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.
Depot explorers: family tours
Dates: 29-31 July, 1 and 12-15 August, 24-25 and 29 October, 1 November
Times: 11.00 – 12.00 and 13.30 – 14.30
Location: Museum Depot, Acton
Tickets: £5 per adult. Children and young people under 18 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 someone's home, see a special Underground train driven by the Queen and board a 75-year-old tube train.
SEN mornings at the Museum
London Transport Museum opens early for a limited number of students with special educational needs. Meet historic characters, try on costumes and investigate our vehicles. This flexible, sensory experience, designed to cater for a range of learning needs and abilities.
Dates: 31 October 2015, 9.00 – 10.00
Price: Charged at standard Museum entry rate
Try your hand at our bespoke craft activities, take part in our interactive storytelling or get hands on with genuine parts of transport history.
New: All Aboard family play zone
Come and explore All Aboard, the Museum’s exciting new play zone opening on Saturday 28 March. 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.
Visit the Family Station
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.
Family Activities: Museum Depot
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.