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London Transport Museum
The museum operates from two sites within London the main site is Covent Garden the other is located in Acton. The main museum is in a glass and metal building, the museum was built to show the history of public passenger and cargo transport in London. Children can play and have a look around in the Exchange galleries, you can explore the history of transport in London. The museum has a small picnic area in the main gallery.
About the Museum
The London Transport Museum, or LT museum, was created in 1980 and is located in Covent Garden, London. The museum’s goal is to explore London’s heritage and transport system, as well as provide stories from past workers or travelers during the last 200 years. The museum currently offers two locations in London; one being in Covent Garden and the other site is in Acton.
HistoryThe main museum at Covent Garden is located inside a Victorian-style building that was built in the 1800s to serve as part of the Covent Garden vegetable, fruit and flower market. The market was relocated in 1971, and the building sat empty until 1980 when the London Transport Museum moved in. They closed this portion of the museum in September of 2005 to provide major renovations to the building; the museum reopened in November of 2007. The Acton location is commonly referred to as “the depot”. This portion was added in 1999 to house the museum’s collection items that were either too large or unneeded at the Covent Garden location. This depot provides much needed space for the museum; they utilize nearly 6,000 square meters of floor space and provide home for nearly 370,000 types of items.
CollectionsThe museum’s collection begins during the early 20th century and features many different pieces. The collection includes many rail vehicles, trams, trolleybuses, and other out-of-service transportation vehicles; as well as original uniforms, posters, and other works of art. If you are interested in visiting, the museum has two wonderful locations that are just minutes apart and roughly 10 minutes from St Pancras International.