New York Transit MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States, New York City
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7186941600
- Ticket Price: 7 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
New York Transit Museum - Review
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.
New York Transit Museum Information
- You can also contact on +1 718-694-1873.
- Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
New York Transit Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults $7
- Children(2-17) $5
- Senior Citizens (62+) $5
- Free on Wednesdays
New York Transit Museum Hours
- Closed on major holidays and for special events.
How To reach New York Transit Museum by Public Transport
- Bus: Boerum Pl/Schermerhorn St
- Livingston St/Court St
- Subway: 2 ,3 ,4 and 5 to Borough Hall R subway to Court Street.
Restaurants Near New York Transit Museum
- Piz-zetta Pizzeria
- Hero Shop
- Chu’s Gourmet
- Mara’s Bakery and Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting New York Transit Museum
7.94% 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
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New York Transit Museum, New York City Reviews
The first part of the museum does not have A/C so it can get pretty hot. The museum shows great history into how the NYC transit system was built. Once you go further, there is A/C. There's large scale buses your kids can sit in and play around. Go downstairs and see vintage trains. No A/C but they do have large fans running.
Great spot for kids and adults. A comprehensive history of trains, bus and subway. The highlight was the actual trains from the past decades on the tracks. You can go in and out of the trains, sit and relax. The gift shop is cool and has everything a transit fan would want. I picked up some token cuff links. Really classic.
I love this place. We went when they first opened, and have gone back a few times since. This was a working station when my mother was born here in Brooklyn in 1936. My wife and I had to take our son there when he was smaller and show him the buses and trains his Mom and Dad rode when they were his age, also growing up here. They have the old, beautiful trains of the past, from when my parents and my wife's family rode the NYC subway system more than 90 years ago. And even the earliest subway trains from when my grandfather was born in 1902 and the subway system was still new. The trains are kept in great shape. And I love seeing the subway ads I read as a kid! Real New York City history here. The gift shop is expensive, though. I totally love this place and take friends from out of town here to show them how things used to be in Old New York. A must see, especially for history fanatics and lovers of old trains and buses.
It's very interesting museum, makes you really understand and appreciate all the work that goes into sustaining the subway system. Also, the amount of work needed to be done before and after storms that hit the city. The old train cars are very cool, so incredible that they were preserved in such great shape. I only wish that we had a little more time to spend there. Really enjoyed.
I really enjoyed this museum. I mean trains are fascinating so getting some background information on them, their existence and evolution was awesome!. Small gallery but packed with good information. Kids and adults will love this place. Keep in mind if you go in the summer months there will be summer camps visiting as well. I will go again in order to read with more focus. Only added 3 pictures so you can go and see the place for yourselves!!