London Transport Museum

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#DYK that in our Future Engineers gallery you can see the remains of a lost spiral escalator? Designed by Jesse Reno & i...
05/05/2021

#DYK that in our Future Engineers gallery you can see the remains of a lost spiral escalator? Designed by Jesse Reno & installed in an unused lift shaft at Holloway Road station in 1906, this spiral escalator was an engineering experiment ahead of its time https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/spiral-escalator-engineering-wonder-ahead-its-time

#DYK that in our Future Engineers gallery you can see the remains of a lost spiral escalator? Designed by Jesse Reno & installed in an unused lift shaft at Holloway Road station in 1906, this spiral escalator was an engineering experiment ahead of its time https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/spiral-escalator-engineering-wonder-ahead-its-time

The Jubilee line extension to Stratford and the Docklands Light Railway extension to Lewisham opened in 1999, as visible...
04/05/2021

The Jubilee line extension to Stratford and the Docklands Light Railway extension to Lewisham opened in 1999, as visible on this map. The Jubilee line stopped running to Charing Cross in the same year #MindtheMap https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/maps/item/1999-40233

The Jubilee line extension to Stratford and the Docklands Light Railway extension to Lewisham opened in 1999, as visible on this map. The Jubilee line stopped running to Charing Cross in the same year #MindtheMap https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/maps/item/1999-40233

Find out how we've refreshed our galleries and displays, and how we're going to keep you and our team safe, to give you ...
04/05/2021
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Find out how we've refreshed our galleries and displays, and how we're going to keep you and our team safe, to give you the best experience of the Museum when we reopen on 17 May https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/new-spring-our-step

Find out how we've refreshed our galleries and displays, and how we're going to keep you and our team safe, to give you the best experience of the Museum when we reopen on 17 May 2021.

What have you missed the most about the Museum? Chris from our Customer Services team has been missing “a busy museum, t...
04/05/2021

What have you missed the most about the Museum? Chris from our Customer Services team has been missing “a busy museum, talking to visitors, walking the galleries, selling tickets. It’s the day to day stuff I’ve missed the most!” #IHeartLTM #BackToMuseums https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit

What have you missed the most about the Museum? Chris from our Customer Services team has been missing “a busy museum, talking to visitors, walking the galleries, selling tickets. It’s the day to day stuff I’ve missed the most!” #IHeartLTM #BackToMuseums https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit

03/05/2021
Are you a dreamer, planner or fixer_ _ Future Engineers.mp4

Our Future Engineers gallery ignites curiosity in STEM subjects and highlights the creativity, social value and sheer range of jobs available in engineering. We ask our young visitors... What type of engineer you could become: dreamer, planner or fixer?

Only two weeks to go before we reopen our doors on 17 May! Until then, this week we're giving you a taste of what you ca...
03/05/2021
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Only two weeks to go before we reopen our doors on 17 May! Until then, this week we're giving you a taste of what you can see and do in our Future Engineers gallery on the ground floor https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/museum-guide/future-engineers

Test your STEM skills, solve transport conundrums faced by modern day engineers, and enjoy a series of fun interactive exhibits in our Future Engineers gallery.

Our teams are not just missing the Museum, we miss the Museum Depot too! Depot volunteer Gerry is looking forward to goi...
02/05/2021

Our teams are not just missing the Museum, we miss the Museum Depot too! Depot volunteer Gerry is looking forward to going back to Acton "to work on the presentation and upkeep of our Underground rolling stock" #IHeartLTM #BackToMuseums

Our teams are not just missing the Museum, we miss the Museum Depot too! Depot volunteer Gerry is looking forward to going back to Acton "to work on the presentation and upkeep of our Underground rolling stock" #IHeartLTM #BackToMuseums

Go behind the scenes at Edgware Road station with the #HiddenLondon Hangouts team and special guest Signal Instructor Ch...
01/05/2021
Hidden London Hangouts S3E16 - Edgware Road

Go behind the scenes at Edgware Road station with the #HiddenLondon Hangouts team and special guest Signal Instructor Charley Monroe, to explore the signalling cabin 'adopted' by the Museum when it went out of service in 2019. Tonight on YouTube at 18:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay_e8i_a5tg

Go behind the scenes at Edgware Road station with the team and special guest Signal Instructor Charley Monroe who showed us around the signalling cabin 'adop...

Our Secrets of Central London walking tour is back from 17 May! Enjoy a day out in London's West End - while discovering...
01/05/2021
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Our Secrets of Central London walking tour is back from 17 May! Enjoy a day out in London's West End - while discovering some little known facts about Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment. Tickets go on sale next week https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/hidden-london/walking-tours?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hiddenlondon

Discover the secrets of London in our walking tour of Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment

In the train shed at our Museum Depot you can see two of the last remaining 1930s Q stock cars. Used on the District lin...
01/05/2021

In the train shed at our Museum Depot you can see two of the last remaining 1930s Q stock cars. Used on the District line from 1939 to around 1970, Q stock cars had American-inspired features such as clerestory roofs and stylish windows. But why did some of them have flared sides? ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=depothalfterm

In the train shed at our Museum Depot you can see two of the last remaining 1930s Q stock cars. Used on the District line from 1939 to around 1970, Q stock cars had American-inspired features such as clerestory roofs and stylish windows. But why did some of them have flared sides? ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=depothalfterm

2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. #DYK that London Transport's buses were sent on a tour of Eu...
29/04/2021

2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. #DYK that London Transport's buses were sent on a tour of Europe in the lead up to the festival? Test your knowledge of the history of celebrations in London in our #MuseumAfterDark quiz on 20 May ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/museum-after-dark-lets-celebrate?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=afterdark

2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. #DYK that London Transport's buses were sent on a tour of Europe in the lead up to the festival? Test your knowledge of the history of celebrations in London in our #MuseumAfterDark quiz on 20 May ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/museum-after-dark-lets-celebrate?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=afterdark

A day out at our Museum Depot wouldn't be complete without a ride on our much-loved London Transport Miniature Railway! ...
29/04/2021
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A day out at our Museum Depot wouldn't be complete without a ride on our much-loved London Transport Miniature Railway! Enjoy a special family ride and then relax outdoors with a snack from Mini Bean Coffee. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/museum-depot/london-transport-miniature-railway?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=depothalfterm

The London Transport Miniature Railway is a working miniature railway based on real London Underground locomotives, carriages, signals and signs. It is located at our Museum Depot in Acton and is open for rides only during our Open Weekends, held three times a year.

Next Friday, we're launching a new season of #HiddenLondon tickets. Joining the lineup between May & July is a new virtu...
29/04/2021
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Next Friday, we're launching a new season of #HiddenLondon tickets. Joining the lineup between May & July is a new virtual tour of Euston and the return of our popular walking tours of Covent Garden. Subscribe to our enewsletter to access priority booking https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/hidden-london/virtual-tours?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hiddenlondon

Explore fascinating and secret spaces in London from the comfort of your own home with our virtual Hidden London tours including the NEW virtual tour of Euston!

When you visit our Museum Depot this #halfterm, look out for characters, vehicles and objects to collect on the way to b...
28/04/2021

When you visit our Museum Depot this #halfterm, look out for characters, vehicles and objects to collect on the way to build your own transport-themed board game to play at home. Book your tickets before 11 May to enjoy a 20% discount using ACTONEARLY https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=depothalfterm

When you visit our Museum Depot this #halfterm, look out for characters, vehicles and objects to collect on the way to build your own transport-themed board game to play at home. Book your tickets before 11 May to enjoy a 20% discount using ACTONEARLY https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=depothalfterm

28/04/2021
London 2030 - New collaboration with Central St Martins

We’re excited for you to see our new digital installation #London2030, in collaboration with students from Central Saint Martins’ MA Narrative Environments and Innovation Management courses. Find out more on our website and check the highlights on our Instagram page to meet the students! ltmuseum.co.uk/london-2030

Our 50% off poster sale continues online until Sunday 2 May. Don't miss the opportunity to pick up some vibrant vintage ...
27/04/2021

Our 50% off poster sale continues online until Sunday 2 May. Don't miss the opportunity to pick up some vibrant vintage art inspired by London's history, places and events! https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/posters/posters-prints/pre-printed-posters?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postersale

Our 50% off poster sale continues online until Sunday 2 May. Don't miss the opportunity to pick up some vibrant vintage art inspired by London's history, places and events! https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/posters/posters-prints/pre-printed-posters?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postersale

The new Docklands Light Railway is included in this map from 1987. Keen observers at the time would have also noticed th...
27/04/2021

The new Docklands Light Railway is included in this map from 1987. Keen observers at the time would have also noticed that the colours of some lines had changed, with the Piccadilly line in a lighter blue and the Metropolitan in a darker purple #MindtheMap ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/maps/item/1992-852

The new Docklands Light Railway is included in this map from 1987. Keen observers at the time would have also noticed that the colours of some lines had changed, with the Piccadilly line in a lighter blue and the Metropolitan in a darker purple #MindtheMap ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/maps/item/1992-852

The RM1 is the first of four prototypes for the Routemaster bus from 1954, and one of the star vehicles in our collectio...
27/04/2021

The RM1 is the first of four prototypes for the Routemaster bus from 1954, and one of the star vehicles in our collections. See it up close in the bus shed at our Museum Depot this May #halfterm https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events

The RM1 is the first of four prototypes for the Routemaster bus from 1954, and one of the star vehicles in our collections. See it up close in the bus shed at our Museum Depot this May #halfterm https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events

On 29-30 May and from 2-6 June we are throwing open the doors of our Museum Depot for #halfterm family fun! This week, w...
26/04/2021
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On 29-30 May and from 2-6 June we are throwing open the doors of our Museum Depot for #halfterm family fun! This week, we'll give you a taste of what families can see on display in our transport treasure trove in the heart of Acton. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=depothalfterm

The Museum Depot at Acton holds the majority of the Museum's collections which are not on display in the Museum in Covent Garden. Only open for special events and guided tours throughout the year.

Gillian, one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service assistants, misses the vibrant atmosphere of the Museum ...
26/04/2021

Gillian, one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service assistants, misses the vibrant atmosphere of the Museum and its wonderful location in Covent Garden. She said, "What brings the Museum to life is the energy of colleagues and visitors alike" #IHeartLTM #BackToMuseums

Over the next few weeks, while we wait to reopen our doors on 17 May, we'll be sharing what our teams have missed the mo...
26/04/2021
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Over the next few weeks, while we wait to reopen our doors on 17 May, we'll be sharing what our teams have missed the most about working at the Museum. We also want to hear from you... What is your favourite memory of the Museum? And what do you look forward to seeing or doing the most during you visit? Let us know using #IHeartLTM #BackToMuseums https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit

Discover the history of London's transport and stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years, as well as a peek into the future of travel in the Capital with a visit to London Transport Museum.

This 1906 photo from our collection shows a busy Strand, with Garden Seat Horse buses displaying advertisements for play...
25/04/2021

This 1906 photo from our collection shows a busy Strand, with Garden Seat Horse buses displaying advertisements for plays at London theatres. The Gaiety Theatre is visible in the background https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-45004

This 1906 photo from our collection shows a busy Strand, with Garden Seat Horse buses displaying advertisements for plays at London theatres. The Gaiety Theatre is visible in the background https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-45004

Take a nostalgic look at the history of urban attractions and the advertisement of days out to museums, cinemas, and sho...
24/04/2021
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Take a nostalgic look at the history of urban attractions and the advertisement of days out to museums, cinemas, and shows in London and beyond with this blog from last year by Zorian Clayton, Assistant Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum
https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/golden-age-urban-attractions

Zorian Clayton, Assistant Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum presents a selection of posters from London Transport Museum's and V&A's poster collections showcasing a golden age of illustrative graphic design in the UK.

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Covent Garden Piazza
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The London Transport Museum is situated in the heart of Covent Garden, and is easily accessible from a number of stations. Underground: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross Buses: Strand or Aldwych (RV1, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139) Rail stations: Charing Cross and Waterloo

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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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A house clearance turned up these 1930s "decals", transfers of company logos that were varnished onto bicycle frames. They really need varnishing as they are showing signs of decay.
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Wishing everyone at London Transport Museum and all Paul McCartney fans Happy Easter wishes. Have a great holiday and stay safe... Let's raise a glass or two and sing along to some Macca songs to lift the hearts, the spirits and the horizons. Hope to see you at an event and don't forget the 50th Anniversary in 2022 of when Paul gave WNO 481 its Wings and created our Legend Of Rock & Road. https://www.facebook.com/1972wingstourbus/posts/469384191166470
Photo 1 My Grandfather Edward (Ted) Ware on the left Photo 2 My Grandfather Edward (Ted) Ware on the right Note He was a Bus Conductor in 1932 (he was about 39) with the London General Omnibus Company
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Once we are allowed to go back to normal do you do tours into the unused stations etc?
looking forward to visiting again
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