12 January 2018 to 29 March 2018
This display explores themes of mythology, fairytales and the wonders of nature in the Museum’s poster collection. Artists have used their imagination and ancient tales of gods and mythical creatures to create eye-catching posters promoting travel in London.
Enjoy the magic!
Until 4 March 2018
Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London’s newest railway in a new exhibition at London Transport Museum.
- See miniature models of new stations and a sample of the new public artwork for Paddington station
- Experience the journey from street to platform at some of the future stations in a new short film
- Build Custom House station
- Try out the new bench prototype
- Touch real architectural samples used to build the stations
Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. It is delivering 42kms of new tunnels, 10 new stations and improvements at many more and a series of exciting public art installations. This new exhibition tells the story of its design.
Platform for Design, a new book by architecture critic and RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman, is now available to coincide with the launch of ‘the design line’ exhibition. With over 150 visualisations and photographs, the book explores the design of the railway’s new and upgraded stations, the new public spaces, the trains and the artworks being delivered by Crossrail, Europe’s biggest infrastructure project.
Buy Platform for Design from the London Transport Museum shop.
Shoppers will be able to buy gifts and toys inspired by the Crossrail tunnelling story such a crocheted mole and elegant posters. Design enthusiasts will love the new contemporary homeware gifts which are made from materials similar to those used in the building of Crossrail. There is also a collection of gifts moulded from concrete which are inspired by Crossrail’s tunnelling achievements. All the above Crosssrail related items will be available to buy in the Museum shop in Covent Garden and online.
We have to imagine the future before we can build it. Although the success of any one idea cannot be predicted, it is certain that innovation and creative thinking will be needed to transform our future cities. Innovation in technology and information systems, travel modes, architecture and infrastructure will all influence the urban future. Your personal needs and choices as you move through the city will also affect the tempo of change. Whatever direction we take or choices we make, transport will continue as the lifeblood of our future cities, including London - explore, experience and enjoy!
This new digital display explores the benefits of the proposed Crossrail 2 project. The display shows the proposed route and highlights how Crossrail 2 is needed to meet the demands of a growing population.