The Museum is currently closed. Please check our Coronavirus page and social media for the latest information.

Please note we are not currently taking bookings for schools outreach sessions.

Key stage 2

We explore London’s geography and history by combining local studies with real, present-day contexts for science and technology, art and literacy. Our facilitated sessions use current and historical handling objects as a starting point, while our actor-led sessions bring our collections to life through historical characters and their stories.

For pre and post visit resources, booking information and the London Transport Museum visual story please visit our Teachers page.


At the Museum

Transport through time
World’s first underground railway
Poster art

At our Acton Depot

Mind the gap!

At your school

Thames travellers
Bus for the future


Workshops at London Transport Museum


transport through time Transport through time

Available: Mondays
Terms: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: £80 per session (max 30 pupils)

Explore through role play and gallery investigation how Victorian inventions revolutionised travel in London. Trace the evolution of transport and its impact on the people of London.

KS2: Science, History, Design and Technology

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first underground World’s first underground railway

Available: Mondays
Terms: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: £80 per session (max 30 pupils)

Explore through role play and gallery investigation how Victorian inventions revolutionised travel in London. Trace the evolution of transport and its impact on the people of London.

KS2: Science, History, Design and Technology

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poster art Poster Art

Available: Thursdays
Terms: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: £80 per session (max 30 pupils)

What does it take to make a persuasive poster? Explore our iconic poster collection and work in teams to create giant posters. Be inspired by designers who use colour, shape and composition to get people on board, and keep London moving.

KS2: Art and Design, Literacy

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Workshops at the Museum Depot in Acton


mind the gap Mind the gap!

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Cost: £90 per session (max 30 pupils)

The Museum’s Curator has received a mysterious message from a passenger who forgot to ‘mind the gap’ and is lost in time. We need your help to unravel the mystery! Through our brand new interactive adventure, your class will experience a private visit to the Museum Depot in Acton. Uncover the secrets of our collection and discover how London’s transport has changed over the years as you race against time to solve clues and puzzles.

This workshop has been developed in partnership with theatre company Specifiq.

KS2: History, Geography, Literacy

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Workshops at your school


thames travellers Thames travellers

Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: £120 for one session, £160 for two sessions on the same day
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: At your school

What would London be like if we all travelled by river? Step into the shoes of a Thames traveller from the past and get hands-on with our engineering boat-building challenge.

KS2: Science, Design and Technology, History

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Bus for the future Bus for the future

Available: Mondays and Wednesdays
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: £120 for one session, £160 for two sessions on the same day
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: At your school

Discover how London’s buses have changed over time and get hands-on with an engineering challenge to design a brand-new prototype bus for London. Can you solve the problems engineers faced in the past and create a bus for the future?

KS2: Design and Technology, History

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London Transport Museum school sessions are part of our Enjoyment to Employment programme.

Turning children’s enthusiasm for transport into a career in industry

Enjoyment to Employment logo

The front of the Museum

Visiting

COVID-19 update

London Transport Museum is closed. But for as long as we can we’ll bring you inspiring content and keep our education work going. Thank you for sticking with us!

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Bundle of products inspired by sporting posters

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Fathers day gifting

From moquette socks to mugs and clothing inspired by Dad's favourite sports, we've got a great selection of Father's Day gifts at our shop! 

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3 posters with wartime transport workers

Collections

Object of the month

'Seeing it Through' was a series of posters commissioned in 1944 which commemorated the everyday acts of heroism by civilian workers during the Second World War.

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