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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. Use our London online tour itinerary maker to visit London Transport Museum on your trip to London, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Guys, listen to my advice, and save time and money. We, encouraged by the remarkable natural history museums and after Science (free, by the way), we decided to visit the Museum of transport, where you can turn the reviews, and footpaths and children supposedly expanse. So: I don't know who wrote these reviews, but that is not the case. The Museum is a three-storey Pavilion, at the bottom of which lie 6-7 buses that climb can be only partially (twist itself cannot be anything) and on the floor a couple of metro train layouts (by the way, in the Prague Museum of steam locomotives of all interactive games for children, such as the Metro or tram, implemented much more interesting). Part of the Museum is filled with what the paintings and posters ... At the top is only the layout, where you can twist the nut type floor head. The entire Museum area corresponds to one grant Hall of natural science (or science) ... EVERYTHING! Worth, by the way, the ticket is not small £ 17.5 for adults (AHA, zamanuha, children, type, free), but if you have a London pass, then, £15. It is a pity not only money but also time (because the drive to visit a family with children and 1/3 the day flies away), and in London a bunch of interesting ... Yes, by the way. Local there follow some ridiculous money, gruppon, or any other discount. Only tourists at full price. Tip: do not waste your time and money, it is better to return to the other wonderful free museums (and if you are interested in the topic of railway toys, visit the Prague Museum). I hope my review though someone will find it useful (specially the tanks on this occasion, annex room, from your phone to the Web does not write reviews)
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  • really enjoyed walking around but found it very busy with school holiday children so unable to really appreciate all the history  more »
  • Once again, we had a fabulous day at the London Transport Museum on Friday 18th August. We've been coming for a few years now and as my children get older - they are now 9 and 6 - they uncover/become ...  more »
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  • It is a really good place for kids. Lots and lots of hands on things for kids to do. The cafe is small and overpriced but typical for these places. The displays are amazing, and the history behind them was truly fascinating. The guy who was a police officer who was really there to talk about the history of the old buses was really good with kids, my son loved him! I took my kids ages 10 and 8 and they had a great time. It is right next to Covent Garden Market and the Jubilee Market which is also a lot of fun. The adult tickets are good for a full year and kids under 17 are free. A really great day out!
  • The Museum, as such, is pleasant and has some nice exhibits. There are good explanations of the historical development of transit in London. I mark this place down because of cost. Unless you are a completist or a transport geek, this place is very expensive for the amount of time you will be visiting - probably an hour or less. The fact that you are buying a ticket that is good for year is something of a sop, but when two of visited in September of 2017 the cost in US dollars worked out to $46 . If the pound goes up, it would be crazy expensive.
  • This was great. Like going back in time. Remembering how the old buses and trains were. Not a huge selection of vehicles but great to see them in good condition. Very child friendly with lots of information books and posters. £17 adult and under 17s free. The ticket lasts a year so you go revisit as much as you like. Good to pass away a few hours. There's a coffee shop and a souvenir shop aswell. And it's in Covent garden so in the centre of the West end.
  • My son really enjoyed this. The stamp machines are a good idea, kept him occupied looking for each one. Wish the buses/carriages were more open so you could go down them, but they are original so I guess it's necessary. Cafe was OK, little slow with the food. Overall, great value considering your ticket is valid for a year for unlimited visits.
  • Rather cramped site makes for a compromised visit. There are buses, and a tube carriage, but it's hard to appreciate amongst all the kids stuff. Probably a better experience for the under twelves. Also rather expensive. Nice cafe and good bookshop. The Acton Depot is so much better, but infrequently open.

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