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New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

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4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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  • Good for smaller kids, though there's a huge exhibit on 9/11 and other emergencies that left my kid with a lot of questions she didn't like the answers to. It's in an old subway station, so it's kind ...  read more »
  • I had some extra time in Brooklyn and decided to check out this museum. I wish I had planned ahead for some additional time because it was really interesting. You could easily spend 2+ hours here beca...  read more »
  • Really loved this step back in time to learn about the history of the NYC transit system. Really loved the old subway cars. 
  • Ever wonder how the subway came to be and the networking behind that scenes that makes it happen? Great spot to visit for a small admission fee. Its in an old subway which surprised me as I had visited on a whim. The tour was very fun and seeing some of these old cars really made me appreciate how far the subway has come since back in the 20th century. Will you stop you from hating your commute? Heck no, you'll just grin slightly less
  • This is definitely NYC's most unique museum. It is hosted in an actual NYC subway station and features actual NYC subway trains that go back to the early 20th century. One of NYC's best keep secrets.
  • As you first enter this old subway station and pay the small admission fee, you may wonder exactly how much there is to see and know about the New York City subway system. The exhibits are largely aimed at children, explaining concepts like electricity and engineering, but on the train platform below, there's a line of subway cars from every era of the MTA and its predecessors, complete with billboards throughout the decades to truly transport you back in time as you sit on wicker benches in an early 1900s rail car. This place is great for kids and adults alike, and the gift shop has a great selection of subway-themed gifts for someone who loves trains, transit, or typography.
  • Had a great time here. This museum is housed in an actual subway station. That's so cool! It showcases subways, buses, turnstiles, fare machines, IRT, BMT, how MTA took over, etc. It's very educational and I learned a lot. There's also a huge interactive section on how electricity is made and transferred, how subway systems are controlled, and more. But my favorite part is downstairs, where several models of subway trains are just sitting on the track. These subway trains are from different eras. There's a plaque that explains each one and you can walk inside and see how it used to look like, including the old advertisements! I was super excited to see and learn everything. Now I feel like I know more about the NYC transit system than I do the SF one. I had a great time here. It's a museum that functions well for all age groups.
  • Like stepping back in time. This museum is absolutely awesome! The turnstile and construction history is fascinating. My favorite part was just exploring the old subway cars complete with ads from the era. The staff are very knowledgeable, passionate, and helpful. This place is a must visit!
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