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London Transport Museum


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London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. We care for over 450,000 items - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in our galleries, exhibitions and other activities.

As well as exploring the past, the Museum looks at present-day transport developments and concepts for urban transportation in the future, which includes a contemporary collecting policy for the benefit of future generations.

The Museum was granted charitable status in 2007 which has enabled us to secure funding from new sources such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, and trusts and foundations including the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust, thereby extending our learning and engagement programmes. This funding enables the Museum to offer learning opportunities, skills development and engaging programming to a wide variety of audiences.

Find us at...

  • London Transport Museum
  • London Transport Museum
  • 39 Wellington Street
  • London
  • -
  • WC2E 7BB

Our family-friendly offer

London Transport Museum is a great place for your family to have fun together and discover the history of London’s famous transport network. You can visit the Museum 363 days a year. Adults can buy a season ticket for 12 months, and young people under 17 go free! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

There are lots of things your family can do when you visit London Transport Museum, alongside exploring our galleries.

- The Family Station at London Transport Museum invites you to choose some activities to do as you explore the Museum. Whether you fold your own bus and drive it between the vehicles, spot shapes around the Museum through our shape spotters or dream up your own transport story, there is something here for families with children of all ages. Available all year round. Suitable for families with children aged 3 - 12

- Come and explore All Aboard, the Museum’s dedicated play zone for families with children aged 0 to 7 years. Dress up and help keep our fleet of mini vehicles ‘on the move’. Get in the driver’s seat of a real bus, repair a mini tube train or help passengers find their belongings in the ‘Lost Property’ office. You can also enjoy ‘sailing’ the Thames Nipper, serving passengers in the Nipper café, fly the Emirates cable car, or update the services announcements to help your fellow visitors travel safely and smoothly. There is even an area for infants in our ‘Baby DLR’ which is equipped with an interactive wall and building blocks. 

All Aboard is open all year round. During term time the space will be shared with nursery and young school visitors. 

- Under 5's Singing and Stories : Join us to find out how people get around the city. With stories about hopping on a bus to the Museum and songs about catching a tube to London Town, there’s something for everyone. Sessions include singing and dancing, as well as the chance to see and touch objects from the Museum collection. For families with children aged 5 and under; drop in on Tuesdays during term-time at 10.45, 12.00, 13.45 and 15.00

- School Holiday activities : Every school holiday parents, carers and children can make-and-take in our craft workshops, and join in with our latest story time tales. Everything is connected to our incredible collection and the wonderful stories it can tell. From

SEN Early Explorer Mornings & Explorer Evenings: For family visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN), including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we open outside regular opening hours during school holidays on a Saturday. Enjoy the Museum at a quieter time, free from the general public. Explore our All Aboard family spaces in peace, take part in our craft activities and make use of our new Sensory Bags to help you explore the collection. Many of the sounds in the Museum are switched off, making it a peaceful place to visit. Upcoming: Saturday 13 April 2019 from 8:30 to 10:00 and Saturday 1 June 2019 from 18:15 to 19:45.

For more information on our Family offer, please visit: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/families


Accessibility

London Transport Museum is located in the south east corner of Covent Garden Piazza, accessible by Underground via Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Embankment and Charting Cross. The Piazza is cobbled, with a level path only part of the way round.

For more information about visiting the Museum, please visit: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/getting-here

Wheelchair users

The museum is accessible for wheelchair users with level access at the Ticket Desk, and lifts to all floors. There are ramps in some areas. Due to the historic nature of our collection, not all of the vehicles are accessible. To support your visit, a wheelchair is available for visitor use. Please ask at the Ticket Desk.

Hearing Impairment

Induction loops are located at the Ticket Desk, Cloakroom, Library and Information Desk. Our audio visual exhibits are either subtitled or fitted with induction loops. 

BSL Interpreted Gallery Talks

Booking is essential for these occasional events as tickets will not be available on the day. To find out about the next event please see our Events Calendar or contact our bookings team on +44 (0)20 7565 7298. 

Visual Impairment

Large print Highlights Tours are available on request from the Ticket Desk and the Information Desk on the First Floor. Magnifiers are also available on request. Please ask at the Ticket Desk.

Assistance dogs are welcome, and water bowls are available on request, from the Ticket Desk.

Described Tour for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors

Booking is essential for these occasional events as tickets will not be available on the day. To find out about the next event please see our Events Calendar or contact our bookings team on +44 (0)20 7565 7298. 

Facilities

All toilets, including accessible toilets, and baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor, as well as a picnic area. Ramp and lift access to all galleries.

For more information on access and facilities, please visit: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/access-and-facilities

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