Guided tours

Art and Poster Tours

The stores are a permanent home to one of the world’s finest and most comprehensive collections of transport posters and artworks. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich design heritage of London’s transport, explore some of the 7,000 posters that London Transport commissioned and get close to original artworks that are rarely seen by the public.

Over 100 years ago Frank Pick commissioned the first graphic poster (No need to ask a P’liceman, by John Hassall, 1908) for London Underground. Under his guidance London Transport went on to commission works from some of the world’s best known artists including Man Ray, Abraham Games and Edward McKnight Kauffer some of which will be seen during the tour. Some are also on display in the Museum, Covent Garden.

In groups no larger than 10, visitors will be guided through a century of art and design. Tours last approximately 75 minutes and include a Q & A session.

Regular Tour Dates

All tours run on the following dates at 11.30 and 13.30

May
Friday 30 and Saturday 31
August
Friday 29 and Saturday 30
November
Friday 28 and Saturday 29

Tickets

Tickets must be pre-booked
Adults £10; Concessions £8.50

Book Online

Tickets can also be purchased from our Ticket Office on +44 (0)20 7565 7298 (open 10.00-17.30 daily)

Art and Poster Tour - British Sign Language (BSL) 

Date: Saturday 31 May 2014
Time: 15.00-16.00
Location: Museum Depot, Acton
Tickets: £8.50 (over 16s only)

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This tour is a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at London Transport Museum’s Depot at Acton in West London  to discover the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of transport posters and original artworks. Led by guest BSL speaker John Wilson visitors can immerse themselves in the rich design heritage of London’s transport, explore some of the 7,000 posters that London Transport and its successors commissioned over the last centuary and get close to original artworks that are rarely seen by the public.

Tour Requests

If you are interested in arranging a group tour of our art and poster collection, or would like to submit an idea for new Poster Tours, please contact Sam Clift, Volunteer Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum Depot

The Depot is a working museum store housing over 370,000 objects. Attractions include rare road & rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, bus and rail sheds, signs, ceramic tiles, ephemera and ticket machines.

Guided tours take place on the last Friday and Saturday of every month. The depot guided tours are geared towards an adult audience, however if children over 12 have a keen interest in transport the tour would still be suitable. Group sizes are no more than 15 people per group to ensure maximum enjoyment and access to the collection.


Tour Dates

All tours run on the following dates at 11.00 and 14.00

May
Friday 30 and Saturday 31
June
Friday 27 and Saturday 28
July
Friday 25 and Saturday 26
August
Friday 29 and Saturday 30
September
Friday 26 and Saturday 27
November

Friday 28 and Saturday 29

Tickets

Tickets must be pre-booked
Adults £12; Concessions £10

Book Online

Tickets can also be purchased from our Ticket Office on +44 (0)20 7565 7298 (open 10.00-17.30 daily)