Events calendar

ActonOW web listthumb EXHIBITION: Designology
Open now
Free with general admission ticket.
 
web listthumb weavingfutures DESIGN STUDIO: Weaving Futures
22 November - 18 February 2017
Free with general admission ticket.
 
familydepottour web listthumb GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Depot Explorers
Various dates throughout 2016
SOLD OUT
 
web listthumb johnstontours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Johnston Journeys
Various dates from 14 January 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
web latedebates thumb LATE DEBATE: Designing the Tube
Thursday 26 January 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb guidedtours depot GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: General
Various dates from 27 January 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb-arttours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Art and posters
Various dates from 27 January 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
web thumb Urban Fabric roundel FRIDAY LATE: Urban Fabric
Friday 17 February 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
web listthumb events agostinolacurci TALK: Make your mark - Tristan Manco on street art
Thursday 2 March 2017
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web thumb overground FILM SCREENING: London Overground
Thursday 16 March 2017 
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Museum Maker Icon 90x70px  MUSEUM MAKERS: The Art of the Sign with Quill London
Thursday 23 March 2017 
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great escape thumb TALK: The Great Escape: A history of day-tripping
Thursday 4 May 2017 
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Museum Maker Icon 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Wild City with London Terrariums
Thursday 25 May 2017
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Museum Maker Icon 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Illuminate London with Ellbie Co. Make Happy Club
Thursday 22 June 2017
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Museum Maker Icon 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Leather Travel Accessories with Rosanna Clare Accessories
Thursday 20 July 2017
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Museum Maker Icon 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Moquette Christmas Crackers
Thursday 7 December 2017
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Various dates throughout 2017
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web listthumb hiddenlondon HIDDEN LONDON: 55 Broadway - London's first skyscraper
Various dates throughout 2017 
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web listthumb hiddenlondon HIDDEN LONDON: Highgate wilderness walk
August - September 2017 
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Make your mark - Tristan Manco on street art

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £10; Concessions and LTM Friends £8

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Street. Urban. Public. There are many names for the art forms we find in our in public spaces. So what is street art and how is it defined? Author and designer Tristan Manco will be uncovering the history of street art, discussing the dichotomy between the commissioned and un-commissioned, as well as the creativity and community of this art form which responds to its environment and the people who exist and pass through there.

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London Overground film screening

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £10; Concessions and LTM Friends £8

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Join us for a special screening of the film London Overground, retracing legendary London writer Iain Sinclair’s journey with film-maker Andrew Kötting around the Overground railway for the book of the same name. Sit back and enjoy snapshots of the city in transition, as the film charts Sinclair walking through this changing landscape, meeting various people along the way. Author Iain Sinclair and film-maker John Rogers will discuss the process of making the film after the screening. 

 

Museum Makers: The Art of the Sign with Quill London

Date: Thursday 23 March 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £65; Concessions and LTM Friends £62

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Learn the art of contemporary sign writing with a professional lettering artist from Quill London. Using modern calligraphy as the basis of your letter forms, you’ll learn how to create your own lettering art inspired by transport signage through the ages. Take your bespoke artwork home to display or give as a gift.

All materials and tuition, plus a refreshing seasonal cocktail, are included.

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The Great Escape: A history of day-tripping

Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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Inspired by one of our latest acquisitions, the beautiful 1914 Torpedo Charabanc, transport historian and LTM Fellow Oliver Green will be taking you on a tour back through time to the early 20th Century.

Hear how a rise in more efficient and affordable modes of transport opened up the joys of the British countryside and seaside resorts to the general public. From leisure coach tours to Blackpool, and escapes to Southend on the train, the concept of the pleasure day-trip changed the way people were able to spend their leisure time, and paved the way to the dawning of an institution we hold dear to this day: the great British day-trip! 

Leyland Appeal

Help London Transport Museum save an important part of Britain’s transport heritage for future generations to access and enjoy.

Support us to secure the future of three rare survivors of a bygone age – the 1908 London Central X2 type double decker, the 1914 LNWR Torpedo charabanc and the 1924 LB5 Chocolate Express. Together they mark the birth of the motorbus at the beginning of the 20th century; the beginnings of affordable travel before the First World War; and the independent pirate operators’ challenge to the monopoly of the London General Omnibus Company in the 1920s.

Contribute to one of the most significant heritage acquisitions that London Transport Museum has ever undertaken, and help us raise £300,000 to secure the final purchase of these vehicles.

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Museum Makers: Wild City with London Terrariums

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £70; Concessions and LTM Friends £67

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Create your own little piece of urban wilderness in our terrarium workshop, inspired by nature around railway tracks and in tunnels. Learn about the history behind the terrarium; how its contained eco-systems thrive, and how to care for them. Build your own unique terrarium to take home and watch develop for years to come.

All tuition and material, plus a delicious botanical cocktail, are included. You’ll also receive a London Terrariums tote bag to carry your creation in, as well as a care guide.

 

Museum Makers: Illuminate London with Ellbie Co. Make Happy Club

Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £75; Concessions and LTM Friends £72

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Capture London’s iconic architecture in neon at this beginner-friendly workshop, where experts from Make Happy Club will be on hand to help you make your own neon style artwork inspired by the skyline around us.

All materials and tuition plus a colourful neon cocktail, are included. Your artwork will be able to run from the mains or a battery pack, which we’ll provide. 

 

Museum Makers: Leather Travel Accessories with Rosanna Clare Accessories

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £45; Concessions and LTM Friends £42

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Get ready for your next getaway and create a bespoke leather luggage tag or travel card wallet with matching keyring inspired by the Tube line colours, and personalized with your initials or a quote. Over two hours you’ll learn how to cut, craft and monogram leather and leave with something gorgeous.

All materials and tuition, plus a refreshing summer cocktail, are included.

 

Museum Makers: Moquette Christmas Crackers

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £35; Concessions and LTM Friends £30

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Craft bespoke luxury Christmas crackers, inspired by moquette fabric patterns and filled with your choice of little treats selected from our shop.

All materials and tuition plus a sparkly Christmas cocktail is included.

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Cab It!

Dates: Saturday 17 June, Saturday 1 July, Saturday 5 August, Saturday 2 September 2017
Location: Museum Depot Acton
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Price: Adults £26; Concessions and LTM Friends £24* [NOTE THESE EARLY BIRD PRICES APPLY UNTIL 1 MARCH 2017]
*ticket price includes tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival and a light lunch

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Ever fancied getting into the driver’s seat and seeing things from a new perspective? Well now’s your chance to spend a day experiencing Underground trains from the driver’s cab, in a variety of static vehicles ranging from 1940 to 1983 – including the recently decommissioned A Stock. The day also includes an in-depth look at the beautifully restored Metropolitan Railway ‘Jubilee’ Carriage 353, dating from 1892. Places are limited, so book early! This event is suitable for ages 16+ only. 

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