Family learning

The Museum is a great place for your family to have fun together and discover the history of London’s famous transport network. You can visit the Museum 363 days a year. Adults can buy a season ticket for 12 months, and young people under 17 go free! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Every school holiday parents, carers and children can make-and-take in our craft workshops, and join in with our latest storytime tales. Everything is connected to our incredible collection and the wonderful stories it can tell.

Christmas Family Activities

Make and take: moquette decorations

Xmas Moquette 330

Date: Friday 1 December to Wednesday 20 December 2017
Duration: Drop in anytime between 10:00 to 18:00 (self-led craft activity)
Tickets: Tickets are free with Museum entry

All ages welcome, but most suitable for families with children under 7 years

Families can discover how patterned paper can be transformed into tree decorations using origami. Fold it and flip it using our moquette-inspired paper. Then string a ribbon through it and take it home to hang on your Christmas tree as a memory of your trip to London Transport Museum.

Storytime and singalong: transport winter wonders

Picture of Santa

Term time dates: Friday 1 December to Wednesday 20 December 2017
Times: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00 (approximately 30 minutes)

School holiday dates: Thursday 21 December to Saturday 23 December and Wednesday 27 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018
Times: 11:30 and 14:30 (approximately 30 minutes)

Tickets: Tickets are free with Museum entry

All ages welcome, but most suitable for families with children under 7 years

Did you know that through the rain, wind and snow of winter, public transport is still the best way to get around London? Join us for stories, singing, dancing and jumping to find out how people (and Santa!) get around the city at Christmas time.

Make and take: Christmas candle holders

Candles on an xmas tree

Dates: Thursday 21 December - Saturday 23 December and Wednesday 27 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018
Times: 11:00 to 16:00

Tickets: Tickets are free with Museum entry

All ages welcome, but most suitable for families with children under 7 years

Join us to decorate your own candle holder, for winter warmth and glittering light, inspired by the twinkling lights around London at Christmas.

All Aboard

The Museum’s All Aboard play zone is perfect for younger visitors. Children can play conductor on a real bus, repair a mini Tube train with toy spanners, and work in the ‘Lost Property Office’. Older kids will enjoy driving Tube train simulators and meeting costumed actors who bring the exhibits to life.

Singing and Stories

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Date: Tuesdays during term-time at 10.45, 12.00, 13.45 and 15.00
Duration: 45 minutes per session
Tickets: Tickets are free with Museum entry and are given out at 10.00 and 13.00 at the Museum ticket desk

For families with children aged 5 and under

Join us to find out how people get around the city. With stories about hopping on a bus to the Museum and songs about catching a tube to London Town, there’s something for everyone. Sessions include singing and dancing, as well as the chance to see and touch objects from the Museum collection.

Songs and stories written and produced by Artburst

Depot explorers: family tours

Family Tours

2018 dates coming soon.

SEN mornings at the Museum

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Early explorers 

Dates: Saturday 28 October 2017 and Saturday 7 April 2018
Duration:  09.00 onwards (open to the general public from 10.00)
Tickets: Advanced booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 020 7565 7298 to book your place now. Children and young people under 18 go free; adults charged general admission rate.

For family visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN), including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we are opening early on two special days. Enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public. Explore our All Aboard family spaces in peace, take part in our craft activities and make use of our new Sensory Bags to help you explore the collection. Many of the sounds in the Museum are switched off, making it a peaceful place to visit.

All Aboard family play zone

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Come and explore All Aboard, the Museum’s dedicated play zone for families with children aged 0 to 7 years.

Dress up and help keep our fleet of mini vehicles ‘on the move’. Get in the driver’s seat of a real bus, repair a mini tube train or help passengers find their belongings in the ‘Lost Property’ office. You can also enjoy ‘sailing’ the Thames Nipper, serving passengers in the Nipper café, fly the Emirates cable car, or update the services announcements to help your fellow visitors travel safely and smoothly. There is even an area for infants in our ‘Baby DLR’ which is equipped with an interactive wall and building blocks. 

All Aboard is open all year round. During term time the space will be shared with nursery and young school visitors. 

The new All Aboard family play zone has been made possible with support from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust and bus manufacturer Optare.

Family Station activities

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Available at weekends and school holidays. Suitable for families with children aged 3 - 12

The Family Station at London Transport Museum invites you to choose some activities to do as you explore the Museum. Whether you fold your own bus and drive it between the vehicles, spot shapes around the Museum through our shape spotters or dream up your own transport story, there is something here for families with children of all ages.

The Family Station is funded by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust. The Trust has also supported our hands-on galleries, Interchange and All aboard.

Poster Girls: family interactives

Children touching art

Date: Exhibition open until January 2019
Tickets: Free with museum entry

For families with children of any age

Let little hands explore at their level while you enjoy our stunning new exhibition, Poster Girls - a century of art and design.

You can find the exhibition on Level 1 opposite the All Aboard family play zone.

Family facilities 

  • Baby changing room
  • Baby feeding room
  • Picnic area
  • Ramp /lift access to all galleries
  • Interchange and All Aboard age specific hands-on galleries

Read more about Museum access and facilities.

Depot family activities

Twice a year we open up the treasures of the Museum’s Depot in Acton for our hugely popular Open Weekends.

At Open Weekends we offer make-and-take workshops alongside engineering challenges, quizzes and trails. Above all you can explore over 370,000 items spanning 200 years of London’s public transport.