New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

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The New York Transit Museum (also called the NYC Transit Museum) is a museum that displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region. The main museum is located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. There is a smaller satellite Museum Annex in Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. The museum is a self-supporting division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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  • This museum contains all the history of the New York City Subway System. If you like subway history, then this is a great place to visit.  more »
  • Once all then main sites of New York have been visited, its time to appreciate the more historical points of New York. This being a major one. It's created around an disused old Metro Station, and.....  more »
  • We went any way even though it was a hot day outside. Inside the museum was comfortable everywhere. This museum does a great job of telling an amazing story. How the subway and transit system came to be the engineering marvel that it is. There are real trains on the track to show the progression of cars and technology. This museum was a working subway station and so it perfectly represents the history and progression. Please do visit this station, it is amazing.
  • Having lived in New York for a few years now, I have gotten to love/hate the subway in the same breath. It was refreshing to go back in time and watch the carriages evolve with the years since 1915. The entry fee is $10 and it's definitely worth it. It would take you ideally about 1.5 - 2 hours to completely go through the museum. The museum details the painstaking journey the labourers and architects went through to create the backbone in the city. You get to learn that there were more subway lines than that exist now. Most of these lines were dismantled in 1955 due to reduced demand and ambitious real estate drives. Also intriguing are the ads that used to run during those times, these ads have been immortalized in the old subway carriages. One can also see the subway carriages dating back to 1915. Its interesting to see how the jute seats evolved to metallic ones. A very thorough map of the subway system. Loved the museum.

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