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London Transport Museum, London

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Learn about the heritage of the London Underground and other modes of city transit at London Transport Museum. Wander around the displays to discover what public transportation was like in the 19th century and see how it changed as suburbs grew outside the city. Check out the restored Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No. 353, a first-class city train carriage that dates back to 1892. Look at over 80 vehicles, such as buses, trams, and taxis, and view posters that the city transportation system designed and commissioned over a period of 100 years. For food or refreshments, stop by the on-site Upper Deck cafe and bar. Plan to visit London Transport Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London vacation trip planner.
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  • Despite the entry fee allowing you access for a year, it's still very expensive for what it is. Layout is very convoluted, with certain bits of information seemingly plastered on walls at random. As a...  more »
  • This museum is every little boy's dream. I never thought our son would be so excited at a museum. They have old carriages, double decker buses, train cars etc as well as great creative play areas for ...  more »
  • The museum is cleverly laid out so that you go back in time to start with the earliest froms of transport (circa 1800 sedan chair) and horse-drawn vehicles and then meander through the exhibits right ...  more »
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  • If you have a thing for tube, train, and bus, this is the place to visit. The London Pass offers free admissions to this place and is well worth a visit. Depending on whether you visit with children or not, everyone will have a good time, travelling back in time to when London had horse-drawn carriages as buses, all the way up to present day tube travel. TFL provides a lot of information to the casual visitor on how they have evolve and are still evolving, presenting great interactive media as well as displays and actual vehicles. The gift shop is the place to find unique items and their cafe upstairs offers a small and light selection of food and beverage with a warm and friendly staff.
  • Went here with a four year old and two year old and we loved. There was plenty of interesting and interactive displays, along with a children's play area comprised of a London bus, Tube, London Clipper and a cable car. Lots of fun role playing for the children and interesting enough displays for adults to stay interested. Nice little cafe as well.! If you buy tickets online before you go it is even cheaper.
  • The London Transport Museum is a great place to go for a day out with family. Kids go free and it is £17.00 for an annual pass! Very reasonable prices although the gift store is expensive. They have simulators, buses which you can sit in the drivers seat, pretend you are on the Docklands Light Railway, River Bus and the Cable Car. My son's favourite was where you can sit in the driver's seat and control the announcements on the RV1 bus. Once again, a great place to go for a day out. Located in Covent Garden. I will obviously be coming again soon for another great day out with family!
  • Went with my son, not expecting to enjoy it. Found it really interesting. Great exhibits, plenty to keep you occupied for a few hours. Not just for transport buffs, great for those interested in design as well as social history of London.
  • A Split Personality – A Museum or an Interactive Playroom? The London Transport Museum appears to be unable to decide whether it’s a children’s interactive play area, or an actual museum devoted to the development and evolution of Transport. While it was interesting to attempt to learn about how public transportation was designed and built in London, the experience was constantly interrupted by screaming children or being bumped by Range Rover-like prams. I enjoy children and feel that the Transport Museum should focus on education and entertainment for the younger set, rather than also trying to be an adult-focused, informational museum. At a £17 adult entrance fee, I would expect more adult-focused exhibits. Having a mission of educating children is terrific and meets a market need, but be upfront in your marketing that your museum has a primary focus on children.