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 are temporarily closed . Our upcoming events, including talks and Lates, as well as our Hidden London tours and heritage vehicle outings taking place between now and Tuesday 1 September will not be going ahead. Find out more on our Coronavirus page, and explore our online activities below!
Depot Family Summer Season
We're excited to be throwing the doors open to our Depot this August for 10 days of summer family fun.
The Depot houses most of London Transport Museum’s extensive collection – over 320,000 artefacts from the Capital’s transport history. The new summer season has been designed especially for families, giving them the chance to explore this rarely seen transport treasure trove during the summer holidays after months in lockdown.
A family-friendly trail will take people on a journey through the Depot to discover the stories of historic vehicles which served passengers over the last 200 years, including a yellow Victorian horse drawn ‘garden seat’ bus dating from 1881 to a shiny red 1938 Stock Tube train filled with stylish Art Deco touches.
Included in the children's ticket price is a a special, sealed pack including a fun craft kit to make during your visit and a take-home activity to support their learning in fun and curious ways.
Our poster collection contains some of the best examples of posters as an art form anywhere in the world, with over 5,000 unique posters and 15,000 records online.
The tradition of employing both established and emerging artistic talent to promoting public transport was started by Frank Pick in 1908. Since then, posters have played a key role in the wider vision of corporate transport design and have helped to inform, educate, reassure, entertain and inspire the millions of passengers who see them.
Even though our Depot may be closed for now, explore our Digital Open Weekend on our online Poster Power hub.
Even though our Museum doors may currently be closed, we are committed to sharing with you fun transport-themed activities you can continue to enjoy at home.
Explore our Activities from Home page for crafts, quizzes and games to play during your down time, as well as STEM-inspired videos, downloadable learning resources and helpful guides which you can use while you and your family are working and studying from home. Make sure to keep checking back here each week for new updates.
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