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 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.
Book Online or call our Box Office (open 10am-5:45pm daily) on 020 7565 7298 to book tickets.
Visit the Family Station
Location: Covent Garden Museum
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.
Free Family Activity Book
London Transport Museum have launched a new, FREE family 12 page activity book 'Time Travelling moustaches and other great ways to explore London Transport Museum: a manual for inquisitive minds'. Incredibly this book contains; a time travelling device, a horse, 16 passengers from the world’s underground railway, a house, a poster design studio and an art class!
Aimed at children aged between 5 and 10 years, the book has been produced to enhance young people and their families’ enjoyment and experience of the Museum through activities, games and the ancient art of origami.
The book has been funded by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust which was established in 2006 to promote safe and responsible travel in London and to inform young people about the importance of public transport.
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.
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.
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.