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:
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.