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London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

8.323 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Ranked #97 in London things to do
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Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, UK
+44 20 7379 6344
http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk
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Explore the history of London and its transport since 1800 with the history and origins of buses, trams, trains, taxis, river boats, cycles and walking. Also in the museum are films, posters and ... Read more
working models of modern and older transportation modes. Displays and shows include the role and varied experiences of women working for London Transport and the history of London Transport during World War II. Utilizing actors, interactive displays and even bus simulators, this really is a journey you won't want to miss. Other highlights include Harry Beck's original 1930s artwork for the famous Underground map and interactive "Futures" and "Coming Soon Galleries," which showcase our impact on the environment of future London. If you thought you had seen it all, think again.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

A family friendly museum with cool exhibits showcasing London’s transport system.

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Padua, Italy

This museum is a paradise for kids. It is about the history of London transports from 1800. A must see for families

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Local from London, UK

This is one of the better reasons to go anywhere near Covent Garden. Learn about the history of London's transport networks. The tube is too cool not to know how it was constructed.

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Local from London, UK

Good if you're interested in this kind of thing, although I wasn't too keen when I got there. Good for kids, though.

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Reading, UK

Museum detailing the history of public transport in London, located in the former Flower Hall of the old Covent Garden Market. Interesting if you like looking at old buses or Tube Trains.

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Vancouver, Canada

This museum covers the history of London transport, from London taxis, Routemasters, the Underground, horsedrawn carriages, and more! It's fun for all ages & where I started my travel cufflink collection.

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Local from London, UK

Magnificent museum jam-packed with all things transport in London. You could easily spend several hours here just looking at and interacting with all the exhibits - you can even drive the tube yourself. The gift shop is a design and transport anorak's dream.

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United States

London Transport Museum's collection originated in the 1920s, when the London General Omnibus Company decided to preserve two Victorian horse buses ...

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Local from London

Great museum for kids and adults. If you are into graphic design youll like this. Super gift shop. Right in Covent Garden.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The London Transport Museum has examples of buses and trains from the past. It's a great museum for that particular sort of history buff and a curiosity for the rest of us.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Kids love this place. It's right in the heart of Covent Garden so it's a good compromise - kids go to the museum, and then you get to do a bit of shopping. Loads of old buses on which kids can run around. Get a tour of the history of transport in London which is really fascinating. If you are into design there are often exhibitions of transport maps, posters, etc. It's open late on Fridays until 10pm. Best of all kids under 16 get in for FREE!

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Local from London, UK

I'm a bit of a map geek and the London Transport Museum often has decent exhibitions on, featuring maps.

Other than regular exhibitions there's also the constant collections with old, old buses, Victorian era train carriages, and the ubiquitous London routemaster.

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Bremen, Germany

that's an interesting spot for expeditions. You may get to know a variety of vehicles used for public transport in a fast growing place. You may as well try to discover ways to extend the tube net virtually and find yourself puzzling of how to do it in a economical way. You see a big map of the growing transport net and have a chance to enter tradional transport

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New York City, New York State, USA

Located in Covent Garden, Transport of London's museum is an experience not to be missed by kids and adults who are still kids at heart. Anyone who has ever been awed with how London's Underground was built and enjoys large scale engineering works will love this unique museum.

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Dallas

If you are in to transport and public transport this will fit your needs nicely. It's not a bad little museum. Although a route master double decker bus is the best - and rare to find these days, so you may have to check it out at the museum. Closest tube station is Covent Garden

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Local from London

If you have young children, then this is a great place to go for a rainy day! It is filled with cars, buses, trains, taxi cabs and many hands on experiences for young children.

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Perfect for kids!

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Local from London, United Kingdom

Kills three hours in Covent Garden with kids - go and visit!

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