Bursary scheme

London Transport Museum is a great place for community groups. It offers a welcoming space for a fun day out with thousands of objects on display, from vehicles to visual art. Our diverse collection provides inspiration for learning and creativity and a fantastic opportunity to share stories.

As an independent museum and registered charity, London Transport Museum receives no government funding and so has to charge an entrance fee for adults. Because we understand that for some groups this fee can make a visit challenging, we have introduced a bursary scheme to cover the cost of admission. 

Eligible groups can apply for up to 10 tickets to visit London Transport Museum for either a one-off visit, or an annual pass valid for one year. 

How to apply

The bursary scheme is currently not taking any new applications until April 2020.

In the meantime we still welcome any questions or expressions of interest for future applications. Please get in touch at [email protected]

Who can apply

Our bursary scheme is open to organised community, educational or charitable organisations providing activities, services or support to residents within the London boroughs of Camden, Ealing, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and the City of London and City of Westminster.

These boroughs represent communities who are local to our Museum in Covent Garden and our collection store at the Museum Depot at Acton in west London. In the future we hope to widen the offer to other parts of London.

Criteria for applications

The bursary scheme is designed to benefit groups who would otherwise not be able to visit the Museum.

As part of your application you will be asked to provide information about the projects, activities or services your organisation offers within the community and how you believe a visit to London Transport Museum will benefit the people you work with.  You will need to include documentation that supports this information, such as literature from current or past projects or online links to the services and activities you run.    


Is there a deadline for applications?

We welcome applications at any time.

How many tickets can my group apply for?

Each group can apply for up to 10 tickets.

Are the tickets for adults and children?

Children and young people under 18 go free (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult). Bursary tickets are for adults only.

What is the difference between one-off admission or an annual ticket?

One-off admission is suitable for smaller organisations who wish to make a single visit to the Museum as part of a project or activity. 

An annual ticket is suitable for larger organisations that support a diverse range of people who would benefit from visiting the Museum with different groups, at different times during the year.

What is the application process and how long will it take?

Once you have submitted your application form a member of our Community Learning team will be in touch to arrange an informal chat, either in person or on the phone. This is so we can get to know more about your organisation and the people you work with.

We are a small team so it may take a few days for someone to get back to you, but we aim to contact everyone within 10 working days.

I’m still not sure if my group can apply...

If you are unsure if the bursary scheme is applicable to your organisation, or if you have any more questions, you can call us. Ring the Museum +44 (0)343 222 5000, option 1, and ask to speak to Jenna Stevens (Community Learning Officer) or our Learning Administrator.

Or you can email us at: [email protected]

About the Museum

We use the story of transport to encourage, enrich, and inspire all Londoners and those who love this city to get the most out of London. We do this by:

  • Being the world's leading museum of urban transport and a place for everyone to come to understand and enjoy the story of London's journey.
  • Sharing knowledge and provoking conversations about transport and the future of London
  • Stimulating curiosity in the world of work from an early age and inspiring the next generation to realise their potential
  • Empowering young Londoners to use the transport system safely and confidently
  • Conserving our collections, sharing our expertise and partnering with like-minded organisations to connect people and bring the story of London to life

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