02.04.2015
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London Transport Museum

Address:

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Phone:

020-7379 6344

Website:

www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Opening times:

Museum galleries
Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 18.00 (Last entry 17.15)
Friday 11.00 - 18.00 (Last entry 17.15)

Museum shop
Sunday - Tuesday 10.00 - 18.30
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
Friday 11.00 - 19.00

Upper Deck cafe bar Sunday - Tuesday 10.00 - 18.30
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
Friday 11.00 - 19.00

How to get there:

Tube: Covent Garden

Entry fee:

Admission: children and young people aged 17 and under go free

Closed for redevelopment at time of writing, due to re-open in 2007, the London Transport Museum occupies the old flower market, a remarkable Victorian cast iron building on Covent Garden ‘piazza’. The origin of the museum was a small collection of buses from the 1920s and 30s formed by the London General Omnibus Company. The collection now includes horse, motor and trolley buses, trams and underground railway rolling stock. The collection of London Transport posters includes work by some of the leading British graphic artists of the 20th century.

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