London Transport Museum

Category: Museums and libraries

The main museum is located in the Covent Garden in central London, in a large building built in 1872 and formerly used as part of the Covent Garden Flower Market. The museum has on display many examples of buses, trams and rail vehicles. It also has explanatory displays on many aspects of London Transport, including hands-on displays intended to appeal to the younger visitor.

The London Transport Museum reopened a few weeks ago after undergoing a £22.4 million refurbishment.

The central location of the main museum is a great advantage, but the museum possesses many exhibits, ranging in size from postcards to a complete 1938 tube train, that it cannot display there. Most of these exhibits are held at the museum depot in Acton, a large modern purpose-built, road and rail connected facility. Whilst this depot is not normally open, it does stage several open weekends each year, and themed guided tours at other times.


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