London Transport Museum has become a charity, with a new board chaired by Sir David Bell, Executive Director of Pearson plc and Chairman of the Financial Times Group.
The Museum's charitable objectives are to:
- Preserve our transport heritage and interpret the vital role transport has played in the life of our city.
- Deliver education programmes for schools, working with over 100,000 young people every year
- Work with communities throughout London on creative and educational projects both within and outside the Museum
- Raise awareness of future transport issues and opportunities to promote a sustainable London
As a charity, the Museum will be able to access new funding opportunities and claim Gift Aid by inviting Museum visitors to make a charitable donation. The Museum's charity number is 1123122.
Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust
Thanks to the Trust's latest commitment to the Museum, new learning interactive resources in development in 2009 will help to address a massive skills shortage in the transport industry and to inspire young people to see the great variety of opportunities available through careers in transport.
The Trust have also supported new exploration zones in galleries at London Transport Museum, including interactive exhibits and activities such as dressing up in transport uniforms and learning about the variety of transport-related roles in London. It also supports all the bus-related interactive information points across the Museum. People of all ages are now able to discover the story of the horse and motor bus vehicles in the Museum using a touch screen, to see images and film clips and listen to extracts from the Museum's fascinating oral history collection.
The Charitable Trust was set up in 2006 in memory of Luke Rees-Pulley, a London bus driver