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ActonOW web listthumb EXHIBITION: Designology
Open until 23 April 2017
Free with general admission ticket.
 
web listthumb posterparade manray DISPLAY: Poster Parade
Open until 27 April 2017
Free with general admission ticket.
 
web listthumb designline 2016 EXHIBITION: Crossrail - The Design Line
Open now
Free with general admission ticket.
 
listthumb driverless display DISPLAY: Driverless Futures: Utopia or Dystopia?
Open until 23 April 2017
Free with general admission ticket.
 
web listthumb johnstontours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Johnston Journeys
Various dates throughout 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb guidedtours depot GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: General
Various dates throughout 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb-arttours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Art and posters
Various dates throughout 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
Museum Maker thumb 90x70px  MUSEUM MAKERS: The Art of the Sign with Quill London
Thursday 23 March 2017 
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thumbd deeplevel STATION ARCHITECTURE TOUR: Deep Level Tube
Saturday 1 April 2017 
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
web thumb tunnel 90x70 TALK: The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey
Thursday 6 April 2017 
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb driverless display DEBATE: Driverless Futures, Utopia or Dystopia?
Thursday 20 April 2017 
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
listthumb guidedtours depot DEPOT OPEN WEEKEND: Secrets of the Underground
Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 April 2017
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great escape thumb TALK: The Great Escape: A history of day-tripping
Thursday 4 May 2017 
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Museum Maker thumb 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Wild City with London Terrariums
Thursday 25 May 2017
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thumb holdengoeswest STATION ARCHITECTURE TOUR: Holden goes West
Saturday 3 June 2017 
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Festival thumb WORKSHOP: Design Your Own Music Festival with Soundcheck
Thursday 8 June 2017
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Museum Maker thumb 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Illuminate London with Ellbie Co. Make Happy Club
Thursday 22 June 2017
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thumb jubilee STATION ARCHITECTURE TOUR: Jubilee Line Extension
Saturday 24 June 2017 
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Museum Maker thumb 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Leather Travel Accessories with Rosanna Clare Accessories
Thursday 20 July 2017
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thumb towntonight STATION ARCHITECTURE TOUR: To Town To-night
Saturday 2 September 2017 
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Museum Maker thumb 90x70px MUSEUM MAKERS: Moquette Christmas Crackers
Thursday 7 December 2017
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thumb cabit CAB IT!
Various dates throughout 2017
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
web listthumb hiddenlondon HIDDEN LONDON: Highgate wilderness walk
August to September 2017 
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 


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Museum Makers: The Art of the Sign with Quill London

Date: Thursday 23 March 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £65; Concessions and LTM Friends £60

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Learn the art of contemporary sign writing with a professional lettering artist from Quill London. Using modern calligraphy as the basis of your letter forms, you’ll learn how to create your own lettering art inspired by transport signage through the ages. Take your bespoke artwork home to display or give as a gift.

All materials and tuition, plus a refreshing seasonal cocktail, are included.

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Station Architecture Tour: Deep Level Tube

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
Meeting Point: Holloway Road ticket hall
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Tickets: Adults £30; Concessions and LTM Friends £26* Please note the ticket price does not include travel and this event is suitable for 18+ only

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Discover the iconic architecture of Leslie Green on this tour along the Piccadilly line, see parts of the original stations and unearth the details that characterize the Leslie Green style. You’ll visit Holloway Road, Arsenal, Russell Square and finish at Covent Garden.

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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey 

Date: Thursday 6 April 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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From the largest construction project in Europe, to engineering achievement – Crossrail has been at the forefront of London’s story since 2009. But what else has been revealed? Join author Gillian Tindall as she brings her infectious love of London history to the stories and marvels uncovered from the London soil during the Crossrail project. Focusing on the central span of the line, Tindall reveals the old routes traversed – and the people and places that have left their mark there.

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Driverless Futures, Utopia or Dystopia?

Date: Thursday 20 April 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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Come and take part in a panel debate exploring the potential risks or rewards of a driverless world. Hear from the experts and help inform future investigations. From hopes; accessible and affordable vehicles, less stress, less pollution and safer streets? To fears; job losses, streets and cities filled with intimidating machines and isolated people?

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The Great Escape: A history of day-tripping

Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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Inspired by one of our latest acquisitions, the beautiful 1914 Torpedo Charabanc, transport historian and LTM Fellow Oliver Green will be taking you on a tour back through time to the early 20th Century.

Hear how a rise in more efficient and affordable modes of transport opened up the joys of the British countryside and seaside resorts to the general public. From leisure coach tours to Blackpool, and escapes to Southend on the train, the concept of the pleasure day-trip changed the way people were able to spend their leisure time, and paved the way to the dawning of an institution we hold dear to this day: the great British day-trip! 

Leyland Appeal

Help London Transport Museum save an important part of Britain’s transport heritage for future generations to access and enjoy.

Support us to secure the future of three rare survivors of a bygone age – the 1908 London Central X2 type double decker, the 1914 LNWR Torpedo charabanc and the 1924 LB5 Chocolate Express. Together they mark the birth of the motorbus at the beginning of the 20th century; the beginnings of affordable travel before the First World War; and the independent pirate operators’ challenge to the monopoly of the London General Omnibus Company in the 1920s.

Contribute to one of the most significant heritage acquisitions that London Transport Museum has ever undertaken, and help us raise £300,000 to secure the final purchase of these vehicles.

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Museum Makers: Wild City with London Terrariums

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £70; Concessions and LTM Friends £65

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Create your own little piece of urban wilderness in our terrarium workshop, inspired by nature around railway tracks and in tunnels. Learn about the history behind the terrarium; how its contained eco-systems thrive, and how to care for them. Build your own unique terrarium to take home and watch develop for years to come.

All tuition and material, plus a delicious botanical cocktail, are included. You’ll also receive a London Terrariums tote bag to carry your creation in, as well as a care guide.

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Station Architecture Tour: Holden goes West

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017
Meeting Point: Sudbury Town ticket hall
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Tickets: Adults £30; Concessions and LTM Friends £26* Please note the ticket price does not include travel and this event is suitable for 18+ only

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Designed in the early 30s by Charles Holden and overseen by Frank Pick, the western Piccadilly line extension stations are widely regarded as fine examples of British Modernism. Learn about their shared style of ‘fitness for purpose’ and how all aspects of these busy stations were dealt with by design. Stations include Sudbury Town, Alperton, Park Royal and Acton Town. This tour is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.

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Design your own Music Festival with Soundcheck

Date: Thursday 8 June 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Tickets: Adults £15; Concessions and LTM Friends £12

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Join us for an exciting new events concept at London Transport Museum. Celebrating innovation and creative thinking, we’ve joined forces with Soundcheck to offer an opportunity for music lovers, digital technology enthusiasts and aspiring festival organisers to get a taster of what it’s like to put together your own music festival.

After creating your festival concept, you’ll be programming a main stage lineup, curating the finest food & drinks providers around, and plotting some guerrilla marketing tactics to get your event ahead of the rest.

Using a range of skills from art & design to innovation and business strategy, you’ll be guided by a team of music industry experts with experience at some of the world’s greatest festivals.

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Museum Makers: Illuminate London with Ellbie Co. Make Happy Club

Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £75; Concessions and LTM Friends £70

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Capture London’s iconic architecture in neon at this beginner-friendly workshop, where experts from Make Happy Club will be on hand to help you make your own neon style artwork inspired by the skyline around us.

All materials and tuition plus a colourful neon cocktail, are included. Your artwork will be able to run from the mains or a battery pack, which we will provide. 

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Station Architecture Tour: Jubilee Line Extension

Date: Saturday 24 June 2017
Meeting Point: Green Park ticket hall
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Tickets: Adults £30; Concessions and LTM Friends £26* Please note the ticket price does not include travel and this event is suitable for 18+ only

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Opened in 1999 and overseen by Roland Paoletti, the Jubilee Line extension architects strove to produce stations that would match the standards of the Frank Pick and Charles Holden legacy. Explore the contrast between the extension and the older Jubilee Line stations on this tour, including Canada Water, Southwark and West Ham. This tour is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.

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Museum Makers: Leather Travel Accessories with Rosanna Clare Accessories

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £45; Concessions and LTM Friends £40

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Get ready for your next getaway and create a bespoke leather luggage tag or travel card wallet with matching keyring inspired by the Tube line colours, and personalized with your initials or a quote. Over two hours you’ll learn how to cut, craft and monogram leather and leave with something gorgeous.

All materials and tuition, plus a refreshing summer cocktail, are included.

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Station Architecture Tour: To Town To-night

Date: Saturday 2 September 2017
Meeting Point: Snaresbrook ticket hall
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Tickets: Adults £30; Concessions and LTM Friends £26* Please note the ticket price does not include travel and this event is suitable for 18+ only

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Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the extension of the Tube from Liverpool Street to Woodford and Newbury Park and join us as we examine the surviving architecture of London’s earliest ‘main line’ suburban stations, together with some of the last Charles Holden designs for London Transport.

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Museum Makers: Moquette Christmas Crackers with Zeena Shah

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: Adults £35; Concessions and LTM Friends £30

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Craft bespoke luxury Christmas crackers, inspired by moquette fabric patterns and filled with your choice of little treats selected from our shop.

All materials and tuition plus a sparkly Christmas cocktail is included.

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Cab It!

Dates: Saturday 17 June SOLD OUT, Saturday 1 July SOLD OUT, Saturday 5 August, Saturday 2 September 2017
Location: Museum Depot Acton
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Price: Adults £30; Concessions and LTM Friends £28
*ticket price includes tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival and a light lunch

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Ever fancied getting into the driver’s seat and seeing things from a new perspective? Well now’s your chance to spend a day experiencing Underground trains from the driver’s cab, in a variety of static vehicles ranging from 1940 to 1983 – including the recently decommissioned A Stock. The day also includes an in-depth look at the beautifully restored Metropolitan Railway ‘Jubilee’ Carriage 353, dating from 1892. Places are limited, so book early! This event is suitable for ages 16+ only. 

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