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London Transport Museum's Collection Online

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.

Highlights from the collection

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

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.

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collections poster

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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The front of the Museum

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COVID-19 update

London Transport Museum is closed until further notice. Keeping our visitors and staff safe is our top priority so please keep up to date with our current plans.

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Moquette furniture and cushions in the shop

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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

Collections

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.

Explore more