Special educational needs

We want everyone who visits us to have an enjoyable and meaningful learning experience and are committed to making London Transport Museum as accessible as possible for children with physical and learning difficulties. We offer a range of sessions and activities specifically designed to support children in a flexible, creative and multi-sensory way. Your school can book one of one of our immersive actor-led sessions, visit during our quiet Early explorer mornings, and borrow our free sensory explorer bags to use in the Museum galleries during term-time.

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


Early explorers 

Date: Friday 16 June 2017  
Duration: 10.00 – 12.00 (open to the general public from 11.00)
Tickets: £20 for 10 pupils (accompanying adults free). Advanced booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 020 7565 7298 to book your group now.

Enjoy exclusive access to the Museum before it opens to the public in a quiet, calm environment alongside a limited number of students with special educational needs. Meet historic characters, try on costumes and investigate our vehicles in this flexible, sensory experience, designed to cater for a range of learning needs and abilities. Don’t forget to pick up an Explorer Bag to make the most of the Museum galleries during your visit.

Explorer bags

Get the most from our galleries with a self-guided sensory explorer bag, filled with sensory objects and resources that will support you in connecting your learners to our collection. Developed in consultation with SEN teachers, pupils and sensory story specialist Jo Grace, our multi-sensory bags focus on key vehicles in the Museum galleries and contain a range of objects for learners to interact with, including sounds, smells, images, props and interactive objects.

A limited number of bags are available for groups to borrow on weekdays during term-time. Please reserve your bags in advance by contacting our bookings team on +44 (0)20 7565 7298 or email [email protected]

What’s inside an Explorer bag? [250KB]

Welcome to the museum - visual story

To help your learners prepare for their visit to London Transport Museum we have created a visual story depicting some of the things that you might see and do during your visit. Click the link below to download the PDF and explore with your learners.

Welcome to London Transport Museum's visual storyboard [3.69 MB]

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Further information

2016-17 Schools Programme Brochure [2 MB]


Booking a session is the best way to get the most out of your visit. Our school workshops are competitively priced and cost between £40 and £80 per session and include free entry to the Museum for UK school groups. Please see our Schools Programme brochure above for full details. Free self-guided visits are also available for UK school groups but must be booked in advance. 

Please call our bookings team on +44 (0)20 7565 7298 or email [email protected] to arrange your visit.

We accept payment by credit card or BACS, we regret that we no longer accept cheques. Please ensure that payment reaches us no later than two weeks before your session.

Pre-visit information

These guidance notes are useful to read before any school visit. You and your pupils will get the most from London Transport Museum if you come prepared.

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7298
Email: [email protected]