London Transport Museum Friends is a registered independent charity working closely with the Museum to support its objectives and the care of its collections. The organisation has over 2500 individual members who share those aims.
Conservation and fundraising
London Transport Museum Friends has contributed over £400,000 to the Museum in the past few years, particularly to support the restorations of Metropolitan Jubilee coach 353 and the B-type BattleBus. Many smaller projects have also been funded, including the digitisation of staff publications, which will in due course allow access to them via the Museum website; additional displays at the Depot at Acton, covering signalling and Underground train engineering; and the purchase of additional items for the Museum’s collections.
In addition to raising funds, the Friends promote awareness of the Museum's activities; and individual Friends contribute many hours of volunteer work to the Museum each year.
There is also an extensive programme of social activities for Friends, including visits and talks on transport-related subjects; an award-winning magazine; and regular updates by email covering both Museum and Friends’ programmes.
- Free entry to the Museum in Covent Garden
- Free or concessionary entry to Museum Depot Open Days at Acton
- Discounts on purchases in London Transport Museum shop and during Museum Depot Open Days
- Discounts at the Upper Deck café
- Advance information about Museum events
- Wide-ranging opportunities to get involved in voluntary work for the Museum and Friends
- Quarterly Friends newsletter
- A programme of meetings and visits on transport-related topics.