TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT

TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT

In a vast building, forbidden to the public, is the hidden history of London’s transport.


In a vast building, forbidden to the public, is the hidden history of London’s transport.

All the 400 000 items for which there’s no room at London Transport Museum are crammed in there, from engineering drawings of steam trains to Railway posters, ephemera, and actual buses and trains that once carried be-hatted passengers through the capital, advertising Typhoo tea and Sunlight soap.

But now, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, the museum is opening its private Acton Depot, in West London, for one weekend only.





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From 1st to 3rd November, visitors will be welcomed to the Depot, to explore the whole, amazing collection.

There will be creative workshops and activities, including story-telling, animation, hands-on signalling with real life engineers, miniature tram and railway rides, and talks and screenings.

There will also be curator led tours of the ‘small object’ collection, costumed time-travellers including a Victorian steam train passenger, an 1800’s tunnel miner and a 1930’s suburban housewife, along with heritage bus-rides.




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For anyone who has ever been fascinated by the wheels on the bus, the thrill of a steam engine, or the beautiful graphic art of old railway posters, this is the perfect opportunity to get behind the scenes.

The depot is ONLY open to visitors for the weekend- but in the week beforehand there will be family and adult workshops from 28 to 30 October.

Advance booking is recommended to avoid possible queues on the day. Kids go free. Tickets are valid for all of the 3 three days. Adult tickets £10.00 (£8.00 concessions).

Full timetable of events and booking information at www.ltmuseum.co.uk

To reach the Acton depot by Tube, take the Piccadilly / District lines to Acton Station.

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TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT
TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT