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 artwork was an unused Tube map cover illustration, designed by Jeremy Deller in 2007. All of the different tube lines are shown in the shape of a bicycle.
Stories from the collection
Discover the history the iconic fabric that has covered London's transport network for over 100 years - moquette - and discover some of its most famous patterns.
There are a variety of ways to search our collections; by collection type, free text search, using advanced searches and sorting results using filters. Search by keyword or reference number in the search bar above.
We continue to update our records and make as much information available as possible by adding new images and records weekly.
We're excited to be throwing open the doors to our Depot this August for 10 days of summer family fun! Discover our historic vehicles on a special family trail.
Brighten up your home with our selection of stunning vintage transport posters. Choose from over 5,000 designs like these cute penguins designed by Charles Paine in 1920.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Museum but reopening our doors comes with financial challenges. Can you make a donation today to help fund our future?