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At London Transport Museum, we use our iconic collection to give a real-life context to a large range of curriculum topics. 

Our programme

We work with an experienced team of inspiring actors and facilitators to:

  • Draw on the rich story of London’s social history
  • Celebrate London Transport’s world-class design heritage.
  • Develop historic and contemporary STEAM learning, benefitting from our relationship with TfL

Visits to the Museum are best experienced through a facilitated session which highlights the breadth and relevance of the collection and connects it directly with your age group and curriculum. 

We deliver high-quality sessions across two Museum sites and in your school.

Browse by Key Stage or find out more about each location below.


By Key Stage


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Early Years Foundation Stage

Discover the world of transport through stories, song and sensory play

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Key Stage 1

Bring the world and history of transport to life through adventure, imagination and creative challenges

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Key Stage 2

Explore London's geography and history through science, technology, art and literacy sessions

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Key Stage 3

Meet engineers, undertake challenges and gain an insight into the world of work

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Special Educational Needs

Our collection, museum and sessions are accessible to students with a wide range of needs

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For teachers

Find out all you need to know about your visit, including booking information, notes and resources for the classroom


By location


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London Transport Museum in Covent Garden

Facilitated sessions last 1 hour and take place in our dedicated learning space. They are for Reception, KS1 and KS2 classes and focus directly on curriculum areas.

  • Actor-led sessions last 45 minutes and are open to Reception, KS1, KS2 and SENclasses in groups of 15 children. Sessions take place in the Museum galleries and bring to life key moments in social and engineering history.
  • Early Explorer Mornings are ‘quiet openings’ for students with SEN, open to school groups on a Friday morning, once a term.
  • Self-guided visits are available for a limited number of groups each week.

Pre- and post-visit resources, as well as information for planning your visit, can be downloaded from the teachers page.

All school visits to the Museum must be booked in advance. They include designated time in our All Aboard role play area and an allocated space for lunch.

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London Transport Museum Depot at Acton Town

The awe-inspiring Depot is open to a limited number of booked, facilitated group visits only.

  • Facilitated half-day visits for KS2 include an interactive adventure lasting 90 minutes and the option to use a lunch space (please request when booking).
  • Inspire Engineering days for KS3 take place during one week each term and incorporate a range of class and group activities.

Pre- and post-visit resources, as well as information for planning your visit, can be downloaded from the teachers page.

All visits to the Depot must be booked in advance.

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In your school

Outreach sessions are available for KS2 and Secondary groups, bringing the STEM Curriculum to life through a range of transport-based challenges. Sessions last 90 minutes for up to 30 students, and we can deliver up to two sessions in one day.

STEM Ambassadors are available for Secondary groups thanks to our close partnerships with TfL and Siemens. STEM Ambassadors are people working in the transport or engineering sector who talk to small groups or individuals about their experience and career path.

All outreach sessions must be booked in advance and are confirmed subject to the availability of facilitators.

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