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The Museum Depot in Acton is our working museum store housing over 320,000 objects. Sights include rare road & rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, bus and rail sheds, signs, ceramic tiles, original posters, ephemera and ticket machines. Depot Open Weekends take place three times a year, typically in April, July and September.

Acton Depot Open Weekend event information [842 KB]

2019 Open Weekend dates


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Date: Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 July 2019
Location: Museum Depot, Acton
Time: 11:00 to 17:00, with last admissions at 16:00
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions £10, LTM Friends £6; Children go free

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Prepare for a weekend adventure as we launch our second annual Open Weekend dedicated to our youngest visitors and their families.

Take your pick from the packed programme of transport themed activities and experiences on offer, from musical story time sessions, miniature steam railway rides and heritage bus excursions to specially designed family tours of the Depot and creative make and take sessions. Explore the Depot and its hidden treasures and get inspired about the story of transport - past, present and future.

Highlights include...

  • Bus King Theatre: hop aboard a double decker and settle in for a puppet show
  • Percussion party with Bell Music Academy
  • Little engineer activities: learn how to make a mini Lego train track or build a bridge with the Institute of Civil Engineers
  • Meet costumed characters from the past
  • The Big Picture: help create a giant artwork in a family craft activity
  • Get growing workshops: make a seen train tray with Energy Garden
  • Rides on our miniature railway

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Date: Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 September 2019
Location: Museum Depot, Acton
Time: 11:00 to 17:00, with last admissions at 16:00
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions £10; Children and LTM Friends go free

All change please! The next stop is our Acton Depot. For our September Open Weekend, we’ve been inspired by the golden age of travel and London’s rich heritage of rail termini.

Hear about the ambitious visions for these striking buildings, from the celebrated to the condemned. Discover how the creation of new rail routes transformed the lives of city dwellers and continue to play a significant role in how residents and visitors travel around London.

We will also be heading out of the Capital into the countryside and overseas as we shine a spotlight on other termini and great rail routes that forged a path for travel as we know it today.

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Depot Guidebook

Make the most of your Depot visit with a copy of the Depot Discovery book - the ultimate guide to the hidden treasures of the London Transport Museum. Order from the museum shop today.

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Moquette design socks

Who knew transport inspired fashion could look so good? Pick up a pair of Routemaster or District moquette design socks in our online shop! Every purchase supports our charitable work.

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Steam on the Underground

Be transported to a by-gone era of Victorian steam power as we mark 150 years of the District Line. Don't miss out on tickets - this is your last chance to see central London by vintage steam train!

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A ghostly Edwardian family are board an early Tube train on the right, while a new train has its air-powered doors open to welcome contemporary passengers on this poster designed to promote network changes...

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