Depot Guided Tours

Depot Family Tours

Depot explorers: family tours

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

2014 Dates

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

April: Monday 14 to Thursday 17

Tickets

£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.

ArtTours

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.

2014 Dates

All tours run on the following dates at 11:30am and 1:30pm

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

Tickets

Adults £10; Concessions £8.50 - 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.

Tour Requests

We are always open to receiving your ideas or requests for new Poster Tours. If you would be interested in arranging a group tour of our art and poster collection, 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.

depot signs

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. Please note that tours are not considered suitable for under 16s due to the factual nature of the content. Group sizes are no more than 15 people per group to ensure maximum enjoyment and access to the collection.



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2014 Dates

All tours run on the following dates at 11:00am and 2:00pm

  • March: Friday 28 and Saturday 29
  • April: Friday 25 and Saturday 26
  • 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

Adults £12; Concessions £10 - 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.