fork_handles
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is an extraordinary museum and place for any NYer or somone visiting. Well funded and lots of choice. Our son loves it (3 Years Old)

Thank Benno S
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 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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David I
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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15 December 2017|
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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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