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Photographs

The photograph collection captures London's public transport history from the 1860s to the present day


The core of the collection is the London Transport photographic archive, comprising more than 150,000 black and white photographs. There is also a smaller amount of colour material. Over 37,000 images can be viewed online. Significant events from the nineteenth century onwards are represented in the collection including the opening of new railway lines and stations, royal events and the impact of the First and Second World Wars on London. Images include places and vehicles, and the people who use and operate London’s transport services.

The front of the Museum

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Furniture and cushions sale

Take London home with you with our range of quirky moquette furniture and cushions. Available in a range of patterns, they're 20% off until Sunday 29 March!

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

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Object of the month

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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