The Museum Depot in Acton is our working museum store - a treasure trove of over 320,000 objects.
Three times a year, we throw open the doors and welcome thousands of visitors to explore. Discover rare road and rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, signs, ceramic tiles, original posters, ephemera, ticket machines, and more.
Depot Open Weekends take place three times a year, typically in April, July and September. With talks, activities, tours and fun for all the family, these festival-style events are an exciting opportunity to celebrate, learn, and enjoy one of the most comprehensive collections of urban transport anywhere in the world.
2020 Open Weekends
Our poster collection contains some of the best examples of posters as an art form anywhere in the world, with over 5,000 unique posters and 15,000 records online.
The tradition of employing both established and emerging artistic talent to promoting public transport was started by Frank Pick in 1908. Since then, posters have played a key role in the wider vision of corporate transport design and have helped to inform, educate, reassure, entertain and inspire the millions of passengers who see them.
Even though our Depot may be closed for now, explore our Digital Open Weekend on our online Poster Power hub.
Date: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July 2020
This event will not be going ahead. Find out more.
Join us for a weekend of family fun and adventure as we explore the many ways we can all take small steps for a more sustainable future.
Enjoy a packed programme of family workshops, activities and mini tours, take a tour on a heritage bus or feel like a giant on our very own miniature railway.
There’ll be appearances by some special guest organisations, and of course the opportunity to discover our magical transport collection.
Great transport innovations
Date: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2020
Time: 11:00 – 17:00 (last entry at 16:15)
Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions £10; LTM Friends, TfL staff and kids go free
2020 marks 20 years of Transport for London. Join us this autumn in celebrating London’s rich heritage of transport innovation and engineering brilliance that has marked out our transport network for over 100 years.
Hear stories of the greats who shaped London Underground’s early days, and discover how their pioneering ethic to push boundaries of what was possible is still alive and flourishing today.
There will be in-depth vehicle tour and lectures on big transport moments from the past and what we can expect in the London of the future. From great design to digital technologies, we’ll be marking out the innovation breakthroughs that have, and will continue to, define our city.
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.