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Film & Video

The film collection documents London on the move from the early 1900s, staff training, personal interviews and films explaining the history of individual objects


London Transport Museum inherited London Transport’s film collection in 1986. At the heart of the collection are the documentaries made by British Transport Films (BTF) in the 1950s and 60s. The Museum also holds an important collection of silent films made for the Metropolitan Railway, London General Omnibus Company and the Underground from the 1910s to the 1930s. The collection is in a variety of formats including video, DVD and more recent digital formats.