Past exhibitions

The Serco Prize for Illustration 2014

Friday 14 February - 6 April 2014
Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious and real characters and events in this amazing city have always held fascination, from anecdotal urban myths to grand tales of historic legend.London Stories, an exhibition featuring the best of the entries for The Serco Prize for Illustration 2014, opens on 14 February 2014 and will feature 50 works of art.

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Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs

Until 5 January 2014
London Transport Museum’s blockbuster exhibition Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs, closes on Sunday 5 January 2014. Supported by Siemens it showcases 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced and features works by many famous artists including Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paul Nash, and designs from every decade over the last 100 years.

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The Serco Prize for Illustration 2012

13 November - 10 December 2012
Secret London, an exhibition featuring the best of the entries for The Serco Prize for Illustration, opens at London Transport Museum on 13 November 2012. This year’s theme is Secret London and there will be 50 works of art on display, each showing a hidden aspect of the city.

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Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography

18 May - 28 October 2012
Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography will draws on the Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes of journeys, identity and publicity. The exhibition is the largest of its kind and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists including Simon Patterson, Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood, Claire Brewster, and Agnes Poitevin-Navarre.

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Sense and the City: smart, connected and on the move

Until Sunday 18 March 2012
Always on your smart phone, or still asking a policeman? Sense and the City: smart, connected and on the move, which runs until 18 March 2012, explores how emerging technologies are changing the way we access and experience London and compares this with past visions of the future.

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Sense the City

Saturday 21 January - Sunday 18 March 2012
Have you ever noticed what makes London a city that never stops, or stopped to take a picture of the elements of the city that help London thrive? Londonist, London’s website for news and culture, and London Transport Museum, invited Flickr users throughout November 2011 to submit photographs that captured the hustle and bustle of London, and the activity that helps make London flourish and thrive. 648 images were submitted and of these 50 were shortlisted for inclusion in Sense the City - the dynamic Flickr wall exhibition which will be on display at the museum from now until Sunday 18 March 2012.

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John Burningham: Journeys of the Imagination

Friday 9 September - Thursday 1 December 2011
London Transport Museum is hosting a celebration of the work of one of Britain’s most successful and best loved illustrators - John Burningham. His career was kick started with a poster commission from London Transport in 1960 although he later found fame as a celebrated children’s book author and illustrator. He has written over 60 illustrated books, for which he has received many honours including two Kate Greenaway medals.

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The Serco Prize for Illustration 2011

10 May - 3 June 2011
The Serco Prize for Illustration competition was organised by London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators and made possible for the second year running by Serco. A selection of 50 of the shortlisted illustrations are display until 3 June.

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Bus Shelters Poster Art Exhibition

3 May - 3 June 2011
Bus Shelters was a youth participation programme delivered by London Transport Museum as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World.

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Overground Uncovered

29 May 2010 - 31 March 2011
Overground Uncovered: life along the line, celebrates the new London Overground line - London's first major public transport development for over ten years. The exhibition explores over 160 years of history and innovation behind the building of the new line and Brunel's Thames Tunnel, and provides a snapshot of cultural highlights along the way.

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Under Attack: London, Coventry, Dresden

7 September 2010 - 31 March 2011
The aerial bombing raids, known in Britain as the Blitz, defined the wartime experience of many European cities. This exhibition tells the story from the perspective of public transport in London, Coventry and Dresden, and illustrates the struggle to keep these cities moving during the Second World War.

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