This summer London Transport Museum has a line-up of school-holiday activities that will get families thinking about how transport shapes life in the Capital and imagining what a greener future for the city could look like.
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At London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza
24 – 15 August
Navigate an urban trail around the Museum’s galleries to find out how London’s transport system has shaped the city’s environment. Find out how one London family has been a part of this change in a storytime session.
16 Aug – 1 Sept
Look out for an adventurous bird searching for green spaces and fellow city wildlife living along London’s railway tracks, from kestrels and foxes to butterflies and bats. Join an interactive storytime to discover who the bird meets on its journey.
Visitors can also see real buses, trams, steam locomotives and Tube trains from 200 years of the Capital’s transport history, learn how to drive a modern day Elizabeth line train in the Future Engineers gallery and climb aboard a mini fleet of iconic London vehicles in the All Aboard play zone.
Adult tickets cost £18.50 and allow free return day-time entry for a whole year and kids go free!
At the Museum Depot, Acton Town
7 – 8 and 11 – 15 Aug
Explore an Aladdin’s cave full of artefacts from London’s transport history at the Museum Depot, home to over 320,000 weird and wonderful objects.
Follow trail to discover how the city’s transport network has evolved over time, explore ‘green’ objects in the collection and get creative with a hands-on activity.
Gather round for storytelling about the city’s wildlife and learn about green travel choices – from cycling to scooting – to discover how we can all take part in helping to protect the environment.
Adult tickets cost £15 and £7.50 for children. Kids aged 3 and under go free.
Climate Crossroads programme
These activities are the first in the Museum’s new 18-month Climate Crossroads programme sponsored by global consultancy firm Mott MacDonald. The programme will shine a light on sustainable cities, travel, transport and greener skills for the future.
To find out more and book tickets, visit ltmuseum.co.uk
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