London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

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Explore London's relationship with the public transport systems which shaped its identity, from 18th-century horse-drawn buses to its pioneering underground railway, and the iconic tube map.

  • Standard entry ticket to the London Transport Museum
  • Access to temporary exhibitions taking place at time of visit
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Your visit will have you diving into the history of London's transport, the heritage of the city and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in London over the last 200 years.

Don't forget to have a look around the famous TFL Museum shop. Housing a selection of souvenirs, designer gifts, furniture and exclusive moquette accessories on the first floor, and an array of posters, books and works of art on the second.

Kids go free at the London Transport Museum!

There’s something for the whole family at London Transport Museum.

If you are travelling with young ones, make sure to stop by The All Aboard family playzone. This area for ages 0-7 will fulfil all their little travel fantasies.

They can enjoy playing on an interactive fleet of mini vehicles, become a bus driver and drive a real bus, and dress up in uniforms to become a mechanic, riverboat captain, station announcer or driver.

History of the London Transport Museum (aka British Transport Museum and TFL Museum)

The London Transport Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of public transportation in London, England. It showcases the development of London's transport system over the centuries, displaying various modes of transportation, including buses, trams, trains, taxis, and more.

The museum's origins can be traced back to the 1920s when the London General Omnibus Company, a major bus operator in the city, started to collect and preserve historical vehicles. In the 1960s, this collection formed the basis of the London Transport Collection, which was later renamed the London Transport Museum.

Initially, the museum was housed in an old Victorian flower market building in Covent Garden, London. It opened its doors to the public in 1980, offering exhibits that showcased the evolution of London's transport network, from horse-drawn carriages and early steam engines to the modern Underground system and buses.

Over the years, the museum expanded its collection and underwent several renovations and redevelopments to enhance its exhibitions and visitor experience. It continued to acquire new artifacts, documents, photographs, and memorabilia related to London's transportation history.

In 2005, the museum underwent a major redevelopment project, leading to the creation of a new, modern space with interactive displays, exhibitions, and educational programs. The revamped museum aimed to engage visitors of all ages and offer a more immersive experience of London's transport heritage.


How to find us

London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Nearest Train Station: Charing Cross

Nearest Underground: Covent Garden

7th August 2023 - December 2024

Every Day
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (last entry 5pm all week)
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Toilet
  • Café
  • Children play area
  • TFL Museum Shop
  • Pushchair/buggy parking

You can easily spend at least two hours walking around the London Transport Museum.

If you're only visiting the shop, you don't need to pay the standard Museum admission fee. The shop spans two floors. 

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

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