The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden.
It is only open to the public for special events including our Open Weekends (held three times a year), for pre-booked guided tours (held on some Fridays and Saturdays) and for the first time in 2020, a special summer season.
Also at the Depot is the The London Transport Miniature Railway - a working miniature railway based on real London Underground locomotives, carriages, signals and signs. Discover more about the miniature railway here.
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We're celebrating 20 years of our Museum Depot! When it first opened on its rail-connected site on 14 October 1999, it was pioneering – the first museum store in the UK to be specifically designed with regular public access in mind. Part warehouse, part rail depot, part workshop, part education space, the Depot is home to over 90% of our vast and diverse collections.
We've also picked 20 of our favourite objects at the depot on Google Arts & Culture. Check them out below!
The Depot houses over 320,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. Together these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world.
The Depot's main purpose is to act as a working museum store. It provides 6000 square metres of storage space in secure, environmentally controlled conditions. Here our curators and volunteers work to catalogue and conserve objects to preserve our heritage for future generations.
Our address is:
London Transport Museum Depot
118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
The closest Underground station is Acton Town (2 mins).
The closest bus stops to the Museum Depot are Gunnersbury Lane (Acton Town station) 70 or E3.
There is no parking available at the Depot, except for disabled badge holders.