Take a journey through the decades and explore the impact of London’s transport at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.
Explore more than 200 years of transport history and complete your visit with a look at how future technologies might impact London.
What can I see at the London Transport Museum?
The London Transport Museum brings together more than 500,000 objects including locomotives, horse-drawn vehicles, scale models, prints and poster art. Highlights of the collection include the only surviving steam engine from the 1860s, a double deck electric tram and an Underground railway pocket map from 1908. The Poster Parade features London Transport’s most iconic poster designs celebrating prominent anniversaries, events and current topics in London.
How long does it take to walk around it?
It is recommended to spend two and a half hours to see the entire museum.
What can I do with kids at the London Transport Museum?
Keep children engaged as they follow the stamper trail through the galleries, stopping at the 13 numbered stations to get their cards stamped. Aspiring drivers can hop on board a bus and take the controls, or climb to the top of a tram and look down on the visitors below.
Future engineers can plan a happy city in the Future Engineers gallery, fix a modern tube train or try out the latest ticket technology. Interactive exhibit, Untangling the Tracks, lets kids man the signals and organise the trains arriving at London Bridge.
Is it good for kids and toddlers?
Most galleries are appropriate for children. Head to the ground floor to find a family play zone, ideal for toddlers and children up to seven years old, where they can dive into interactive activities, such as driving mini vehicles, dressing up in uniforms and more.
Look out for the Baby DLR – the museum's first dedicated area for babies. Special under-5 sessions, including singing and stories workshops, also take place regularly.
What are the age restrictions at the London Transport Museum?
There are no age restrictions at the London Transport Museum. Entry is free for children aged 17 and under.
Where is the London Transport Museum?
Find the museum at Covent Garden Piazza.
How do I get to the London Transport Museum?
The closest Tube station to the London Transport Museum is Covent Garden Underground station, which is a two-minute walk away. Leicester Square, Holborn, Charing Cross and Embankment Underground stations are all less than 10 minutes away.
The closest bus stops are Strand or Aldwych (RV1, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139).
How much are the tickets?
Adult tickets cost £18.50, while children go free when accompanied by an adult.
Where can I get tickets?
COVID-19: This attraction may have entry requirements and safety measures in place. For more information, check direct with the venue ahead of your visit.
|Child ticket (0 to 17 years old)||FREE|
|Concession ticket||£17.00 per ticket|
|Adult ticket||£18.50 per ticket|
Venue Details & Map
London Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street
Covent GardenLondonWC2E 7BB
- +44 (0)34 3222 5000
- Public transport:
- Tube: Covent Garden Train: Charing Cross
- Event Facilities
- Breakout Rooms
- In house AV available
- Raked or tiered seating offered
- Venue can display vehicles inside