The New York Transit Museum is a pretty fascinating place.
The Museum itself is located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station in Downtown Brooklyn. Built in 1936 it only lasted until 1946 when it was abandoned due to lack of traffic. However it is still a fully functioning line, and that’s what is fascinating as the Museum shunts in and out historical subway cars from the last century.
As you walk along the platform you can go in and out of the subway cars, some as early as the 1920’s & 30’s, all the way up to the more modern cars from the 80’s & 90’s, all replete with their original interiors and advertising from the period.
On the original concourse above the station there are exhibits throughout the history of the subway, including a great collection of turnstiles from over the years too.
Well worth a look if you’re in New York City and want to see how the subway has changed over the years, for better or for worse!