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

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London Transport Museum is closed

Your safety when visiting London Transport Museum, and the safety of our staff and volunteers, is our top priority.

In line with the latest advice from the Government and Public Health England, London Transport Museum and our Depot in Acton Town will be temporarily closed from 5pm on Tuesday 17 March until further notice. Our upcoming events, including talks and Lates, as well as our Hidden London tours and heritage vehicle outings taking place between now and Sunday 31 May will not be going ahead.

If you have any questions about a Hidden London tour or event, please read our latest FAQs below.

Even though our doors will be closed, we will continue sharing the curious and inspiring history of London and its transport with you in our enewsletters and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can also explore our marvellous collection online. Look out for our digital 40th Birthday Celebration email dropping into your inbox later in the week.

We look forward to welcoming you all back soon. 


Frequently Asked Questions 

Are the Museum in Covent Garden and Depot in Acton open?

Keeping our visitors and staff safe is our top priority. In light of recent Government advice surround the coronavirus, we have made the decision to close our doors from 5pm on Tuesday 17 March until further notice. This includes our Museum, Shop and Canteen in Covent Garden and our Depot in Acton, and our library.

Your museum admission ticket is valid for an entire year so please come back and visit us when we’re open.

Are Hidden London tours going ahead?

All Hidden London tours taking place between Wednesday 18 March until Sunday 31 May are no longer going ahead. We know this will be disappointing news for many people who will have been looking forward to attending these special tours. We would like to give you the opportunity to rebook your tour for a later date.

Alternatively, you can choose to donate the cost of your ticket to the Museum. More than 80% of our operating costs are raised through ticket sales and commercial activity so your generous support will be invaluable, helping us to continue our education and heritage work when we reopen. Please contact our booking team for your options: [email protected]

Are events at the Museum and at the Depot going ahead?

All events taking place between Wednesday 18 March until Sunday 31 May are no longer going ahead. We know this will be disappointing news for many people, but we would love to welcome you back to similar events in the future.

Ticket holders may choose to rebook an event at a later date or donate the cost of your ticket to the Museum. More than 80% of our operating costs are raised through ticket sales and commercial activity so your generous support will be invaluable, helping us to continue our education and heritage work when we reopen. 

If you hold a ticket to one of the following events, you can transfer your ticket to a similar event being held later in the year. Please click the links below to find out more about other events that are planned.

If you hold a ticket to one of our talks, please contact our booking team.

  • Talk: Re-imagining Holden’s Sudbury Town (16 April)
  • Talk: London Transport at War (14 May)

Please contact our booking team for your options [email protected].

Is the online shop still open and will my order still arrive?

Yes, our online shop is still open. Deliveries from our online shop are being shipped as normal.

I still have some questions. What should I do?

Please contact us via email at [email protected]

I have a school session booked at my school, the Museum or Depot. What should I do?

With both the Museum and Depot in Acton closed, all school sessions including at your school, which are due to take place between 18 March and 1 June will need to be rebooked. A credit note will be issued for all bookings to be redeemed at a later date.

I have a STARS school session booked. What should I do?

The delivery of all STARS school sessions will be paused from Wednesday 18 March. The team will be in touch directly about your session.

I’m bored at home. What can I do?

You've come to the right place. We’ve got trains, buses, trams – what’s not to love? Across our website, social channels and blog, we will continue to share stories, games and fascinating facts inspired by our wonderful collection. Make sure you are signed up to our Museum enewsletter as we want this to continue to be that little nugget of fun that you look forward to receiving in your inbox.

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