London Transport Museum charts the development of London's public transport network. It gives the visitors a vivid picture of how the London Transport System came in to life with the aid of original replicas of the oldest buses, trams and trains that were in service. The museum boasts a collection of over 350,000 items, which also include posters, photographs, films, drawings, maps, models, uniforms, signs, and equipment. Due to limitations most of the items not on display are housed at the Museum Depot at Acton Town. However access to this site is limited and its worth checking when its open by clicking here.
There are audio/video guides, informative posters, pictures and various other forms in which you could learn more about all that you need to know. There are guided tours and special activity tours for children and students who wish to improve their knowledge on London’s Transport history. If that isn’t enough you can pop in to the Learning Centre where you can gather all the information in one place and carry out any research work you might be interested in.
You can also find out what it is like to become a London bus driver or even a London Underground Train driver, thanks to the simulators that you will find in here. If you are serious about travel and want to travel through time it is worth a visit.
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About the Museum
By conserving and explaining the capital city's transport heritage, London's Transport Museum offers people an understanding of the capital's past development and engages them in the debate about its future. We adopt the highest standards of curatorship and communication, and aim to be the world's leading museum of urban transport.
Covering a wide spectrum of materials and media, including vehicles, rolling stock, posters, signs, uniforms, photographs, ephemera, maps and engineering drawings, the Museum's collections make up the most comprehensive record of urban mass transit in the world.
The Museum achieves its educational purpose through a broad spectrum of talks and events and family fun activities aimed at diverse audiences, including schools, families with children, adult visitors and specialists.