Family Activities

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Family Activities in 2014

Children can let their imaginations run wild as they are transported back in time at the historical and interactive London Transport Museum. Filled with buses, trains, and taxis they can take the wheel, try their hand as a Tube conductor or bump around with the other passengers in the back, as they explore the vehicles of London’s past and present.

Children and young people aged 17 and under go free (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult) Adult admission is £15.00 (£11.50 concessions) and tickets allow unlimited entry for a whole year.

Depot Family Tours

Depot explorers: family tours

Dates: Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April
Location: Museum Depot, Acton

Get 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. Suitable for children aged 5 – 15 with their parents or carers. Maximum: 15 people per tour.

All tours last one hour and run on the following dates at 11:00am and 1:30pm

£3 per person - Tickets must be pre-booked.

basket Book Online or call our Box Office (open 10am-5:45pm daily) on 020 7565 7298 to book tickets.

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Easter Family Fun

Saturday 12 April – Monday 21 April

Storytime: Construct a Bus

Time:11.00 and 14.00
Take on the challenge to construct a bus that will get Cedric home in time for tea in our interactive storytelling where you can be part of a mini bus construction line. Who can help make the quickest, strongest bus?

Make and Take

Time: 11.30am and 2.30pm
Join our creative workshops inspired by our fantastic collection and transform a cardboard box into your own fantastical bus – give it wheels and take it on an exciting journey around the Museum.

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May Half-term

Saturday 24 May – Saturday 1 June

Storytime: The Travels of Ole’ Bill

Time: 11.00 and 14.00
Meet Ole’ Bill – the very important bus who helped Britain in the First World War. Meet Ole’ Bill’s best friend – his driver Bob, and discover the adventures they shared as they journeyed across Europe.

Make and Take

Time: 11.30 and 2.30
Design a bus badge from clay and string featuring your own cartoon driver.

Visit the Family Station

Weekends and School Holidays
Suitable for families with children aged 3 - 12

The new Family Station at London Transport Museum invites you to pick up a coin bag and choose some activities to do as you explore the Museum.  Whether you fold your own bus and drive it between the vehicles, design your own poster-postcards or take photos through our flickr frames, there is something here for families with children of all ages.

The Family Station is funded by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust

Trace, find and draw! (All ages)
Be inspired by the buses, bikes, and trains in the Museum and use our stencils to create a busy London street.

Shape spotter (Under 5 years)
Explore the Museum and hold the shape spotter up to identify wheels, signs, windows and more!

Fold and go bus (Under 5 years)
Add some colour, pop out the shape, then follow the simple folding instructions to make your bus.

Museum postcards (5 to 7 years)
Look, colour, draw and post your own London Transport Museum postcards.

Lost & found ticket book (5 to 7 years)
Explore, draw, write, find:  Explore the Museum and complete the activities.

Flickr frames (8 to 12 years)
Colour your frame before posing for a photo in it to create your own museum portrait.  Upload your photos to our flickr group and see what others have done.

Travel card holder (8 to 12 years)
Pick a word and draw or write about them to decorate your own card holder.


Chinese Memories Family Trail

There are lots of objects and exhibits in London Transport Museum that relate to Chinese people. Download this trail to discover mystery objects and to find out the stories and traditions of Chinese people from around the world.

Chinese Voices (Chinese text) [2.07 Mb]
Chinese Voices (English text) [1.55 Mb]

Golders Green Walk and Activity Sheets

Golders Green residents have worked with the Museum to create three walks highlighting the area's unique identity and celebrating its diversity. From Heath secrets to Japanese restaurants the different routes will allow you to explore the suburb and find out what it means to the people that live there. Download a copy of the map and try it today.

Golders Green Walks [374 Kb]

Children can also enjoy these fun activity sheets while they are on the walk.


Why not share your own images and comments about Golders Green at our Flickr group.