Depot Discovery

The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden. It opens to the public for special events, including themed open weekends and guided tours.

The Depot houses over 320,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. Together these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world.

The Depot's main purpose is to act as a working museum store. It provides 6000 square metres of storage space in secure, environmentally controlled conditions. Here our curators and volunteers work to catalogue and conserve objects to preserve our heritage for future generations.

Depot Discovery films

For a personal introduction to some of the fascinating objects stored at Acton, explore this series of short films introduced by Museum staff, Friends of London Transport Museum, and volunteers.

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This cross section of Piccadilly Circus is known as a 'stomach diagram' as it shows the 'insides' of the station. You can clearly see the booking hall, escalators, passageways and platforms of the station!

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