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London Transport Museum depot opens its posters archive
London Transport Museum depot opens its posters archive

London Transport Museum depot opens its posters archive

London Transport Museum’s storage depot in Acton is throwing open its doors for a few days in April for visitors to explore the Museum’s century worth of transport posters, as well as the rest of the depot.

Mar
16
Transport Museum depot to open for Half-Term
Transport Museum depot to open for Half-Term

Transport Museum depot to open for Half-Term

The Acton Depot, where the London Transport Museum stores most of its trains, buses and ephemera is having a week-long Half-Term opening for families.

Apr
22
2021
Housing development planned for London Transport Museum’s Acton depot
Housing development planned for London Transport Museum’s Acton depot

Housing development planned for London Transport Museum’s Acton depot

The Acton depot which houses the bulk of the London Transport Museum's collection could need to be rebuilt if plans to redevelop the site for housing go ahead.

Jul
22
2020
Tickets Alert: Open Weekend at a railway depot
Tickets Alert: Open Weekend at a railway depot

Tickets Alert: Open Weekend at a railway depot

For one weekend this April, London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, west London, will open its doors, giving you the chance to explore its huge collection of transport heritage.

Mar
06
2019
Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot
Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot

Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot

A huge shed packed full of old tube trains, buses, trams, and floors of railway ephemera, this is the Acton depot used by the London Transport Museum to store everything that wont fit into the museum.

Aug
08
2018
Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot
Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Details of this spring's opening of the Transport Museum's Acton depot have been announced, giving people a chance to go into the overflow site which is only open three a year.

Feb
14
2018
The project restoring London Underground’s Art-Deco era trains
The project restoring London Underground’s Art-Deco era trains

The project restoring London Underground’s Art-Deco era trains

A train that hasn't moved for nearly 50 years could be about to make a dramatic return to the London Underground -- the Q-Stock is returning.

Sep
30
2017
Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend
Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend

Photos from the Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend

This weekend is a chance to go inside the Transport Museum's overflow depot at Acton Town, where they store all the goodies that would never be able to fit into their Covent Garden base.

Sep
23
2017
Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend
Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend

Tickets Alert: Transport Museum depot open weekend

Later this month there will be an occasional open weekend at the Transport Museum's overflow depot at Acton.

Sep
04
2017
Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?
Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?

Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?

This weekend will mark the occasional opening of the Transport Museum’s overflow warehouse out in darkest Acton, and if you haven’t been, then it is worth a trip. To the depot that is, not Acton. Basically, a former train shed

Mar
08
2011

London’s Transport Museum gains a “Royal Train”

According to this week's issue of The Railway Herald, the London Transport Museum has gained a mundane, yet also quite special tube train to add to its collection at the Acton Depot.

Nov
08
2010
Friday evening trip on the 1938 tube train?
Friday evening trip on the 1938 tube train?

Friday evening trip on the 1938 tube train?

Another outing for the iconic restored 1938 tube train – this time on a Friday evening along the District line. This weekend (29th/30th Aug) the Upminster depot is open to the public for its 50th anniversary, and the 1938 train

Aug
28
2009

Scavenger Hunting @ the Acton Depot

Yesterday was one of the periodic opening at the Acton Depot, which holds tons of kit that can’t be fitted into the Transport Museum’s Covent Garden venue.  This weekend was themed around miniatures, so the place was also manned by

Mar
08
2009

London Transport Museum’s Open Weekend

Just a tip – if heading over to the periodic open weekend at the Acton Depot this weekend, you would be strongly advised to try and get tickets from the Covent Garden museum before heading over to Acton as the

Mar
06
2009

London Transport Museum – Acton Depot

Went off the to the Transport Museum this morning – not the one in Covent Garden, but the reserve store at Acton Town. Met up with a fellow transport geek and we went in, and thanks to a warning from

Mar
08
2008