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Past Events - Metro-land Heritage Vehicle Outing

Metro-land Heritage Vehicle Outing

Date: Sunday 11 September 2011
Time: Various
Travel back to the glamour of the 1930s and 1940s with London Transport Museum as we transport you back in time along the Metropolitan line. The Museum’s 1938 art deco Tube train and Engine No. 12, Sarah Siddons, the last operational Metropolitan Railway electric locomotive, will be running special journeys as part of the Amersham Old Town’s Heritage Day between Harrow-on-the-Hill, Rickmansworth and Amersham.


Metro-land best dressed Chaps and Gals
Be inspired by fashions from a bygone era, dress in your retro finest and take part in the Metro-land best dressed competition. To enter, all you have to do is embrace the vintage spirit, dress in your finest, take lots of photographs and upload your favourites from the day to the Museum’s Flickr site[email protected] by Sunday 18 September when a panel of fashion and design historians will choose the smartest Chap and Gal of the day. Winners will be contacted via Flickr and then revealed on Twitter. The best dressed will each receive two annual adult tickets to London Transport Museum and a copy of ‘London’s Metro-land’ by Alan A Jackson.

Knit one, purl one
Bring your knitting or stitching and join I Knit London team who will be travelling on the 1938 art deco Tube train throughout the day.  Bring an on-going project or just make do and mend. Come on your own or with a group, everyone is welcome.

Other Activities
A free heritage bus service, including the iconic Routemaster RM1, will run between Amersham station and Amersham Old Town. Entertainments during the day include clowns, an animal farm, a Punch & Judy show and a classic car display. 

You can also visit London Transport Museum’s community team at the Amersham Museum who will run Metro-land themed object handling sessions and Metro-land house origami craft workshops. Admission to Amersham Museum is free of charge when you show your Heritage train ticket.


1938 Tube Stock Timetable 22.10KB
Sarah Siddons Timetable 29.44KB

Ticket Information

Online booking has now closed as we are unable to guarantee you will receive your tickets by post in time for the event. However, tickets can still be purchased by phoning 020 7565 7298 or in person on the day. Please see below for details:

If you are purchasing and/or collecting tickets on the day for Journey 1 (departing 11:15) on the 1938 Tube Stock or Sarah Siddons locomotive (departing 10:43), you should go to Harrow-on-the-Hill station. Museum Staff will be there from 09:45 to 11:15 on Sunday morning.

If you are purchasing and/or collecting tickets on the day for Journey 2 (departing 11:56), Journey 3 (departing 13:56), Journey 4 (departing 15:36) or Sarah Siddons locomotive, you should go to Amersham station where tickets can be purchased from 10:00 to 17:00 on Sunday.

Journey 1 (30 mins)
Prices: Adults £10; Children £5

Journey 2 (1 hr 15 mins)
Prices: Adults £15; Children £5

Journey 3 (1 hr 15 mins)
Prices: Adults £15; Children £5

Journey 4 (1 hr 40 mins)
Prices: Adults £15; Children £5

Sarah Siddons
Prices: Adults £5; Children Free

basket Tickets can be purchased by telephone on 020 7565 7298.

basket Tickets can be purchased by telephone on 020 7565 7298.