Collections

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

Princess Anne escorted by 4 men at the opening of the Museum

Object of the month

This photo is from the official opening of London Transport Museum on 28 March 1980. Director Peter Stephens is pictured escorting Princess Anne, who opened the Museum past the buses.

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collections poster

Stories from the collection 

By 1933 when London Transport was formed, the company was regarded as a leading patron of the arts. Explore the golden age of poster design as we delve into some of the stunning posters from the 1920s and 30s.

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This London-wide scheme is designed for young people to learn about safety and citizenship on or around London's transport system. Trained facilitators present to almost every Year 6 pupil getting ready to travel independently, safely and responsibly to secondary school. As our team also work with thousands of secondary students across London on local travel issues and the TfL behaviour code. Safety & Citizenship  sessions use a variety of video clips, role play and discussion to promote respect, responsibility and awareness when using public transport.

Visit the Safety & Citizenship section of the Transport for London website for more information including details about restorative justice sessions, special education needs presentations and to obtain teaching resources. Safety & Citizenship is a free service for London schools provided by Transport for London.

Further information

TfL behaviour code
Safety and Citizenship at TfL
Teaching resources

Contact us

TfL Safety and Citizenship
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London Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street
London
WC2E 7BB

Tel: +44 (0)343 222 8000
Email: [email protected]