Museum Depot

The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden. It opens to the public for special events, including themed open weekends and guided tours.

The Depot houses over 320,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. Together these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world.

The Depot's main purpose is to act as a working museum store. It provides 6000 square metres of storage space in secure, environmentally controlled conditions. Here our curators and volunteers work to catalogue and conserve objects to preserve our heritage for future generations.

Getting here

Our address is:

London Transport Museum Depot
118-120 Gunnersbury Lane
Acton Town
London
W3 9BQ

By Underground

The closest Underground station is Acton Town (2 mins).

Journey

By Bus

The closest bus stops to the Museum Depot are Gunnersbury Lane (Acton Town station) 73 or E3 or Gunnersbury Lane/Uxbridge Road Junction 266,207, 607, 427, 440.

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By Car

There is no parking available at the Depot, except for disabled badge holders.

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Original Underground signs

Bring home a piece of London Underground history. Exclusively available at London Transport Museum, this is your chance to own an iconic original vitreous enamel Underground sign.

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Day out to Kew Gardens

Join us for a day of flowers and fragrance as we answer spring’s call and hop on a beautifully-restored RT bus to Kew Gardens. Enjoy expert talks, a vintage bus ride, lush scenery and a picnic lunch.

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Object of the Month

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Object of the Month

To celebrate our new London Stories exhibition, our object of the month is a poster telling the story of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin - printed in 1956 to promote sightseeing in the capital..

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