This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 21st Apr 2018
For one weekend, London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, west London, will throw open its doors, giving visitors the opportunity to explore a treasure-trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history.
Celebrating London’s unique transport design heritage and its internationally recognised branding, Capital Design will showcase a fascinating and fun design-themed programme of talks, tours, interactive displays, and family activities.
From guided tours of the Museum’s stunning poster collection and quirky object handling, to a talk from writer, broadcaster and cartography expert Mark Ovenden on 150 years of London Underground Design; transport enthusiasts, families, design fans, and people interested in London’s history can enjoy a bustling weekend discovering the great design elements that make the Capital’s transport network iconic.
Highlights include a talk from historian Oliver Green on the legacy of Frank Pick – the man responsible for commissioning some of the most recognisable icons of London Underground’s identity, a postcard design workshop inspired by the famous London Underground logo, nostalgic heritage bus rides through the Depot’s scenic surrounding area and interactive displays and activities for all ages, such as a signalling demonstration area, where visitors can watch the operation of the vintage frames.
Visitors can also browse for transport inspired gifts at the Museum’s pop-up shop and enjoy street-food and drinks from vintage vehicles.
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-04-21 2018-04-21 Europe/London Open Weekend at London Transport Museum’s Depot An opportunity to explore a treasure-trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/04/21/open-weekend-at-london-transport-museums-depot-170191 Transport Museum Acton Depot,118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, London, London,