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Treat yourself to a tour of Down Street station followed by an afternoon tea at The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences with ...
12/03/2020

Treat yourself to a tour of Down Street station followed by an afternoon tea at The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences with this new #HiddenLondon package. Dates are available in June, July and August. www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/food-packages

We have teamed up with the London Transport Museum to give you the perfect day out in Mayfair! Start with a #HiddenLondon tour of the abandoned tunnels at Down Street station where Churchill sheltered during WW2, then join us for a spot of afternoon tea http://bit.ly/2PMv1rN

What does a Curatorial Technician do? London Transport Museum's own Alex Talbot tells all about his job and how he uses ...
12/03/2020
Curational Technician at the London Transport Museum

What does a Curatorial Technician do?

London Transport Museum's own Alex Talbot tells all about his job and how he uses his technical and mechanical expertise to restore and maintain the vehicles in our collection, in this interview with the Gatsby Trust's Technicians Make it Happen.

Alex first joined the Museum in 2015 as a volunteer with the National Lottery Heritage Fund funded Johnston Journeys project. https://www.technicians.org.uk/news/quick-reads/night-at-the-museum-with-a-curatorial-technician

Alex Talbot, a curational technician at the London Transport Museum describes the skills and attributes he applies as a Curational Technician at the London Transport Museum.

How do we fund and finance the transport infrastructure of tomorrow? We brought together industry leaders, academics and...
11/03/2020

How do we fund and finance the transport infrastructure of tomorrow? We brought together industry leaders, academics and policy makers for a series of thought-leadership debates to explore opportunities and challenges ahead.

Read our report produced in partnership with Arup @GowlingWLGUK & Thales UK ltmuseum.co.uk/support-us/corporate/interchange

Our Inspire Engineering Days continue at the Acton Depot until Friday to coincide with #BSW2020. KS3 pupils are explorin...
11/03/2020

Our Inspire Engineering Days continue at the Acton Depot until Friday to coincide with #BSW2020. KS3 pupils are exploring our collection with skilled facilitators and meeting practising engineers to hear about their experiences, as well as taking part in interactive workshop and the fun, collaborative 'Braking Eggsperiment'!
ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/schools/key-stage-3

The Museum opened at its current home in Covent Garden on 28 March 1980. As we prepare to celebrate our 40th birthday la...
10/03/2020
Shaping London since 1980

The Museum opened at its current home in Covent Garden on 28 March 1980. As we prepare to celebrate our 40th birthday later this month, we looked at the impact the Museum has had on its world-famous location and viceversa, in our latest Directors' Blog. https://blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2020/03/09/shaping-london-since-1980/

By Sam Mullins OBE, Museum Director When London Transport Museum opened 40 years ago in the old Victorian Flower Market in Covent Garden, it was an anchor development in the revival of the area. Th…

We are expanding our popular range of #moquettesocks and we would love to hear what new patterns you think we should inc...
09/03/2020

We are expanding our popular range of #moquettesocks and we would love to hear what new patterns you think we should include. Which of the 8 designs below is your favourite? Tell us in a comment. ltmuseumshop.co.uk/moquette-socks#show=7

Women working in the transport industry have helped to keep London moving over the decades, however only few of them are...
08/03/2020

Women working in the transport industry have helped to keep London moving over the decades, however only few of them are represented in London’s transport history.

Our 'Where are all the women' collecting project, first launched in December 2018, aimed to put these notable women in the spotlight.

Some of the stories collected or re-discovered have since been woven into our permanent display. Look out for yellow panels across the Museum to learn about the lives of women who carried out important and skilled activities in a traditionally male-dominated workforce. #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

Learn more about the project here: blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2019/02/05/where-are-all-the-women/

In 1912, The District Railway’s engineers responsible for electrifying the East London Railway, decided to make their ne...
08/03/2020

In 1912, The District Railway’s engineers responsible for electrifying the East London Railway, decided to make their new station signs stand out by adopting a green diamond instead of the usual red disc. Much to the annoyance of Frank Pick as the parent company UERL wasn't consulted. #SundaySigns ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/signs/item/1995-314?utm_source=facebook

06/03/2020
Inspire Engineering Day

Our Inspire Engineering Days start today at the Acton Depot to coincide with #BSW2020. Pupils aged 11-14 will take part in enquiry-based activities and in the exciting 'Braking Eggsperiment', explore our iconic collection and meet practising engineers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb-xDwg1O14

Inspire your students to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers through access to practising engineers and London Transport Museu...

05/03/2020
Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground | With author Siddy Holloway

Our 'Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground' book is an intriguing history of disused and re-purposed London Underground spaces. A unique account of London's vital transportation network, with breathtaking images and unexpected stories. Co-author Siddy Holloway tells us more in this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6TksXKal0I

#WorldBookDay2020

Siddy Holloway, one of the authors of 'Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground', presents this brand new book exploring the intriguing history o...

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall travelled from Clarence House to Covent Garden on a new electric bus yes...
05/03/2020

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall travelled from Clarence House to Covent Garden on a new electric bus yesterday and paid a visit to the Museum to start the celebrations for Transport for London's 20th anniversary.

Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed by the Mayor of London and met TfL staff who have pioneered environmental and mental health schemes and crisis response staff. The couple also spoke with the future generation of staff and school children who will help shape London’s next 20 years.

Huge opportunities exist for the development of new transport infrastructure that embraces innovation, prioritises envir...
04/03/2020

Huge opportunities exist for the development of new transport infrastructure that embraces innovation, prioritises environmental sustainability and can adapt to public demand.

But where will the money come from to support future infrastructure projects?

Read our Rethinking transport finance and funding, and find out more about our most recent thought-leadership series with Arup, Gowling WLG UK and Thales UK here: ltmuseum.co.uk/interchange

📣 The Museum, shop and Canteen will be closed to the public all day tomorrow Wednesday 4 March for a special event. We'l...
03/03/2020

📣 The Museum, shop and Canteen will be closed to the public all day tomorrow Wednesday 4 March for a special event. We'll be open as usual on 5 March. See you all then!

To celebrate #NCW2020 Kids in Museums have launched new online resources and a careers blog where they ask young profess...
03/03/2020
Kids in Museums

To celebrate #NCW2020 Kids in Museums have launched new online resources and a careers blog where they ask young professionals about their experience in the heritage sector, including our Young People Skills Programme Apprentice Bayley 👇

To celebrate National Careers Week, we asked a group of museum professionals to share their experience and advice about starting work in the heritage sector.

From curators to gardeners, here's their advice: bit.ly/2T1jiaW

What advice would you give young people starting their careers? Let us know in the comments.

The Museum is 40 years old this month! To mark the special occasion we're looking back at the origins of our collection,...
02/03/2020
London Transport Museum’s Ruby Anniversary

The Museum is 40 years old this month! To mark the special occasion we're looking back at the origins of our collection, and reliving the first days of operations in the Old Flower Market building through the first-hand memories of former members of staff. https://blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2020/02/25/6633/

London Transport Museum is turning 40 years old in March 2020! To celebrate its ruby anniversary, we’re taking a brief look at the origins of the Museum and its collection. We are also relivi…

#Didyouknow that London Bridge station is longer than The Shard is tall? The station was extended to reach 310 meters as...
01/03/2020

#Didyouknow that London Bridge station is longer than The Shard is tall? The station was extended to reach 310 meters as part of the Thameslink Programme to accommodate the 55 million passengers who use it every year. Visit our Untangling the Tracks exhibition to learn more. ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/untangling-the-tracks

Before the roundel, the Underground logo was a solid red disc with a blue cross-bar. The history of the sign is surround...
01/03/2020

Before the roundel, the Underground logo was a solid red disc with a blue cross-bar. The history of the sign is surrounded by myths and legends. Among many others, Harry Wharton Ford, the UERL architect between 1899-1908, claimed to have designed the disc and bar. #SundaySigns ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/signs/item/1995-535?utm_source=facebook

🚨 Job alert! 🚨We're looking for a #HiddenLondon Resource Coordinator to join our dynamic, expert team and help us delive...
29/02/2020

🚨 Job alert! 🚨

We're looking for a #HiddenLondon Resource Coordinator to join our dynamic, expert team and help us deliver our unique programme of tours and events at disused stations and secret sites across London. Apply by 6 March. More info here: ltmuseum.co.uk/support-us/get-involved/work-with-us

This 1926 advert commissioned by the Underground Electric Railways of London (UERL) invites Londoners to make smart choi...
29/02/2020

This 1926 advert commissioned by the Underground Electric Railways of London (UERL) invites Londoners to make smart choices on the network and save valuable time to make every year a #leapyear. See the full record on #LTMCollections online: ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/ephemera/item/1998-93631%20part%2070?

Enjoy a special offer on our exclusive Elizabeth line cocktail at our Museum Late this evening. 2 cocktails for only £12...
28/02/2020

Enjoy a special offer on our exclusive Elizabeth line cocktail at our Museum Late this evening. 2 cocktails for only £12 all night! #FridayFeeling 🍸🍸 ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/lates?utm_source=facebook

How awesome would it be to spend the night in a windmill? And if you enjoy exploring unusual spaces you should definitel...
28/02/2020

How awesome would it be to spend the night in a windmill? And if you enjoy exploring unusual spaces you should definitely visit our Hidden London: the Exhibition!

Discover Britain Magazine is our media partner for the exhibition and the best way to find out about Britain's hidden gems!

Have you ever spent the night in a windmill? Cley Windmill in Norfolk has nine B&B rooms, three of which are in the round of this five-storey, 19th-century mill. The low-beamed Stone Room opens out onto a balcony that encircles the mill, while the newly converted Wheel Room is a cosy hideaway in the roof with a four-poster bed, spectacular views and a ladder-climb to the bathroom. Read about some other unusual places to stay, are to provide memorable experiences online: https://www.discoverbritainmag.com/britains-most-eccentric-and-unusual-places-to-spend-the-night/ #Cleywindmill #visitnorfolk #norfolkwindmills #placestostay #visitbritain

Are you ready to party at our Museum Late: Night on the tiles tomorrow evening? Take a photo in our special heritage bus...
27/02/2020

Are you ready to party at our Museum Late: Night on the tiles tomorrow evening? Take a photo in our special heritage bus 'photo booth' and share it with us with the hashtag #LTMLove to be in with a chance to win tickets for a #HiddenLondon tour. 📷 ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/lates

Gowling WLG UK
27/02/2020

Gowling WLG UK

📣 Today we’re launching our new 'Rethinking Transport Finance and Funding' report with London Transport Museum, Arup and Thales UK 👉 Download: http://bit.ly/32w1qIg

The Museum, shop and Canteen will be closed on 4 March for a private event. We will be open as usual on 5 March. Look fo...
26/02/2020

The Museum, shop and Canteen will be closed on 4 March for a private event. We will be open as usual on 5 March. Look forward to seeing you all then!

Did you know that the deep-level shelter at Clapham South was also used as an archive? The recent removal of some of the...
25/02/2020
New discoveries at Clapham South’s deep-level shelter

Did you know that the deep-level shelter at Clapham South was also used as an archive? The recent removal of some of the archive shelving by our #HiddenLondon team revealed something unexpected. Find out more in our latest blog: https://blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2020/02/19/new-discoveries-at-clapham-souths-deep-level-shelter/

Siddy Holloway, Hidden London Engagement Manager At the southern end of Clapham Common stands a rather peculiar, circular structure that many Londoners walk past every day without thinking much of.…

Transport doesn’t just take people from A to B, it connects us and allows disparate parts of our city and of our lives t...
24/02/2020
Does transport shape our experiences?

Transport doesn’t just take people from A to B, it connects us and allows disparate parts of our city and of our lives to link.

In this blog Andy De Santis from Transport for London’s LGBT+ Staff Network OUTbound shares how London transport has shaped his relationships and experiences. #LGBT2020

https://blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2019/02/28/6131/

Transport doesn’t just take people from A to B, it connects us and allows disparate parts of our city, and of our lives, to link. Our project, LGBT+ Linking Lives, aims at collecting stories about…

"Nature has completely taken over and it's so rare and exciting to witness that, particularly in London." Learn more abo...
24/02/2020
'A sleeping vale of sanctuary': The abandoned Highgate station now home to bats

"Nature has completely taken over and it's so rare and exciting to witness that, particularly in London."

Learn more about Highgate station's urban wilderness in this
Ham&High's interview with Siddy Holloway from our #HiddenLondon team. https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/abandoned-highgate-station-now-home-to-bats-1-6525582

As swathes of commuters dive down into the Highgate underground every day, its elder sibling sits atop - abandoned but rife with nature.

London Transport Museum's cover photo
24/02/2020

London Transport Museum's cover photo

Next Friday, join historian Lee Jackson for a trip through the raucous side of Victorian London nightlife. From Pleasure...
23/02/2020

Next Friday, join historian Lee Jackson for a trip through the raucous side of Victorian London nightlife. From Pleasure Gardens to Gin Palaces, the Victorians knew how to have a good time! Find out more at our Museum Late. ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/lates?utm_source=facebook

Our vintage shop sale starts today with 20% off original Underground signs, Jubilee line buttons, first edition posters ...
23/02/2020

Our vintage shop sale starts today with 20% off original Underground signs, Jubilee line buttons, first edition posters and more! Offer valid online only until Saturday 29 February. ltmuseumshop.co.uk/vintage-shop#show=80

Commissioned by London Underground's Managing Director Frank Pick to revise the Underground logo, Johnston worked for tw...
23/02/2020

Commissioned by London Underground's Managing Director Frank Pick to revise the Underground logo, Johnston worked for two years to achieve the perfect proportions for the bar and circle, also incorporating his new typeface.

The classic bullseye, later known as roundel, is a wonderfully adaptable symbol that has since become one of the most recognisable London's icons around the world. #SundaySigns http://ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/2002-399?utm_source=facebook

Londoners have long enjoyed #LGBTQI nightlife spaces, but these spaces have also shaped and innovated the city's undergr...
21/02/2020

Londoners have long enjoyed #LGBTQI nightlife spaces, but these spaces have also shaped and innovated the city's underground culture as a whole.

At our Museum Late next Friday, writer and researcher Ben Walters explores the history, importance and fragility of these spaces.

More information and tickets here 👇
ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/lates?utm_source=twitter

#LGBTQ2020

‪Have you tried our special #HalfTerm family activities yet? Our friendly staff is on hand to guide you through all the ...
20/02/2020

‪Have you tried our special #HalfTerm family activities yet? Our friendly staff is on hand to guide you through all the fun things you can do around the Museum to explore the Signs and Symbols of London. ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/families/events‬

This Saturday we'll be opening our doors early for #SEN families. Early Explorers can follow our stamper trail and get h...
20/02/2020

This Saturday we'll be opening our doors early for #SEN families. Early Explorers can follow our stamper trail and get hands-on with genuine parts of transport history while the Museum is quieter. Book in advance to join us at 8:30 on 22 February. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/families/sen

Just a handful of tickets left for this Saturday's Art & Poster Store tours at the Acton Depot. Immerse yourself in Lond...
19/02/2020

Just a handful of tickets left for this Saturday's Art & Poster Store tours at the Acton Depot. Immerse yourself in London's rich design heritage while exploring a selection of posters from our world-class collection and rarely seen original artworks. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/guided-tours#art-and-poster

To celebrate the launch of their fantastic new books, Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe of All The Stations are holding a bo...
19/02/2020

To celebrate the launch of their fantastic new books, Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe of All The Stations are holding a book signing this Saturday at the Museum between 15:00-16:00. Don't miss out! ltmuseumshop.co.uk/books/full-collection#

YOUTH CLUB Archive are collecting everyday stories of growing up in the UK, from family holidays on the Yorkshire Coast ...
18/02/2020

YOUTH CLUB Archive are collecting everyday stories of growing up in the UK, from family holidays on the Yorkshire Coast in the 1950s to growing up Goth in 1980s Middlesbrough.

Hear about some of the stories collected so far and how to get involved at our Museum Late. Photo by Tristan O'Neill. ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/lates?utm_source=facebook

This April, take a memorable trip back in time on a beautifully restored art deco train, the 1938 Tube Stock, as it jour...
18/02/2020
Londonist

This April, take a memorable trip back in time on a beautifully restored art deco train, the 1938 Tube Stock, as it journeys along the Piccadilly Line between Northfields, Heathrow T5 and Acton Town. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/heritage-vehicles-outings

Who fancies a ride on one of these beautiful vintage tube trains☝️

17/02/2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are currently unable to process any card payments online.

We are working closely with our payment provider to resolve this issue, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our booking office directly on +44 (0)343 222 5000, option 1.

Apologise for any inconvenience caused.

In 1912, the Underground Electric Railway of London (UERL) bought the London General Omnibus Company (LGOC). The capital...
16/02/2020

In 1912, the Underground Electric Railway of London (UERL) bought the London General Omnibus Company (LGOC). The capitalised U and D in the Underground logo first appeared in the same year. The new symbol combined the LGOC's winged wheel and the bar & disc to form the basis of the roundel as we know it. #SundaySigns http://ow.ly/6jZK50ygxvP

At our next Museum Late on 28 February, choose your favourite decade to party in and create a glamourous head accessory ...
15/02/2020

At our next Museum Late on 28 February, choose your favourite decade to party in and create a glamourous head accessory in 1920s, 1960s, or 1980s style. Creative producer Christina Tubb will be on hand to help you glam up for your night out on the town! ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/lates

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Covent Garden Piazza
London
W2CE 7

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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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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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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Could you tell me when I can expect to hear from your online shop staff about the apparent disappearance of a mail order on its way to me that was worth £35? Past experience shows they are not always that good at replying to queries - on time or at all - and this time, with £35 in the balance, it's not so funny.
Hi, I recently visited the museum having not been there for a few years, loved it. I see my ticket is valid for a year, does that include admission to the depot at Acton do you know please? Thanks
Bakerloo Line Original 1972 Tube Stock First Tuesday 4th January 1972 Last Friday 22nd September 1995 Refurbished 1972 Tube Stock First Wednesday 13th March 1991 Last Friday 25th August 2028 Brand New 2018 Tube Stock First Monday 5th January 2026 All Saturday 26th August 2028
Central Line Rubbish Old 1962 Tube Stock First Thursday 12th April 1962 Last Friday 17th February 1995 Original 1992 Tube Stock First Wednesday 7th April 1993 Last Friday 16th March 2012 Refurbished 1992 Tube Stock First Wednesday 3rd August 2011 All Saturday 17th March 2012
Circle Line Original C69/C77 Sub Surface Stock First Sunday 29th June 1969 Last Friday 28th January 1994 Refurbished C69/C77 Sub Surface Stock First Monday 2nd July 1990 Last Friday 27th June 2014 Brand New S7 Sub Surface Stock First Saturday 6th July 2013 All Saturday 28th June 2014
District Line Original C69/C77 Sub Surface Stock First Wednesday 29th June 1977 Last Friday 15th April 1994 Original D78 Sub Surface Stock First Monday 28th January 1980 Last Friday 15th February 2008 Refurbished C69/C77 Sub Surface Stock First Thursday 2nd August 1990 Last Friday 7th August 2015 Refurbished D78 Sub Surface Stock First Saturday 2nd July 2005 Last Friday 21st April 2017 Brand New S7 Sub Surface Stock First Monday 5th August 2013 All Saturday 22nd April 2017
Hammersmith & City Line Original C69/C77 Sub Surface Stock First Wednesday 13th June 1990 Last Friday 29th July 1994 Refurbished C69/C77 Sub Surface Stock First Monday 5th August 1991 Last Friday 25th July 2014 Brand New S7 Sub Surface Stock First Friday 6th July 2012 All Saturday 26th July 2014
Jubilee Line Rubbish Old 1983 Tube Stock First Tuesday 1st May 1984 Last Thursday 9th July 1998 Original 1996 Tube Stock First Wednesday 24th December 1997 Last Thursday 24th October 2019 Refurbished 1996 Tube Stock First Thursday 23rd February 2017 All Friday 25th October 2019
Metropolitan Line Original A60/A62 Sub Surface Stock First Monday 12th June 1961 Last Wednesday 25th March 1998 Refurbished A60/A62 Sub Surface Stock First Saturday 23rd April 1994 Last Wednesday 26th September 2012 Brand New S8 Sub Surface Stock First Saturday 31st July 2010 All Thursday 27th September 2012
Northern Line Rubbish Old 1959 Tube Stock First Saturday 20th November 1976 Last Thursday 27th January 2000 Original 1995 Tube Stock First Friday 12th June 1998 Last Thursday 9th April 2015 Refurbished 1995 Tube Stock First Thursday 30th May 2013 All Friday 10th April 2015
Piccadilly Line Original 1973 Tube Stock First Saturday 19th July 1975 Last Thursday 26th April 2001 Refurbished 1973 Tube Stock First Monday 17th June 1996 Last Thursday 23rd July 2026 Brand New 2014 Tube Stock First Tuesday 25th April 2023 All Friday 24th July 2026
Victoria Line Original 1967 Tube Stock First Sunday 1st September 1968 Last Thursday 30th November 1995 Refurbished 1967 Tube Stock First Sunday 1st April 1990 Last Thursday 30th June 2011 Brand New 2009 Tube Stock First Tuesday 21st July 2009 All Friday 1st July 2011