Museum Depot

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.

Open Weekends Guided tours Depot Summer Season

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. 

Read our blog post

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.

Getting here

Our address is:

London Transport Museum Depot
118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
Acton Town
London
W3 9BQ

By Underground

The closest Underground station is Acton Town (2 mins).

Journey

By Bus

The closest bus stops to the Museum Depot are Gunnersbury Lane (Acton Town station) 70 or E3.

Get bus countdown information from Transport for London >

By Car

There is no parking available at the Depot, except for disabled badge holders.

London Transport Museum Depot is open this summer

Visiting

Family fun at our Depot

We're excited to be throwing open the doors to our Depot this August for 10 days of summer family fun! Discover our historic vehicles on a special family trail.

Find out more

Posters at ltmusemshop.co.uk

Shop

Vintage posters

Brighten up your home with our selection of stunning vintage transport posters. Choose from over 5,000 designs like these cute penguins designed by Charles Paine in 1920.

Shop now

Support Us

Donate

Help us fund our future

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Museum but reopening our doors comes with financial challenges. Can you make a donation today to help fund our future?

Donate now