Brooklyn Museum Tours

Brooklyn Museum
A cultural beacon centrally located in New York's hippest borough, the Brooklyn Museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 1.5 million pieces and hosts several rotating exhibits yearly. The museum has a little of everything, from one of the largest Egyptian art holdings in the country to a robust American decorative arts collection.

The Basics

The Brooklyn Museum offers a cultural experience that reflects the diversity and eclectic tastes of borough residents, from contemporary works and decorative arts to multimedia installations. As you enter the light-filled first floor, ask about free daily tours. Don't miss the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, which hosts a range of architectural sculpture that would historically adorn New York's buildings.

Consider purchasing general admission tickets before you arrive to get the most out of your visit. Multiattraction passes that include museum admission are also an option. Advance purchase may include museum gift shop discounts and access to special collections and the permanent collection. Museum highlights include the galleries hosting pre-Columbian works, American Indian art, and the WPA-funded American murals—a significant element of American art history.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Brooklyn Museum is perfect for art aficionados, history buffs, and design enthusiasts.
  • Leave enough time for your visit, since the museum is large and hosts an impressive collection.
  • Check the subway schedule in advance, as weekend train service to Brooklyn is notoriously erratic.

How to Get There
Located on Eastern Parkway, next to the Brooklyn Public Library, the museum is best accessed by subway. Take the 2 or 3 train to the Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum stop and you'll be right outside. Alternatively, hop the 4 or 5 train to the Franklin Avenue station. Driving is also an option, with parking just behind the museum.

When to Get There
The Brooklyn Museum is a perfect year-round (and foul-weather) destination, since most of the top attractions and galleries are indoors. Weekdays are the best for avoiding crowds, though the museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. For free admission, visit on the first Saturday of the month, but be prepared for an elbow-to-elbow art experience.

Visible Storage

Do you want to learn how museums store art? The Brooklyn Museum offers visitors just this opportunity in the Visible Storage and Study Center, which displays works from the American art collection. Glass enclosures holding around 600 paintings, sculptures, and decorative items such as Tiffany glass offer a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's operation.
Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238, USA
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Brooklyn Museum General Admission

Visit the Brooklyn Museum, whose origins date back to the 1820s, with an admission ticket that provides access to the permanent collection of artwork, including Arts of Africa, Arts of the Islamic World, Decorative Arts, Contemporary Art, and American Art. You can wander at your leisure or join a tour, plus browse the gift shop for a souvenir.
  • Duration: 2 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 5 hours
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New York City Explorer Pass

Discover a selection of NYC’s top attractions -- many with skip-the-line privileges including the Empire State Building Observatory -- and activities for one low price with the New York City Explorer Pass. Pick among landmarks like Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and activities like a Yankee Stadium Tour, and see the the city in comfort and convenience on a Hop On Hop Off tour, plus much more. 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 7- and 10-attraction pass options are available with immediate access right from your mobile device as well as special food and shopping discounts.
  • Duration: 30 days
  • Duration: 30 days
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
  • Duration: Flexible
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New York Pass with Fast Track Access

Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save money, and gain fast track access to many attractions by purchasing The New York Pass. Choose between convenient 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting access to more than 90 top NYC attractions like the Whitney Museum, Empire State Building Observation Deck, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and more. With special skip-the-line access at many sites, and unlimited entry at included attractions, the benefits add up fast.
  • Duration: 1 to 10 days
  • Duration: 1 to 10 days
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New York City 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Pack in a full day of sightseeing New York City easily with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour. You can choose between three neighborhoods loops, including Downtown, Uptown and Brooklyn or upgrade to gain access to all four loops and a hop-on, hop-off cruise. No matter what you choose, you can spend the day (or the night) riding around as your tour guide provides fun facts as you go. Plus, you can plan out what stops you’d like to get off at to do some more in-depth exploring.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high observatory atop the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, and then getting off when something strikes your interest to explore more. Then head to the top of the World Trade Center for a stunning view.
  • Duration: 1 day
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