Family Open Weekend at London Transport Museum, Acton Depot (7 & 8 March)

March 7, 2009toMarch 8, 2009

Visit the London Transport Museum Depot at Acton this weekend for a special opportunity to see models of London’s transport in miniature and tour behind the scenes during the London’s transport in miniature open weekend.

The depot, which is normally closed to the public, has over 370,000 objects including 70 road and rail vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings, uniforms and original works of art used for the Museum’s celebrated poster collection.

models

Visitors can see fascinating collections of working transport model layouts exhibited by guest professional and amateur modellers.  With layouts varying in size and scale, scenes are depicted right down to the finest detail and cover all modes of London travel from Underground trains and trams to cycling and walking.

A special limited edition model bus commissioned by London Transport Museum will be launched on Saturday and will only be available to purchase during the London’s transport in miniature March open weekend.

Other attractions include rides on the Depot’s miniature railway which features steam and electric trains, trips on full size heritage vehicles – including the 1950s prototype of the Routemaster bus (the RM1), and tours of the poster and artwork stores led by Museum curators.

Family activities include creative workshops and the opportunity to handle some of the objects from the Museum’s collection.  Visitors will also be able to meet actors portraying transport characters from the past who will tell stories of what it was like to work and travel on London’s transport network in days gone by.

Tickets
Adults £10.00
Senior citizens £8.00
Concessions £6.00
TfL staff and accompanied children under16 are admitted free.

Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 020 7565 7298.

Opening times:
Saturday and Sunday – 11.00 to 17.00

Address:
2 Museum Way, 118 – 120 Gunnersbury Lane, London, W3 8BQ.

By tube:
Acton Town (District and Piccadilly Line)

More information:
Find our more about the London Transport Museum at our ‘Museum’ page in Events and Attractions