The Subways and Buses Are Back, and So Is the Transit Museum, with Free Admission Today

nyc transit museum 1024 The Subways and Buses Are Back, and So Is the Transit Museum, with Free Admission Today

The transit museum, back in service. (ERA USA)

Cooped up in Brooklyn? Tired of waiting for one of the bus islands outside the Barclays Center? Seen both movies at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema and looking for something to do? Why not head over to the New York City Transit Museum in Boerum Hill?

Just like the buses and subways, the subterranean museum is back open—we guess the out-0f-service subway station it’s located inside did not flood—and also like the buses and subways, admission is free of charge. The museum says in an email, “What better way to pay tribute to the incredible recovery effort of NYC Transit than to open the doors to the one institution that focuses on the history and impact of the region’s public transportation?” Their full announcement is below.

What better way to pay tribute to the incredible recovery effort of NYC Transit than to open the doors to the one institution that focuses on the history and impact of the region’s public transportation? This morning the New York Transit Museum sent this e-mail to its followers. The Museum is open today, Thursday November 1st, from 10 – 4pm, free to the public. Starting Friday the Museum will charge regular admission ($5/child, $7 adult), and be open for regular hours (Tue -Fri: 10 – 4; Sat and Sun: 11 – 5; closed on Mondays).

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Shake off that cabin-fever: the New York Transit Museum
re-opens TODAY (Thurs, 11/1) at 10am!

AND…FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY TODAY!

We’re happy to report that the Museum, archives, staff, and our cat Sadie are safe and dry. Power was restored to the platform last night, and the Museum RE-OPENS to the public TODAY (Thursday, 11/1) at 10am. As a special bonus, admission is free all day today!

The subway is NYC’s lifeblood. Come on down to the NYTM and learn all about how it was constructed, how it’s lasted 108 years, and how it will continue to function in the future. (Or just enjoy finally getting out of the house.)