Special educational needs

SEN

With our broad collection of vehicles, objects and posters, the collection at London Transport Museum is accessible to students with a wide range of needs.  Pick up a sensory bag from the information desk to support individual students or book a session that can be flexible and adapt to the needs of your group.


Workshops at London Transport Museum

Is this the way home?
Build a bus

Events

Early explorer mornings


Is this the way home Is this the way home?

Available: Fridays
Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: £20 per session (10 pupils max)

Join the mission to help Monty the Mole find his way home. Enjoy exclusive access to our historic vehicles and discover how travel in London has changed since horse power.

Curriculum links: Science, Design and Technology


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Available: Mondays & Tuesdays from September 2019
Duration: Up to 60 minutes
Cost: £80 per session (30 pupils max)

Explore London’s iconic buses through singing, story and role play with this interactive and sensory session. Get hands on with special objects from the museum collection as you design your own bus for London’s future.

This session is flexible and can be adapted to best suit your students needs. Please share with us as much information as possible about your students’ needs when booking your session.


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Date: Friday 15 November 2019, Friday 27 March 2020 and Friday 10 July 2020
Duration: 10:00 - 11:00
Tickets: Advanced booking is essential as places are limited. Please call +44 (0)343 222 5000 to book your place now. £20 for up to 10 pupils (accompanying adults free).

For school visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN), including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we are opening exclusively on three special mornings this academic year. Enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public.

Explore our All Aboard play zone, meet historic characters, feel your way with object handling and investigate our vehicles. This flexible, sensory experience is designed to cater for a range of learning needs and abilities. Many of the sounds in the Museum are switched off, making it a peaceful place to visit.

Curriculum links: Science, History, Design and Technology

Family Explorer Events

Head over to our Families SEN page for more information on visiting the Museum during as a family group.


Planning your visit

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


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

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

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Object of the month

This photo of Bill Amies, Ongar Group Station Manager, was taken in 1980. In the photo, you can see him pointing along the track towards London from the rural station! Discover Ongar at Hidden London: the Exhibition.

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