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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
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listthumb-arttours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Art and posters
Various dates throughout 2017
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listthumb driverless display DEBATE: Driverless Futures, Utopia or Dystopia?
Thursday 20 April 2017 
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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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soundsofthecity thumb FRIDAY LATE: Sounds of the City
Friday 19 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 6 July 2017
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 web listthumb memories DEBATE: Memories in Motion: our sense of place in the ever changing city
Tuesday 13 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 
SOLD OUT
 
 web listthumb musicmemory TALK: Music and Memory: How to build a city
Tuesday 27 June 2017 
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 web listthumb AOI TALK: AOI Discusses: Self promotion
Tuesday 11 July 2017 
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web listthumb comeouttoplay FRIDAY LATE: Come Out to Play
Friday 14 July 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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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?

CHAIR: Professor Dale Harrow
RCA Dean of the School of Design and Acting Head of Vehicle Design, Professor Dale Harrow is an international opinion former, commentator and media persona on design and automotive car industry. Also an award-winning designer, academic leader and researcher.

HOST: Sam Mullins
The long-standing Director of London Transport Museum, a historian and transport expert. Sam will be welcoming you to the event and sharing his views on the ever-changing effect different means of transport have on London’s streets and environment.

PANELLISTS:

Iain Macbeth
TfL Automotive & Intelligent Mobility Programme Manager, Iain Macbeth, will be sharing his experience as a senior manager within Transport for London's Directorate for Transport Innovation, defining policy and strategy on Connected & Automated Vehicles.
Rama Gheerawo
As Director of the HHCD, the RCA Reader in Inclusive Design and Visiting Professor at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Rama Gheerawo will be sharing his focus on people-centred and socially inclusive design.
Chris Williamson
Partner at Weston Williamson and well respected registered architect, with years of experience in infrastructure, Chris Williamson will be inputting his ideas on how a Driverless Future might effect urban design and city masterplanning.
Sue Sharp
Sue Sharp is Director of Services at The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC). Before moving to the third sector in 2006 Sue headed up access and mobility policy at the Department for Transport. She has a second degree in Inclusive Environments and has represented Government and the vision impairment sector extensively in national and international expert groups considering the access needs of vulnerable road users. In this debate Sue will be focusing on the social implications of autonomous vehicles, in particular how they will affect people with particular accessibility barriers.
Rachel Skinner
Currently involved in advisory discussions with the DfT, DLCG, National Infrastructure Commission and the No.10 transport policy team around transport futures, Rachel brings a perspective on the potential for connected and autonomous vehicles to act as a catalyst in transforming communities and places (new and old, urban and rural) and the routes within and between them.

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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! 

London Transport Museum is running a charity fund-raising appeal called The Leyland Buses Appeal to secure the future and upkeep of the 1908 X2 London Central, 1914 LNWR Torpedo charabanc and 1924 LB5 Chocolate Express. 

Donate now 

 

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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 6 July 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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Memories in Motion: our sense of place in the ever changing city

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017, we’re exploring the role of transport past, present and future in building the memories of Londoners. From individual to collective memory, we’ll look at how transport architecture and infrastructure can impact what and how we remember and behave; exploring the fine balance between preserving the past and modernising for the future.

Join the debate with expert speakers from the fields of architecture, urban development and transport design and give your own insights into the importance of making memory in modern urban living.

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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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Music and Memory: How to build a city

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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As part of our latest exhibition, Sounds of the City in partnership with The Association of Illustrators, we are discussing and celebrating how music has shaped our cities – from celebrated and cherished music venues to vibrant street carnivals and songs inspired by place. What do we owe to these songs and venues and the memories they have formed? How are our communities built and bound up in them and what are the challenges that music faces for the future?

Join Robert Elms, in conversation with Amy Lame, London’s Night Czar and Dave Haslam, author of ‘Life after Dark’, as they explore the past, present and future of the sounds of our cities.

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AOI Discusses: Self promotion

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Tickets: Adults £12; AOI Members, Concessions and LTM Friends £10

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Awards – whether you win or not - are a vital part of everyone's careers; from Hollywood to Holborn. As more and more creatives graduate each year, how can you set yourself apart and stay at the top of the commissioners lists?

The Association of Illustrators talks to an illustrator, a commissioner and an agent about self promotion – from the role of awards to using social media, developing your own website and other less mainstream approaches. There will be the opportunity for Q&A at the end.

This event support our latest exhibition, Sounds of the City, in partnership with The Association of Illustrators.

Event image courtesy Zwergi

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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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