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Poster Parade: Athletic appeal

29 July to 29 October 2016

Our brand new Poster Parade showcases a range of sporting posters, commissioned by London Underground over the past century, in celebration of the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Looking at Team Great Britain’s most successful sports – rowing, cycling, equestrian and athletics – the posters are a visual stroll through the history of sport in London.

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The Poster Parade is temporary display of posters from our collection that changes regularly. It can be found on the Mezzanine on Level 1 of the Museum. You can purchase copies of London Underground poster art online.

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The Design Line: stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway

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Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway in a new exhibition at London Transport Museum.

  • See miniature models of new stations and a sample of the new public artwork for Paddington station
  • Experience the journey from street to platform at some of the future stations in a new short film
  • Build Custom House station
  • Try out the new bench prototype
  • Touch real architectural samples used to build the stations

Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. It is delivering 42kms of new tunnels, 10 new stations and improvements at many more and a series of exciting public art installations. This new exhibition tells the story of its design. 

Shop Crossrail

Platform for Design, a new book by architecture critic and RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman, is now available to coincide with the launch of ‘the design line’ exhibition. With over 150 visualisations and photographs, the book explores the design of the railway’s new and upgraded stations, the new public spaces, the trains and the artworks being delivered by Crossrail, Europe’s biggest infrastructure project.

Buy Platform for Design from the London Transport Museum shop.  

Shoppers will be able to buy gifts and toys inspired by the Crossrail tunnelling story such a crocheted mole and elegant posters. Design enthusiasts will love the new contemporary homeware gifts which are made from materials similar to those used in the building of Crossrail. There is also a collection of gifts moulded from concrete which are inspired by Crossrail’s tunnelling achievements. All the above Crosssrail related items will be available to buy in the Museum shop in Covent Garden and online.

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Future Journey, Future City

The Museum’s exciting new gallery, ‘Future journey, future city’, explores visions of future transport. After travelling through 200 years of London’s pioneering transport network, the lifeblood of our wonderful city, this new gallery invites you to gaze into the possible future of our global cities. A rolling programme of exhibits will explore the incredible innovations that passengers might expect to see in the future – from Royal College of Art students’ vehicle designs through to Cubic’s NextCity concept along with how people in the past envisaged the future.

We have to imagine the future before we can build it. Although the success of any one idea cannot be predicted, it is certain that innovation and creative thinking will be needed to transform our future cities. Innovation in technology and information systems, travel modes, architecture and infrastructure will all influence the urban future. Your personal needs and choices as you move through the city will also affect the tempo of change. Whatever direction we take or choices we make, transport will continue as the lifeblood of our future cities, including London - explore, experience and enjoy!