London Transport Museum

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Do we have a special treat for you this weekend at the Museum Depot! On 7 and 8 August only, come see a London Transport...
02/08/2021

Do we have a special treat for you this weekend at the Museum Depot! On 7 and 8 August only, come see a London Transport miniature LEGO display and get inspired to create your own layouts at home! #RediscoverSummer https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

Do we have a special treat for you this weekend at the Museum Depot! On 7 and 8 August only, come see a London Transport miniature LEGO display and get inspired to create your own layouts at home! #RediscoverSummer https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

Young transport fans visiting our Museum Depot can look out for items in our collection with different shades of green, ...
02/08/2021

Young transport fans visiting our Museum Depot can look out for items in our collection with different shades of green, and go on a trail through the Depot to discover the impact of London’s transport history on our environment. Book your tickets now and join us this weekend and from 11-15 August 🚆💚 #ClimateCrossroads #RediscoverSummer https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

Young transport fans visiting our Museum Depot can look out for items in our collection with different shades of green, and go on a trail through the Depot to discover the impact of London’s transport history on our environment. Book your tickets now and join us this weekend and from 11-15 August 🚆💚 #ClimateCrossroads #RediscoverSummer https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

01/08/2021

Here is a little teaser clip from tomorrow's #SecretsOfTheLondonUnderground episode. @MrTimDunn and @siddyholloway head into the 'Heart of London', Piccadilly Circus, and discuss how the station was used as an important shelter for Londoners during the Blitz, sheltering up to 7,000 people a night.

We’re going green at the Museum Depot! Join us next weekend and from 11-15 August to take part in interactive and fun ac...
01/08/2021
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We’re going green at the Museum Depot! Join us next weekend and from 11-15 August to take part in interactive and fun activities for all the family, exploring environmental responsibility and how we can make a difference to build a greener London. Part of our climate-action programme #ClimateCrossroads sponsored by Mott MacDonald. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

We’re going green at the Museum Depot this August! Join us and enjoy a fun activities for all the family, exploring environmental responsibility and how we can all take part and make a difference.

Next Monday at 8pm, tune in to the Yesterday Channel to join Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway as they explore the disused par...
30/07/2021

Next Monday at 8pm, tune in to the Yesterday Channel to join Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway as they explore the disused parts of Piccadilly Circus, the grandest station on the London Underground. Do you know what is Piccadilly Circus widely known as? #HiddenLondonTrivia

Next Monday at 8pm, tune in to the Yesterday Channel to join Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway as they explore the disused parts of Piccadilly Circus, the grandest station on the London Underground. Do you know what is Piccadilly Circus widely known as? #HiddenLondonTrivia

During WW1, the Underground Group commissioned posters to be sent to troops overseas to decorate army billets and awaken...
30/07/2021
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During WW1, the Underground Group commissioned posters to be sent to troops overseas to decorate army billets and awaken 'thoughts of pleasant homely things'. This poster illustrating Kew Gardens was designed by Fred Taylor in 1918 ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-715

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Have you seen our new online exhibit on Google Arts & Culture? It's all about London's parks and gardens as seen in our ...
29/07/2021
A (public transport) tour of London's Gardens - London Transport Museum - Google Arts & Culture

Have you seen our new online exhibit on Google Arts & Culture? It's all about London's parks and gardens as seen in our collection of maps and posters #GardensUnited #LoveParks 💐
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/a-public-transport-tour-of-london-s-gardens/gwLCfFP1rWGZLg

Decorative poster maps combine art and cartography to promote transport services. They were introduced in 1908, and by the 1920s, were a popular way to pro...

Our London Transport Miniature Railway in Acton is the ultimate treat for any transport-loving family! Enjoy a family ri...
29/07/2021

Our London Transport Miniature Railway in Acton is the ultimate treat for any transport-loving family! Enjoy a family ride at our Museum Depot on 7-8 and from 11-15 August. 🚂🛤️ https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events

Our London Transport Miniature Railway in Acton is the ultimate treat for any transport-loving family! Enjoy a family ride at our Museum Depot on 7-8 and from 11-15 August. 🚂🛤️ https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events

This 1924 poster invites travellers to head to London's landmark parks to enjoy some fresh air in the middle of the city...
29/07/2021

This 1924 poster invites travellers to head to London's landmark parks to enjoy some fresh air in the middle of the city. What is your favourite park in or outside London? #LoveParks https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-1751

This 1924 poster invites travellers to head to London's landmark parks to enjoy some fresh air in the middle of the city. What is your favourite park in or outside London? #LoveParks https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-1751

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Come see us in Covent Garden and explore our immersive galleries ...
28/07/2021

Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Come see us in Covent Garden and explore our immersive galleries with a special family trail. Have a go at driving a bus or fixing a train in All Aboard and test your speed against a computer in Untangling the Tracks! #LetsDoLondon #ClimateCrossroads https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/over-ground-underground

When you visit our Museum Depot this August, look out for our taxi display, including a present day zero emission capabl...
28/07/2021

When you visit our Museum Depot this August, look out for our taxi display, including a present day zero emission capable (ZEC) taxi, to find out how London taxis evolved through the ages. Join us in Acton on 7-8 and from 11-15 August. #ClimateCrossroads https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

In 2008, Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger created the cover of the pocket Tube map. In the artwork 'Going Underground'...
27/07/2021
Tube map covers - Mark Wallinger

In 2008, Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger created the cover of the pocket Tube map. In the artwork 'Going Underground', he appropriated the RAF's red, white and blue concentric circles and put the historic symbol into a new context #MindTheMap https://youtu.be/IIiSRn_nIZ4

In 2008, Art on the Underground commissioned Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger to create the March cover of the pocket Tube map. Coinciding with the opening...

This August, families can discover our transport treasure trove in Acton and learn about environmental responsibility in...
27/07/2021
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This August, families can discover our transport treasure trove in Acton and learn about environmental responsibility in fun, interactive ways. Our Go Green open days are part of the new climate-action programme #ClimateCrossroads sponsored by Mott MacDonald. https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events#Summer

Explore 200 years of transport history in 2021 as we throw open the doors to our Depot again. Join us for open events in May, August and September.

In this video, part of our #London2030 display, students of MA Innovation Management and MA Narrative Environments at Ce...
26/07/2021
Car Hub: Acton 2030

In this video, part of our #London2030 display, students of MA Innovation Management and MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins imagined Acton being London's greenest area in 2030, with the new Acton Downs as the focal point for the community #LoveParks #London2030 http://youtu.be/uiXoaLRMnOE

It's the year 2030 and Acton, in west London, is now car-free. But how do families manage school runs? And where do they go in their free time? Follow the Jo...

Don't just take our word for it, but we're number 1 on Kids In Museums latest guide for the best Transport Museums for K...
26/07/2021

Don't just take our word for it, but we're number 1 on Kids In Museums latest guide for the best Transport Museums for Kids!
Come and join us this summer for a choo-rific family day out!
https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/2021/07/best-transport-museums-for-kids/

Don't just take our word for it, but we're number 1 on Kids In Museums latest guide for the best Transport Museums for Kids!
Come and join us this summer for a choo-rific family day out!
https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/2021/07/best-transport-museums-for-kids/

Poems on the Underground have become a familiar and welcome sight on the Tube. In this beautiful paperback edition avail...
25/07/2021
Poems on the Underground

Poems on the Underground have become a familiar and welcome sight on the Tube. In this beautiful paperback edition available in our shop, you'll find poems old and new, exploring love, London, exile, family, dreams, war, music and nature https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/poems-on-the-underground-paperback-edition

After nearly thirty years and almost 500 poems, Poems on the Underground has become a familiar and welcome sight on London's Tube, paying tribute to the magnificent tradition of English poetry, and to those who have contributed to its richness and diversity. In this beautiful paperback edition, poem...

Are you a local resident of Westminster, Holborn, Bloomsbury, Kings Cross, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Borough, Bermondsey or El...
25/07/2021
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Are you a local resident of Westminster, Holborn, Bloomsbury, Kings Cross, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Borough, Bermondsey or Elephant and Castle? #DYK that you can enjoy a discount on Museum tickets? Get booking now! 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.

In this story from our collection, Transport for London staff reflect on the Windrush generation through original poems ...
24/07/2021
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In this story from our collection, Transport for London staff reflect on the Windrush generation through original poems that draw on their personal experiences or those of their families. A new digital display at the Museum shows animated versions of these poems https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/stories/people/transport-london-staff-reflect-windrush-generation

Transport for London staff reflect on the Windrush generation. An online exhibition created and curated by the Staff Network Group, reflecting on personal experiences and those of their community in poetry.

Our summer family activities have started at the Museum! Join us everyday until 1 September for special trails around ou...
24/07/2021

Our summer family activities have started at the Museum! Join us everyday until 1 September for special trails around our galleries, take part in interactive storytelling sessions every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10.30, 11.30, 13.20 and 14.20. Plus marvel at our amazing vehicles and have a go at driving one yourself! #ClimateCrossroads #LetsDoLondon
https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/over-ground-underground

In Episode 2 of #SecretsOfTheLondonUnderground, airing on the Yesterday Channel Monday at 8pm, Tim Dunn and Siddy Hollow...
23/07/2021

In Episode 2 of #SecretsOfTheLondonUnderground, airing on the Yesterday Channel Monday at 8pm, Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway visit a station, located under Hampstead Heath, which was abandoned before completion and became a Cold War bunker. Can you guess the station? #HiddenLondonTrivia

In Episode 2 of #SecretsOfTheLondonUnderground, airing on the Yesterday Channel Monday at 8pm, Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway visit a station, located under Hampstead Heath, which was abandoned before completion and became a Cold War bunker. Can you guess the station? #HiddenLondonTrivia

Our summer activities start at the Museum in just two days! Join us for family trails around our galleries and for new s...
22/07/2021

Our summer activities start at the Museum in just two days! Join us for family trails around our galleries and for new storytelling sessions about a greener future for London. Plus, have fun in our All Aboard play area and try out all the interactive games and simulators in the Museum! #ClimateCrossroads #LetsDoLondon https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/over-ground-underground

This poster was made to boost the morale of British troops in France during the First World War. The idyllic country sce...
22/07/2021

This poster was made to boost the morale of British troops in France during the First World War. The idyllic country scene by George Clausen is quintessentially British and evokes a message of patriotism. The title comes from the poem by Samuel Rogers written beneath ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-705

This poster was made to boost the morale of British troops in France during the First World War. The idyllic country scene by George Clausen is quintessentially British and evokes a message of patriotism. The title comes from the poem by Samuel Rogers written beneath ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-705

Do you live in the boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon or Hounslow? Don't forget to use your local resident discount when boo...
21/07/2021

Do you live in the boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon or Hounslow? Don't forget to use your local resident discount when booking tickets for our Go green summer at the Museum Depot this August! 🚇🎟️ https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

Do you live in the boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon or Hounslow? Don't forget to use your local resident discount when booking tickets for our Go green summer at the Museum Depot this August! 🚇🎟️ https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/go-green-summer

Our amazing heritage vehicles tell the story of how London's transport evolved over time. See them up close at the Museu...
21/07/2021

Our amazing heritage vehicles tell the story of how London's transport evolved over time. See them up close at the Museum Depot this summer, on 7-8 and from 11-15 August. How will the buses and trains of the future contribute to make London greener? #ClimateCrossroads #LetsDoLondon https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events

Our amazing heritage vehicles tell the story of how London's transport evolved over time. See them up close at the Museum Depot this summer, on 7-8 and from 11-15 August. How will the buses and trains of the future contribute to make London greener? #ClimateCrossroads #LetsDoLondon https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/depot/events

'Seeing it Through' was a series of London Transport posters to commemorate the everyday acts of heroism made by civilia...
21/07/2021

'Seeing it Through' was a series of London Transport posters to commemorate the everyday acts of heroism made by civilian workers during WW2. The posters were accompanied by poems by Alan Patrick Herbert. See some of the posters on display in our London's Transport at War gallery. ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/museum-guide/londons-transport-war

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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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REMEMBERING SILVER STAR A new book which documents the history of Silver Star Motor Services of Porton Down. The company was much missed by locals and there are still many people who remember the reliable and friendly service provided. So popular was the company, and so iconic the silver and red vehicles, that there is still a great interest in this small but pioneering bus company. As a testament to that enthusiasm, three of the Silver Star vehicles have been restored and are often seen following their old routes through Salisbury and the Bourne Valley on commemorative and staff reunion tours. It is strange therefore that in the almost 100 years since the inception of the company and the interest it still creates, that no one has written an account of the firm other than in a very few magazine articles and the odd chapters in books about other companies. In this new book, Terry Grace has rectified this omission. The book which is in full colour, covers the history of the company, the fate of the vehicles after closure of the firm, the base at Porton Down, the restoration of some of the fleet, the Silver Star fleet and a section of pictures of the vehicles in the Bourne Valley. The book boasts close on 200 pictures, some of which have never before been published. The book is available from eBay.co.uk, The History Bookshop at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury. [email protected] 07772632517. or can be collected locally from Amesbury, [email protected]. 01980624810. All proceeds going to local history group.
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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.
Back today at #JubileeMarket #CoventGarden next to #LondonTransportMuseum with #cyanotype #photographs.