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New York Transit Museum

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Address: Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural...

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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A great museum not many people are aware of. A stop in time. If ever in the neighborhood its worth a stop.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great museum not many people are aware of. A stop in time. If ever in the neighborhood its worth a stop.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a wonderful fun place for children. Of all ages. Lots of places to run around in, model train sets, terrific gift shop. Lots of lights and other wonderful full items. Kids are rapt with awe here and they squeal with delight coming here. Lots of cool merchandise fir them and it makes a great few hours for them... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love the NYC subways you'll love this museum. See all kinds of relics from the past. Signal equipment, cars, generators....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Brooklyn & had a few hours to kill so we decided to check this place out. It is so cute that the entrance looks just like a regular subway entrance, very nice touch. The museum is very interesting learning about the different transit in NYC, not just the subway. There is a lot of reading so... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great visit for people who are interested in history, especially in regards to New York history. Walking through the various train cars from throughout the years if a fun experience.

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Transit Museum is an interesting way to spend the day for families. It details the history of NY's transit system from the very start to present day and the effects of 9/11, the blackout, and Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. Kids will enjoy the trolley collection, hands-on displays, and bus replicas which is great for pics behind... More 

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Quincy MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is in the defunct (since the 1930s) Court Street subway station. Walking through vintage subway cars, with their ads from the 1920s-1970s (Wrigleys, Lux, Miss Subway) is like a glimpse back in time. Areas devoted to visuals and excellent, in-depth text about the devastation of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy on New York and its transit system are educational... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in the history of subway transportation this is a definite must see. Housed in an old subway station that is no longer taking passengers but still has a live third rail line because it is at the end of the line, it is a great place to learn about how New Yorkers got around town from the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a blast visiting this museum. You could go on the old trains and the kids were having fun with the many exhibits that were hands on. You enter via a subway platform, that is also fun. There is a gift shop with lots of choices. If you have kids this is an excellent stop, particularly if you are... More 

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Northport, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done 'museum' We really learned and just plain enjoyed :) Were there for their outdoor event, can't remember what month!

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