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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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Hidden London book

Delve into the history of disused and repurposed London Underground spaces with the new beautifully illustrated hardback book, Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground - now available!

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Explore the treasure trove of objects at our Museum Depot. Discover delights like historic road and rail vehicles, engineering equipment, models, original artworks and posters, signs and maps, and much more... 

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St Pancras poster: September's Object of the Month

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Object of the month

Passengers coming into St Pancras station in the 1980s would be greeted by posters like this encouraging them to travel across the city on Underground lines . It's also the inspiration for our Open Weekend artwork!

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