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⏳🚂 Step back in time and join us for a special heritage train outing to celebrate the 85th birthday of this beautifully ...
11/08/2023

⏳🚂 Step back in time and join us for a special heritage train outing to celebrate the 85th birthday of this beautifully restored 1938 Art Deco-style train.

🚉 Depart from Amersham Station between Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 September.

🎟️ Tickets sell quickly. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Click the link below for more info and to book.

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/heritage-train-journeys-amersham-special?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=heritage_train

🔍 Step into the fascinating world of London's transport history at our next Depot Open Days! Join us at the Museum Depot...
10/08/2023

🔍 Step into the fascinating world of London's transport history at our next Depot Open Days!

Join us at the Museum Depot in Acton, west London for our final event of the year. We’ll be showcasing stories about the city’s public transport, the people who worked on the system and the passengers who travel on our network.

Book your tickets here: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/depot/depot-open-days-transport-stories?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pricelessplanet

Join us for our final Depot Open Days of the year as we showcase stories about the city's public transport, the people who worked on the system and the passengers who travel on our network.

 , we're celebrating a historic milestone - 125 years since the opening of the Waterloo & City line! 🚇🎉 Ever wondered wh...
08/08/2023

, we're celebrating a historic milestone - 125 years since the opening of the Waterloo & City line! 🚇🎉

Ever wondered why it's called the Waterloo & City line? 🤔

The line only has two stations, originally called Waterloo and City. Fun fact: City station was renamed Bank in 1940, but the railway's name remained unchanged.

Join us in marking this special occasion and journey back in time to discover the fascinating story behind this iconic London Underground line. Uncover its unique role in connecting a mainline railway with the heart of London's bustling business district.

Read the full story here: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/transport/waterloo-city-line

London’s second tube railway is also its smallest, with only two stations and a name that tells you most of what you need to know. Read more about the Waterloo & City line.

Our Green Journey installation has returned to our galleries this summer with fun, family-friendly interactives that hel...
07/08/2023

Our Green Journey installation has returned to our galleries this summer with fun, family-friendly interactives that help children to learn about big topics like climate change and sustainability in an engaging way.

You can expect creative family workshops, sensory storytelling and movement sessions and a stamper trail around the Museum galleries inspired by the themes of the Green Journey installation will also run on selected dates throughout the holidays.

These summer activities are part of London Transport Museum’s Climate Crossroads programme supported by Mastercard. We’ve also teamed up with Mastercard as part of their Coalition to help restore our planet's forests! 🌳🌍

Learn more:

The future of our city - and our world - is all in the air. Our Climate Crossroads programme imagines what the future looks like and inspires our visitors and partners to take action. Discover our green-themed activities, events, stories and objects from our collection.

Did you know we currently have six weeks of green-themed family fun on at the Museum? Oh, and kids go for free! 🌳  We ha...
04/08/2023

Did you know we currently have six weeks of green-themed family fun on at the Museum? Oh, and kids go for free! 🌳

We have exciting daily activities, including our Green Journey Stamper Trail, Green Journey Garden Installation, and Creating Healthy Streets Reflective Activity.

On selected dates throughout the holidays, we also have creative family workshops, sensory storytelling, movement sessions, and a stamper trail around the Museum galleries.

Our summer events run from 22 July to 3 September, and kids go free! Learn more and plan your visit today: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/family-events/summer-museum-build-better?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=summer

These summer holiday activities are part of the Museum's Climate Crossroads program, proudly sponsored by Mastercard, ABM, and Sopra Steria.

Inspired by the hydrogen buses mentioned in our Green Journey Garden (in the Museum this summer), our Object of the Mont...
03/08/2023

Inspired by the hydrogen buses mentioned in our Green Journey Garden (in the Museum this summer), our Object of the Month is this Bus of the Future poster from 2003. 🚌 🔮

The poster was designed to advertise a zero-emission fuel cell bus being tested on Route 25 from Oxford Street to Ilford, in an attempt to reduce air pollution and noise.

The following year, London Buses trialed three hydrogen fuel cell buses on Route RV1 from Covent Garden to Tower Gateway. Over 12 months they ran for nearly 3,400 hours, travelling over 23,000 miles.

Now, TfL operates 950 zero-emission buses in London, including 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses.

Learn more: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/2004-450

Can you help us to continue our conservation work and carry out our day-to-day activities, education programmes and spec...
31/07/2023

Can you help us to continue our conservation work and carry out our day-to-day activities, education programmes and special projects?

Visit our donation page and help us to:

🚌 Care for our world-leading collection and globally recognised icons including locomotives from the world’s first underground railway, the Roundel, Tube map, Routemaster bus and Black cab

💡 Ignite children’s curiosity in the world of transport and STEM

📚 Deliver vital employability and skills programmes to get young Londoners back on their feet with job opportunities and apprenticeships in the transport industry

Learn more: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/donate?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pricelessplanet

Your donations help us to continue our conservation work and carry out our day-to-day activities, education programmes and special projects

  we are looking back at a historic milestone! 75 years ago, from 29 July to 14 August 1948, London hosted the Olympic G...
29/07/2023

we are looking back at a historic milestone! 75 years ago, from 29 July to 14 August 1948, London hosted the Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium. 🏟️

In memory of the 1948 London Olympics, we wanted to share this unique black and white photograph from our collections archive showing the Olympic torch bearer during the opening ceremony in Wembley.

Learn more: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-83848

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How much do you know about our Hidden London tours? 💡 Our Hidden London tours allow you to step into the past as you exp...
27/07/2023

How much do you know about our Hidden London tours? 💡

Our Hidden London tours allow you to step into the past as you explore behind the scenes of busy Underground stations - and even discover disused stations long closed to the public. But what makes each location different, and what can you expect to see at the different places we take you to? 🗝️

Test your knowledge by taking our Hidden London quiz: it may inspire you to book your next tour! https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/quiz-how-much-do-you-know-about-hidden-london-tours?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hiddenlondon

Test your knowledge about our Hidden London tours! When you step into the past and explore behind the scenes of Underground sites, what makes each location different, and what can you expect to see?

📣 Calling all transport enthusiasts! Shop transport-themed gifts from our online shop and enjoy 20% off on our bestselle...
26/07/2023

📣 Calling all transport enthusiasts! Shop transport-themed gifts from our online shop and enjoy 20% off on our bestsellers.

🛍️ From stylish London Underground duvet covers to on-trend t-shirts and cosy moquette cushions, we have something for everyone. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to pick the perfect souvenirs, gifts, or treats for yourself.

This exclusive offer lasts until 30th July. 🛒✨
Shop now: https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/gifts/offers/20-off-bestsellers?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=retail

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📝 If you're planning to visit the Museum with 11-17 year olds, we want to hear from you!We're looking for 4 groups of vi...
25/07/2023

📝 If you're planning to visit the Museum with 11-17 year olds, we want to hear from you!

We're looking for 4 groups of visitors (2-5 people per group) to take part in accompanied visits during August. It doesn't matter if you're first-time visitors or have been here before - as long as there's at least one 11-17 year old in your group, you're eligible!

Enjoy a fantastic day at the Museum with free entry for your group (up to 5 people), complimentary refreshments at our cafe, and £25 towards your travel costs. 🎟️

If you're selected, our friendly evaluator will get in touch to arrange your visit and meet you in the Cafe afterward for a chat about your experience.

Register your interest using the link below and be part of an exciting opportunity to share your thoughts and insights with us! 🗣️ https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LTM_teenagers

🎨 Our   is Frederick Charles Herrick's striking 1926 poster design commissioned by the Underground. The poster titled ‘I...
25/07/2023

🎨 Our is Frederick Charles Herrick's striking 1926 poster design commissioned by the Underground.

The poster titled ‘It is cooler below’ promotes the Tube as a cool and comfortable escape from the hot weather. There is also a complementary poster depicting wind and rain above ground, reassuring the viewer that ‘It is warmer below.’

Discover more vintage Underground posters and explore both designs in our collection: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-2030?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=collections

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🌳 Join us for six weeks of green-themed family fun, where kids go for free! From 22 July to 3 September, we have a full ...
22/07/2023

🌳 Join us for six weeks of green-themed family fun, where kids go for free!

From 22 July to 3 September, we have a full lineup of activities to excite young minds and spark their curiosity. Here’s what you can expect:

🚞 Explore our interactive 'Green Journey' installation and explore our series of 'Build Better' family activities that delve into different aspects of transport design and sustainability.

💡 Get ready for sensory storytelling, creative workshops, Girls4Tech STEM workshops hosted by Mastercard, and an exciting 'Green Journey' inspired stamper trail through our museum galleries.

See the full schedule of events and plan your visit: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/family-events/summer-museum-build-better?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=climatecrossroads

These summer holiday activities are part of the Museum's Climate Crossroads program, proudly sponsored by Mastercard, ABM, and Sopra Steria.

Join us for six weeks of green-themed family fun! Discover our Green Journey installation, with interactive elements that help young visitors to learn about big topics like climate change and sustainability in a fun and engaging way.

Did you know the iconic Oyster card turned 20 in June? 🎂 From its inception, the Oyster card has become an essential com...
20/07/2023

Did you know the iconic Oyster card turned 20 in June? 🎂

From its inception, the Oyster card has become an essential companion for millions of commuters, offering convenience, flexibility, and seamless travel experiences.

Explore the intriguing tales behind London's fare systems and the evolution of public transport ticketing since 1860 💳:

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/transport/fares-please-ticketing-londons-public-transport-1860?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=collections

A visual tour through the changes in ticketing and fare collection on London's public transport since the nineteenth century.

Our café is officially great for families 🎉 We are so excited that the Canteen at the Museum has achieved the new Kids i...
19/07/2023

Our café is officially great for families 🎉

We are so excited that the Canteen at the Museum has achieved the new Kids in Museums , developed with BENUGO. This rates museum cafés on their facilities, website, choice, sustainability, cost and more!

Find out more and plan your next visit: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/eating

18/07/2023

🔎 Tonight at 8pm, don't miss the latest episode of .

Join hosts Tim Dunn and Holloway as they unveil some of the hidden wonders of Down Street Station, one of our Hidden London tours! Tune in on Yesterday Channel and UKTV Play as they reveal never-before-seen spaces, uncover Winston Churchill's wartime secrets, explore secret tunnels, and encounter vintage technology at the Depot.

Do you want to discover the secrets of the London Underground for yourself? Book an exclusive Hidden London Tour of ‘Down Street: Churchill's Secret Station’ and embark on your very own adventure today. 🚇

Spots are limited, follow the link in our bio to secure your place: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/down-street

Did you know we’re restoring three rare Q stock cars at our Depot?  🚃 These remarkable Q stock trains once graced the Di...
17/07/2023

Did you know we’re restoring three rare Q stock cars at our Depot? 🚃

These remarkable Q stock trains once graced the District line, serving Londoners through the Second World War and the swinging sixties, before retiring from service. Now, a dedicated team of volunteers is working alongside our restoration experts to breathe new life into these historic carriages.

To learn more about the incredible volunteer efforts behind the restoration project, you can read our blog post: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/working-q-stock-restoration-team?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blog

Museum Depot Volunteer Andy Simpson shares his experience working on the restoration of the last remaining 1030s Q stock cars.

🚇 Get ready for the latest episode of our Hidden London Hangouts series, coming to you tonight at 6 pm. This week,  and ...
15/07/2023

🚇 Get ready for the latest episode of our Hidden London Hangouts series, coming to you tonight at 6 pm. This week, and take you on an intriguing journey through the enigmatic Lambeth North station!

Discover a Zone 1 station with a rich history of transformation and hidden spaces waiting to be explored. From secret nooks to surprising corners, you'll uncover the secrets tucked away within this fascinating location.

In the studio, our team shares historic collection images and addresses your notes, queries, and questions, making it an interactive experience you won't want to miss.

This will be the final episode of the current series before our summer break, so make sure to tune in.

Join us at 6 pm tonight for the Lambeth North episode on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_mcHy2baBg

In this week's episode Siddy and Chris explore a Zone 1 station with a history of change and many secret spaces. In the studio the team share a wealth of Col...

 , we celebrate an incredible milestone: 110 years of the night bus 🚍 On the night of 14/15 July 1913, London’s first al...
14/07/2023

, we celebrate an incredible milestone: 110 years of the night bus 🚍

On the night of 14/15 July 1913, London’s first all-night motor bus service began operating on route 94, from Cricklewood Garage to Liverpool Street. Little did the 24 passengers on board know they were part of a pioneering service that would become a vital and iconic part of London's transport landscape.

Over the past century, the night bus has transformed into a familiar and essential sight, operating an extensive network of over one hundred routes throughout London.

To learn more about the history of London’s buses, you can visit us in Covent Garden or explore behind the scenes at the Museum Depot in Acton when it is open for our next Open Days in September. Plan your visit: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit

The first Night Bus service is pictured here, outside Piccadilly Circus Underground station in 1913. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-85474

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No Friday night plans? Why not join us tonight for our exciting Museum Late: Voices of London event 🌃 ✨ Friday 14 July 2...
14/07/2023

No Friday night plans?

Why not join us tonight for our exciting Museum Late: Voices of London event 🌃 ✨

Friday 14 July 2023, 18:45-22:00.

We’re teaming up with The Making of Black Britain to spotlight the voices of people who make up Britain today. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 1948 British Nationality Act, join us for an exciting and engaging line-up of talks and activities reflecting on the effects of this landmark legislation on our city and transport system, and hear oral histories of people from London’s past and present.

🎟️ Tickets are going fast! Book yours now: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/friday-late/museum-late-voices-london

13/07/2023

☕ Enjoy a hot cuppa with our new London Transport Lines Mug Collection!

Our new china mugs feature the iconic roundel and are designed to reflect the colour palette of all the TfL network lines. Perfect for your tea or coffee, they make great gifts or souvenirs of London.

🛍️ Choose your favourite line or pick up several to create a set via our shop:
https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/homeware/category/mugs-cups/london-transport-line-mug?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=retail

🚇🎟️ The moment you've been waiting for is finally here. Tickets for our exclusive Hidden London tour of ‘Baker Street St...
12/07/2023

🚇🎟️ The moment you've been waiting for is finally here. Tickets for our exclusive Hidden London tour of ‘Baker Street Station: The World’s First Underground’ are available for purchase!

Prepare to immerse yourself in 160 years of captivating history as you journey through one of the very first stations on the Underground. From Victorian steam travel to today's bustling hub with 10 platforms and five Underground lines, this tour is an experience you won't want to miss.

Secure your spot now! Click the link below to purchase your tickets and embark on a remarkable behind-the-scenes adventure at Baker Street Station. 🚉

🔗 Ticket link: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/baker-street?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hiddenlondon

 , we commemorate the remarkable 175th anniversary of the grand opening of Waterloo railway station in London! 🎉✨ In 184...
11/07/2023

, we commemorate the remarkable 175th anniversary of the grand opening of Waterloo railway station in London! 🎉✨

In 1848, this iconic transportation hub welcomed its first passengers, marking the beginning of a rich history of connecting people, communities, and stories.

Since then, Waterloo station has witnessed countless journeys, reunions, and farewells. It has stood as a testament to the enduring spirit of London's railway heritage and played an integral role in shaping the city's development.

Take a step back in time with this black and white photographic postcard of Waterloo Station, c1905: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/ephemera/item/2005-14771

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06/07/2023

📣 We're excited to announce that the newest location for our exclusive tours is none other than Baker Street Station! 🚇✨

Our ‘Baker Street: The World’s First Underground’ tour will offer the chance to embark on a captivating journey through 160 years of history. With an expert guide you will trace the evolution of this historic station from its early days of Victorian underground steam travel to its bustling present with ten platforms and five Underground lines.

Don't miss out on this thrilling journey through Baker Street Station and beyond. If you want to be among the first to explore this hidden gem, you need to stay in the loop! Sign up for our e-newsletter today and be the first to hear.

If you are subscribed to our e-newsletter, you'll enjoy the advantage of 24-hour early access to book your tickets. Keep a close eye on your inbox, as ticket sales open next Tuesday, July 11th at 10 am.

Can't wait until then? We have a limited number of remaining tickets for our summer tours available on our website.

📩 Subscribe now and secure your spot to uncover the hidden treasures of Baker Street Station.

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/baker-street?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hiddenlondon

Looking for a unique day out? Join us on Sunday, 9 July, when it’s celebration time 🎉 We’re marking the 90th anniversary...
05/07/2023

Looking for a unique day out? Join us on Sunday, 9 July, when it’s celebration time 🎉

We’re marking the 90th anniversary of the northern extension of the Piccadilly line by offering a unique chance to voyage back in time on a glorious 1939 heritage Tube train that will travel through central London stations.

Book one of the last tickets available for the 18:43 PM time slot on Sunday, 9 July, here: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/heritage-events/heritage-train-journeys-piccadilly-special

It will be a very special day out, including:

🎵 A busker performance halfway through your journey at Oakwood

🎨 The chance to get creative making paper tiles inspired by mosaics at Finsbury Park and the local areas along the line.

📷 Take a selfie against the unique Tube160 wall

🎟️ Book return tickets from Acton Town station

For decades, Londoners have cherished the tradition of getting out and enjoying their favourite games under the sun. Spo...
05/07/2023

For decades, Londoners have cherished the tradition of getting out and enjoying their favourite games under the sun. Sports have always brought us together, from friendly matches at local clubs to witnessing the grandeur of prestigious tournaments like Wimbledon and the Ashes.

But did you know that London's transport system has played a vital role in connecting us to these iconic events? Throughout history, public transport has seamlessly linked us to the excitement of tennis and cricket. 🎾🏏

Check out the Museum’s collection of prints and vintage posters available at the Museum shop and online.

Visit our online shop 🛍️

Sport themed posters featuring football, cycling and other top London sporting events prints and posters.

04/07/2023

🚇 Launching tonight: Get ready for a journey through the ! Join hosts Tim Dunn and our very own Siddy Holloway on Series 3 as they uncover even more never-before-seen spaces in the heart of London.

Tune in every Tuesday at 8 pm on Yesterday Channel and UKTV Play.

🔎 Did you know: You can explore these exclusive Hidden London Tours locations for yourself. Book your adventure today by clicking the link below to secure your spot on our next tour dates. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/hidden-london

🔦 Tonight, journey through the story of Tottenham Court Road station on our newest   episode. Did you know: in the early...
01/07/2023

🔦 Tonight, journey through the story of Tottenham Court Road station on our newest episode.

Did you know: in the early 20th century, there were actually two separate Tottenham Court Road stations! 🕰️

Watch the full video tonight at 6 pm, follow the link below to join in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1NgrO7HX4s

🌃 Museum Late: Voices of London, Friday 14 July 2023, 18:45-22:00. We’re teaming up with The Making of Black Britain to ...
28/06/2023

🌃 Museum Late: Voices of London, Friday 14 July 2023, 18:45-22:00.

We’re teaming up with The Making of Black Britain to spotlight the voices of people who make up Britain today.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 1948 British Nationality Act, join us for an exciting and engaging line-up of talks and activities reflecting on the effects of this landmark legislation on our city and transport system, and hear oral histories of people from London’s past and present.

Book your tickets today: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/friday-late/museum-late-voices-london?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tickets

Join us and the Making of Black Britain to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the British Nationality Act, with talks and activities reflecting on its effects on our city and transport system, and oral histories from people from London’s past and present.

✨Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the northern extension of the Piccadilly line🚇 On Sunday 9 July, join us for a rare o...
28/06/2023

✨Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the northern extension of the Piccadilly line🚇

On Sunday 9 July, join us for a rare opportunity to ride on a 1938 heritage Tube train through central London. Tickets are now on sale for return journeys from Acton Town to Oakwood. Here's what you can look forward to:

🚂 Celebrate the history of the Piccadilly line and its northern extension by riding aboard a beautifully restored 1938 heritage Tube train

🎶 Enjoy a busker performance at Oakwood

🎨Unleash your creativity by crafting a paper tile inspired by Finsbury Park station mosaics and the local areas along the line

🎟️ Book your return tickets from Acton Town station on our website: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/heritage-events/heritage-train-journeys-piccadilly-special

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Piccadilly line northern extension with a special heritage train journey between Acton Town and Oakwood on a beautifully restored 1938 Tube train.

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey with us? Be the first to uncover the newest location for our exclusive   ...
26/06/2023

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey with us? Be the first to uncover the newest location for our exclusive tours! 🚇✨

After months of anticipation, we're thrilled to reveal this long-awaited secret. But here's the catch: you need to be in the know! Sign up for our e-newsletter today and be the first to hear where we'll be exploring next. 🔍

📩 Follow the link to sign up and be the first to know: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/enewsletter?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hiddenlondon


🔦 Step into the past with us as we uncover the hidden secrets of Gloucester Road Underground station in the latest   epi...
24/06/2023

🔦 Step into the past with us as we uncover the hidden secrets of Gloucester Road Underground station in the latest episode.

Did you know: this station has stood the test of time since 1868! 🕰️

Join our team as they embark on an extraordinary journey, exploring the remarkable evolution of this historic station's design and appearance. Watch the full video to unveil forgotten spaces, uncover hidden historic features that have been hiding in plain sight, and witness the unveiling of captivating artwork at this stylish destination.

Don't miss out on this captivating episode! Watch the full video tonight at 6 pm, follow the link below to join in: https://youtu.be/s08fHKzEF1E

In this episode the team visit a very old Underground station dating back to 1868, to explore the many changes to its design and appearance. Along the way th...

Today, on International Women in Engineering Day, we proudly spotlight the incredible history of women in London's Trans...
23/06/2023

Today, on International Women in Engineering Day, we proudly spotlight the incredible history of women in London's Transport system. 👩‍🔧👩‍🏭👩‍💻

In the early days of London's public transport, women faced unequal rights and limited job opportunities with low wages. However, during the First and Second World Wars, women stepped up and courageously filled numerous crucial roles for London Transport.

It wasn't until 1974, just before the Equal Pay Act and S*x Discrimination Act of 1975, that London Transport finally allowed women to become drivers. From that point forward, women began receiving training and it soon became a common sight to see them working on buses, trains, trams, as well as in stations, garages, and depots.

🚇 Today, we invite you to discover the pioneering women who have made their mark in London's Transport system.

Read the full story: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/people/women-londons-transport?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=collections

In the early days of London’s public transport women did not have equal rights with men. Today the situation is different, but progress was often slow and sporadic. Read more about the story of women in London’s transport.

📍Today marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the passengers of the HMT Empire Windrush to the UK. This is a uniqu...
22/06/2023

📍Today marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the passengers of the HMT Empire Windrush to the UK. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the contribution and achievements of the Windrush generation and their descendants.

On 22 June 1948, over 800 passengers from the Caribbean reached Tilbury docks near London on the HMT Empire Windrush. They were the first of what has become known as the , who helped ease Britain’s workforce shortages after the Second World War and transformed British society.

Many of the Windrush Generation took work in transport. In 1956, London Transport also began a direct recruitment campaign in the Caribbean until 1970.

Discover the contribution Caribbean people have made to transport in London and British culture more widely at our exhibition Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce, at the Museum.

Learn more: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/museum-guide/legacies-london-transports-caribbean-workforce?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=legacies

Open now, Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce exhibition celebrates the huge contribution people of Caribbean heritage have made to transport history and British culture.

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Exploring 200 years of transport history

London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. We care for over 450,000 items - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in our galleries, exhibitions and other activities.

As well as exploring the past, the Museum looks at present-day transport developments and concepts for urban transportation in the future, which includes a contemporary collecting policy for the benefit of future generations.

The Museum was granted charitable status in 2007 which has enabled us to secure funding from new sources such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, and trusts and foundations including the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust, thereby extending our learning and engagement programmes. This funding enables the Museum to offer learning opportunities, skills development and engaging programming to a wide variety of audiences.


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We're open over the , so if you are planning to be in the Covent Garden area come and enjoy the galleries. Remember your annual pass allows unlimited entry over a year. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-21421
King Charles III had a close connection to public transport. Read about the occasions Charles visited and travelled on the network www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/people/king-charles-iii-and-londons-public-transport-network
Ready to get exploring? Series 7 of the continues with the fifth episode tonight! 🎉

This week, Siddy Holloway, Chris Nix and Alex Grundon burrow into the history and the hidden spaces of Warren Street, a station with several names and faces.

Tune in on our channel anytime from 6pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqTlIqnNLng
We're pleased to be working with the on their oral history & digital storytelling project. We will be collaborating with on events such as a , Museum Depot open days and educational programmes. www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/projects/making-black-britain
A reminder that the Museum will open at 12pm tomorrow. Our School's Early Explorer session is taking place all morning. Thank you for your understanding https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/schools/special-education-needs
If you loved our re-imagined historic Tube posters celebrating culture in the capital as much as we did, you can pick up your own versions from our shop! Four historic poster designs dating back to 1912 through to the 1990s have been updated to feature four icons of the city’s live arts scene: English National Opera, London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, Royal Opera House and Southbank Centre

https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/new-in
The fourth episode of series 7 of the premieres tonight! 🎉

This week, Siddy, Chris, Alex and Laura split up in pairs to explore some of the hidden corners of Baker Street station. They uncover its 160 years of history, from its Metropolitan line origins and the development of the Bakerloo line all the way to the complex interchange station of today.

Tune in on our channel anytime from 6pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxJmLKsD_kg&t=3s
Due to our School's Early Explorer Morning session taking place, the Museum will open at 12pm on Thursday 27 April. Please be aware if you are planning to visit us on this date https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/opening-times
The Hidden London Hangouts team are back on Saturday with a brand-new episode 📺

This time they'll be exploring the secrets of Baker Street, one of London's first Underground stations which celebrated its 160th birthday earlier this year.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss it! 👇
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUW2xtjzDXo04H6Wgq6Si-A
Heading out and about in London today by Tube? Look out for our re-imagined historic Tube posters celebrating culture in the capital 🎭 Spot designs featuring four icons of the city’s live arts scene: English National Opera, London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, Royal Opera House and Southbank Centre
The third episode of series 7 of the premieres tonight! 🎉

This week, Siddy Holloway, Chris Nix and Alex Grundon are given special night access to Finsbury Park to track walk the disused tunnels of the Great Northern and City line. They discuss the ingenious ways the space was used to upgrade the Piccadilly line during the construction of the Victoria line, and the history behind the station.

Tune in on our channel anytime from 6pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_MwmIUrY8
The Hidden London Hangouts will return this Saturday with a brand-new episode 📺

Next stop is Finsbury Park station, from which Chris, Siddy and Alex will head southbound to explore the disused tunnels of the Great Northern and City line.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss it! 👇
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUW2xtjzDXo04H6Wgq6Si-A
Today we’re celebrating the Tube’s long tradition of promoting art and culture in the capital! We’ve re-imagined four vintage posters from our historic collection for the modern day, each celebrating an icon of the city’s live arts scene: English National Opera, London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, Royal Opera House and Southbank Centre. Spot the stunning designs out on the Underground from next Monday too!

‘The Underground has long played its part in encouraging people to make the most of all the capital has to offer, be it our brilliant concert halls and theatres to our art galleries and museums to the city’s palaces and parks. It is wonderful to continue this tradition to mark 160 years of the Tube with this celebration of London’s live.’ – Elizabeth McKay

https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/news/reimagined-vintage-tube-posters-celebrate-londons-live-art-and-culture
The are taking a break this week, but they will be back next Saturday with a brand new episode 🎉

In the meantime, you can head to our YouTube channel to catch up on the first two episodes of series 7, which explore hidden parts of South Kentish Town and Elephant & Castle stations. Have you got a location on the network you'd love the team to explore? Let us know in the comments 👇

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpI-XS7EdCw&t=379s
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