London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800.
We care for over 450,000 items, including an impressive collection of over 100,000 photos documenting the changing face of the city - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in our galleries, exhibitions and other activities.
Object of the month
This photo is from the official opening of London Transport Museum on 28 March 1980. Director Peter Stephens is pictured escorting Princess Anne, who opened the Museum past the buses.
Stories from the collection
By 1933 when London Transport was formed, the company was regarded as a leading patron of the arts. Explore the golden age of poster design as we delve into some of the stunning posters from the 1920s and 30s.
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We continue to update our records and make as much information available as possible by adding new images and records weekly.
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From Underground line-colour topple tower to Johnston scrabble and London Monopoly, check out our range of great games perfect to keep the whole family entertained.