London Transport Museum's Collection Online

London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800.

We care for over 450,000 items, including an impressive collection of over 100,000 photos documenting the changing face of the city - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in our galleries, exhibitions and other activities.

Highlights from the collection

collections picnic artwork mapping the way

Object of the month

Country walks were marketed as a healthy antidote to a week spent in an office or factory. This embroidery of a young couple enjoying a picnic was created for a poster to encourage people to get out and about.

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Stories from the collection 

A public transport system is of little use to its passengers if they cannot find their way around the network. Find out more about the history of London Underground maps from the 1860s to the design classic we know today

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