New York Transit MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
The New York Transit Museum is known as one of the city's leading cultural institutions. It is also the largest museum in the country which is dedicated to urban public transportation history. It is a premier institution of a kind in the whole world. The Museum takes you on a journey of the development of the greater New York metropolitan region with the help of presentation of exhibitions, educational programs, workshops and tours which deal with the social, technological and cultural history of public transportation. Since its inception which happened nearly 40 years ago- the Museum which used to be housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in has grown in popularity as well as scope. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following New York City itinerary 3 days.
- You can also contact on +1 718-694-1873.
- Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Adults $7
- Children(2-17) $5
- Senior Citizens (62+) $5
- Free on Wednesdays
- Closed on major holidays and for special events.
- Bus: Boerum Pl/Schermerhorn St
- Livingston St/Court St
- Subway: 2 ,3 ,4 and 5 to Borough Hall R subway to Court Street.
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7.95% of people who visit New York City include New York Transit Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
65.63% of people start their New York Transit Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see New York Transit Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting New York Transit Museum
Really fun and informative. I learned a lot there and it's a great place to bring kids. Perfect balance of interaction and information. Plus all of the old advertisements on the old train cars are hilarious. We spent a couple of hours here and absolutely could have spent more time! Definitely worth checking out!
Great place to learn about the subway system in New York City. I also highly recommend the guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the system and made the visit a lot more interesting. The gift shop had many cute souvenir items. . I visited on Saturday and it was definite crowded and there were many kids running around.
The New York Transit Museum Located In A Real Subway Station Gives The Best Experience Anywhere. It Shows Many Subways Of Old Times And Information Is Easily Available. Memorabilia Is A Plus. Sometimes The Museum Has Free Admission As In The Case Of The Atlantic Antic Festival. During This Massive Festival Atlantic Avenue Is Closed From The Brooklyn Bridge Park To Flatbush Avenue. There Are Many Food Stands, Music Stands, Artists Stands, Restaurant Stands From The Nearby Smith Restaurant Row, The Bus Festival "Where Old Buses Are Parked In Front Of The Museum And Atlantic Avenue" And Free Admission To The NY Transit Museum. This Is A Unique Experience In September And Shouldn't Be Missed. By Championship Sports Brooklyn Empire.
This was a great find. Very interesting photos and information about the construction of the New York subway and the conditions for the workers. The museum itself is in an old subway station. Great exhibit on subway and city maps over the years. Don't miss it, downstairs is a collection of old trains throughout the years, and even more interesting the subway ads of the times. And an excellent gift shop for unique souvenirs. Reasonably priced.
Not sure why it took us so long to visit but we loved it (two of us and out tween son). I found some great NYC treasures in the gift shop alone (I believe you can access the shop with paying the Museum fee). But the museum is very interesting and engaging - mainly through pictures and descriptive signs, not a cutting edge museum when it comes to technology. Excellent history of the city in general (not just the subway). Lots to explore and, as others have said, the full size, previously-in-use trains are a highlight. We saw many families with small kids having a blast. But we did find all the stairs a bit tricky. And the outside entrance is slightly hidden. Check online for tickets and discounts. Worth it even if you only have one hour but you could easily enjoy three hours here. Easy train access and short trip from Manhattan.