The London Transport Museum explores the heritage of London and its transport system, and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years. The Museum’s collections include original artworks and posters that have been used to promote the city’s transport over the last century, as well as outstanding examples of transport vehicles and objects that are evocative of times gone by.
See ‘Take Me Out’ for details of events and exhibitions. In addition to these events, the London Transport Museum has two purpose built galleries for younger visitors:
Children aged from 7 to 11 can explore the Museum’s collection in this interactive hands-on area. They can discover the range of people who have worked on public transport in London over the last 200 years, try on replica costumes and guess the origins of our mystery objects. The highlight of a visit to the gallery is a chance to drive our Optare bus.
Children under 6 can let their imaginations run wild as they climb aboard our fun versions of a bus, train, Tube and taxi. They can take the wheel, becoming a driver for the day, or bump around with the other passengers in the back. They can also explore our miniature London, taking control of the transport system, moving buses and trains around London’s most famous landmarks.
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Covent Garden (Piccadilly)
Leicester Square (Piccadilly, Northern)
Holborn (Piccadilly, Central)
Charing Cross (Bakerloo, Northern)
Strand or Aldwych (RV1, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139)
Museum opening times:
Saturday to Thursday: 10.00 to 18.00
Friday: 11.00 to 21.00
Children under 16 free, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Museum shop opening times:
Sunday to Tuesday: 10.00 to 18.30
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10.00 to 19.00
Friday: 11.00 to 21.00
Visit also the Museum Depot at Acton which holds the majority of the Museum’s collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden. It opens to the public for special events, including themed open weekends. The Depot houses over 370,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum’s celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms.
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