Events calendar

 

MAY

EXHIBITION: Goodbye Piccadilly
Friday 16 May to Sunday 8 March 2015
Free with General Admission Ticket
 

SEP

listthumb-events-onlyroad TALK: First World War Propaganda Posters
Tuesday 2 September
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  OPEN DAY: Dartford Bus Garage
Sunday 7 September
Free
  thumbnail-web-events-olebill TALK: "Ole Bill" Talk and Book Launch
Thursday 11 September
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
  thumbnail-web-events-depotopenweekend2014 OPEN WEEKEND: Behind the Scenes at Acton Depot
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September
Tickets on Sale Now
  BSL CURATOR TOUR: Goodbye Piccadilly - British Sign Language (BSL)
Friday 26 September
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  sml-events-stuartwood TALK: Designing the New Routemaster
Tuesday 30 September
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required

OCT

TALK: Kate Adie - Fighting on the Home Front
Tuesday 14 October
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  SYMPOSIUM: The Social History and Cultural Significance of the London Bus
Saturday 18 October
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
  sml-fridaylate-generic FRIDAY LATE: Halloween
Friday 31 October
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 

NOV

thumbnail-web-events-ironroad copy TALK: The Iron Road
Tuesday 12 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  SYMPOSIUM: 1914–1918: From Home Front to Western Front
Saturday 15 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  TALK: Women, Fashion and the First World War
Tuesday 18 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 
  sml-fridaylate-generic FRIDAY LATE: Paint the Town Red
Friday 28 November
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 

FEB

FRIDAY LATE: Farewell Leicester Square
Friday 6 February 2015
Tickets on Sale Now. Booking Required
 

Bus Garage Open Days

Many of London’s bus garages will hold special open days to celebrate the Year of the Bus with historic vehicles, family fun activities, heritage displays and travel safety advice. Confirmed bus garage open days:

Dartford Bus Garage

Date: Sunday 7 September
Time: 10.00-16.00
Location: Central Road, Dartford, DA1 5BG

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"Ole Bill" Talk and Book Launch

Date: Thursday 11 September
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location:
Covent Garden
Tickets:
Adult £10, Concession £8

Book Tickets

A new book, Ole Bill – London Buses and the First World War by Dr William D. Ward, will be launched at the Museum on the evening of Thursday 11 September.

Dr Ward will give an illustrated talk based on extensive original research for his new book. Afterwards there will be a Q&A session and Dr Ward will be available to sign copies of his book. Both the talk and book bring to life the busmen’s experience of the Western Front and their contribution to the war effort of 1914 to1918 – a lesser-known story within the vast historical records of the First World War. Ole Bill – London Buses and the First World War has been published by London Transport Museum as part of its commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

Tickets include free entry to London Transport Museum from 16.00 to see B-type Bus No. 2737 (B2737) which will have been transformed from its traditional red and cream livery into wartime appearance, and Ole Bill bus No. B43, which is currently on loan from the Imperial War Museum.

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First World War Propaganda Posters

Date: Tuesday 2 September
Time:
18.30-20.00
Location:
Covent Garden
Tickets:
Adult £10; Concession £8

Book Tickets

David Bownes, Assistant Director of Collections at the National Army Museum gives an insight into the uses of posters for propaganda during the First World War. Tickets to this event include admission to the London Transport Museum within one month of the event, giving you the chance to see our new poster parade featuring propaganda posters displayed on the Underground during the First and Second World Wars.

Goodbye Piccadilly - British Sign Language (BSL) Curator Tour

Date: Friday 26 September
Time: 11.00-12.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: £8.00 (includes museum entry)

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Join curator Caroline MacVay as she gives a fascinating introduction and insight into this year’s major exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home front to Western Front. The exhibition will present London Transport Museum’s unique perspective on the First World War, exploring how the conflict accelerated social change, how it impacted on the lives of Londoners, particularly women, and the essential role made by bus service staff and buses to the war effort, both at home and abroad.

Designing the New Routemaster

Date: Tuesday 30 September
Time: 18.30
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10; Concession £8

Book Online

The New Routemaster is London’s first bespoke bus since the Routemaster was launched to the public in 1954. Stuart Wood, Head of Innovation at Heatherwick Studio, led the team that designed the bus and reveals the thinking behind the design decisions.

Kate Adie: Fighting on the Home Front

Date: Tuesday 14 October
Time:
18.30-20.00
Location:
Covent Garden
Tickets:
Adult £10, Concession £8

Book Tickets

Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year. Tickets to this event include admission to the London Transport Museum within one month of the event.

Symposium: The Social History and Cultural Significance of the London Bus

Date: Saturday 18 October
Time:
10.00-16.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Day ticket £40; Concession £35; Student £20

Book Tickets

How has the London bus changed the world?  From encouraging female emancipation, supporting the war effort in 1914-18, providing design classics and inspiring art the bus has become part of the cultural identity of London.  A one day conference for Year of the Bus, in which our prominent  speakers look at the iconic nature of London’s red double-decker buses, their social history, economic impact and cultural significance. Tickets include entrance to the museum galleries on the day. Tickets on sale February 2014.

Symposium programme105.56 KB

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The Iron Road

Date: Tuesday 12 November
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10, Concession £8

Book Online

Join leading transport commentator and author Christian Wolmar as he reveals how the railways have shaped London in a way that has now mostly been forgotten. From the London & Greenwich built on a series of 878 arches, to the construction of the main line terminuses, and of course the world’s first underground system designed specifically to allow the capital to expand into the green fields beyond, the iron road can truly be said to have created the London we know today. Christian will be also signing copies of his new book The Iron Road.

Symposium: 1914–1918 From Home Front to Western Front

Date: Saturday 15 November
Time:
10.00-16.00
Location:Covent Garden
Tickets:
Day ticket £40; Concession £35; Student £20

Book Tickets

Delve deeper into our Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition with this symposium. Talks throughout the day explore the themes of the exhibition in more depth, and your ticket includes the chance to see the exhibition and our new poster parade display. Tickets include entrance to the museum galleries on the day. Tickets on sale February 2014.

Symposium programme1.83 MB

Women, Fashion and the First World War

Date: Tuesday 18 November
Time:
18.30-20.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10; Concession £8

Book Tickets

Join fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix and discover how the First World War not only changed women’s lives, but the way they dressed as well. Tickets to this event include admission to the London Transport Museum within one month of the event.