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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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Fun, affordable museum for a couple of nerdy adults

We were intrigued by the low $10 entry fee (compared to $34+ for many other museums in New York... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
via mobile
Tons of FUN

We had a great time. My boyfriend and his son had an amazing time playing with the interactive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellicott City, Maryland
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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
+1 718-694-1600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank janbird1
Reviewed 9 December 2017

One of, if not the best the best transport related museums / exhibits I have visited anywhere. I was amazed at just how many exhibits were stabled in the platforms, all of which were fully open and available for all to see, bar one that...More

1  Thank mjw9110
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Absolutely loved this trip!!! What I loved most is that it wasn't full of tourists...it was full of New Yorkers! That's what made it sooo much fun!

Thank MamaBearCharlesworth
Reviewed 8 December 2017

the museum is ok not worth full price tickets there's really not much to see. only took 30mins to go through it including gift shop

Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Kids and you as a parent will love seeing the historic subway cars and maps. all inside a real NYC subway station. Steps from DUMBO and the Brooklyn waterfronts Fun gifts too. Good to visit on a cool day, not a hot day.

Thank Doughnuts356
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Transit Museum is favorite museum in the city. Technically, it's a children's museum. But I think adults will probably appreciate it more. It's always empty, housed in an actual (decommissioned) subway station, and has old subway cars that you can sit inside and pretend...More

Thank Samiha A
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Some highlights from this trip: vintage subway trains, model bus, turnstiles. The history behind hit MTA helped after 9/11 was particularly moving.

Thank GingerElbow
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I love this museum. They have neat authentic subway cars and really interesting information about the evolution of NYC's public transportation. There are great old subway ads and turnstiles. It's a lot of fun for everyone!

Thank RubyTuesday008
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15 December 2017|
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Response from stacilee67 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea I let my wife figure that out LOL
31 August 2017|
Response from _jacksonsippy |
The names of members of the original board of directors
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