New York Transit Museum
Museum type :
History Museum

Established in :
1960

Holidays :
Mondays and Holidays

Visiting Hours :
Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm

Contact No :
(718) 694-1600

Location :
Brooklyn , United States

Display Objects :

The central element of this new exhibition is a simulated traffic intersection complete with traffic lights. The Museum's new Sanford Gaster Education Center boasts a welcoming area for conducting workshops and hands-on activities for youngsters and a new computer resource center. The resource center will increase the opportunities for research and learning about public transportation currently available to our young adult audience.




Description :

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.