Deep Dive in the Archives: Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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Sunday April 28

11:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

 The New York Transit Museum’s Gabrielle Shubert Research Center in Sunset Park holds more than 8,000 artifacts, 3,000 cubic feet of archival material, and 250,000 photographs. The Research Center and its holdings help the New York Transit Museum tell the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. On this tour, join New York Transit Museum archivists to learn how they preserve objects and archival materials, and view items from the Museum's extensive collections. 

Tickets will be available to museum members at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 23rd. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 24th. 

Tickets are $35 for museum members and $40 for the general public. 

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Presented in conjunction with What’s Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions, on view at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn May 1 – October 20, 2019.

Photography and video recording are permitted. However, tripods, stands, selfie sticks, and external lights may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.

For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call 718-694-1867.

All ticket sales are final. Should you be unable to attend the tour on the date you reserved, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is not able to reschedule reservations to another tour date.




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