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Equipment

The collection includes a wide variety of equipment ranging from ticket machines to typeface and wooden stamps


The equipment collection is made up of objects used on all the different modes of transport in London. It includes items ranging from a horse whip dating from the 1870s to a twenty-first century Cycle Hire receipt. Equipment illustrates how job roles have changed over time and includes items issued to, or used by staff while carrying out their roles. Safety equipment illustrates the evolution of procedures put in place to protect passengers and staff. Maintenance equipment reveals advances in technology.

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

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

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