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
Summer Friday Hours
Open until 9 pm every Friday from June 30 to September 1


Inaugural Exhibition:
Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn's Waterfront
Opening May 19, 2017
Shifting Perspectives
This exhibition features the work of two dozen photographers including Berenice Abbott, Bruce Davidson, and Chester Higgins, whose images crisscross the Brooklyn shoreline, from Coney Island to the Gowanus Canal.

Gift Shop
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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.

Family Programs
Join us for drop-in family programs on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm, May 20th through August 19th!

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.