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About the London Transport Museum

A museum devoted to the history of public transport in London.

From the early buses and trams, through to the world's first underground railway and up to modern times.

Numerous galleries showing objects from their collection, dotted around actual trains and buses.

There is usually a temporary exhibition or two running throughout the year.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

London Transport Museum,
Covent Garden Piazza,
London,
WC2E 7BB

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Exhibitions open at the moment

Hidden London: The Exhibition
Visit an 'abandoned' Tube station underworld and discover what secrets lurk beneath our busy streets in this Hidden London exhibition.
Hidden London: The Exhibition
10am to 6pm
Covent Garden
Ends on Thu 20th January 2022
2021-07-12
2022-01-20
 

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to London Transport Museum

The nearest station is Covent Garden which is 0.2 miles away.


London Transport Museum - Latest News

Transport Museum restarting its disused tube station tours
Transport Museum restarting its disused tube station tours

On hold during the lockdown, the London Transport Museum is to restart tours of disused parts of the London Underground from next month.

A lot of moquette socks
A lot of moquette socks

The London Transport Museum has been selling transport moquette socks for a while, but now they’ve brought out a bumper pack of socks.

Kingsway tram tunnel to start public tours in August
Kingsway tram tunnel to start public tours in August

Rarely opened to the public since it closed in 1952, there will be tours of the Kingsway tram subway in Holborn this summer.

Weekly late nights at the Transport Museum
Weekly late nights at the Transport Museum

Over the next few weeks, the monthly late night opening at the London Transport Museum will be a weekly affair.

90 year old tube poster reappearing on the London Underground
90 year old tube poster reappearing on the London Underground

It probably feels like its been decades since many of us have travelled on the tube, and that effect will be magnified when you do, as there will be a vintage poster from 1931 appearing in the stations

More virtual disused tube station tours announced
More virtual disused tube station tours announced

With visits to the disused tube stations in person on hold, a new batch of video tours has been announced by the London Transport Museum.

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.

Virtual tours of the disused Aldwych tube station
Virtual tours of the disused Aldwych tube station

New virtual tours of Aldwych tube station have been announced, including areas not normally included in the physical tours that used to run in pre-lockdown times.

More moquette masks from the London Transport Museum
More moquette masks from the London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum has released two more face mask collections. They’re proving popular with even the Mayor of London often spotted out and about wearing one of the museum’s masks at times.

Half price tours of disused tube stations
Half price tours of disused tube stations

The London Transport Museum is offering a “Black Friday” discount of 50 percent off their disused station tours which take visitors on a digital tour of subterranean London from the comfort of their sofas.

New moquette socks from the London Transport Museum
New moquette socks from the London Transport Museum

Just in time for that perennial Christmas present, a pair of socks, a new range of moquette socks has been launched by the London Transport Museum shop.

Exhibition – London Transport at War
Exhibition – London Transport at War

How London managed to keep its public transport networks running during wartime is the topic of a new permanent exhibition at the London Transport Museum.

Ten London venues get £22 million in funding
Ten London venues get £22 million in funding

Ten venues across London have received £22.3 million in government funding, as part of a wider £75 million funding package for the cultural sector.

London Underground branded face coverings
London Underground branded face coverings

The London Transport Museum has jumped on the bandwagon for fancy face masks and is selling London transport themed versions.

Tickets Alert: Virtual tours of disused tube stations
Tickets Alert: Virtual tours of disused tube stations

Two disused tube stations that have never been part of the disused tube station tours ware to be part of a new series of virtual video tours from the London Transport Museum.

Tickets Alert: Transport Museum – late night openings
Tickets Alert: Transport Museum – late night openings

The London Transport Museum has announced that it is going to be opening later in the evenings every Thursday in September and October.

London tube map based on the stars in the skies
London tube map based on the stars in the skies

A variant on the classic London Underground tube map has been released, with all the stations renamed after astronomical objects and events.

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.

Put a tube train’s treadplate in your doorway
Put a tube train’s treadplate in your doorway

Fancy stepping over the threshold of your home with a genuine London Underground door treadplate?

Colour in your own Moquette
Colour in your own Moquette

You can now print off plain sheets of London Transport moquette and while away the hours colouring them in.

Who wants a tube roundel coffee table?
Who wants a tube roundel coffee table?

This is a limited edition coffee table from the London Transport Museum which will be going on sale in July, although you can pre-order it now.

London Transport Museum’s depot goes online
London Transport Museum’s depot goes online

The London Transport Museum’s overflow depot in Acton is only open a few weekends each year – but with the lockdown in place – they’re going online instead.

Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers
Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

The London Transport Museum has released a new range of kitchenware based on its classic sporting posters, ianVisits is offering a 20% discount.

Tickets Alert: Free entry to the Transport Museum
Tickets Alert: Free entry to the Transport Museum

It’s the London Transport Museum’s 40th birthday, and their monthly late night opening will be free of charge this month only.

 

Recent exhibitions

This exhibition explores the world of driverless vehicles as part of Greenwich's GATEway project.
2017-03-03
2017-04-23
The Poster Parade looks at some of the classic designs that have gone on to provide inspiration for a new generation of artists.
2017-01-27
2017-04-27
An exhibition featuring the best 100 entries from The Prize for Illustration 2017
2017-05-19
2017-09-03
Poster Girls - A century of art and design
With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition recognises some of these forgotten design heroines and reveals the hidden stories behind their work.
2018-12-31
2019-01-13
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
An exhibition featuring 100 illustrations and celebrates one of the world’s greatest cities – London – revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present.
2019-02-08
2019-07-14
Untangling the Tracks
This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks.
2019-05-24
2019-12-02

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