The mission of the New York Transit Museum is to collect, exhibit, interpret and preserve the structural, sociological, and technological history of land-based public transportation systems in the New York metropolitan region, past and present, and to conduct research and educational programs that make its extensive collection accessible and meaningful to the broadest possible audience.

Digital Collections

Over 10,000 photographs, posters, maps, and artifacts from the Museum’s collection can be viewed online. Materials are searchable by keyword and custom database fields; or you may choose to view random images by simply browsing the catalog.

To view our online Digital Collections, please visit this website.

Research and Collection Contributions

Due to a staffing transition, research requests and consideration of object donations are temporarily suspended.