London Transport Museum tells the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years. Also to demonstrates how the city’s transport systems were integral to London’s growth
London Transport Museum or LT Museum demonstrates how the city’s transport systems were integral to London’s growth as the world’s most influential and iconic city. It explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. As well as exploring the past, the Museum looks at present-day transport developments and concepts for urban transportation in the future, which includes a contemporary collecting policy for the benefit of future generations.
The collection originated in the 1920s, when the London General Omnibus Company decided to preserve two Victorian horse buses and an early motorbus for future generations. The Museum of British Transport opened in an old bus garage in Clapham, south London, during the 1960s, before moving to Syon Park in west London in 1973 as the London Transport Collection. In 1980, the public display moved again, this time to occupy the Victorian Flower Market building in Covent Garden as London Transport Museum.
London Transport Museum: Opening hours and admission ticket prices
Opening times: Open daily 10am – 6pm (Last entry 5.15pm)
Admission Tickets: Adult £17.50; Concession £15, Group admission Adults £13; Concessions £11.50. Book in advance online to save
Concessions plus free entry: Apply only to senior citizens, students (with valid student ID card). Children and young people under 18 go free (under 12 accompanied by an adult). Carers are permitted free access when accompanying a concession paying adult. TfL staff and TfL nominees are admitted to the Museum in Covent Garden free. Please visit the specific website for todays ticket prices and opening hours
Address Car Parking and Nearest Tube to London Transport Museum
Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB
Telephone and Email: 020 7379 6344 Email. [email protected]
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Embankment, Charing Cross. Train- Charing Cross and Waterloo Mainline Stations. Bus- Bus Numbers RV1, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139. Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here
Car Parking: Very limited number of parking spaces available on payment of £4.40 per hour. Maximum stay of around 4 hours