The Museum is a great place for your family to have fun together and discover the history of London’s famous transport network. You can visit the Museum 363 days a year. Adults can buy a season ticket for 12 months, and young people under 17 go free! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
School holiday family activities
Every school holiday parents, carers and children can make-and-take in our craft workshops, and join in with our latest storytime tales. Everything is connected to our incredible collection and the wonderful stories it can tell.
October half-term: Home from Home
Dates: Saturday 22 October to Sunday 30 October 2016
Tickets: Free with your general admission ticket. Entry to the Museum is free for children and young people under 18.
Every day from 11:00 – 11:20 and 14:00 – 14:20, all ages welcome.
Join us for a little story about how we make strange places feel familiar. Maurice, a mouse who’s afraid of heights, and Heidi, the pigeon who’s never been underground, have decided to swap homes for a day. Help Maurice and Heidi to find sounds, items, colours and shapes which will make them feel more at home.
Creative Make and Take:
Drop-in workshops daily from 11:30 – 12:30 and from 14:30 – 15:30, recommended for ages 3 to 12.
Kids can become designers for the day in this creative workshop. Using Transport for London’s visual language, families can decorate a 3D paper model of a Tube station or platform in unusual and fun ways, with customisable elements like fabric, signs and colour schemes to make a model all their own.
Singing and Stories
Date: Tuesdays during term-time at 10.45, 12.00, 13.45 and 15.00
Duration: 45 minutes per session
Tickets: Tickets are free with Museum entry and are given out at 10.00 and 13.00 at the Museum ticket desk
For families with children aged 5 and under
Join us to find out how people get around the city. With stories about hopping on a bus to the Museum and songs about catching a tube to London Town, there’s something for everyone. Sessions include singing and dancing, as well as the chance to see and touch objects from the Museum collection.
Depot explorers: family tours
Date:Date: 23 July, 25 July, 1 August, 6 August, 8 August, 15 August, 22 October, 24 October, 26 October
Duration: 11.00 – 12.00 and 13.30 – 14.30
Tickets: £5 per adult, children and young people aged 17 and under go free
Go behind the scenes on a special family tour of London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton. Hear about the Victorian train carriage that used to be somebody’s home, see a special Underground train driven by the Queen, and discover some of the secrets behind our fascinating collection.
The tour is most appropriate for children aged 5 – 15 with their parents or carers. The tour is not suitable for adults attending without children.
What visitors said last year:
“Really interesting tour. The guide was brilliant – made it very engaging for the children as well as the adults.”
“Very informative, lots of cool stuff, things that you don’t get to see elsewhere.”
SEN mornings at the Museum
LTM Early explorers
Date: October 2016 tbc
Duration: 09.00 onwards (open to the general public from 10.00)
Tickets: Advanced booking is essential for both the Families and Schools morning sessions as places are limited. Please call 020 7565 7298 to book your place now. Children and young people under 18 go free; adults pay standard entry rates.
For families with Special Educational Needs, we open early twice a year. Enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public and take part in one of our interactive workshops and demonstrations. Many of the sounds are switched off, making the Museum a peaceful place to be.
Explore our All Aboard family galleries in peace, try your hand at our bespoke craft activities or get hands on with genuine parts of transport history.
All Aboard family play zone
Come and explore All Aboard, the Museum’s exciting new play zone which opened in March 2015. In the new play zone children will be able to get in the driver’s seat of a real bus, repair a mini Tube train and play in the ‘Lost Property’ office. They can also enjoy ‘sailing’ the Thames Nipper, serve passengers in the Nipper café, fly the Emirates Air Line cable car, make driver announcements and help customers at the mini information desk using the magnetic message board, maps and clocks. There is also the opportunity to look out for the ‘noisy seats’ on some of the vehicles which make funny sounds when sat upon, and the singing stars of the future can play musical instruments at the busking spot.
All Aboard has been designed for children aged 0 to 7 years and for the first time the Museum will have an area specifically for infants at the ‘Baby DLR’ which is equipped with an interactive wall and building blocks.
There is also a lot to enjoy elsewhere in the Museum:
- drive Tube train simulators
- pick up a free stamper card and collect transport stamps around the Museum galleries
- play on real buses and trains
- meet costumed actors who bring some of the exhibits to life
- choose some activities from the family station
- dress up in historical outfits
- take a break in the Museum’s Upper Deck café and enjoy Tube line milk shakes and transport shaped pasta or collect a bus shaped lunch box to take to the indoor picnic area.
The new All Aboard family play zone has been made possible with support from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust and bus manufacturer Optare.
Family Station activities
Available at weekends and school holidays. Suitable for families with children aged 3 - 12
The Family Station at London Transport Museum invites you to choose some activities to do as you explore the Museum. Whether you fold your own bus and drive it between the vehicles, spot shapes around the Museum through our shape spotters or dream up your own transport story, there is something here for families with children of all ages.
The Family Station is funded by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust. The Trust has also supported our hands-on galleries, Interchange and All aboard.
- Baby changing room
- Baby feeding room
- Picnic area
- Ramp /lift access to all galleries
- Interchange and All Aboard age specific hands-on galleries
Read more about Museum access and facilities.
Depot family activities
Twice a year we open up the treasures of the Museum’s Depot in Acton for our hugely popular Open Weekends.
At Open Weekends we offer make-and-take workshops alongside engineering challenges, quizzes and trails. Above all you can explore over 370,000 items spanning 200 years of London’s public transport.