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The poster collection covers over 100 years of graphic art

London Transport Museum’s poster collection contains some of the best examples of posters as an art form anywhere in the world. The tradition of employing both established and emerging artistic talent to promoting public transport was started by Frank Pick in 1908. Since then, posters have played a key role in the wider vision of corporate transport design. Over 5,000 designs and 800 original artworks are available online. The collection continues to grow and represents a remarkable cross-section of artists displaying a huge range of styles, formats and techniques. There are posters to inform, educate, reassure, entertain and inspire.

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Original Underground signs

Bring home a piece of London Underground history. Exclusively available at London Transport Museum, this is your chance to own an iconic original vitreous enamel Underground sign.

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Kew Gardens Pleasure Excursions

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Day out to Kew Gardens

Join us for a day of flowers and fragrance as we answer spring’s call and hop on a beautifully-restored RT bus to Kew Gardens. Enjoy expert talks, a vintage bus ride, lush scenery and a picnic lunch.

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Object of the Month

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Object of the Month

To celebrate our new London Stories exhibition, our object of the month is a poster telling the story of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin - printed in 1956 to promote sightseeing in the capital..

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