Coney Island Museum
Catch a glimpse of Coney Island's unique past
No trip to Coney Island should end without a visit to the Coney Island Museum where you’ll find the world’s premier collection of Coney Island photographs, amusement-related objects, architectural elements, and vintage signs on view for the public. Their funhouse mirrors, shooting gallery targets, rare hold-to-light postcards, and mid-century studio photo booth offer visitors a nostalgic glimpse into Coney Island’s fun and colorful past.
The only accredited institution in the world singularly dedicated to preserving and interpreting the unique history of the People’s Playground, The Coney Island Museum shines a spotlight on the amusement district’s iconic culture and history with special exhibitions and lectures, like the New York Transit Museum’s Five Cents To Dreamland exhibit, currently installed in their East and West Galleries for the 2021 season.