London Transport Museum

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Lively new galleries tell the story of London's transport system and how it shaped the lives of people living and working in London. The Design for Travel gallery showcases original artworks and advertising posters. The Museum also features vehicles from the past, present and future including the iconic Routemaster bus and the world's first Underground steam train.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Sat-Thurs 10:00-18:00 (last admission 17:15)
Fri 11:00-18:00 (last admission 17:15)
Check website for Friday Lates programme

Admission charges

Adults £16; Concessions £13.50
All individual tickets purchased after 20 October 2010* allow unlimited admission to the museum for a 12 month period from date of purchase. Tickets are intended for use by the purchaser only and are non transferable. Please retain your ticket for future use.
* Tickets purchased before 20 October 2010 were valid only for one day and cannot be reused.

Under 16's: free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

This museum's wide-ranging collections, including vehicles, posters, uniforms, photographs, film, architectural fragments, engineering drawings and oral testimonies are all Designated Collections of national importance. The wealth of material is used to great effect to chart the development of the first public transport system in a major city.

Of special significance amongst the vehicle collection is a locomotive and carriage from the City and South London Railway of 1890, the first underground electric railway in the world. The reserve collections are now accessible to the public at the Depot, the Museum's open-access store, whilst more information about the collections continues to be made available through the Museum's website and electronic databases.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Land Transport, Decorative and Applied Art, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Crossrail Liverpool St Finsbury Circus

Breakthrough: Crossrail's tunnelling story

  • 1 February — 31 August 2015 *on now

The exhibition brings to life the sheer scale of the work being done to deliver Crossrail, the new railway that will bring a 10 per cent increase to the city's rail capacity. Visitors will experience the tunnel environment, learn about the way Crossrail is burrowing under London, play interactive tunnelling games and hear the first hand experiences of those who work underground.
The exhibition will feature a large, five metres high, walk-through installation of a cross-section of a Crossrail tunnel to allow visitors to experience what it might be like to stand in a tunnel which is under construction deep underground. The tunnel will contain a computer simulation of a giant boring machine in action, just like the one being used to dig Crossrail’s tunnels.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £16 Concession £13.50 Children under 17 GO FREE

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Future Generator

http://future.ltmcollection.org

This online interactive offers a series of choices about how we may live and work in the future. At the end, possible scenarios run to demonstrate how choices we make now about recreation, housing and transport may affect the country in the future. There are also links to the reports and research into the science behind these calculations.

Build a Bus

In this session students will become real engineers. By using gallery investigation and helping to build our magnetic bus, children will learn the different parts that make up a bus and the shapes that can be discovered from within.
Session length: 60 minutes
Group size: 30 pupils maximum
Designed for foundation and key stage 1 students

Creator

  • Stephen Moorhouse

Publisher

  • Stephen Moorhouse

How to obtain

Entry to the Museum is free for UK educational groups. Our learning sessions cost just £1.50 per pupil per session. Speak to our bookings team, 020 7565 7298 or e-mail bookings@ltmuseum.co.uk, to arrange a visit tailored to your needs.

Is this the Way Home?

In this session students join our actor on the hunt for our mischievous mole, Montague Pinner. Montague has managed to get himself lost after a day out in London. By following the trail of clues your students help to find Montague and get him home safely!
Session length: 40 minutes
Group size: 15 pupils maximum
Session designed for foundation and key stage 1 students

Creator

  • Stephen Moorhouse

Publisher

  • Stephen Moorhouse

How to obtain

Entry to the Museum is free for UK educational groups. Our learning sessions cost just £1.50 per pupil per session. Speak to our bookings team, 020 7565 7298 or e-mail bookings@ltmuseum.co.uk, to arrange a visit tailored to your needs.

Next Stop… London!

In this story telling pupils get to climb aboard London Transport Museum’s story train on a journey around the sites and sounds of London. This session includes station stops at a Wembley Stadium football match, the monkey enclosure at London Zoo and the River Thames! Session length: 35 minutes, Group size: 30 pupils maximum
Session designed for foundation and key stage one.

Creator

  • Stephen Moorhouse

Publisher

  • Stephen Moorhouse

How to obtain

Entry to the Museum is free for UK educational groups. Our learning sessions cost just £1.50 per pupil per session. Speak to our bookings team, 020 7565 7298 or e-mail bookings@ltmuseum.co.uk, to arrange a visit tailored to your needs.

Platform Promenade

In this lively actor led schools session, students embark on an investigative journey through the Museum to discover differences between types of vehicles and how people travelled in the past. Group size:15 pupils; Duration 35 minutes; designed for foundation and Key stage 1 students.

Creator

  • Stephen Moorhouse

Publisher

  • Stephen Moorhouse

How to obtain

To book call or e-mail the Museum bookings team on 020 7565 7298, or bookings@ltmuseum.co.uk. Sessions cost £1.50 per student. Accompanying adults free.

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London
Greater London
WC2E 7BB
England

Website

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

E-mail

bookings@ltmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

24 hour information line

020 7565 7299

Administration

020 7379 6344

Booking office

020 7565 7298

Fax

020 7565 7254

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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