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The London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum,
Covent Garden Piazza,


Who are we?

The London Transport Museum is in Covent Garden, London. The museum hosts exhibits about the history of London's transport. It's displays included historic transport vehicles and related items that explain the history of London's transport systems.

The museum has another site in Acton called the London Transport Museum Depot. This is a storage site of historic artefacts that is open to visitors only on some days of the year.

What can you do at the museum?

  • Discover the history of London’s transport. Explore the heritage of London and its transport system.
  • Discover the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years.
  • Look at how future technologies might impact London as we know it now.
  • Most of the exhibits offer some interactive access. You can sit inside vehicles Trams, Buses, Trains, from different decades.

The museum also runs specific programmes every year:

  • Under-5’s and Family Groups with children aged 0 - 12. Sessions looking at how people get around the city using rhythm, dance and storytelling. Discover and explore objects from the museums collection.
  • Young people aged 16-34 - Industry backed "Enjoyment to Employment" scheme. Turning children and young people's enthusiasm for transport into a career in the industry.
  • Route into Work - A free, short pre-employment course to train, prepare and guide young people through each stage of an apprenticeship application process.
  • Primary and secondary schools - A comprehensive school's programme is designed to engage children and young people of all ages. This includes specific learning opportunities for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.

Do you offer sessions for families with children and young people with additional needs?

Yes. We open outside our regular hours on certain special days. Families can enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public, and with many of the gallery sounds turned off.

During these sessions families can explore our:

  • All Aboard family spaces
  • try out our holiday activities
  • get hands-on with genuine parts of transport history
  • make use of our sensory bags to support exploring the collection.

Advanced booking is essential as places are limited.

There is generally 1 Saturday a month when these session are avaiable. 

Find more information and make an online Booking

Record Last Updated on: 16/06/2021

Time / Date Details

Session Information

Every day 10am - 6pm
Last entry 5pm

How to Get Here

Bus stop: Strand or Aldwych 

Busses: 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139

Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross,

Train: Charing Cross or Waterloo

Bike racks available 

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