The Museum is a great place for your family to have fun together and discover the history of London’s famous transport network. You can visit the Museum 363 days a year. Adults can buy a season ticket for 12 months, and young people under 17 go free! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
School holiday family activities
Every school holiday parents, carers and children can make-and-take in our craft workshops, and join in with our latest storytime tales. Everything is connected to our incredible collection and the wonderful stories it can tell.
Easter holiday activities: Journey finders
Date: 1 – 17 April
Time: 11.00 and 14.00 (story lasts approximately 20 minutes)
Join the fun with our interactive story time. Fizz and Danny are two friends trying to find each other in Central London – can you cheer them on as they plan and make their journeys to London Transport Museum for a fun day out?
Make and Take
Date: 1 – 17 April
Time: From 11.30 and 2.30 (activities last up to an hour) Suitable for ages 3-12
Be inspired by the Designology exhibition and make your very own Board Game. Consider your favourite places around the city – home, school, where you friends live, London Transport Museum. How can you get from one to the other, and on time?! On a bus, on a bike, on a train? Show us what shape your journey will take.
Singing and Stories
Date: Tuesdays during term-time at 10.45, 12.00, 13.45 and 15.00
Duration: 45 minutes per session
Tickets: Tickets are free with Museum entry and are given out at 10.00 and 13.00 at the Museum ticket desk
For families with children aged 5 and under
Join us to find out how people get around the city. With stories about hopping on a bus to the Museum and songs about catching a tube to London Town, there’s something for everyone. Sessions include singing and dancing, as well as the chance to see and touch objects from the Museum collection.
Songs and stories written and produced by Artburst
SEN mornings at the Museum
Date: Saturday 8 April 2017
Duration: 09.00 onwards (open to the general public from 10.00)
Tickets: Advanced booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 020 7565 7298 to book your place now. Children and young people under 18 go free; adults charged general admission rate.
For families with Special Educational Needs, we open early twice a year. Enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public. Many of the sounds are switched off, making the Museum a peaceful place to be. Explore our All Aboard family galleries in peace, try your hand at our craft activities or get hands on with genuine parts of transport history.
Curriculum links: Science, Design and Technology
All Aboard family play zone
Come and explore All Aboard, the Museum’s dedicated play zone for families with children aged 0 to 7 years.
Dress up and help keep our fleet of mini vehicles ‘on the move’. Get in the driver’s seat of a real bus, repair a mini tube train or help passengers find their belongings in the ‘Lost Property’ office. You can also enjoy ‘sailing’ the Thames Nipper, serving passengers in the Nipper café, fly the Emirates cable car, or update the services announcements to help your fellow visitors travel safely and smoothly.
There is even an area for infants in our ‘Baby DLR’ which is equipped with an interactive wall and building blocks.
All Aboard is open all year round. During term time the space will be shared with nursery and young school visitors.
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.
Family Station activities
Available at weekends and school holidays. Suitable for families with children aged 3 - 12
The Family Station at London Transport Museum invites you to choose some activities to do as you explore the Museum. Whether you fold your own bus and drive it between the vehicles, spot shapes around the Museum through our shape spotters or dream up your own transport story, there is something here for families with children of all ages.
The Family Station is funded by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust. The Trust has also supported our hands-on galleries, Interchange and All aboard.
- Baby changing room
- Baby feeding room
- Picnic area
- Ramp /lift access to all galleries
- Interchange and All Aboard age specific hands-on galleries
Read more about Museum access and facilities.
Depot family activities
Twice a year we open up the treasures of the Museum’s Depot in Acton for our hugely popular Open Weekends.
At Open Weekends we offer make-and-take workshops alongside engineering challenges, quizzes and trails. Above all you can explore over 370,000 items spanning 200 years of London’s public transport.