Museum Depot


London Transport Museum Depot at Acton

The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden. It opens to the public for special events, including themed open weekends.

The Museum Depot houses over 370,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. Together these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world.

The Depot's main purpose is to act as a working museum store. It provides 6000 square metres of storage space in secure, environmentally controlled conditions. Here our curators work to catalogue and conserve objects to preserve our heritage for future generations.

Open Weekends and Guided Tours 2014

The Depot can be visited by booking onto one of our monthly guided tours or coming along to our popular Open Weekends

View more of our Depot Discoveries videos on YouTube


To view photographs taken at some of the Museum Depot open weekends and guided tours please see our Flickr Stream: Museum Depot


London Transport Museum Depot
2 Museum Way
118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
London W3 9BQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7299 (24-hour recorded information)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7379 6344 (Museum switchboard)


Acton Town (District and Piccadilly Line)


E3 to Gunnersbury Lane (Acton Town)
70, 207, 266, 607, H40 to Gunnersbury Lane/Uxbridge Road junction

See also Access and facilities