There are many ways to use the collections at London Transport Museum to find out more about London's public transport, past present and future.
Research at the Museum
The Learning Lounge on Level 1 in the Museum is temporarily closed until January 2013 while the space is redeveloped. During this period anyone wishing to do research can make an appointment to visit the Library.
The Museum is continually adding to the ways in which you can access our collections. You can explore the results online in Our collections, Information resources and through the Exploring twentieth-century London website.
In partnership with libraries and archives around London the ‘Borough books’ project aims to uncover the transport story in London's boroughs. Using images and sources from local collections and those at the Museum, four booklets have been produced so far:
Generations: celebrating 50 years of Caribbean recruitment
In 2006 Transport for London marked the 50th anniversary of London Transport's recruitment of staff from the Caribbean by producing the ‘Generations’ book in partnership with the Museum.
Download the book and learn about the experiences of staff who migrated to London to work on the buses and Underground. Their stories are told in their own words and illustrated with images from the Museum's collection.
If you would like to research these subjects in more depth or find information about any other transport-related topic, you might like to visit our Library.