London Transport Museum
One of the main attractions of the Covent Garden Piazza, the London Transport Museum brings to life the history of London’s public transport network—its buses, trains, taxis and tube carriages, from the 19th century to the present day.
What could be an extremely dry subject is explored with great colour and panache, with exhibits ranging from impressive old vehicles to striking examples of the network’s famous poster art and graphic design. With an emphasis on interactivity, the museum appeals to young children and adults alike.
Lively exhibitions explore over 200 years of history and reveal compelling stories about the influence transport has on London’s society and culture, and how our travel experiences might change in the future.
Transport has played a defining role in the evolution of London’s unique identity. From the days of sedan chairs and horse-drawn omnibuses through to the world’s first underground railway and the creation of iconic designs such as the roundel and Tube map, the Museum’s colourful displays and exhibitions offer fascinating insights into how London works.
At the heart of the story are the people that have kept London moving over the centuries – Victorian pioneers, the avant-garde designers of the early 20th century and the many thousands of transport workers, including those recruited from overseas during the 1950s and 1960s.
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LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM
SAT - THURS: 10AM - 6PM
FRI: 11AM - 6PM
Phone: 020 7379 6344