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ICYMI: New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn Reopens to the Public

Updated August 14, 2021 10:30 p.m.
The New York Transit Museum hosts a preview for members on Fri., August 13, 2021 before reopening to the public on Saturday.

Visit the Transit Museum’s Decommissioned Subway Station at 99 Schermerhorn Street!

Visitors Must Purchase Tickets in Advance, Mask Wearing is Required

See Photos from the Transit Museum's Preview for Members on Friday, Aug. 13


Brooklyn, NY – Catch all the trains you missed! Beginning Saturday, August 14th, the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn will be open for museum visitors! After over a year of closure, the Museum is thrilled to welcome old and new friends to explore its vintage train cars and exhibits.

“After what might only be described as the most challenging 16 months in the Museum’s history, I am pleased to share that the New York Transit Museum will reopen our main location in mid-August. We cannot wait to see visitors experience our fantastic vintage fleet and our wonderful exhibits in person – it’s been a long time coming!” says New York Transit Museum Director Concetta Bencivenga.

The New York Transit Museum’s initial reopening hours will be Fridays - Sundays, 11am to 4pm. Advanced tickets and mask wearing are required for admission, and new health-and-safety procedures are in place.

Museum members enjoyed early access with an exclusive Member Preview Day on Friday, August 13th. Additional membership benefits include year-round free admission, a 10% discount on all New York Transit Museum Store purchases, and free or discounted tickets to programs in-person and online.

For more information on Museum hours, admission and directions, please visit nytransitmuseum.org.


The New York Transit Museum 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. Since its inception over forty years ago, the Museum – which is housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn – has grown in scope and popularity. For nearly 25 years, the Transit Museum has also operated a Gallery & Store in Grand Central Terminal. To learn more, visit nytransitmuseum.org.