Overview

Times

Mon - Sun 10am-6pm (last entry 5pm)

Duration

Two hours

Age

All ages

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

London Transport Museum

Address
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden
London
WC2E 7BB
Telephone:
+44 (0)343 222 5000
Email
[email protected]

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About

Discover the story of London's transport past and present at the London Transport Museum.

Explore the showcase of transport icons and their groundbreaking design, from the iconic red London bus, first ever Tube map design and the world's first underground steam train.

See how London’s growth, culture and society have been intertwined with its transport system, from 1800 to the present day.

What is there to see at the London Transport Museum?

glass cabinet full of historical memorabilia including London Underground signs, bus signs and posters to read, with a woman and child peering into the cabinet

Follow the evolution of iconic vehicles, spot the world's first underground steam train and examine the padded cell, a train carriage dating back to the 1890s.

Design lovers can marvel at the Design for Travel gallery, featuring pioneering advertising posters and artworks. Spot Harry Beck's original design for his groundbreaking London Underground map and chart the development of the world-famous roundel transport logo.

Get hands-on at interactive galleries, where you can step aboard real buses and trains and have a go on a Tube driving simulator.

If you’re keen to see more of the collection, visit the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton on one of its open days. 

How can I book tickets?

Tickets must be booked in advance – book London Transport Museum tickets now.

Can you eat and shop there?

London Transport Museum's canteen, with bench seating furnished with branded tube line seats and London Underground signage

Make sure to leave enough time to browse the London Transport Museum shop and refuel in the Canteen cafe, both of which are free to enter without a ticket.

Full of London transport-themed gifts and souvenirs, the shop is a great place to pick up something unique. Find vintage Underground posters, furnishings inspired by classic designs and Transport for London branded items.

The Canteen overlooks Covent Garden Piazza and serves Insta-worthy coffees, sandwiches, soups and salads. 

How long does it take to walk around the museum?

With so many fascinating exhibits, you can easily spend at least two hours walking around the London Transport Museum.

Where is the London Transport Museum?

The London Transport Museum is in Covent Garden Piazza, directly opposite the main Covent Garden Market building. 

How to get to the London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum is in Covent Garden.

How to get there:

  • Underground – The nearest tube station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly line). Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern lines), Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines), Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines) and Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern and Circle and District lines) are all within a 10 minute walk.
  • Bus – The closest bus stops are Savoy Street, Southampton Street/Covent Garden, Lancaster Place and Aldwych.
  • Cycling – Hire a Santander Cycles bike and head to the London Transport Museum. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is Tavistock Street.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket Free
Concession Ticket From £23.00 per ticket
Senior Ticket From £23.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £24.00 per ticket

Tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Children and young people aged 18 and under go free.

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Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff disability awareness trained
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Bar
Cafe
Event catering
Private Dining
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Offers charity rates
Raked or tiered seating offered
Trade vehicle access
Venue allows outside catering
Venue can display vehicles inside
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Lifts
Payment Facilities
Group rates available