22 OCTOBER 2018


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Article from BTNews 22 OCTOBER 2018

London Transport Museum

Readers may be aware that London Transport has a fine museum at Covent Garden open seven days a week.

On display are many examples of buses, trams, trolleybuses and rail vehicles from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as artefacts and exhibits related to the operation and marketing of passenger services and the impact the developing transport network has had on the city and its population.

What is probably not known is the Transport for London Depot opposite Acton Town underground station on the Piccadilly and District Lines, which holds the majority of the museum's collection not on display at Covent Garden. It is open to the public for special events, including themed open weekends and guided tours. There’s a miniature railway to ride on.

The Depot houses more than 320,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. Together these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world.


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