Events calendar

 

MAY

EXHIBITION: Goodbye Piccadilly
Friday 16 May to Sunday 8 March 2015
Free with general admission ticket
 

OCT

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27-31 October
Free with general admission ticket
 
  listthumb-learning-senmornings2 FAMILY ACTIVITIES: SEN morning at the Museum
31 October
Free with general admission ticket
 
  web-thumb-fridaylate-halloween2014 FRIDAY LATE: Halloween
Friday 31 October
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 

NOV

thumbnail-web-events-ironroad copy TALK: The Iron Road
Wednesday 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.
 

JAN

listthumb-empty UNDERGROUND TOUR: Aldwych disused station tour
22 January - 15 February 2015
SOLD OUT
 

FEB

FRIDAY LATE: Farewell Leicester Square
Friday 6 February 2015
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 

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The Iron Road

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

Book tickets

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 from museum curators, academics and authors explore the themes of the exhibition in more depth, and your ticket includes the chance to see the exhibition as well as our new poster parade display for one month from the date of the event. 

Symposium programme [3.62 MB]

Programme summary

  • An introduction to the exhibition by the lead exhibition curator Simon Murphy
  • Modern Metropolis, London before the First World War, Beverly Cook, Museum of London Curator
  • London in the First World War, Professor Jerry White, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Western Front: The role of the B-type Bus, Sam Mullins, Director of London Transport Museum
  • Women in London Transport, Helena Wojtczak, award winning author of Railwaywomen Exploitation, Betrayal and Triumph in the Workplace
  • A New London, panel discussion and audience questions, chaired by Sam Mullins

Speakers

  • Beverley Cook is Curator of Social & Working History at the Museum of London.
  • Sam Mullins, Director of London Transport Museum since 1994.
  • Simon Murphy has been a curator at London Transport Museum since 1989.
  • Professor Jerry White, teaches modern British history at Birkbeck, University of London. His book Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War was published by The Bodley Head in May 2014.
  • Helena Wotjczak, is an independent, award-winning author-publisher of six books in the field of women's and social history. 

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 design and 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.

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Aldwych disused Underground station tours

Date: Thursdays to Sundays, 22 January 2015 – 15 February 2015
Time: 
Various
Location: Aldwych Underground Station (Surrey Street entrance)
Tickets: Adult £25; Concession £20

SOLD OUT

There is a rare opportunity to take a tour of the disused Aldwych Underground station in the Strand from Thursdays to Sundays in January and February 2015. Led by expert guides, the public will be able to see the ticket hall, the original lifts, abandoned platforms and tunnels, and inter-connecting walkways – including some that have very rarely been seen by the public.

Aldwych station is one of London’s secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by. It opened to the public in 1907. It was never as heavily used as originally intended and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994. The station has had a varied history; it provided shelter to Londoners during the Blitz and has been used for film and TV shoots including, Sherlock, Mr Selfridge and Atonement.

The tours will involve groups of up to 40 people. All tickets include a special souvenir booklet, 50% discounted day ticket admission to London Transport Museum and 10% off in the Museum Shop located (within 30 days from original tour date) approximately five minutes from Aldwych station.

Essential information for all ticket holders: Terms and Conditions [275 KB]

Other important access information

  • Access to the platform is by staircase only and there is no working lift in operation. 160 stairs connect the ticket hall level to the platform level - there is no step-free access.
  • Visitors should wear sturdy shoes. Guests wearing open toe sandals, shoes or high-heels will be refused entry due to a health and safety requirements.
  • Children under 16 years of age are not permitted into the station.