Heritage vehicle outings

heritage vehicles

London Transport Museum offers visitors the opportunity to take themselves back in time and experience a variety of heritage rail and road vehicles across different events, at locations in and around London. To be the first to hear about new events sign up to our Museum eNewsletter.

The inside of our 1938 Tube stock

Art Deco Tube Excursions

Date: Sunday 24 February 2019
Location and journey details: Journey 1 Ealing Broadway – Moorgate/ Journey 2 Moorgate – Ealing Common
Time: Journey 1 10:11 – 12:07/ Journey 2 13:11 – 15:23
Tickets: Adults £30; Concessions and Children £25.
Please note these journeys are not suitable for under 11s, due to their length

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Join London Transport Museum on a rare opportunity to travel on our beautifully restored art-deco train, the 1938 Tube stock, along the District, Circle, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines. 

This will be one of the last heritage runs on this route due to signalling upgrades on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

We are offering two specially extended, non-stopping trips travelling through central London and (for Journey 2) out into the rolling Buckinghamshire countryside for a taste of suburbia.

d150 steam run

District 150 Steam Train run

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, London Transport Museum & TfL will mark 150 years of the District line with a special heritage event that will see a steam train travelling through tunnels into central London on the Underground for the last time. Tickets will be available later in the year via the Museum website.

Pleasure Excursions

Join us for a luxurious leisure outing visiting iconic London destinations on a beautifully restored heritage bus as we revive the tradition of pleasure excursions at London Transport Museum.

Go to Kew poster

Spring Excursion to Kew Gardens

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Location: Covent Garden/ Kew Gardens
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Tickets: Adults £90; Concessions and LTM Friends £85
Includes morning refreshments, curator talk, entry and guided tour in Kew and picnic lunch

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Join us for a day of flowers and fragrance as we answer spring’s call and hop on a vintage RT bus to Kew Gardens.

Start your day at London Transport Museum, learning about London Transport’s stunning posters and their promotion of pleasure excursions in a curator talk with your morning coffee. Then board a beautifully restored pre-war RT-type bus, leisurely winding its way past Buckingham Palace, through Knightsbridge and Kensington, until you reach the blossoming bounty that is Kew Gardens in springtime.

Upon arrival, join Kew Gardens’ expert guides on a specially designed walking tour. Visit newly restored Temperate House, explore Kew’s rich history of art, science, and leisure, and enjoy the sights and scents of spring, enhanced by Dale Chihuly’s stunning botanical-inspired glass sculptures among the flowers.

Then enjoy some free time at Kew, ambling around the lush expanses at your leisure with an exclusive picnic lunch courtesy of Newens – the original Maids of Honour, who have been serving freshly baked goods in Kew since the early 18th century.

The day concludes with a self-guided gallery visit back at London Transport Museum where you can explore London’s transport heritage of the last 200 years.

See full timetable and more information about the day in the Event Information Sheet below. Please read this carefully before booking your tickets and choosing your lunch options.

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Autumn Excursion to Greenwich

Date: Thursday 17 October 2019
Locations: Covent Garden/ Greenwich Park
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Tickets: Adults £90, Concessions and LTM Friends £85

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Join us on a daytrip through time and space as we visit the Royal Observatory and Queen’s House in Greenwich, and enjoy the autumnal splendours and maritime breeze of Greenwich Park.

Start your day at London Transport Museum, learning about London Transport’s stunning posters and their promotion of pleasure excursions in a curator talk with your morning coffee. Then board a beautifully restored pre-war RT-type bus, leisurely winding its way along the Thames, crossing iconic Tower Bridge, until you reach the stunning display of colours that is Greenwich Park in the autumn.

Upon arrival, join one of Royal Museum Greenwich’s curator-led private tours. Let the Curator of Time guide you through the Royal Observatory and Meridian Garden, join the Queen’s House Curator on a private tour of Inigo Jones’ stunning building and its art collection, or watch an exclusive Tudor clothing demonstration in Queen’s House private parlour.

Then sit down for a hearty meal in the Old Brewery on the grounds of the Royal Naval College right by the riverside, and enjoy some free time exploring the parks, National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Royal Naval College, or taking in the city views from the riverbank.

The day concludes with a self-guided gallery visit back at London Transport Museum where you can explore London’s transport heritage of the last 200 years.