London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum London Transport Museum is a charity, dedicated to transport preservation and education in London.
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Today's #MuseumAlphabet is U for uniforms. This mood board panel from the collection shows proposed new London Undergrou...
03/06/2020

Today's #MuseumAlphabet is U for uniforms. This mood board panel from the collection shows proposed new London Underground female staff in 1996, and includes swatches of materials. ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/uniforms/item/1998-7048

In today’s world, full of uncertainty, we are committed to focusing on the real changes we can make in order to shape th...
02/06/2020

In today’s world, full of uncertainty, we are committed to focusing on the real changes we can make in order to shape the future. We support the end of inequality and we are committed to creating an inclusive museum where everyone feels welcome.

We are currently taking time to reflect on our own activities and involving our staff, volunteers and visitors in developing this longer-term plan for greater inclusivity and diversity #BlackOutTuesday

Finnbarr Connelly, is an apprentice engineer, but also a volunteer at the Museum who has been part of our Depot Open Wee...
01/06/2020

Finnbarr Connelly, is an apprentice engineer, but also a volunteer at the Museum who has been part of our Depot Open Weekends working on both the family depot tours and the miniature railway. Hear what is has to say in this Transport for London video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naGmu0wWlOE&feature=emb_rel_end #VolunteersWeek

This week, it’s #VolunteersWeek, and we wanted to celebrate and highlight all of our fantastic volunteers!  We have over...
01/06/2020
Volunteering - London Transport Museum

This week, it’s #VolunteersWeek, and we wanted to celebrate and highlight all of our fantastic volunteers!
We have over 260 volunteers who support the Museum, giving their time dedication and passion. Last year they contributed an amazing 22,861 hours.
To find out more about volunteering with us, visit our website: ltmuseum.co.uk/support-us/get-involved/volunteering and keep your eye across our channels this weeks as we share more about the amazing work they do.

Discover the powerful link between transport and the growth of London since 1800 at the world’s leading museum of urban transport - an...

Today is #GlobalParentsDay so we'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to all you parents out there for all the tireless wor...
01/06/2020

Today is #GlobalParentsDay so we'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to all you parents out there for all the tireless work you do.

Engineers use their creativity to solve everyday problems. Download and play our 'Going Underground' card game to step i...
31/05/2020

Engineers use their creativity to solve everyday problems. Download and play our 'Going Underground' card game to step into the shoes of real-life engineers. How many challenges can you solve? #FutureEngineers #MuseumGames
ltmuseum.co.uk/assets/Going_Underground_Card_Game.pdf

Enjoy this #family story about Nance and Ned, two horses driving their horse bus from Paddington to Bank in the early 19...
31/05/2020

Enjoy this #family story about Nance and Ned, two horses driving their horse bus from Paddington to Bank in the early 1900s, but can you guess what happens to them during their difficult journey? https://youtu.be/npnNA5fgXzs. Thanks @artburstltd for this lovely story!

For this week's #SundaySigns we picked this 1932 directional sign from Holland Park station, characterised by the stylis...
31/05/2020

For this week's #SundaySigns we picked this 1932 directional sign from Holland Park station, characterised by the stylised 'UndergrounD' lettering and a four flight mexican arrow. ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/signs/item/1995-321%20part%201

In today's #HiddenLondon Hangouts episode, the team are venturing into Piccadilly Circus station, the Heart of London, a...
30/05/2020

In today's #HiddenLondon Hangouts episode, the team are venturing into Piccadilly Circus station, the Heart of London, a timeless grade II listed building which serves over 40 million passengers a year. Join us over on YouTube at 18:00 youtube.com/ltmuseumvideo

Looking for a bedtime story? The Underground Mouse is a timid and shy little mouse who loves to sing and dance with the ...
29/05/2020
Singing and stories - London Transport Museum

Looking for a bedtime story? The Underground Mouse is a timid and shy little mouse who loves to sing and dance with the train Fluffers, but one day, disaster strikes. How will the little Underground Mouse cope? Find out in our latest @artburstltd #family #story https://youtu.be/q6OErRaMYt8

Join in with Stephanie in our Family Learning team to hear the story of the little Underground Mouse

As part of our new 'Welcome Aboard' blog series, Geoff Rowe, Assistant Director of Operations and Resourcing, gives some...
29/05/2020
Preparation, Preparation, Preparation!

As part of our new 'Welcome Aboard' blog series, Geoff Rowe, Assistant Director of Operations and Resourcing, gives some insight into the work going on behind the scenes as we start planning for re-opening the Museum, and the four over-riding key principles we are taking into account in order to welcome visitors back https://blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2020/05/28/preparation-preparation-preparation/

by Geoff Rowe, Assistant Director of Operations and Visitor Services Everyone at the Museum is looking forward to welcoming you back. The Museum thrives on life and people being inside. Whether it’…

T in our #MuseumAlphabet is for Tuppenny Tube, the name given by the press to the Central line, then called Central Lond...
29/05/2020

T in our #MuseumAlphabet is for Tuppenny Tube, the name given by the press to the Central line, then called Central London Railway. The term referred to the cheap travel fare of two old pence. The new line was so popular in 1900 that it inspired a song. ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/ephemera/item/2005-16991

Guess the #TubeSong 🚇🎵Well, I tried to settle down, Fulham BroadwayAnd I tried to make my home in Golders GreenBut I got...
28/05/2020

Guess the #TubeSong 🚇🎵

Well, I tried to settle down, Fulham Broadway
And I tried to make my home in Golders Green
But I gotta get that train and go back home again
Oh, how I miss the folks back home in ********* *****

What's the song by The Kinks? ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/ephemera/item/2004-16311

#DYK that when our Museum Depot opened in Acton in 1999, it was the first publicly accessible museum store in the UK? Th...
28/05/2020
Celebrating 20 years of our Museum Depot

#DYK that when our Museum Depot opened in Acton in 1999, it was the first publicly accessible museum store in the UK? The Depot is home to 90% of our collection, counting over 320,000 objects. Read more in this blog celebrating its 20th anniversary. https://blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2019/10/11/6443/

by Keith Raeburn, Depot Logistics Supervisor and Mike Dipre, Depot Manager This week marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of London Transport Museum’s remarkable store, our Acton Depot in west…

Looking for a song to get stuck in your head all day? Well, you have come to the right place! Listen, dance and sing-alo...
27/05/2020
Singing and stories - London Transport Museum

Looking for a song to get stuck in your head all day? Well, you have come to the right place! Listen, dance and sing-along to our Down at the Depot song, written by Antony Elvin and Amy Bicât @artburstltd. Its a corker! ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/activities/singing-stories

Discover the world of London’s transport through play, making, singing and stories, for families and carers with children aged 5 and under.

Today's #MuseumAlphabet is S for soap, 1970s London Transport branded soap that is. We told you we have all sorts of thi...
27/05/2020

Today's #MuseumAlphabet is S for soap, 1970s London Transport branded soap that is. We told you we have all sorts of things in our collection! ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/equipment/item/1993-192

Don't miss your chance to enter our moquette competition in episode 7 of our #HiddenLondon Hangouts series to win some b...
26/05/2020

Don't miss your chance to enter our moquette competition in episode 7 of our #HiddenLondon Hangouts series to win some beautiful moquette goodies from @ltmuseumshop. Competition closes on Saturday https://youtu.be/HBLAesbYuIY

In tonight's episode of 'The Architecture the Railways built' @MrTimDunn explores station buildings along the Metropolit...
26/05/2020

In tonight's episode of 'The Architecture the Railways built' @MrTimDunn explores station buildings along the Metropolitan line and life in Metroland in the 1950s. The episode features David Bownes, former Museum's curator and co-author of the #HiddenLondon book. 8pm on @UKTV

25/05/2020

What better way to while away the hours on a #bankholiday than with a #HiddenLondon emoji #quiz! They are all Hidden London tour sites, or stations visited on the station architecture tours.

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For many families across the UK, this week it's #HalfTerm. To help keep your little ones entertained, we wanted to bring...
25/05/2020
Singing and stories - London Transport Museum

For many families across the UK, this week it's #HalfTerm. To help keep your little ones entertained, we wanted to bring our popular singing and story sessions online! We've got two fun songs to singalong to, or listen to one of the amazing interactive stories about Underground characters real or fictional!
ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/activities/singing-stories

We've got two fun songs to singalong to, or listen to one of the amazing interactive stories about Underground characters real or fictional!

A spot of extra Sherlock Holmes related transport trivia for you today. Can you tell us what Sherlock Holmes story featu...
24/05/2020

A spot of extra Sherlock Holmes related transport trivia for you today. Can you tell us what Sherlock Holmes story features the London Underground? ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-88239

This gorgeous bronze plate was mounted on one of the pillars at the entrance to Electric Railway House, the headquarters...
24/05/2020

This gorgeous bronze plate was mounted on one of the pillars at the entrance to Electric Railway House, the headquarters of the London General Omnibus Company, following its purchase by the UERL Group in 1912. LGOC was the main bus operator in London between 1855 and 1933. #SundaySigns ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/signs/item/2002-18689?

Keep your wits about you as the clue to our final Sherlock Holmes inspired station quiz is revealed. This question has t...
24/05/2020

Keep your wits about you as the clue to our final Sherlock Holmes inspired station quiz is revealed. This question has two parts. Firstly, what station is this show in the photograph. And secondly, this station has a unique feature… bonus points if you can tell us what it is? All will be revealed later today.

If you have travelled through Baker Street station, you may have spotted a series of artworks called 'The Adventures of ...
23/05/2020

If you have travelled through Baker Street station, you may have spotted a series of artworks called 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. Here is one of the panels on the Jubilee line platform showing a scene from 'The Red-Headed League'. What other iconic moments are captured at the station? Take a look at the full series of on our website ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/sherlock

We've got another great #HiddenLondon Hangouts episode lined up for you this evening. Today, the team are venturing into...
23/05/2020

We've got another great #HiddenLondon Hangouts episode lined up for you this evening. Today, the team are venturing into the wilderness at Highgate station. Tune in from 18:00 on our YouTube channel youtube.com/user/ltmuseumvideo

The game is afoot in today's Sherlock Holmes station quiz question. Where is it hiding today? Some of you may recognise ...
23/05/2020

The game is afoot in today's Sherlock Holmes station quiz question. Where is it hiding today? Some of you may recognise it from a recent Hidden London Hangouts episode...

For those of you that may be struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, take a look at some of the mindful colour...
22/05/2020

For those of you that may be struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, take a look at some of the mindful colouring in and craft activities we have on our website. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2020 #LondonTogether ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/activities

Our collection is not just about trains and buses, so for the letter R in our #MuseumAlphabet we invite you to dig deep ...
22/05/2020

Our collection is not just about trains and buses, so for the letter R in our #MuseumAlphabet we invite you to dig deep into our #Relics collection which includes everything from medals and badges to games and food wrappers, and even moquette trainers! ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/relics

It’s Sherlock Holmes day! In honour of the famous detective, seek out the question we are setting you today as part our ...
22/05/2020

It’s Sherlock Holmes day! In honour of the famous detective, seek out the question we are setting you today as part our our station trivia quiz that has something to do with this picture... #SherlockHolmes 🔍

Guess the #TubeSong 🚇🎼Sing up tourists, singThere's a great crowd of tourists and they're coming down the street Pleased...
21/05/2020

Guess the #TubeSong 🚇🎼

Sing up tourists, sing
There's a great crowd of tourists and
they're coming down the street
Pleased as punch with brand new Doctor Marten's on their feet

What's the name of the station in this song by Suggs?
ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-62710

#OnThisDay in 1932, Down Street station closed. Down Street had a short life as a working station from 1907 to 1932, but...
21/05/2020

#OnThisDay in 1932, Down Street station closed. Down Street had a short life as a working station from 1907 to 1932, but played a crucial role during WW2. Want to learn more? Watch episode 4 of our #HiddenLondon Hangouts series on YouTube https://youtu.be/kybHqOGRAK8

Since closing our doors to visitors on 17 March, the Museum has had to adapt and deal with a constantly shifting cultura...
21/05/2020
A Visit to Covent Garden

Since closing our doors to visitors on 17 March, the Museum has had to adapt and deal with a constantly shifting cultural, political and economic landscape. But, what has been happening since closure? What planning has started around re-opening our doors once more?
In the first in our new 'Welcome Aboard' blog series, Sam Mullins, Museum Director, retells of his recent visit back to Covent Garden and provides a snapshot of some of the hard work going on behind the scenes as we look forward to welcoming visitors back to London Transport Museum http://blog.ltmuseum.co.uk/2020/05/20/a-visit-to-covent-garden/

By Sam Mullins OBE, Museum Director It really was time to get out from behind the laptop; two months on from suspending our operations at Covent Garden and beyond it was time to go and make sure fo…

Do you remember, back in 2018, Sherlock Gnomes took over Baker Street station. If you were travelling that day, you may ...
20/05/2020

Do you remember, back in 2018, Sherlock Gnomes took over Baker Street station. If you were travelling that day, you may have spotted some unexpected commuters on the train with you! #SherlockHolmes

Q in our #MuseumAlphabet is for Q stock trains. A distinctive part of London’s transport heritage, they represent the ex...
20/05/2020
Restoring Q Stock - London Transport Museum - Google Arts & Culture

Q in our #MuseumAlphabet is for Q stock trains. A distinctive part of London’s transport heritage, they represent the experimental era of pre-war modernisation of London’s Underground and reveal the influence of American design.

Just five classic Q stock cars dating from the 1920s and 30s survive today, and are preserved in our collection. A team of dedicated volunteers have been restoring the three 1930s cars at our Museum Depot. Learn more in our Google Arts & Culture story. https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/restoring-q-stock/2gIigAwNicVSKQ

Q stock trains entered service on the District line in November 1938 as part of London Transport’s New Works Programme, which ushered in a new era of moder...

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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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Hi everyone ..; does anyone knows what became the good old paddington bear once was in Paddington station hall ... Talking of the original one around 1975.
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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
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