New York Transit Museum

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Fee: $6

Sun. 12 PM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–4 PM
Wed. 10 AM–4 PM
Thu. 10 AM–4 PM
Fri. 10 AM–4 PM
Sat. 12 PM–5 PM
130 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 694-1600

Check the New York Transit Museum website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


This is not actually a picture of the museum but of a not-uncommon sight in a MTA subway car.
The New York Transit Museum (website) is a Museum in New York. Its branches include: New York Transit Gallery Annex.
Official description from New York Transit Museum:
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since it's inception over a quarter century ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The New York Transit Museum is a museum which displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway and bus systems; it is located in the unused Court Street subway station in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City. There is a smaller satellite annex in Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan. On July 4, 1976, the New York City Transit Exhibit opened in the unused station as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration, with one subway token for admittance. Old cars which had been preserved, as well as models and other exhibits were displayed. Plans were to close it after the celebration, but it proved to be so popular that it remained open and eventually became a permanent museum.

Promotional images for exhibits from New York Transit Museum official site

Current Exhibitions

Now Until Oct 01, 2011
Since 1985, MTA Arts for Transit has been one of the country’s most innovative public art programs, creating over 215 projects for the stations and facilities of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with another 70 currently in production. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, this exhibition examines the art, artists, and impact of this rich and varied body of work.
Official New York Transit Museum Links
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New York Transit Museum is affiliated with: New York Transit Gallery Annex

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