Venture to Brooklyn Heights where the United States' largest transportation museum is held in an actual Subway station! Stop by the New York Transit Museum to see the evolution that has taken place over time with NYC's public transit.

Get to know the MTA and all of New York City's transit options in a series of interactive exhibitions and installations that highlight the growth of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. You'll get to see how the technology that is used on trains has progressed over the years and also learn about the railroads and bridges that are used for each commute.


Moving The Millions
Learn about the development of the New York City transit and see the influences that helped the subway system became what it is today.

Fare Collection
Go back in time to when New Yorkers used paper tickets for their subway fare and see the many different designs of the subway turnstiles.

On the Streets: New York’s Trolleys and Buses
See what life in New York City was like in the 1800s from the On The Streets exhibit. You'll learn about the transportation that was above ground like trolleys and buses. 

Did You Know

  • 60% of the subway system is underground.

  • The busiest subway station is Times Square - 42nd street station. Over 65 million commuters make their way to 42nd street each year.

  • The A train is the longest subway route from one starting point at 207th street to Far Rockaway.

  • There is a total of 472 subway stations in New York.

How To Get There

  • A, C, F, R to Jay Street Metro Tech station.

  • 2, 3, 4, 5 to Court Street station.

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Entry to the New York Transit Museum is normally $10.

- The New York Pass grants you free entry to the museum plus over 100 attractions in New York City.


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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

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New York Transit Museum Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn Heights