New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

History Museum
Boerum Pl (at Schermerhorn St), Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Open until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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The New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history.


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  • What you need to know
    Time Out New York
    "Make sure to see the excellent collection of vintage subway cars."(5 Tips)
    Chris t.
    "old subway station downstairs with retro subway train stock."(3 Tips)
    Andrea M.
    "Check out the old busses and the subway cars with their old ads."(3 Tips)
    Manda S.
    "In a decommissioned subway station."(2 Tips)
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  • Dmitry K.

    Клевая реклама в старых вагонах :)

    Dmitry Khubetov · 2 weeks ago
  • Allyssa K.

    An affordable and educational afternoon activity for kids and adults alike. Read more

    Allyssa Kaiser · July 25
  • Trippe F.

    Really interesting museum in an old station. Great place.

    Trippe Fried · June 25
  • Christian S.

    Located in a subway station. They have old subway cars downstairs. Have a look at the ads in the trains.

  • Thomas P.

    Check out all the real vintage subway cars downstairs in this decommissioned station.

    Thomas Pajor · June 8
  • Ziyad D.

    So much fun!

    Ziyad Dadabhoy · April 7
  • Maxime D.

    Super musée, très abordable et très intéressant. Les enfants y trouveront leur compte !

    Maxime Delrue · March 28
  • Sandra R.

    This isn't the best museum in New York; it's the best museum in the world.

    Sandra Rubinchik · March 9
  • Daniel M.

    This is a fantastic museum. For only $7 you can tour subway cars from before the 20's thru current trains. Housed in the old Court St. station. Great for families.

    Daniel McDonough · February 14
  • Ren W.

    An awesome museum place for the kids. The track level is great.

    Ren Wang · February 12
  • Jeremy W.

    Become a member for access to great tours like the old City Hall station

    Jeremy Wilcox · February 9
  • Adele B.

    So much fun for a 2 year old with a train obsession and really interesting for adults . It's cold in there in the winter!!

    Adele Blanco · February 3
  • Nina G.

    Nice museum not more than an hour outing with kids

    Nina Grazi · January 5
  • Ali A.

    Museum lives in an old subway station - learn the history of the NYC subway development. Check out old subways cars on the lower level. No student discount.

    Ali Anderson · January 4
  • Chris t.

    Great lil museum for killing some time, more kid orientated and more "displays to read" than anything else. Highlight is the old subway station downstairs with retro subway train stock.

    Chris the vegetarian · December 23, 2014
  • Connie C.

    Go underground and sit in the oldest MTA subway trains!

    Connie Chiu · December 20, 2014
  • J C.

    For less than $10 you can walk through all the old subway cars. Loved looking at all the old advertisements.

    J Crowley · December 9, 2014
  • Puu K.

    Interesting. Spent all day here and never wanna leave.

    Puu Kampolratana · October 23, 2014
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Housed in a former 1930's subway station

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 6, 2014
  • Chris B.

    Check out all the old ads in the subway cars.

    Chris Braut · August 25, 2014
  • R

    A fun visit. Gets warm and stuffy in the first half of the visit. The trains are the main treat/event and are fun to walk through. The advertisements are really cool dating back to the 19x0s.

    R · August 23, 2014
  • John S.

    Not just for kids! Surprisingly inexpensive, and a great place to take photos

    John S · August 12, 2014
  • Jason L.

    The free guided tour was awesome. Try to get Ryan as a guide.

    Jason Leibowitz · July 27, 2014
  • kirby

    Take a nap on the basket weave seats in a 1930s subway car. Be disappointed there is no graffiti inside the 1980s subway car. Bring a sack lunch and be sure to check out the kids' art work!

    kirby · July 24, 2014
  • Ying W.

    The only train car that doesn't display the manufacture date is the car that's in use today. Did they forget? ...or was it intentional?!!

    Ying Wang · July 9, 2014
  • Kim M.

    One of the coolest museums in NYC. It's in an old subway stop and they've got all the old subway cars and buses.

    Kim Manis · May 23, 2014
  • Vee B.

    Be warned, there's no cafe or coffee shop here (crisis!). Bringing your own refreshments is encouraged, tables are provided. Oh, there is a water fountain. 😒

    Vee Bee · December 1, 2013
  • Sweet B.

    If you like trains it's worth the trip. The museum is near the downtown area of Brooklyn- an area being gentrified in The last few years. Transit museum offers many neat photo ops.

    Sweet Boy · November 28, 2013
  • Noah K.

    The museum is in abandoned subway station right across from the MTA HQ in Brooklyn. Come during a cool day as a majority of the museum is not air conditioned. Kids and Adults will enjoy this.

    Noah Koch · August 25, 2013
  • Ange S.

    The entrance is located across the road from 130 Livingston St. Go down the faux subway entrance on Schemerhorn.

    Ange Sim · August 6, 2013
  • geniece d.

    Great museum! Enjoyed looking at the trolley a

    geniece divino · July 16, 2013
  • Teachers College S.

    Custodian of the most extensive collection of urban transportation materials in the United States, this museum has free guided tours and lectures for families, history buffs, and everyone in between.

  • Tom M.

    Don't miss the ads in the old subway cars located on the lower level

    Tom Mansfield · June 28, 2013
  • Andrea M.

    Check out the old busses and the subway cars with their old ads. Really cool stuff

    Andrea Mansfield · June 28, 2013
  • Time Out New York

    Before it housed transportation artifacts, this institution was a functioning IND stop. Built in 1936, it was part of a three-block shuttle to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, but was decommissioned in 1946. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 28, 2013
  • Marty D.

    Great place for history of NY transit

    Marty D · May 7, 2013
  • Geoffroy B.

    Be sure to check out the exhibit on laying down the first subway tracks, and imagine what it felt like working in compressed air tunnels under the east river!

    Geoffroy Bablon · April 22, 2013
  • Bruno B.

    Come here if you love trains!

    Bruno Belcastro · March 17, 2013
  • The Official Khalis

    Weekday hours are not long enough.

    The Official Khalis · March 2, 2013
  • Manda S.

    Absolutely worth your day and your $7. Tons of trains (I mean a ton), interactive exhibits, and history. Will keep all ages entertained for hours. In a decommissioned subway station. BYO lunch area!

    Manda Shettleton · February 24, 2013
  • Terrill H.

    Take a pic near a vintage subway car.

    Terrill Hughes · January 30, 2013
  • Elton J.

    nice museum. legit

    Elton Julian · December 11, 2012
  • Roger S.

    Highly recommended both for the exhibits - interesting for adults but many child-friendly too - as well as the amazing vintage subway cars that you can explore.

    Roger Schonfeld · December 9, 2012
  • J S.

    Take lots of pics and dont miss the vintage subway ads especially the Bond movie poster!

    J Scott · November 28, 2012
  • Peter C.

    Don't forget to take a look at the old ads in the subway cars!

    Peter Crysdale · November 3, 2012
  • Raymond G.

    Make sure to go on the weekend, free public yours and free kids programs!! Learn so much!

    Raymond Garcia · September 13, 2012
  • Hayden D.

    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!

    Hayden Dunn · August 14, 2012
  • Omar R.

    Pay your fare there!!!

    Omar R. · August 2, 2012
  • Zack P.

    Find the free guided tour and join it ASAP. Even if it's halfway thru.

    Zack P · June 17, 2012
  • Paul M.

    One of the best transport museums I've seen anywhere, with a large collection of historic trains as well as informative displays. Well worth visiting.

    Paul Mison · April 24, 2012

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