London Transport Museum

One of the many museums available to visit while in the United Kingdom is the London Transport Museum.

  • In the 1920s the London General Omnibus Company thought it would be a good idea to preserve some of its historical vehicles.
  • Coupled with the city’s 1929 centenary celebration of buses, it was the unofficial beginning of London Transport Museum.
  • Through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, there were many different incarnations and locations of the relics until finally the London Transport Museum was officially born.
  • The museum contains pieces of history that show the transformation of public transport in London from all the way back in 1800 to present day means of transportation.
  • Exhibitions range from complete tube trains to uniform buttons.
  • There are approximately 375,000 pieces at the London Transport Museum.

Some things visitors can expect to see include:

  • Vehicles
  • Photographs
  • Uniforms
  • Signs
  • Posters

If hungry while visiting the London Transport Museum, there are a couple of options available:

  • You can grab a bite to eat and a drink at the Upper Deck Café and Bar.
  • The bar offers drinks like the Metropolitan Mixture and the Routemaster.
  • If families decide to bring a packed lunch, the museum offers a picnic area to enjoy your meal.

The London Transport Museum is open Monday through Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. They open a little later, at 11:00 am on Fridays.

Tickets for the London Transport Museum are:

  • £10 adults
  • £8 for senior citizens
  • £6 for students
  • Kids under 16 are admitted for free and an adult must accompany them.
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