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Vehicle parts

The vehicle parts collection includes mechanical and electronic parts and decorative features


The Museum holds a collection of vehicle parts. These can reveal technological advances, for example in the development of engines and tyres. Improving accessibility on the transport network can be seen in the ongoing development of ramps, handles and seating design. Historical narratives are illustrated through wartime blackout lamps and blast netting. Design evolution can be seen in seating fabric moquette samples and destination blinds.

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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 to pre-order.

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Vintage suburbia on the Met

Enjoy lazy September days on the Metropolitan line, travelling in vintage style through lush suburbia on a vintage train. Relive the 1950s as you enjoy the special atmosphere at Amersham.

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This Way Out sign was installed at Clapham Common when it was used as a shelter during the Second World War. The later markings show the presence of people in the deep-level shelter over the years.

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