Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO is a new Museum and Gift Shop located in the historic Empire Stores.
Enter at 55 Water St. or through Brooklyn Bridge Park
|Museum and Gift Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
|FREE Summer Friday Hours
Open from 6 pm until 9 pm for FREE every Friday from June 30 to September 1
Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn's Waterfront
Opening May 19, 2017
This exhibition features the work of two dozen photographers whose images crisscross the Brooklyn shoreline, from Newtown Creek to Jamaica Bay. By picturing decades of Brooklyn’s coastal scenery, including its changing industrial and postindustrial environment, the exhibition presents dramatic panoramic vistas, spectacular aerial views, glimpses of popular recreational attractions, from Brooklyn Bridge Park to Coney Island, and other scenes, including those impacted by natural or manmade forces. Learn more about the exhibition and see the full list of photographers here.
Take a piece of Brooklyn home with you!
The BHS Gift Shop features souvenirs crafted by Brooklyn artisans, a fascinting array of books, and eclectic items you can't find anywhere else.
Ask about our self-guided exhibition kits for the littlest museum-goers!
Explore for Yourself
About Empire Stores
Situated in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire Stores is one of the few remaining 19th century warehouses that once lined Brooklyn's waterfront. Erected between 1869 and 1885, Empire Stores housed countless tons of coffee, sugar, jute, animal hides, and many other commodities when Brooklyn was one of the largest commercial waterfronts in the world. Redeveloped and reopened in 2017, Empire Stores is now a hub of food, culture, and tech with BHS DUMBO as the sole cultural institution in the complex.
Thank you to the generous donors whose support make Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO and the upcoming "Waterfront" exhibition possible:
- Office of the Mayor of New York City
- Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
- Empire State Development
Special thanks to Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation