The London Transport Museum is a fantastic museum located in the heart of London, in the wonderful historic square of Covent Garden, and is a highly recommended visit .
It was opened in 1980 and it is not only in the heart of Covent Garden , but it is also located inside the old flower market, a Victorian-style construction of wrought iron and glass that reminds us of the train stations and markets of the time.
What will you find in this article?
- What to see at the London Transport Museum
- Location, price and opening hours of the London Transport Museum
- Photos of the London Transport Museum
What to see at the London Transport Museum
This museum is a fascinating journey through the evolution of the different methods of public transport throughout the history of London. We will be able to see what the first horse-drawn carriages used for public transport were like, the first double-decker buses and urban trams, and of course, the evolution of the method of transport that revolutionized London: The subway, the first method of public underground public transport of the world that today is more than 150 years old.
The visit begins on the top floor, and you take a very informative chronological tour, being able to get on many of the exhibited vehicles as well as being able to stop to see photographs, old advertising posters and read the posters or listen to the stories of the curiosities of the transport of a city as fascinating as London.
It is also a perfect place to take children, as they can take part in many interactive experiences, such as becoming the driver of a subway car in a simulator that goes through the tunnels and stations, or sitting in the seat of the driver of a bus and try all the buttons… It also has many facilities for children, such as changing rooms, playground and picnic area, cafeteria… And during the weekends and during the holidays there are usually workshops and activities.
Location, price and opening hours of the London Transport Museum
- Address : Covent Garden Square.
- Nearest tube: Covent Garden.
- Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Closed: January 1; December 24, 25 and 26.
Price of admission:
- Adults: £17. Free entry with the London Pass London Sightseeing Pass.
- Under 18 years: Free admission.