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New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

History Museum
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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    "old train cars"(10 Tips)
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    "For less than $10 you can walk through all the old subway cars."(9 Tips)
    Chad H.
    "old subway trains"(4 Tips)
    Julius T.
    "The old trains downstairs have old advertisements and subway PSAs!"(3 Tips)
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  • Patty H.heart icon on user image
    Patty HicksJanuary 16, 2016
    Perfect place for kids or adults. Amazing old subway cars to walk through.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinMarch 31, 2017
    I want to come back here for a longer time period! Lots of cool history to see.
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RobinsonApril 12, 2012
    Members (only $40 p/y) get in for free. You can bring your lunch here and eat in climate-controlled peace away from your boss/coworkers.
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerNovember 22, 2017
    lots of fun! make sure to go downstairs and walk around on the old subway trains
  • Joanna F.heart icon on user image
    Joanna FlammDecember 14, 2018
    Leave lots of time for exploring the vintage trains downstairs.
  • transiTALK Transportation Media Group
    Learn the history of the New York City Transit system. The New York Transit Museum has static displays of subway cars, buses and other NYC Transit memorabilia. And make sure to stop by the shop!
  • Jason L.heart icon on user image
    Jason LeibowitzJuly 27, 2014
    The free guided tour was awesome. Try to get Ryan as a guide.
  • Hayden D.
    Hayden DunnAugust 14, 2012
    Great museum! They have a whole station worth of old school subways and trolleys. You'll feel like your stepping back in time or on a movie set!
  • David L.heart icon on user image
    David LounsburyOctober 26, 2019
    Great displays of NYC rolling stock over the years.
  • Y N G
    Y N GApril 22, 2011
    If you love everything New York City and want the perfect memento of your trip, we recommend checking out NYC's photographer Yale Gurney and his world renown prints on canvas @ www.yalegurney.com/shop
  • Enrique S.heart icon on user image
    Enrique SallentApril 8, 2016
    Beautiful, small and very informative. Great museum for kids!!
  • Raymond G.heart icon on user image
    Raymond GarciaSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure to go on the weekend, free public yours and free kids programs!! Learn so much!
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 31, 2011
    Check out the On the Streets: New York's Trolleys and Buses exhibit! Public transportation has a lot of history.. and allows for a cheaper commute! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2snSOqQ6b_w Read more
  • Trippe F.heart icon on user image
    Trippe FriedJune 25, 2015
    Really interesting museum in an old station. Great place.
  • Zack P.
    Zack PJune 17, 2012
    Find the free guided tour and join it ASAP. Even if it's halfway thru.
  • Macho J.
    Macho JamesApril 18, 2012
    If you ever wanted to those cool horizontal posters you see on the newer trains, they sell them at the gift shop!
  • Tara R.
    Tara RocheSeptember 24, 2011
    Can bring a lunch nice tables to eat. Half of the museum is air conditioned . Perfect for 2 years and up
  • J S.
    J ScottNovember 28, 2012
    Take lots of pics and dont miss the vintage subway ads especially the Bond movie poster!
  • Thomas P.heart icon on user image
    Thomas PajorJune 8, 2015
    Check out all the real vintage subway cars downstairs in this decommissioned station.
  • Suman G.
    Suman GanguliFebruary 14, 2011
    Gift shop is just about the only place that I actually enjoy shopping..right near the entrance, doesn't req museum admission
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    The Transit Museum is housed in an authentic 1930s subway station containing vintage subway and elevated cars, antique turnstiles, and a working signal tower. Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 6, 2014
    Housed in a former 1930's subway station
  • Cambria K.heart icon on user image
    Cambria KlineDecember 25, 2015
    Take the guided tour. It makes it even better.
  • Peter C.heart icon on user image
    Peter CrysdaleNovember 3, 2012
    Don't forget to take a look at the old ads in the subway cars!
  • John S.heart icon on user image
    John SAugust 12, 2014
    Not just for kids! Surprisingly inexpensive, and a great place to take photos
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.June 28, 2013
    Don't miss the ads in the old subway cars located on the lower level
  • Brittany H.heart icon on user image
    Brittany HazlewoodJanuary 31, 2018
    The information about how the subway was build is breath taking.
  • Kareem J.
    Kareem JohnsonAugust 14, 2011
    I love this place. I'll definitely come back. It's a must visit for visitors and New Yorkers alike.
  • Carmen N.heart icon on user image
    Carmen NFebruary 27, 2016
    Always fun to explore the old train cars and check out the old subway maps.
  • Julius T.heart icon on user image
    Julius TarngNovember 22, 2015
    The old trains downstairs have old advertisements and subway PSAs!
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertDecember 4, 2016
    vintage subway ads didn't mess around
  • Jill T.
    Jill TrazinoDecember 11, 2011
    This is such a neat museum! Visiting it is a must. :-)
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SchreibmanJanuary 26, 2020
    Is someone in your group into trains or buses? This is a must see.
  • Marty D.
    Marty DMay 7, 2013
    Great place for history of NY transit
  • Rachel S.heart icon on user image
    Rachel SmithMarch 26, 2016
    Get a tour read everything!
  • Vixen P.
    Vixen PwetFebruary 26, 2012
    Mucho fun! So glad I revisited my childhood experience. You aint a New Yorker till youve been here!
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DJune 15, 2016
    Make sure to explore the old transit cars on the lowest level.
  • David L.heart icon on user image
    David LaningJanuary 4, 2019
    Excellent display of everything transit
  • Daniel S.heart icon on user image
    Daniel ShawJanuary 12, 2016
    Not the best museum in the city, but there it's good that it's in an old subway station.
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KnificMay 22, 2010
    Great museum that's underground in an old subway station. Loved reading the ads on the old trains!
  • Martin A.
    Martin AtkinsAugust 14, 2011
    Half of the museum has no air conditioning, so prepare yourself for it being hot and sweaty on a sunny day.
  • Jaro G.
    Jaro G4December 21, 2010
    The museum is only open between 12-4 from Tuesday to Friday so be sure to get here early!
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorSeptember 10, 2011
    Head downstairs and check out the old trains. Recognize the platform? It was used to film the 1974 movie "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three".
  • Public Art Fund
    Public Art FundNovember 15, 2011
    #StaffPick - great local Brooklyn spot chock full of NYC transit history.
  • Rutger v.heart icon on user image
    Rutger van FaassenDecember 2, 2016
    Great for kids who want to play bus driver
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen MarroneDecember 30, 2011
    Kids! Super child-friendly, so must you be :)
  • Nina G.heart icon on user image
    Nina GraziJanuary 5, 2015
    Nice museum not more than an hour outing with kids
  • Stephen P.heart icon on user image
    Stephen PerleMarch 3, 2019
    Take the highlights tour if you can!
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShermanApril 1, 2018
    The September 11th and hurricane sandy videos are worth watching
  • Heather R.heart icon on user image
    Heather RobertsonApril 12, 2019
    check out all the trains downstairs on the ex station platform.
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