London Transport Museum to open its doors to their Museum Depot for a limited time

Photo: Musuem Depot, Acton, west London

For four days only from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 September, London Transport Museum will be opening its doors to their Museum Depot in Acton, west London, for visitors to get a chance to see and explore over 320,000 objects in the Museum’s collection showcasing the Capital’s transport history. 

The theme for this autumn opening is ‘Underground Uncovered’ exploring the often hidden history of the Underground network.

Visitors will be treated to a jam-packed programme of mini-talks and vintage vehicle displays, as well as a whole host of fun activities for all the family.

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Whether you fancy attending a mini talk about topics from art and poster history or station architecture, taking to the driver’s seat in a Victoria Line driving cab or exploring rare historic vehicles, there is plenty to keep you entertained. 

Photo: Museum Depot signage

One of the highlights from the programme will be talks on Friday 24 September by Siddy Holloway, Hidden London Engagement Manager.

Viewers of the recent Secrets of the London Underground series on Yesterday TV will recognise Siddy as the series co-presenter with Tim Dunn, where the dynamic duo visited a variety of disused stations and secret spaces. Make sure to join Siddy as she reveals some of the behind-the-scenes secrets from the series. 

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As part of a visit, make sure to stop by the London Transport Museum shop, packed full of stylish gifts including original signs, moquette Tube fabric and other authentic items for sale all at bargain prices.

Many regular visitors to the Depot will be pleased to hear the London Transport Museum Friends shop will also be open over the course of the four days, selling a wide variety of second-hand books, transport models and ephemera. 

Photo: Siddy Holloway, Hidden London Engagement Manager

Timed tickets to visit the Depot must be booked in advance online. Adult tickets costs £15 and tickets for children cost £7.50. Kids aged 3 and under go free. Concession rates are also available. 

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If you are a local resident living in Ealing, Hounslow or Hillingdon, take advantage of reduced residents rate tickets – £10 for adult and £5 for children. 

For more information and to book a ticket visit: www.ltmuseum.co.uk. The latest guidance on the Museum’s coronavirus safety measures is available on its website. 

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