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The contribution of London’s transport to the war effort was embodied by the presence of the B type bus ‘Ole Bill’ at th...
11/11/2020
London buses during the First World War | London Transport Museum

The contribution of London’s transport to the war effort was embodied by the presence of the B type bus ‘Ole Bill’ at the #ArmisticeDay parade that began in the wake of WW1. 'Ole Bill' was one of the buses that served on the Western Front. Read more here ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/transport/london-buses-during-first-world-war

When the First World War broke out, the era of the horse bus drew to a close. London’s largest bus operator, the London General Omnibus Company (LGOC), had replaced all its horse buses with motor buses by 1912. Learn how London buses played an important role during the First World War.

While working on London’s transport network in wartime, some members of staff paid the ultimate price. During WW2, Elmer...
11/11/2020

While working on London’s transport network in wartime, some members of staff paid the ultimate price. During WW2, Elmers End bus garage was hit by a V1 flying bomb. The blast killed 10 staff, who are commemorated on this memorial stone, on display at the Museum in the recently refurbished London's Transport at War gallery #RemembranceDay

Our Collection online holds 268,553 items including vehicles, maps, posters, oral histories and more. But what are our m...
11/11/2020
Map; pocket Underground map, 1908 | London Transport Museum

Our Collection online holds 268,553 items including vehicles, maps, posters, oral histories and more. But what are our most viewed items? We're counting down our Top 10 objects from #LTMCollections starting with...

10. Pocket Underground map from 1908 ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/maps/item/1992-85

map

The Christmas lights have gone up in Covent Garden 🎄✨If you're walking or cycling in the area, take a look at the lovely...
10/11/2020

The Christmas lights have gone up in Covent Garden 🎄✨
If you're walking or cycling in the area, take a look at the lovely decorations in our shop windows too! The shop may be closed for now, but you can still get into the festive spirit and buy your Christmas gifts online 🎁 ltmuseumshop.co.uk

We're launching a new blog series written by some of the young freelancers and apprentices in our Young People programme...
09/11/2020
Young People's Blog Series - How to get the best out of being an apprentice | London Transport Museum

We're launching a new blog series written by some of the young freelancers and apprentices in our Young People programme. In the first instalment, Bayley Francois Vernal gives useful tips & advice on how to make the most of an apprenticeship @ltmuseumyouth https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/young-peoples-blog-series-how-get-best-out-being-apprentice

We're launching a new series of blogs written by some of the young freelancers and apprentices in our Young People's Skills Programme. In the first installment, Bayley gives useful tips and advice to young people to make the most of an apprenticeship.

Today we celebrate #RemembranceDay by sharing this story from our collection highlighting how London’s transport compani...
08/11/2020
‘It takes time’: celebration, remembrance and rebuilding after war | London Transport Museum

Today we celebrate #RemembranceDay by sharing this story from our collection highlighting how London’s transport companies remembered lost friends and colleagues and commemorated their wartime contribution in the aftermath of both World Wars ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/war/it-takes-time-celebration-remembrance-and-rebuilding-after-war

The end of each of the two world wars was met with a complex mix of emotions across Britain. London’s transport companies remembered lost friends and colleagues, commemorated their wartime contribution and got on with the business of moving people around the city.

Today we celebrate #RemembranceSunday by sharing this story from our collection which highlights how London’s transport ...
08/11/2020
‘It takes time’: celebration, remembrance and rebuilding after war | London Transport Museum

Today we celebrate #RemembranceSunday by sharing this story from our collection which highlights how London’s transport companies remembered lost friends and colleagues and commemorated their wartime contribution in the aftermath of both World Wars ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/war/it-takes-time-celebration-remembrance-and-rebuilding-after-war

The end of each of the two world wars was met with a complex mix of emotions across Britain. London’s transport companies remembered lost friends and colleagues, commemorated their wartime contribution and got on with the business of moving people around the city.

In tonight's episode of #HiddenLondon Hangouts the team delve into the history of Trafalgar Square, the really hidden pa...
07/11/2020
Hidden London Hangouts

In tonight's episode of #HiddenLondon Hangouts the team delve into the history of Trafalgar Square, the really hidden part of Charing Cross station! Catch the premiere of Season 2 Episode 10 on YouTube at 18:00 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKLSoLnrWgHx5kkCaH4iF8nin1s_8taNU

Our expert Hidden London team uncovers the secrets of the Underground and take you behind the scenes at sites across the network usually unseen by the public.

Are you missing the Museum? Don't worry, we have got plenty of things for you to see and do online to keep discovering t...
07/11/2020
5 ways to enjoy the Museum from home | London Transport Museum

Are you missing the Museum? Don't worry, we have got plenty of things for you to see and do online to keep discovering the fascinating stories of London's transport from the comfort of your home! Find out more in our latest blog #MuseumFromHome https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/5-ways-enjoy-museum-home

The Museum might be closed for now, but there's still plenty of ways for you to enjoy our collection, programmes and activities from the comfort of your home. Take a look!

The first of four weekend offers in November is here and it's 25% off kids gifting! A perfect opportunity to get some ea...
06/11/2020
For Kids | London Underground gifts for kids

The first of four weekend offers in November is here and it's 25% off kids gifting! A perfect opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping done and dusted. The offer runs until Sunday 8 November, and every purchase supports the Museum 🎁 https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/christmas-gifts/christmas-collections/for-kids

Treat the little ones this Christmas with London Transport Museum's unique selection of London Underground and transport themed toys, clothing and accessories. London underground gifts. Christmas for kids, little ones, tots, childrens Christmas, transport for kids, london underground, roundel

06/11/2020
#IHeartLTM moquette sock design competition extend until 30 November!

We've loved seeing your entries for our #moquettesock design competition! To cheer our fans up during lockdown, we've extended the competition until 30 November. Get your creative juices flowing and share your best creations with us using #IHeartLTM ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/families/family-activities

The Underground has appeared in many films through the years. Some of our #HiddenLondon sites have also served as film l...
05/11/2020

The Underground has appeared in many films through the years. Some of our #HiddenLondon sites have also served as film locations, from Aldwych station where Atonement was shot in 2007, to Charing Cross where James Bond famously slid down an escalator in Skyfall #WorldCinemaDay

Our Black Friday promotion starts this Friday with a new offer every weekend in November. Be sure to check back in for t...
05/11/2020

Our Black Friday promotion starts this Friday with a new offer every weekend in November. Be sure to check back in for the first of these... Here's a hint: it'll be 25% off one of our top categories! https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/

The Museum might be closed for now, but we're still #HereForCulture! Enjoy our collection & programmes from home by brow...
05/11/2020

The Museum might be closed for now, but we're still #HereForCulture! Enjoy our collection & programmes from home by browsing the amazing Stories in our collection, downloading fun family activities and games, or booking on to a #HiddenLondon virtual tour ltmuseum.co.uk

The Museum, Covent Garden shop and Canteen are now closed, following the latest Government's announcement. We hope to we...
05/11/2020
Coronavirus | London Transport Museum

The Museum, Covent Garden shop and Canteen are now closed, following the latest Government's announcement. We hope to welcome you back soon in December. Keep an eye on our website for updates https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/coronavirus

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made a number of changes to our visitor experience. Please read our latest visitor FAQs ahead of your visit.

This year's theme for #ThisisEngineering Day is #BetheDifference, so we're sharing the stories of three young engineers ...
04/11/2020
Inspire Engineering

This year's theme for #ThisisEngineering Day is #BetheDifference, so we're sharing the stories of three young engineers who are shaping the world for the better with their talent and creativity. Watch these videos to hear the stories of Patricia Mitchell, Project Manager at Siemens Mobility, Manuela De Jesus, Project Manager at Telent, and Honor Brady, Traffic Control Engineer at Transport for London https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKLSoLnrWgHwq0q47_SXlveEo7LHxYa8w

Meet the engineers who are paving the way for the next generations with their talent and creativity. Inspire Engineering Days take place at the Museum Depot ...

Visiting the Museum today? Don't miss our #FutureEngineers gallery which inspires an interest in STEM subjects and highl...
04/11/2020
Future Engineers | London Transport Museum

Visiting the Museum today? Don't miss our #FutureEngineers gallery which inspires an interest in STEM subjects and highlights the creativity and range of jobs available in engineering through fun, interactive exhibits! #ThisIsEngineering
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.

In line with the Government’s announcement on Saturday, London Transport Museum will close from 18:00 on Wednesday 4 Nov...
03/11/2020
Coronavirus | London Transport Museum

In line with the Government’s announcement on Saturday, London Transport Museum will close from 18:00 on Wednesday 4 November. This includes our Covent Garden Shop and Canteen, and our Depot in Acton Town. For all the latest details please head to our website - https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/coronavirus

We will continue to keep in touch with you to share updates about our reopening, as well as the curious and inspiring stories of London and its transport. Keep an eye out for our enewsletters and across our social channels.

As we find ourselves once again in these extraordinary times, please keep yourselves safe and look out for your friends, family and others in your community. Thank you for your ongoing support for the Museum, we cannot wait to welcome you back.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made a number of changes to our visitor experience. Please read our latest visitor FAQs ahead of your visit.

The Stories feature is one of our favourites on our new website. In this section of our Collections online you can brows...
02/11/2020
Stories | London Transport Museum

The Stories feature is one of our favourites on our new website. In this section of our Collections online you can browse the intriguing stories of people, places and transport across London and beyond. Which one is your favourite? ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories

Discover a host of stories from our collection that reveal the intriguing and often unheard of history of people, places and transport across London in our new Stories section.

Aldgate East station is named after the gate that spanned the road between Dukes Place and Jewry Street, built by the Sa...
01/11/2020
B/W print; Aldgate East Underground station, District and Hammersmith and City lines by Colin Tait, 16 Aug 1957 | London Transport Museum

Aldgate East station is named after the gate that spanned the road between Dukes Place and Jewry Street, built by the Saxons as one of four gates in the City Wall. The original proposed name for the station was Commercial Road, but it opened as Aldgate East in 1884 #SundaySigns ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/photographs/item/1998-53892

b/w print

Last chance to track down Billy Brown hiding around the Museum and the Museum Depot in Acton. Join us for the last day o...
01/11/2020

Last chance to track down Billy Brown hiding around the Museum and the Museum Depot in Acton. Join us for the last day of #halfterm for a fun family trail, crafts activities and a chance to explore our fantastic collection of historic vehicles 🚂🚎🚄 ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/october-half-term-museum-depot-acton

Our Early Explorer Mornings are back! Tomorrow from 8:30-10:00, families with #SEN can visit the Museum when the galleri...
30/10/2020
Early Explorer Morning | London Transport Museum

Our Early Explorer Mornings are back! Tomorrow from 8:30-10:00, families with #SEN can visit the Museum when the galleries are quiet and many of the sounds are turned off. You'll be able to take part in special #halfterm activities and go on a family trail to track down Billy Brown of London Town! ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/early-explorer-morning

Families with SEN are welcome to join us for one of our popular Early Explorer Mornings at the Museum on Saturday 31 October from 8:30 to 10:00.

We're back with a Friday #HiddenLondon trivia question - Moorgate station has some very distinctive roundels. But do you...
30/10/2020

We're back with a Friday #HiddenLondon trivia question - Moorgate station has some very distinctive roundels. But do you know what is special about them?

Our Museum Depot is open for #halfterm fun until Sunday. Families can board our 1938 Tube stock train & 1986 Prototype T...
30/10/2020
October half term at the Museum Depot in Acton | London Transport Museum

Our Museum Depot is open for #halfterm fun until Sunday. Families can board our 1938 Tube stock train & 1986 Prototype Tube, climb aboard the Chocolate Express and take a ride on our much-loved Miniature Railway 🚂

Local residents get a ticket discount 🎟️ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/october-half-term-museum-depot-acton

From Saturday 24 October, families are invited to join us at the Museum Depot in Acton for October half term activities as we get ready to track down Billy Brown of London Town amongst our heritage vehicles.

29/10/2020

This #Halloween explore the dark tunnels of London's disused underground stations with our #HiddenLondon virtual tours. Get lost in a secret station underworld in our #HiddenLondon exhibition, and join our team for an especially spooky episode of Hangouts 👻🚇🦇

The Automatic Train Operation system allows Thameslink to monitor train traffic and deliver a faster, safer service. Cou...
29/10/2020

The Automatic Train Operation system allows Thameslink to monitor train traffic and deliver a faster, safer service. Could you do better than the ATO system? Find out with a brand new interactive game in our Untangling the Tracks exhibition from 6 November ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/museum-guide/untangling-tracks

Last week we got the great news that we received £1.75 million as part of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund. Find o...
29/10/2020
A lifeline for the Museum from the Culture Recovery Fund | London Transport Museum

Last week we got the great news that we received £1.75 million as part of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund. Find out how this grant will help us face the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, in our latest Director's Blog #HereForCulture ltmuseum.co.uk/blog/lifeline-museum-culture-recovery-fund

We have received a £1.75 million lifeline as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Find out what this means for the future of the Museum in this Director's Blog.

We're proud to be #HereForCulture and be able to continue to inspire new generations and ignite curiosity through our ed...
28/10/2020

We're proud to be #HereForCulture and be able to continue to inspire new generations and ignite curiosity through our education programmes for children and young people https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/schools

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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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Hello lovely Hidden London people! I had a tour cancelled because of Covid-19. I'm not sure whether to apply for a refund or rearrange. Can you advise on the best thing to do please? It was Moorgate by the way.