This year, London Transport Museum secured its first ever gold bond in the largest charity running event in the world - the 2015 London Marathon!
Mark Collier delivers training for existing operators and operational managers on the Northern and Central lines and will be running 26 miles for the Museum. Mark will raising £1,500 for the Museum's Route into Work programme which helps young people not in education, employment or training. His raising £1,500 will mean 7 young people will get to participate in the Route into Work programme and they will gain the skills and confidence they need to begin a meaningful career. You can support Mark as he trains through the chilly wet winter weather by donating to his fundraising page.
I have chosen to raise funds for the Museum because I wanted to raise the awareness of all the great work that goes on there, in restoring and displaying such a vast array of London’s transport history for people both local and around the world.
All of my children have visited the museum on more than one occasion over their lives and they have thoroughly enjoyed their experiences seeing the wonderful vehicles and items on display as well as all the interactive items. It’s also wonderful to be able to show them what I do at my job now as well as what it was like when I drove Route Master buses around London.
My older son chose the London Underground for his work experience in preparation for his apprenticeship and he spent most of his time exploring the museum to gather knowledge about the history of London’s transport as well modern and future transport innovations. So much work goes on at the Museum that I didn't know about. One key project I would like people to be aware of is the Route into Work which helps young people not in education, employment or training.
Opening on Saturday 28 March 2015
Come and explore All Aboard, the Museum’s exciting new play zone where children can play on a mini fleet of vehicles and dress up in uniforms to become drivers, mechanics, cleaners, station announcers and even river captains.
Opening on Saturday 28 March, children will be able to get in the driver’s seat of a real bus, repair a mini Tube train and play in the ‘Lost Property’ office. They can also enjoy ‘sailing’ the Thames Nipper, serve passengers in the Nipper café, fly the Emirates Air Line cable car, make driver announcements and help customers at the mini information desk using the magnetic message board, maps and clocks. There is also the opportunity to look out for the ‘naughty seats’ on some of the vehicles which make funny sounds when sat upon, and the singing stars of the future can play musical instruments at the busking spot.
All Aboard has been designed for children aged 0 to 7 years and for the first time the Museum will have an area specifically for infants at the ‘Baby DLR’ which is equipped with a tactile wall and building blocks.
There is also a lot to enjoy elsewhere in the Museum:
30 March to 17 April (weekdays)
Our Easter holiday family events are inspired by the new All Aboard play zone:
The new All Aboard family play zone has been made possible with support from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust and bus manufacturer Optare.
It is now 4 years in succession that London Transport Museum has won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The award honours hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. Thank you to all of our visitors for taking the time to leave their comments.