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Signs in the collection date from the late 1800s to the present day

The Museum has a large collection of signs. They show how London’s transport companies have helped travellers to navigate around the city. The collection includes enamel bus and tram stop flags, enamel maps, Underground station nameplates, and directional signs and instructions. They reveal the evolution of the distinctive communication systems that London Transport developed. This featured the clear Johnston lettering and the famous bar and circle logo, known as the roundel.

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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


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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