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London Transport Museum

Lively exhibitions explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, its culture and society since 1800.

The London Pass Access to the London Transport Museum with a London Pass Normally £17.50 - Included with London Pass

Lively exhibitions explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, its culture and society since 1800. Full of light, colour and movement, the London Transport Museum explores how transport has given the City its unique identity. The collection contains a wealth of heritage vehicles, posters, artworks, photographs, film and video footage and more.

Enjoy access to the London Transport Museum with The London Pass®

- Pay nothing at the door – simply show your pass.
- Enjoy interactive displays.
- Discover the history of the London Underground



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- About the London Transport Museum

- London Transport Museum highlights

- London Transport Museum facts

- Don’t miss

- Know before you go

- Make the most of your London Pass

- How to get there



About the London Transport Museum

The London Underground was a pioneering invention - the Metropolitan Railway, opened in 1863, was, in fact, the world’s first underground railway. The London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years. The growth of transport and modern London, its flow of ideas and cultures, owes much to this incredible feat of engineering. As well as exploring the past, the Museum looks at present-day transport developments and concepts for urban transportation in the future.

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London Transport Museum highlights

  • Discover the iconic red London Routemaster bus.

  • See the world's first Underground steam train and the 'padded cell' - one of the first electric locomotives.

  • Discover underground trains dating back to 1890 and learn about their history through the museum’s extensive collections.

  • The galleries are full of interactive exhibits for young people and adults alike, including real buses and trains to play on, and drama characters bring stories alive in an entertaining and informative way.

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London Transport Museum facts

  • The Depot houses over 320,000 items of all types including original works of art used as the Museum’s celebrated poster collection.

  • The decorative, wrought iron High Street Kensington entrance arch was created in 1900.

  • Also at the Depot is The London Transport Miniature Railway - a working miniature railway based on real London Underground locomotives, carriages, signals and signs.

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Don’t miss

Christmas Lights and Sights.
Various dates throughout December. 

Climb aboard the London Transport Museum's cosy, vintage bus and admire the sights and lights of London at Christmas.

 

Christmas at the Museum
Throughout December

Meet Santa, take part in family activities and explore the Museum at your own leisure.

Find out more here.

 

McQueens Christmas Flower Display
From Wednesday 6 November

See the unique floral installation in front of the Museum, created by McQueens Flower School.

Find out more here.

 

Festive Family Events
Running until 5 January

Christmas may be over, but you can still experience the magical forest and take part in fun family activities.

Find out more here.

Check the official website for updated dates of events and exhibitions.

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Know before you go

For accessibility options and facilities, please visit the official site.

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Getting in

Show your London Pass at the door for entry. The attraction is operating a pre-booking system but pass customers are able to walk-up on the day without booking in advance. Admission is subject to availability.

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Make the most of your London Pass

Prepare for a great day out by checking out journey times to the nearby attractions listed below.

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How to get there

Underground
The closest Underground stations to the Museum are Covent Garden (2 mins), Leicester Square (4 mins), Holborn (5 mins), Charing Cross (7 mins) and Embankment (8 mins).

Bus
The closest bus stops to the Museum are Strand or Aldwych (RV1, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139).

Train
The closest rail stations to the Museum are Charing Cross and Waterloo.
For more travel options, check the official site.


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Well worth the money! We bought a six-day pass, including an Underground pass, and used it every day we were in London. In fact, I calculated that we would have spent more on getting into places and using the Tube, than the pass cost. The pass book, listing where it could be used, was invaluable and pointed us to places, like Benjamin Franklin's home, we wouldn't have visited otherwise. I'll get a London pass again, next time I visit!
Sally Young from USA

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Visiting London Transport Museum

Visiting London Transport Museum

  • London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza London WC2E 7BB

Opening Times

Monday 11.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 11.00 - 19.00
Wednesday 11.00 - 19.00
Thursday 11.00 - 18.00
Friday 11.00 - 19.00
Saturday 11.00 - 19.00
Sunday 11.00 - 18.00
Last Admission: One hour before closing

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