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.
 

FEB

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

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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.

Symposium tickets include entrance to the museum galleries for one month from the date of the event.

Full programme [721 KB]

Programme summary

 

  • Next stop, the Western Front: The role of the London bus during the First World War
    Sam Mullins, London Transport Museum
  • All Change: The Routemaster from austerity to affluence
    Joe Kerr, Royal College of Art
  • Picturing the London bus: A short history of London buses in art, 1829-1960
    Richard Dennis, University College London
  • Amy Levy and Virginia Woolf: Bus, modernity and the novel
    Ana Parejo Vadillo, Birkbeck College
  • How buses can transform the world
    Nick Tyler CBE, University College London
  • Panel discussion and questions from audience
    Chaired by Sam Mullins

Speaker biographies

 

Sam Mullins is Director of London Transport Museum, the Vice President of AIM, the voice of independent museums in the UK, and a board member of the Museums Association. 

Joe Kerr is a writer, broadcaster and historian. He is Head of the Critical & Historical Studies Programme at the Royal College of Art, and a bus driver working at Tottenham Garage.

Richard Dennis is Professor of Geography at University College London (UCL), where he teaches and researches on the historical geography of 19th and early 20th century cities. He is the author of Cities in Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Ana Parejo Vadillo is co-director of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.  She has written on poetry, the novel, optical entertainment and urban mass-transport (omnibuses and underground) at the end of the nineteenth-century.

Professor Nick Tyler CBE is the Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, at UCL and Pro-Provost, East and South Asia. Nick Tyler works with clinical, engineering, social science, arts and humanities researchers in order to explore exactly how people interact with their immediate environment. 

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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 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 programme [1.83 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 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.