Events Calendar

More events are being added to this list daily as details are finalised. Please check this page regularly for further event information.

Date Event Type Event Title Tickets
Location
14-17 Apr Family Tours Depot Explorers: Family Tours basket Buy Tickets Acton Depot
29 Apr Talk The Bus We Loved basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
10 May Open Day Catford Bus Garage Open Day Free* Catford
16 May to 8 Mar 2015 Exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly Free* Covent Garden
16 May Friday Late Goodbye Piccadilly Friday Late basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
3 Jun Talk London and Londoners in the Great War basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
7 Jun Open Day Alperton Bus Garage Open Day Free* Alperton
21 Jun Open Day Stockwell Bus Garage Open Day Free* Stockwell
5-29 Jun Station Tour Aldwych Underground Station Tour basket Buy Tickets Aldwych
28 Jun Open Day Fulwell Bus Garage Open Days Free* Fulwell
5 Jul Open Day Potter's Bar Bus Garage Open Day Free* Potter's Bar
19 Jul Open Day Walworth Bus Garage Open Day Free* Walworth
2 Sep Talk First World War Propaganda Posters basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
14 Oct Talk Kate Adie: Fighting on the Home Front basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
18 Oct Symposium The social history and cultural significance of the London bus basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
15 Nov Symposium 1914 – 1918: From Home Front to Western Front basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
18 Nov Talk Women, Fashion and the First World War basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
6 Feb 2015 Friday Late Farewell Leicester Square basket Buy Tickets Covent Garden
* This event is included as part of our General Ticket Admission (Adults £15.00 and Concessions £11.50) which allows unlimited admission to the museum for a 12 month period from date of purchase.

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The Bus We Loved

Date: 29 April 2014  
Time: 18.30 – 20.00

Travis Elborough, author of The Bus We Loved joins us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of London's most enduring symbols: the Routemaster bus. Travis looks at the impact the Routemaster has had on contemporary culture, telling the story of its invention, rise and decline, and the stories of the people who worked on it, and of the enthusiasts who were mad about it.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00.
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*Combined tickets for this and From A to B and back again can be purchased for £15.00 (£11.00)

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Bus Garage Open Days

Dates: 10 May to 19 July 2014

Many of London’s bus garages will hold special open days to celebrate the Year of the Bus with historic vehicles, family fun activities, heritage displays and travel safety advice. Confirmed bus garage open days:     

Catford Bus Garage
Saturday 10 May
80 Bromley Road, Lewisham, SE6 2XA. 
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Alperton Bus Garage
Saturday 7 June
Alperton Bus Garage, 330 Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4LL.
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Stockwell Bus Garage
Saturday 21 June
Stockwell Bus Garage, Binfield Road, Lambeth, SW4 6ST. 
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Fulwell Bus Garage
Saturday 28 June

Wellington Road, Twickenham, TW2 5NX
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Potters Bar Bus Garage
Saturday 5 July
High Street, Potters Bar Hertfordshire, EN6 5BE
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Walworth Bus Garage
Saturday 19 July
301 Camberwell New Road, Southwark, SE5 0TF
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Friday Late: Goodbye Piccadilly

Date: 16 May 2014

Join us or the opening evening of their new exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from the home front to the Western front, which explores London life during the First World War. With bar, music, talks and tours, make-and-take sessions and a quiz you can’t miss out on a night-out 1914 style. Further details will be available shortly.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00
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London and Londoners in the Great War

Date: 3 June 2014
Time: 19.00 to 20.30

London historian Jerry White explores what life was like in London during the First World War for those who were left behind. This talk is part of the Goodbye Piccadilly events programme. All events in this programme include a return trip to the museum within one month of the event date. This offer excludes Friday Lates.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00
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*Price includes a return trip to the museum within one month of the event.

Aldwych in Pictures – A virtual tour

Date: Friday 20 June Interpreted in BSL (British Sign Language)
Time: 18.00-19.00

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.

This talk will be delivered by our expert Aldwych guides, Richard West and will include film footage and photographs of the station as seen on a guided tour as well as some spaces not accessible to the public. It will give an introduction to the station’s fascinating history and will also touch on some of the other disused stations on the tube network.

Unlike the station with its 160 steps to platform level, this talk will be accessible to all and will also be BSL interpreted.

Please state if you will require a BSL interpreter and/or wheelchair access when booking.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00

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Tours of Aldwych Disused Underground Station - ONLINE BOOKING ONLY

Dates: 5-29 June
Times: Various

There is a rare opportunity to take a tour of the disused Aldwych Underground station in the Strand from Thursdays to Sundays in June 2014. Led by expert guides, the public will be able to see the ticket hall, 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 and will run from Thursday 5 to Sunday 29 June.

Tickets: Adult £25.00, Concession £20.00
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All tickets include a special souvenir booklet and a 50% discounted admission to London Transport Museum located approximately five minutes from Aldwych station.

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.
  • The event is not suitable for Children under 16 years of age.
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The only road for an English man: First World War propaganda posters

Date: 2 September
Time:
18.30 – 20.00
David Bownes, Assistant Director of Collections at the National Army Museum gives an insight into the uses of posters for propaganda during the First World War. Tickets to this event include admission to the London Transport Museum within one month of the event, giving you the chance to see our new poster parade featuring propaganda posters displayed on the Underground during the First World War.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00
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Kate Adie: Fighting on the Home Front

Date: 14 October
Time:
18.30 – 20.00
Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year. Tickets to this event include admission to the London Transport Museum within one month of the event.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00
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Symposium: The social history and cultural significance of the London bus

Date: 18 October
Time:
10.00 – 16.00
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. Tickets include entrance to the museum galleries on the day. Tickets on sale February 2014.

Tickets: Day ticket £40.00, Concessions £35.00, Student £20.00
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Symposium: 1914 – 1918, From Home Front to Western Front

Date: 15 November
Time:
10.00 – 16.00
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.

Tickets: Day ticket £40.00, Concessions £35.00, Student £20.00
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Women, Fashion and the First World War

Date: 18 November
Time:
18.30 – 20.00
Join 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.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00
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Friday Late: Farewell Leicester Square

Date: 6 February 2015
Time: 18.45 – 22.00
Join us as we bid farewell to the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition exploring the life of Londoners during the First World War. Tickets on sale February 2014.

Tickets: Adult £10.00, Concession £8.00
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